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33 votes
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Is there a historical trend towards shorter sentences?

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5 answers
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What is the distinction between "among" and "amongst"?

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5 answers
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How does a word come to have two completely opposite meanings?

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4 answers
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Why did "insofar" become a word, not "insofaras"?

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3 answers
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Descriptivism and widespread misspelling

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2 answers
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Whose usage determines correctness?

12 votes
8 answers
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If I help "evacuate" a building, what am I doing to the people?

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5 answers
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Plurals of loanwords of obviously foreign form

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1 answer
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Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers: What accent is Dickens portraying?

10 votes
2 answers
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Words with roots from different languages

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5 answers
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Naïve, naïf, naïvety, naïveté

4 votes
6 answers
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Mass nouns and counts nouns. Does getting it wrong ever matter?

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2 answers
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How to refer to "mainland Europe"

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1 answer
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Examples of different roots (and different meanings) coming to be spelled the same