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Can “whose” refer to an inanimate object?

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From which language has English borrowed the most words?

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Apart from place names, are there any Native American words used in English?

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71k views

A single word for someone who is quick to hate others

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Why are the words hundred, thousand, million, and trillion singular after plural numbers?

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38k views

How did the Australian accent come about?

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What is the origin of the phrase ‘By the by...’?

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"Arab" or "Arabic" or "Arabian"?

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How does one correctly pronounce the letter 'H': "Aych" or "haych"?

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Why do we put the verb to be at the end of these questions? [duplicate]

15 votes
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42k views

"It is they who lied" or "it is them who lied?"

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What does the phrase "Fee-fi-fo-fum" actually mean?

14 votes
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Is there a collective name for pieces of metal that hold wood together?

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What is a single word for a person who, as a habit, exaggerates a lot when relating information?

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22k views

a cold vs flu / the flu

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Why are there so few words in English that are derived from Welsh?

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3 answers
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Sources say English was rhotic in the 17th century -- how do they know that?

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What is a good word between 'slave' and 'servant'?

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Which is more correct: "burgled" or "burglarized"?

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Why is most North American speech rhotic?

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Can the word ‘genius’ be used as an adjective?

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What is the opposite of "personification"?

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What is the grammatical function of 'brand' in the phrase 'brand new'

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What is the military term for fighting the enemy without permission?

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Does the word 'God' with a capital G have a plural form?

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Shouldn’t "Heaven" and "Hell" be capitalized, as they are the names of places?

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What does 'should' mean in this sentence?

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A single word for a person who suffers great loss

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'Seen as' or 'seeing as'

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Is there an opposite of tightfisted that also contains reference to a hand?