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Word to describe sending an out of date email after spending a long time composing it
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Obsolete Please delete my obsolete response

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Answering a negative question with one word
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According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_and_no#The_Early_English_four-form_system, 'yes' and 'no' used to be for answering negatively phrased questions. 'Yea' and 'nay' were used for the ...

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Is "many a person" singular or plural?
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The first is correct: I am able to avoid a pitfall into which many a student has fallen. The second could be modified to take a plural noun and still retain an equivalent meaning: I am able to ...

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Should the verb of the independent clause come before or after the dependent clause?
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The second one. The first maybe implies that the plane crash itself carried the passengers into international waters, and that the plane wasn't necessarily carrying anything. The second just has a ...

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Word for half-hemisphere / quarter-sphere?
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There may be no official word for this in Geometry, but borrowing from semihemidemisemiquaver, a 1\128th note in music, you might use: semihemisphere

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Difference in terms of location between "been to" and "been in" at the time of speaking(now) in sentences using present perfect
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The been to is referring to the last time she was in London, not the fact that she's here now.

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Which article do I use for a "concept" that introduces the actual thing
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You're choosing between: We need to create an author's page for the new site. This sentence is valid if there is to be one or more author's pages on the new site. We need to create the author's ...

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Is it right to say "before since"?
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I might go for: This company has provided products since 2010. Consequently, there is no record of this product beforehand.

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What is a digital trainspotter
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Yes, with the same level of attention-to-detail (times, codes etc.) as a trainspotter. Alternatively, a digital trainspotter could be said to be someone who points at trains before writing them down ...

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"Dream of" vs. "dream about"
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'I dream of' is usually followed by a verb: I dream of winning the World Cup 'I dream about' is usually used when referring to a noun: I dream about chocolate ice cream However, I have seen ...

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Is this phrase correct "but slightly they succeed"?
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the four of them tried to remove the constraints that the others present but they only partially succeeded

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"got sb verb + ing": is it grammatical?
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I think "had" is more commonly used For one moment he actually had me believing that he had aced his thesis However, to get sb into sthing is usually used when saying you introduced ...

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Use of Phrasal Verb 'Yearn for'
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Agree with the comment by @Marv, reordering 'even' and 'by' scans better, and it would probably be 'sought after' as a replacement for 'yearned for': It is a rare luxury sought after even by ...

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Verb "to be" agreement
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You can't say 'A popular approach' (singular), and then use 'methods' (plural). So both are incorrect. You can have either: A popular approach is the so-called immersed interface method. Popular ...

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Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
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Ethereal extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

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When using 'of' when is it really necessary to pluralize something or singularize it?
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a thousand points of battle damage are inflicted to you Because 'a thousand points' is plural, the 'of battle damage' doesn't affect that.

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Examples of using "dead" to mean directly
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The nautical dead slow, basically meaning as slow as possible while maintaining a straight course.

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