Thredder

Joined: September 4, 2012

Number of comments posted: 13

Number of votes received: 11

No user description provided.

Questions Submitted

Abbreviation of “number”

Recent Comments

Re: cannot vs. can not  •  January 8, 2014, 5:37am  •  0 vote

I agree with Henri, I see a difference. You cannot go there. - It is not possible/permissible to go there, i.e. you have to not go there. You can not go there. - it is not obligatory to go there,

Re: Five eggs is too many  •  October 8, 2013, 6:00am  •  1 vote

In a French omelette you should only use 1 egg. ...because in French, 1 egg is un oeuf.

Re: Adverbs better avoided?  •  May 7, 2013, 6:57am  •  0 vote

Isn't writing a little like a balanced diet? - everything in moderation. If you use an adverb where an adverb is needed then it's ok... but if you overuse adverbs, or repeat the same tiresome cliche

Re: Misplaced clauses?  •  January 4, 2013, 6:03am  •  0 vote

Jasper, I would also have said that 'A' was the most natural in English. Choice 'D' seems quite clumsy to me.

Re: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News  •  September 19, 2012, 3:16am  •  0 vote

The UK Guardian newspaper style guide also uses Farc and Nasa. They say this: Use all capitals if an abbreviation is pronounced as the individual letters (an initialism): BBC, CEO, US, VAT, etc;

Re: Table of Content vs Table of Contents  •  September 14, 2012, 12:07am  •  3 votes

I'm very content to use Table of Contents.

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  September 6, 2012, 7:02am  •  0 vote

Typo alert... - "1 power OF attorney...."

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  September 6, 2012, 2:58am  •  3 votes

Monocle (et al.) - do we really need to add extra irregular verbs to the language when the perfectly regular 'texted' is already in common use and understandable? To counter your list, how about -

Re: “and” or “but” followed by a comma  •  September 6, 2012, 1:18am  •  0 vote

provincejim - "Stoke have confirmed the signing of Michael Owen on a one-year-deal...." sounds fine to my British ear. "Stoke has confirmed..." would sound wrong, on the other hand, more like a pers

Re: attorneys general vs. attorney generals  •  September 4, 2012, 2:28am  •  0 vote

bringing it back to attorneys rather than military ranks... it is 1 power or attorney, and 2 powers of attorney (not 2 power of attorneys) same principle.

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  September 4, 2012, 2:11am  •  2 votes

I would certainly use periods, looks clearer and otherwise you could end up with eg on your face. sorry.

Re: “and” or “but” followed by a comma  •  September 4, 2012, 2:00am  •  0 vote

To answer the original question - yes, it bothers me.

Re: “This is she” vs. “This is her”  •  September 4, 2012, 1:21am  •  2 votes

#caller - "Good morning, is this Jane Smith?" / "Can I please speak with Ms Smith?" # Jane Smith - "Speaking." Problem solved, thank you very much. I can't believe this argument has gone on for