Unreason
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How do the tens­es and as­pects in English cor­re­spond tem­po­ral­ly to one an­oth­er?
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What are your favorite English language tools?
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What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom "carrying coals to Newcastle"?
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Difference between "I have got" and "I have gotten"
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What do you call the interconnecting bits of a puzzle piece in English?
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Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
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What are the similarities and differences between "irony" and "sarcasm"?
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Why do I instinctively want to use the present tense with a conditional?
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Why did "sceptical" become "skeptical" in the US?
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What is a collective term for castles, citadels, forts, palaces etc.?
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Where did the expression "my two cents" come from?
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A murder of crows?
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Old English instead of Latin in early Britain
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What are the rules about using 'half of' with plural nouns?
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Ambiguity of "Dogs must be carried on this escalator"
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What is the difference between "quicker" and "faster"?
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Where can I find a reasonably well recognized free style guide that is online?
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Is there a word for answering a question with a question?
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What is the English word closest to Japanese “Ganbatte,” the word for encouraging people who are in disaster, or challenging a severe ordeal?
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How does a word come to have two completely opposite meanings?
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Are there other idioms like "a stone's throw away" that both describe an activity and act as a measurement?
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31th or 31st is correct?
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Heavy usage of synonyms in English or not?
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Why did "insofar" become a word, not "insofaras"?
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Does English have frequently used ordinary words that distinguish between equality and equivalence?
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Can "already" be used after a simple past verb in American English?
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Which is grammatically correct: "Let he who..." or "Let him who..."
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What does the door do?
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What is the best paper-based dictionary?