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on: Prepositions at the end of a clause

Astartes, how about "Toys are things with which one is meant...

on: always wanted to be

All three could be correct depending on what you're trying t...

on: “American”

I won't speak for everyone, but usually, those from South Am...

on: Victorian Era English

AnWulf, I think you missed Niceone's point. Clearly, he was ...

on: Usage of ‘I have doubt that’

Perfect Pedant, "doubt" as a noun can be either uncountable ...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

Remek, Perfect Pedant, you two have made me smile today. Di...

on: “think of” vs. “think to”

First, let me say that I have never in my life, seen or hear...

on: Comma before “respectively”?

I was going to suggest to GWU that "respectively" is not sup...

on: Oblige to mean “force”

AnWulf, while I could still debate this, I tell you what, I'...

on: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.

AnWulf, the "hey'hay in hey/hay is for horses" is a double e...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

tiigerrick, I guess it's what one is familiar with. What bl...

on: Oblige to mean “force”

AnWulf, I'm not sure I agree. Even if you use oblige in its...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Kate, referring to the pronunciation as "long a" is standard...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Pluralizing as e-mails shouldn't really upset you. If you c...

on: Oblige to mean “force”

oops, bad edit. delete the last two lines of my post above:...

on: Oblige to mean “force”

I would agree that oblige is not really the right word. I'd...

on: Stood down

oops, that's ...stand..., not ...sand......

on: Stood down

While some may disagree, I would not use "to stand down" to ...

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

Sigurd, I would disagree. I don't think that African-Americ...

on: Capitalization of dog breeds

Hailey, "border" in border collie refers to the herding dog'...

on: First annual vs. second annual

So Bob Bob, by your logic, it is impossible to drive 55 mile...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

What I'm about to suggest will not be backed up by any dicti...

on: Couldn’t Care Less

Earlier, I stated that "I could care less" is just sarcasm, ...

on: all _____ sudden

@ MLH: I just googled the first two, "all of a sudden" an...

on: “I recommend that you do not” vs. “I recommend you not”

Try simplifying without the negation: I recommend that yo...

on: Pled versus pleaded

While we're at it, how about another of my pet peeves? The ...

on: The opposite of “awaken”?

Vince, I don't think slumber works. It means to be asleep, ...

on: The opposite of “awaken”?

Well, if we're going to make up words, then how about "awake...

on: The opposite of “awaken”?

To nod may also work....

on: biweekly

Normwray, I think you mean biennial, not biennual....

on: Rules for -ise and -ize

Red, I don't want to put words in someone else's mouth, but ...

on: Correct preposition following different?

John, the "different to" I was referring to is something lik...

on: Correct preposition following different?

I'm not sure I agree about "different to" as mentioned above...

on: i’s vs “i”s

This has been discussed in some detail already. See: htt...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

Obviously, "...nad..." = "...and..."...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

Mr. Daley, I'm pretty sure that Frank Merton meant to say "c...

on: i’s vs “i”s

To "Anonymous coward": you said that the second one is corr...

on: Substantial vs. substantive

Stan Jones, do you have any reference materials to back that...

on: Signage

HairyScot, I'm not sure which one you found to be a verb. I...

on: He and I, me and him

Actually, whether certain punctuation goes inside or outside...

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

While this doesn't exactly answer your question, if you were...

on: “Self-confessed”

Also, "self-confessed" is usually reserved for overly-avid i...

on: “Self-confessed”

Self-confessed means openly admitting to having a particular...

on: Correct preposition following different?

oops, that's ...proven......

on: Correct preposition following different?

Really? Different to whom? Compared to the norm, some peopl...

on: First annual vs. second annual

Oops, "We calling them birthdays is just a shortened form." ...

on: First annual vs. second annual

John, it just so happens that everyone does have their first...

on: Plural s-ending Possessives

Emmalissa, you are correct. "...the Shuman's..." would be s...

on: Why are some single objects plural?

No "long bow" at all. A bicycle frame is properly made up o...

on: Writer or Author

I don't know if this is really the best analogy, but, at lea...

on: Why are some single objects plural?

"Forks" isn't incorrect at all, nor is it colloquial. I've ...

on: Why are some single objects plural?

Gee, I would have thought it was fairly obvious. Things lik...

on: Over exaggeration

forgive the few typos above...

on: Over exaggeration

Adam, if you were referring to me, I don't know how you conc...

on: Complete Sentence

TheEnglishScholar, Indelicato, I must say, I really can't fo...

on: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?

Regarding inflection, not all questions inflect upwards at t...

on: B4 Dickens

Gossun, regarding "Steph, are you suggesting that Shakespear...

on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

Canconned, I'm not sure just what your point is. The word p...

on: Credit card

The credit card processing machine may be called a credit ca...

on: Accepted spellings, punctuation, and capitalization of email

And, as everyone neglected to mention, since it's in a title...

on: Might could

Before, I said that you can avoid the stacked modal by sayin...

on: Fora vs Forums

I hate to sound critical, Charlie, but since you seem so ada...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Shaun, I think Chris' point is that there is a "u" there, to...

on: Evident/Evidenced

Oops, when I wrote "The Reserve Bank of India's reverse repo...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

How about Worcestershire? There's a whole string of silent ...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Hunter, certainly, "e" is frequently silent. It's often use...

on: Plural s-ending Possessives

Ted, it would be "Mr. and Mrs. Merrill’s newspaper column". ...

on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

Shaun, dyew and dyuke are also very common in the US. I've ...

on: Use of obscure words like “ebulliate”

I'd say, know your audience and the situation. I assume whe...

on: anything vs. everything

Oops, please disregard "was just about to say ...included in...

on: North or northern

Gary seems to have layed out the logic very simply and clear...

on: “It is what it is”

Yes, RIch. It's amazing just how many seeming profundities ...

on: Please be advised....

We could have some fun with this. “One adam-twelve, be advi...

on: Interrogative use of perhaps/maybe

I'll venture a guess that perhaps and maybe aren't often use...

on: Origin of insincere “oh wait”

I agree, Giselle, especially in an absurd or even unexpected...

on: anything vs. everything

And, of course, the words, anything and everything, themselv...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Well, if I understand your last request, others have already...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Maestro, I find it interesting that for someone with such a ...

on: anything vs. everything

The word "some" is even more tricky. Depending on context, i...

on: anything vs. everything

Douglas, I would agree with most of what you said with a min...

on: anything vs. everything

Since you're asking what the difference is, if you find ever...

on: all _____ sudden

Dorothea, you know what's even worse? When "like" is used, ...

on: “Anglish”

Re: "Just because grammar changes, that doesn’t mean we sho...

on: “Anglish”

Actually, I'm quite curious. If you really and truly strip ...

on: Adding a question mark to ensure a response

Steve, I'm not saying that the question mark is correct, but...

on: Twenty-ten vs Two thousand-ten

My favorite has always been "the naughts", first heard just ...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Jack, I'm afraid I have to disagree. To be honest, I think ...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Nick, how do you pronounce "laugh"?...

on: “I’m just saying”

Jan, are you suggesting that the Urban Dictionary is an irre...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

No, Clancy, I'm not saying that I don't use any accents. I ...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Clancey, this has been said before, but those methods only w...

on: “she” vs “her”

Regarding "...why on Earth would you prefer to say 'This is ...

on: Apostrophes

No, I'm not wrong, William. As I have already mentioned, us...

on: I wonder why?

Chris, "Please tell me which of these figures is correct" is...

on: Oh it’s... “Free”?

Often, putting a single word in quotes in this manner expres...

on: The following is... vs. Following is...

Blake, while "list of tags" is singular, just "tags" is plur...

on: “she” vs “her”

Make that: "...This subject has already been beaten to deat...

on: “she” vs “her”

Nigel, "me and her" sounds awkward because the convention in...

on: Why “behead” and not “dehead” or “unhead”?

In spite of etymonline.com's description, if behead is reall...

on: What Rhymes?

Oops, I meant euonymus, the plant, not euronymous, the heavy...

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