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“feedback” and “check in”

I came upon this on their website: “The Senior Management Te...

Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

The Latin plural for neuter nouns ends -a  (in the nomi...

“into” vs “in to” and “onto” vs. “on to”

Something has happened to the spellings of “into, onto” and ...

“further” vs. “farther”

Is there a difference between “further” and “farther”? David...

He was sat

Is the dialect expression “He was sat ...” in place of “He w...

“If I was” vs. “If I were”

“If I was the Prime Minister. ...” said Ed Miliband, British...

What happened to who, whom and whose?

Has the English relative pronoun ‘who/whom/whose’ been banne...

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It's mice for those with a sense of humour. Mouses is absurd...

on: What does “Curb your dog” mean?

Overheard tonight in a Dorset pub: "I always used to hold ...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

How about the idea that 'enamoured with' means 'fallen in ...

on: What does “Curb your dog” mean?

No! It means 'keep (the errant creature) under control', as ...

on: What does “Curb your dog” mean?

No, no, no. If 'curb your dog' meant 'steer it towards th...

on: What does “Curb your dog” mean?

I think that the "curb your dog" means "restrain your dog"...

on: “I’m just saying”

Well, I think it's funny. I associate it with slow-speakin...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Don't worry about it, Jayles. No need for conturbation on yo...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Indeed, Jayles. Quite so....

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Sundy, you are too kind about my English. In fact, would yo...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Sundy You rewrite my sentence by scattering a few commas ar...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Sundy, you miss my point about the fact that there is at lea...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

You say you would be very nervous if I were to say that “I a...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Oh no! Looking back I learn that in August I said I would ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

You quote me: If I was the Prime Minister, I would change...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Oh dear, all this talk of 'bellicose' and 'unacceptable' and...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

But isn't it just more humourful, more fun indeed, to call t...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Jeff, of course you are right. It goes without saying. "The ...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

So now we don't have spelling chaos? Who will make the di...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Oh please! Must we check what others think before committing...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Sky news reports today: " the GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Thanks for all that, Warsaw Will. Jargon, jargon, all jargon...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Hey, Niall, what about all those teachers at the best school...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

Okay, how about: "Observation of the need for perfect gramma...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

I am reminded of the elocution lesson in Some like it Hot, s...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

Perhaps "Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax w...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Craig, you have hit the nail on the head. The acceptance of ...

on: Plural form of anonymous

Warsaw Will poses the question: ''Disgusted, of Tunbridge We...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Good to hear from you on this, fellow Scotsman. The four lin...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

What on earth is wrong with calling them commissioning proce...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Warsaw Will, not a lot, really, I suppose. It sounds very i...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Warsaw Will, I totally agree with you. I must look up assert...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

If you can hyphenate 'proofread', why not 'check in'? you as...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

Of course it is subjective, and I have no problem with that ...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

It may be here to stay, but 'feedback' still induces slight ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Poppa Bear, I read into "the bail was enlarged" the idea tha...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

These nouns are masculine and feminine third declension Lati...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Nothing snobby about the Queen's English. If the 'Queen' par...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

May I place forward for your delectation: "opus", a piece ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Good man, Jayles: you can't beat a misspent youth. You too, ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Okay, Will. Now, my researches reveal that he was the one we...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Jayles, this problem with this particular word is that it ma...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Pope not much good at Latin, hey? You can tell from his numb...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Oh, I see, Jayles the Unready. You mean you are blessed for ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

And as for our learned friend WW, indeed I am up to date on ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Well indeed, Jayles the Unsteady, I have consulted the Good ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

nil lamentandum sed gaude et exulta quod merces vestra copio...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Excuse me, Skeeter Lewis - am I taking your statement too li...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Good god! A convert! I think I'm going to cry....

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

Hairy Scot, he'd have absolutely loved it. I had a lad like ...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

The third bit there's very funny. I would pay gold to have h...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

I never could understand why Dr Sherwin-White of St John's C...

on: Plural forms of words borrowed from Latin

The British like to say it with a w, but then, they're Engli...

on: Idea Vs. Ideal

We humans are intellectual, you say i.e. having the capaci...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

I was just wondering what she would have thought of "please ...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

Thanks for that, Warsaw Will. it is all just a matter of tas...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

By the way, "action" from Latin ago, age-, eg-, act- meaning...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

Brilliant, Warsaw Will. But "Does anyone nowadays really wor...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

Gift as a verb - my Scottish granny who lived for years in...

on: “I’m just saying”

Great point. I don't know what a MHO eluding argument is, bu...

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

What do you call the phenomenon which occurs when someone co...

on: “I’m just saying”

I guess the assertion "I'm just saying" is a bit like the pr...

on: If ... were/was

Warsaw Will excellent arguments. Incontrovertible. But: you...

on: If ... were/was

For instance, the links between "correct", "director", "erec...

on: If ... were/was

Warsaw Will, I bow to your superior familiarity with the h...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

resumé, or résumé? I'm with you there, Tango. We don't have...

on: If ... were/was

Warsaw Will: thanks for the corrections to the details which...

on: If ... were/was

Jayles, you are right. You should kick off early, the earlie...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

I take the view that fish is correct, phish is not, I was us...

on: If ... were/was

Those of us in the UK and elsewhere who learn Latin learn al...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

This man (for it is clearly not a woman) argues that "people...

on: “I’m just saying”

Will, thanks for all that. It is most informative and helpfu...

on: “I’m just saying”

Yes, Will. All that you say about ‘whose’ and ‘that’s’ is ...

on: “I’m just saying”

Alia's wholly surreal contribution to the discussion include...

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

In South African English "hey" is used to emphasise a questi...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Truthwhisperer|: Q: What do you call a person who asks "w...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Warsaw Will, you type in exceptionally grumpy tones tod...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

No, it is résumé. This is because it is French, borrowed by ...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

- C'est vous? - Oui, c'est moi. So, the French have a word...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

I have to point out, Thad B, that café's doesn´t have an apo...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

WW: 'I am me' sounds wrong because the subject and complemen...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

I must add that the disjunctive pronoun 'me .. us' is used...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

It is us, P. 'Us' is the disjunctive form of the first p...

on: He was sat

Thank you, Warsaw Will. Indeed. My points exactly....

on: Pled versus pleaded

It's time for WW, Jayles, and I to take this back to the An...

on: He was sat

Hold hard there, Warsaw Will. Personal attack is not playing...

on: your call will be answered in the order it was received

In the UK the answerphone service tells us that we were call...

on: He was sat

Porsche says 'But, "was sat" can only mean "was placed in on...

on: He was sat

Did I say 'referring to what was to come, and to what had go...

on: He was sat

You, Porsche, say: Sit does have a past participle. It's "sa...

on: He was sat

Porsche - my point exactly. Tessa quoted with approval "... ...

on: He was sat

No way, Porsche. "Both of these are perfectly correct gramma...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Taking some examples from many years ago of this stuff, may ...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

This reply to the telephone always intrigues me, as the obvi...

on: He was sat

Tessa - 'I like to watch (him) sat at a stool' is "perfectly...

on: On Tomorrow

Warsaw Will - I don't like 'demographic' here because it i...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Jayles asks "are we not all underlings to the spell-checke...

on: On Tomorrow

Agree entirely with your argument, Wackyruss, except the bit...

on: On Tomorrow

Wackyruss he belong to a PC society: "in this PC society, yo...

on: On Tomorrow

Great letter from Wackyruss who I assume has Russian ancesto...

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