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Re: Comparisons and Superlatives of Colours  •  September 21, 2010, 3:15pm  •  0 vote

I guess comparisons and superlatives for more colours are possible in literary writing.

Re: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?  •  September 21, 2010, 5:13am  •  3 votes

"bourgeois" seems to cover I, O, R :)

Re: One of the most...  •  June 6, 2009, 6:28pm  •  0 vote

People, If you don't like "one of the most", what will you say about "a most"? :)

Re: “independence from” or “independence to”?  •  June 6, 2009, 6:24pm  •  0 vote

1) Argentina gained independence from Spain in 1816. (New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition. © 2005 by Oxford University Press, Inc.) 2) independence of

Re: Someone else’s  •  June 6, 2009, 6:18pm  •  1 vote

Yes, "someone else's" and "passers-by" is correct. There's nothing to add to yello.cape.cod's explanation. ;) Just one more thing: Whose: mother-in-law's

Re: Infinitive without “to”  •  May 24, 2009, 8:51am  •  0 vote

we call them modal verbs.

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  May 19, 2009, 1:13pm  •  0 vote

New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition. © 2005 by Oxford University Press: (pl. also mouses) Computing a small hand-held device that is dragged acro

Re: “It is one of his girlfriends.”  •  May 19, 2009, 9:50am  •  0 vote

This is one of his, girlfriends! ;)

Re: One of the most...  •  May 19, 2009, 9:40am  •  0 vote

I don't see anything wrong about one of the most ..., one of the best, etc.

Re: Peter thins them out  •  May 19, 2009, 9:35am  •  0 vote

Yes, I agree it's a metaphor, child's play or imagination is meant, IMO :)

Re: “It is one of his girlfriends.”  •  May 12, 2009, 2:42pm  •  0 vote

Good one, Memy! :)

Re: Verb, the process of being  •  May 12, 2009, 2:06am  •  1 vote

New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition. © 2005 by Oxford University Press, Inc.: gerund a form that is derived from a verb but that functions as

Re: “study of” vs. “study on”  •  May 12, 2009, 1:59am  •  3 votes

New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition. © 2005 by Oxford University Press, Inc.: 1) Jan Baptista van (1577 - 1644), Belgian chemist and physician. He made early studie

Re: Friendly - adjective and adverb?  •  May 11, 2009, 7:09pm  •  10 votes

I am not a native speaker. So, don't trust me. ;) Friendly can be used as adverb, but not often. It's synonym is "amicably" in this case. E.g. The natives used us friendly. (ABBYY Lingvo Dictiona

Re: “It is one of his girlfriends.”  •  May 11, 2009, 7:02pm  •  0 vote

I see it this way: It is one (=car) of his girlfriend's. Article is missing, but it's OK for fluent speech perhaps. :)

Re: Dashes when saying year-olds  •  May 3, 2009, 11:16am  •  1 vote

From CollinsCobuild: -year-old combines with numbers to describe the age of people or things. She has a six-year-old daughter. ...their 200-year-ol

Re: Why Don’t We Abolish Irregular Verbs and Nouns?  •  May 1, 2009, 6:22am  •  8 votes

Do you really want it? The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU rather than German which was the other possibility

Re: OK vs Okay  •  April 30, 2009, 1:28pm  •  4 votes

Oxford Dictionary: mid 19th cent. (originally US): probably an abbreviation of orl korrect, humorous form of all correct, popularized as a slogan during President Van Bu

Re: Should the link include the quotes?  •  April 30, 2009, 9:55am  •  0 vote

I guess it's not material. You can include double quotes in the anchor text. Or you can exclude them together with the exclamation mark :)

Re: Green eyes  •  January 30, 2009, 1:32am  •  0 vote

green-eyed = jealous, envious