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21 votes
7 answers
48k views

Is there an explanation for why both "pop" and "pops" are used to mean father (singular)?

5 votes
4 answers
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What is the history of "may" being used to mean "must"?

3 votes
5 answers
20k views

"fill a prescription" - what does it really mean?

3 votes
0 answers
36 views

the origin of "to spoil" to mean "to be eager for" [duplicate]

2 votes
1 answer
165 views

recent use of "to debrief" in AE as an intransitive verb but no dictionary says it can?

2 votes
2 answers
21k views

What is the single word to describe a person who always likes to "celebrate"? [duplicate]

2 votes
1 answer
8k views

what is a better choice - “preferred to” vs “preferred over” vs. “preferred than”, used in a passive voice? (transferred from ELL) [closed]

1 vote
0 answers
42 views

can "should" be used as a modal auxiliary verb for emphasis in a conditional?

1 vote
0 answers
284 views

are "sort", "type" and "kind" always exchangeable?

1 vote
1 answer
1k views

A lot of numbers in a paragraph, how should I phrase them [closed]

1 vote
2 answers
844 views

can a discussion be "contentious" [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
2k views

is "mutual compatibility" tautological?

1 vote
3 answers
3k views

draft vs rough draft

0 votes
0 answers
81 views

a confusing definition of "rationale"

0 votes
1 answer
5k views

please *kindly* disregard [duplicate]

0 votes
1 answer
2k views

"if we were to offer you" in the context of a job interview

0 votes
2 answers
844 views

Is there an adjectival form of the word "personality"?