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on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Actually, Amazed, the fact that there is still a heated deba...

on: Complete Sentence

No, X. Harsh is absolutely correct. Blacklace is absolutely...

on: I versus Me

John, I have to disagree. "me" or "not me" isn't a complete...

on: Fora vs Forums

Wiggy, you are correct. Stratum is the singular, strata is t...

on: What is this triangular symbol?

Excellent post, John. I thought this one would never get so...

on: “On accident” and “study on . . .”

I did miss that Bob, thanks. Of course, what precipitated m...

on: Everybody vs. Everyone

Actually, Chuckret, when one says "each and every one of you...

on: “On accident” and “study on . . .”

Keith, no one is saying "by mistake" is unusual. Everyone s...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

Thank you, Blackstubble. You are correct. I posted the ver...

on: Plurals in titles

"Much learning hath made thee mad" is from the Bible, Acts 2...

on: Apostrophes

While we're at it, Wordsmith, "...me and Mike's house" does ...

on: Doofus vs. idiot

While there may be some overlap, doofus usually describes so...

on: Apostrophes

Who told you that, CTP? "The queen of Sheba's pearls" is p...

on: First annual vs. second annual

Gee, Stacie, if the format has changed so much that it is a ...

on: Apostrophes

Janet, sorry, but I believe you are totally incorrect, both ...

on: optimiSe or optimiZe ?

I think a little history lesson might be in order here. Jim...

on: optimiSe or optimiZe ?

I think a little history lesson might be in order here. Jim...

on: A Few Too Few

Owl, The colloquialism, "a couple of" doesn't necessarily me...

on: A Few Too Few

Tanwir, I think you got that a little garbled. No one would ...

on: therefore, thus as conjunctions

It is true that such words are adverbs, but it is not true t...

on: Me vs. I

Fred = subject has introduced = verb Bob and (?) = object ...

on: I seek a word that means “more than daily.”

Well, she's already using "most" in its superlative sense, s...

on: Plurals in titles

Oops, I meant to say, "...I would ultimately say either is c...

on: Plurals in titles

Tell you the truth, I think it could go either way and proba...

on: Dick & Bob

Good question. While we're at it, how did Jonathan make it ...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Nice post, John....

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Sukeshini, I suggest you scroll up and look at the previous ...

on: How did “trans-” become “x-”?

X is the first letter of Christ, in Greek. The earliest kno...

on: Impose someone to do something

Andrea is on the right track. There's nothing wrong with us...

on: Merchandises as a word

This probably is not what you are seeing, but do realize tha...

on: Cow Eyes

I'm not familiar with the expression, but when "cow" is used...

on: I seek a word that means “more than daily.”

Good point about semi- . I was originally going to just sug...

on: Correspondence

Interesting, AO. I don't think the fish analogy works compl...

on: Me Versus I

...By the same token, I don't think it matters if you captio...

on: I seek a word that means “more than daily.”

AO, that's why I suggested part-daily. By analogy, Bi-weekl...

on: Correspondence

Actually, that is incorrect. Yes, the WORD correspondence i...

on: Irregardless?

Nigel, I take my hat off to you for making the distinction b...

on: Past tense of “text”

authorized is correct, not authorize. Oh, and it's an adjec...

on: Irregardless?

While it would be nice, even plausible, to justify the ir- i...

on: I seek a word that means “more than daily.”

At first, I was going to suggest 'multi-daily', but that mig...

on: Double-Negative Prefix

AO, the prefix "in-" can be either negating (like un-) or in...

on: Plural form of anonymous

I have to disagree again. At least informally, adjectives a...

on: I seek a word that means “more than daily.”

Hourishly?...

on: O’clock

AO, I'm probably missing something, but what do you mean by ...

on: Past tense of “text”

Actually, in that Shakespeare example, text is a noun, not a...

on: all _____ sudden

What's also interesting is that, at least for the first page...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Sian, If you look up "shall" at dictionary.com, there is a s...

on: A couple...

From the American Heritage Dictionary (for the Anglophiles o...

on: Fora vs Forums

Quirin, I truly enjoyed your insightful post, but I hope yo ...

on: hanged vs. hung

I think it's amusing and ironic that that particular Reagan ...

on: Methodology

By the way, Whiny, just like methodology, the words utilize,...

on: A couple...

Robin, it's "could have", not "could of". Occasionally peop...

on: Go + noun? Idiom or bad grammar?

Certainly "go <noun>" is valid, but doesn't mean exactly the...

on: A couple...

Technically, it's probably incorrect, but I would say it qua...

on: Charade you are!!

Antiseptic, since you are in a correcting mood, I just thoug...

on: The dog wets vs. The door opens.

AO, I think you're right. First of all, while there are man...

on: Impact as a noun

Sigpig, are you reading a different post than me? Josh said...

on: Feeling concern

Oh, sorry Dyske, I must have skipped over your parenthetical...

on: Feeling concern

Dyske, I think maybe you missed CKA3KA's point. You can't co...

on: Impact as a noun

Josh, I would think that for someone with such a strong opin...

on: Two Weeks Notice

Pammi, furor, without the e is also correct....

on: percentages

Oops, thats "...my point", not "...by point". I simply must ...

on: percentages

Yes, eSeamus, that's absolutely correct. 5's are rounded dow...

on: In actuality, actually

I might suggest that rather than eschew "in actuality", you ...

on: troops vs soldiers

Wait a minute. I have to take issue with the fallacious que...

on: Thread or threads?

Oh, and in "...kinds of water...", water is singular. Kinds...

on: Thread or threads?

There seems to be a little confusion here. The word "thread...

on: all _____ sudden

Ghoti, regarding "...when there are real abominations out th...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Neilbert, you make an interesting observation, but the debat...

on: Possessive with acromyms ending in S

I don't know if this is really definitive or relevant, but c...

on: Ass

Dyske, et al, you have really made me curious. Can you give...

on: How did “trans-” become “x-”?

oops. sorry, bad edit. that should be " ...-fer is from the ...

on: What Rhymes?

Actually, Sporange is an eye-rhyme only. It really isn't pr...

on: How did “trans-” become “x-”?

Actually, the "trans-" in transmit and transfer is completel...

on: Double-Negative Prefix

I think I see the problem here. The word "disclosed" does N...

on: Worst Case or Worse Case

It's "C", Pismo. You could still make it a contraction, but ...

on: An unforecasted dilemma

Thank you, John. That's absolutely and refreshingly true. No...

on: Charade you are!!

Uh, no, tork3: "Is any one of you coming to my party?" - si...

on: A “homely” home - would you want to live in it?

RenegadeX, you missed my point entirely. "Homey" and "homel...

on: A “homely” home - would you want to live in it?

OK, how about cleave? it means to stick together, to cling, ...

on: A “homely” home - would you want to live in it?

Likewise look up homely at dictionary.com to resolve your se...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Wow, I can't believe this post is still active after more th...

on: Exact same

You're right about tautology, goofy. Furthermore, fusthustle...

on: Steak - correct pronunciation

Reminds me of a date I had many years ago. I picked the girl...

on: Two Sentences

actually, "...they attended..." and "...they attend..." aren...

on: Are these questions in idiomatic English?

Regarding: "...psychology...cannot be used with a transitive...

on: Exact same

Actually, consider this. In "The sweater is dark blue", dar...

on: Exact same

I think it's no different grammatically than saying "she's w...

on: Reference, refer.

Carol, are you thinking of "irregardless?"...

on: Might could

Amazing coincidence, very Baader-Meinhof, but just recently ...

on: Over exaggeration

Um, Doc, it was a joke. You're taking it too literally....

on: Impact as a noun

This might not exactly improve your grade, but I suggest you...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

They mean almost the same thing, but there is a subtle diffe...

on: Social vs Societal

Yes, it is a word, Craig. It's in all of my dictionaries. ...

on: “I’m just saying”

oops, "p" is me....

on: X and S

Not so fast, Edna. A short search shows many grammar sites s...

on: Spaces After Period

Here's something else to consider when comparing spacing rul...

on: injecting swear words

Eleanor, I'm guessing you tried googling this and found noth...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

Kyle, apparently, you aren't a very careful or attentive rea...

on: Capitalizing Directions

Actually, seasons are not generally capitalized. They would...

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