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Re: Exact same  •  March 27, 2007, 6:02pm  •  5 votes

I think "exact same" is redundant. What is added to same by prefacing it with exact? Isn't a thing that is the same as another thing JUST like that thing? And if it is not, then the word used shoul

Re: percentages  •  March 27, 2007, 5:50pm  •  0 vote

You just waste your time and energy saying 66.67% or 66 2/3rds%. Just say 'two-thirds' and you have it exactly right and most economically stated. What's not to like? State what you have to say in

Re: Substantial vs. substantive  •  March 27, 2007, 5:33pm  •  30 votes

Yes, substantive is derived from substance, meaning an actual thing as opposed to a hypothetical category. We have substantive problems; we are not imagining them. Its opposite might be ephemeral.