sigurd

Joined: February 1, 2011

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Questions Submitted

-ic vs -ical

What’s the difference in meaning between ‘-ic’ and ‘-ical’, ...

ye, yer, yers

Since ye is you’s plural, are yer, ye’re and yers respective...

...ward/s and un...worthy

What type of words are respectively ‘-ward/s’-suffixable and...

Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

Since ‘of’ is possessive, is writing ‘the Ark of the Covenan...

Had he breakfast this morning?

Is ‘Had he breakfast this morning?’ correct English? Sinc...

Correct way to omit words?

In English, I know it’s perfectly correct/proper/formal to, ...

Semicolon between sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction

Is separating two coordinating-conjunction-linked sentences,...

whensoever vs. whenever

Are “whensoever” and “whenever” really the same?  In s...

Semicolon and omission of repetitive words

If a semicolon is used to contrast two sentences, we can omi...

Specifying time duration without “for”

Can “box turtles can live for 80 years” be written “box turt...

While/among/amid vs whilst/amongst/amidst

While/among/amid vs whilst/amongst/amidst  Which of th...

Is “nevermore” a real word?

Is “nevermore” a real word? Can it be used in “ordinary” wri...

The opposite of “awaken”?

Is there an English word that means ‘to fall asleep’? Si...

Rules for -ise and -ize

How does one know exactly when a word is supposed to end wit...

i’s vs “i”s

I’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s.I’ve dotted the “i”s...

Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory word “malod...

Whom are you?

Shouldn’t “who are you?” be “whom are you?” and “who is this...

Recent Comments

on: ye, yer, yers

I didn't say I'm a native English speaker, and, regardless o...

on: ye, yer, yers

'against'...

on: ye, yer, yers

I don't think it's againt the nature of English, since they ...

on: ye, yer, yers

Porsche: ‘‘Come on now. surely, none of your are really seri...

on: ye, yer, yers

I’m aware there’d still be a lack of the possessive forms, b...

on: ye, yer, yers

‘‘Don't you think that if there had been a real problem, the...

on: ye, yer, yers

Warsaw Will: ‘‘When we use 'you' we are addressing someone o...

on: ye, yer, yers

AnWulf, I meant using ‘ye’ as both the subjective and object...

on: ye, yer, yers

Likewise, ‘you’ should only be a plural, yet, like ‘ye’, it’...

on: ye, yer, yers

I’d rather not stay away from them. I’m curious and seek ans...

on: ye, yer, yers

(‘[...] As such, you can't say "ye are"; thus no "ye're".’) ...

on: ye, yer, yers

Apparently, ‘ye’re’ and ‘ye’ve’ are English, though deemed a...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

‘‘By far, common usage and every formal definition I have ch...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

‘‘Further, I have often seen the idea that African-American ...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

However, since one can’t always know every black person’s he...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

I stand by my intial statement that ‘African-American’ (hyph...

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

Ignore the inverted commas following the first sentence....

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

njtt, I disagree. Rarely used and/or unfamiliar to some peop...

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

Because ‘sunward’ exists, that makes me wonder if ‘Sunward’ ...

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

Correction: Of course, with ‘un[...]worthy’, I meant the thi...

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

To me, they sound natural. In British English, I’ve heard pe...

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

Another correction: ‘A Loxley’s townsman and an Arc’s townsw...

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

I meant ‘[...] his Babylonian captivity [...]’....

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

I very much appreciate all the answers. I know now ‘posse...

on: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”

Thank you for answering, but I’m not entirely convinced ‘’s’...

on: Had he breakfast this morning?

Oh, I see now. Thank you, Warsaw, for the helpful answer. :)...

on: Correct way to omit words?

Correction: ‘porsche’ with ‘s’....

on: Correct way to omit words?

porche, referring to your last paragraph, does that mean ‘Ha...

on: Correct way to omit words?

Moreover, if ‘Haven't you anything better to do?’ when meani...

on: Semicolon between sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction

Since the semicolon joins sentences, which can stand on thei...

on: Semicolon between sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction

I’m still confused as to why the semicolon would be necessar...

on: While/among/amid vs whilst/amongst/amidst

Thank you....

on: Comma before “respectively”?

In this case, ‘respectively’ is essential (no comma) as it d...

on: Comma before “respectively”?

I think the example is incorrect. The word ‘respectively’ is...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

Isn’t the word ‘feminism’ itself gender-biased? If it isn’t,...

on: Is “nevermore” a real word?

I guess so ... ....

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

The z vs s rules aren't the same. The -ize rule might be, bu...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

I disagree with Oxford spelling's -ize being an Americanism ...

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

To clarify, Oxford spelling is British English - just withou...

on: Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

I'm looking for a word that denotes/means bad taste....

on: Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

English, please. :)...

on: Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

I'd rather use "unpalatable" as an adjective. However, I'm l...

on: Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

Ignore the second paragraph. I'm looking for a word for "bad...