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15 votes
2 answers
136k views

Are "ins", "hrs", "mins" and "secs" the technically correct plural abbreviations for "inches", "hours", "minutes" and "seconds"?

12 votes
1 answer
418k views

Is 'As per our discussion' and 'As per your instructions' wrong? [duplicate]

8 votes
1 answer
96k views

What does it mean when someone says "Would you please indulge me for a couple of minutes?"? [closed]

7 votes
3 answers
594 views

That’s what makes Tony Tony

6 votes
2 answers
33k views

Struck vs Stricken

6 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is it acceptable to use a single hyphen as a dash (as the BBC does)?

6 votes
2 answers
8k views

Is "exemplar" a synonym for the word "example"? [closed]

6 votes
1 answer
14k views

The Interrupting Colon – ie a colon after a verb

6 votes
1 answer
5k views

'[sic]' to indicate punctuation errors

5 votes
3 answers
211k views

Is "in fact" always set off by commas mid-sentence?

5 votes
5 answers
33k views

Which is the correct idiom – "When worst comes to worst" or "When worse comes to worst"? [closed]

4 votes
3 answers
4k views

Are 'rich' and 'cold' relative or absolute terms?

4 votes
3 answers
19k views

Is it grammatically incorrect to follow the abbreviations *ie* and *eg* with *etc*? [duplicate]

4 votes
1 answer
36k views

Would "mid-to-late" and "low-to-mid" hyphenated as compound modifiers?

3 votes
2 answers
298 views

Single Markers Used For Punctuation of Plurals

3 votes
3 answers
41k views

Bracketed Capital Letter [duplicate]

3 votes
1 answer
446 views

Punctuation of possessive quotations

3 votes
1 answer
27k views

Do we put a comma before "then" when it's the last word in a sentence?

3 votes
1 answer
5k views

Predicative Position of Adjectives: Do We Hyphenate after the Verb?

3 votes
2 answers
55k views

"mid" without a following hyphen in these words? [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
19k views

Trademark names that start with a lowercase letter -- do we cap the lowercase letter when it starts a sentence? [duplicate]

3 votes
3 answers
12k views

Comma after 'is'? [duplicate]

3 votes
2 answers
6k views

A host of competitive offers has / have been received

2 votes
4 answers
9k views

"Let's you and I/me be fair with each other."

2 votes
1 answer
74 views

Ergative with Because [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
7k views

soon-to-be ex-wife or soon-to-be-ex-wife

2 votes
2 answers
4k views

Three inches of snow is/are expected? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Comma needed after "hour" in a 2-hour 15-minute traffic delay [duplicate]

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs

2 votes
2 answers
291 views

Tag Question — Does it sometimes border upon a comma splice?

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