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Re: Backward vs. Backwards?  •  October 18, 2013, 8:24pm  •  0 vote


Re: Backward vs. Backwards?  •  October 18, 2013, 8:24pm  •  0 vote

backward. period.

Re: intend on doing?  •  January 26, 2013, 12:16pm  •  0 vote

with the use of "on" (i intend on) the form should be intent with on, or , intend with to. so i intend to... or i am intent on.. . of course, in casual conversation, anything can come out.

Re: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?  •  October 12, 2012, 7:18pm  •  0 vote

i believe i have never used "their" as a singular or all-purpose word to replace his or her. --every student should take their books when leaving the room.-- is unacceptable on any paper turned in

Re: Backward vs. Backwards?  •  November 23, 2011, 10:47am  •  1 vote

The British favor the "s" and the BBC uses it invariably. In the States, by the turn of the century, teachers stopped using/accepting the form with "s" and tests such as the college SAT expect the sho

Re: Past Perfect vs. Past Tense  •  August 27, 2011, 10:50pm  •  0 vote

"The first version gives the impression that the action of pulling the car out was ongoing when the sentence is read, whereas the second version gives the impression that the action was already comple

Re: Type  •  March 2, 2011, 12:56am  •  0 vote

agree with pete

Re: Why are some single objects plural?  •  October 8, 2010, 7:40pm  •  1 vote

quarters means section in the sense of sleeping or office or living quarters. ships are often described as having quarters. it does not have to mean 25% of anything. so head quarters and headquarters

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  October 8, 2010, 7:33pm  •  2 votes

"I am getting angrier the more I read. there is not a single post completely devoid of any grammatical error or some mistake in punctuation." "...example used mkes no sence." sence?

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  October 5, 2010, 6:26pm  •  0 vote

Better change "there" to "There" to begin the second sentence.

Re: Usage of past, present, and future tense in ownership  •  September 25, 2010, 3:01pm  •  1 vote

Agree with first poster.

Re: double negatives  •  July 1, 2010, 12:29am  •  0 vote

Double negatives are not prohibited. You may be thinking of instances where the actual meaning differs from the words (e.g. I don't have no money to mean I have no money). Style dictatates it shoul

Re: I wonder why?  •  July 1, 2010, 12:19am  •  1 vote

use no question mark; it is not a question.

Re: Steak - correct pronunciation  •  June 30, 2010, 11:54pm  •  0 vote

I have heard the "steek" choice many times, always outside of North America. "I say it as "staik." I have also heard Australians use stoeek. Under a common rule, a case can be made for steek: when t

Re: Adding a question mark to ensure a response  •  May 10, 2010, 12:23am  •  0 vote

I can send you more information if you are interested? This is wrong because it is actually asking the other person to make the decision as to whether you can send more information. Use a period.

Re: How do I write out .25% ?  •  March 8, 2010, 6:56pm  •  1 vote

There are a number of ways to do it. I use 0.25 percent (adding the zero for clarity in case the . might be missed. In engineering it'a always done this way.) In any case (except in math proplems

Re: How did “trans-” become “x-”?  •  December 16, 2009, 10:51pm  •  0 vote

just a guess here... i always to things like x-mit to be a use of x from algebra. in algebra the x is so often used t represet something, anything. thoughts on this?

Re: “independence from” or “independence to”?  •  December 14, 2009, 8:44pm  •  0 vote

also The union, though weak and poor, managed to remain their 1- remain may be a typo for RETAIN? 2- THEIR is not allowable here since it is not the union and something else, e.g. the army. Ther

Re: Plural of “insurance”?  •  December 14, 2009, 8:33pm  •  0 vote

Insurance is like rice. It is a non-count noun. Therfore it needs to be quantified rather than counted. So, I ate a rice has no proper meaning, but I ate a cup of rice does. That said, there is a s

Re: Someone else’s  •  December 14, 2009, 8:04pm  •  4 votes

the costruction "...yello.cape.cod’s conclusion but not their argument" is confusing. does THEIR mean the person named (if so use singular her or his) or does it mean the group of other posters?

Re: Fora vs Forums  •  December 14, 2009, 7:46pm  •  0 vote

I figured it would be FORA which is how I would say it. So I looked n my dictionary and it gives both ways. Meanwhile, imported words normally use the plural form from the original language such a

Re: Is Punctuation Part of “Mechanics”?  •  December 14, 2009, 7:15pm  •  0 vote

it all depends how you define mechanics.