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Re: Nother  •  April 18, 2012, 3:56pm  •  0 vote

I doubt that "nother" will ever become a real word, because it is only used in the phrase, "a whole nother."

Re: The opposite of “awaken”?  •  June 29, 2011, 4:24pm  •  0 vote

It seems there are no one-word antonyms for awaken. Slumber means to be asleep, and lull means to send to sleep. Informally, you could use "crash," as in, "Can I crash at your place?" But "fall asleep

Re: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?  •  February 21, 2011, 1:23pm  •  3 votes

Martin, I found your comment about the double letters in Nordic language interesting. However, in the English language, if a person who had never known the word jazz before, and heard it aloud and was

Re: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?  •  February 19, 2011, 8:31pm  •  2 votes

A - aisle B - subtle C - science D - fudge E - lime F - cliff G - gnome H - honor I - believe J - marijuana K - know L - balm M - mnemonic N - autumn O - jeopardy P - psalm Q - lacquer

Re: Whom are you?  •  February 19, 2011, 8:09pm  •  1 vote

Never write a sentence that requires you to use the word "whom". It's too archaic, too formal.

Re: Accepted spellings, punctuation, and capitalization of email  •  February 19, 2011, 8:07pm  •  0 vote

According to this website, "email" without capitalization or hyphenation is a type of dark ink: Although no one would ever use the word with that particular meani

Re: cannot vs. can not  •  February 19, 2011, 7:59pm  •  7 votes

"Can not" seems to work when there needs to be emphasis on "not".

Re: “graduated high school” or “graduated from high school”?  •  February 19, 2011, 7:58pm  •  8 votes

To graduate is successfully complete an academic course—in this case, high school. In formal English, it is "graduated from high school".

Re: i’s vs “i”s  •  February 19, 2011, 7:56pm  •  0 vote

The apostrophes look better than the quotation marks. In response to Ivy: notice that if you pluralize a capital I at the beginning of a sentence, it looks like the word "is".