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Alan Hogue
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Are collective nouns (and in particular companies) always given a plural verb form, or are certain ones treated as singular?

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When to use “that” and when to use “which”, especially in relative clauses

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What are the differences between "assume", "presume" and "suppose"

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"did shoot" vs "shot"

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Origin/reason for the expression "on the bus" instead of "in the bus"

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Why would you write "ain't"? Isn't it a contraction only used in spoken English?

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Is it acceptable to start a sentence with “however”?

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When should I use "in" or "on"?

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Which is correct: "standing on line" or "standing in line"?

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"Fill out a form" or "fill in a form"

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Should you always use the accent in foreign words like "résumé"?

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How does the phrase "used to" work, grammatically?

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When referring to a noun, when does the gender matter?

6 votes

Why am I always compelled to begin a response with "Well, "?

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Why do some people pedantically cling to dying word forms (e.g. die, oxen)?

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Should I write "that being said" (vs. "that's been said" or "Having said that")?

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What alternative would you suggest to "in/with regard(s?) to"?

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When is it acceptable to use Internet abbreviations such as “u” or “r”?

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Is it alright to use lowercase "i" or should you always use "I" (uppercase)?

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Is it correct to say "on accident" instead of "by accident"?

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Can "real" be used as an adverb to describe an adjective?

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Is the question mark misused in affirmative sentences?

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When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense?

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Are there diagnostic tests to distinguish between proper and common nouns?

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Difference between "ability" and "capability"

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"Do it" versus "do that"

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Pronunciation of "especially"

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"Cancel" versus "close" versus "abolish" when referring to a debit/credit card

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Repeating the consonant in many words in a sentence or phrase

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Why do you say "friend of mine" instead of "friend of me"?