Bob Sheidler

Joined: November 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 10

Number of votes received: 5

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Re: “American”  •  September 4, 2013, 6:32pm  •  0 vote

At least as as I was taught in the US, North America is a continent, while Central America is a geographic region, as well as a historical, political group. Mexico is not part of that. http://www.wor

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  December 12, 2011, 2:15pm  •  0 vote

I personally never use the comma after the "eg" -- also do not use periods as you notice. To me, commas should only be used where necessary for clarity, or to signal a natural pause in the text (ie wh

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  November 22, 2011, 1:01pm  •  0 vote

Perhaps, but if so, I have not often seen it used.

Re: “hone in” vs. “home in”  •  November 19, 2011, 10:18am  •  0 vote

>>Because the sports media aren't exactly known for high intellect.

Re: “American”  •  November 19, 2011, 9:58am  •  0 vote

I am not very comfortable calling myself "American" but, at least in my experience, most other residents of the Americas use the term only for residents of, or citizens of, the USA. As noted, most

Re: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”  •  November 19, 2011, 9:54am  •  0 vote

In most cases, the "eight inches" refers to a (singular) measurement, not eight individual inches. So I agree, there are twelve inches in a foot, but a foot is 12 inches in length. Off the main top

Re: always wanted to be  •  November 19, 2011, 9:47am  •  1 vote

I would say that the "had always wanted to be..." form would only be proper if she no longer wants to be an author -- perhaps because she no longer enjoys it, or, of course, if the person no longer li

Re: “would of” instead of “would have” or “would’ve”  •  November 19, 2011, 9:42am  •  3 votes

As others have stated, in spoken form, this is just a minor variation on "would've" etc. Unfortunately, it seems that too many people fail to recognize that that is not "would of" so they write it tha

Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  November 19, 2011, 9:34am  •  0 vote

Generally, especially in the US, periods are not used in abbreviations -- especially commonly used ones (eg, ie, am, pm, etc) and also not in US or USA. I do think foreign words and abbreviations S

Re: God only knew  •  November 19, 2011, 9:26am  •  1 vote

This is an example of what is really an idiomatic expression, one which is not at all dependent on one's belief in a deity. But its basis is, of course, the traditional Christian God concept, in which