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obliged or obligated?

November 27, 2007

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I have a question. Should it be "next stop" or "THE next stop"?

XB July 23, 2009, 10:43am

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I did a research with Google, only to find that "insurances" are not uncommon.

Cf1: Established in 1911 to provide fire insurance for Catholic churches, Catholic Church Insurances has evolved primarily to meet the changing needs of Catholic ...

a page titled "how to save money: insurances" at the Website of Guardian:

Monkey June 15, 2009, 10:26pm

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"Damages" is widely used in legal and insurance documents, presenting a confusing situation to people outside the circle. It is in modern use, as a jargon, if I may say so.

Monkey June 15, 2009, 10:21pm

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As to the use of damage/damages, I agree with you. They are two different words, referring to different things though they are related, i.e. damages could well arise from damage incurred by a party.

Monkey June 10, 2009, 10:58pm

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If "mouse" is an acronym for "manually-operated user-select equipment," then "mouse devices" is not proper simply because that this phrase equals to "manually-operated user-select equipment DEVICES".

We do not say "ATM machines" since "ATM" stands for "automatic teller MACHINE".

Is that right?

Monkey November 24, 2007, 9:39am

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Thank you so much. It is really difficult for non native speakers to sense such subtle difference as you pointed out. Thanks again! :)

Monkey October 29, 2007, 8:05am

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Is "jargon" a uncountable noun? I was taught that "jargon" is and was corrected in this usage by my English teacher. Since this site is where English usages are scrutinized, I am just puzzled and raise my question. I am not being picky...I really want to know the answer from native speakers.

Thank you all!

Monkey October 27, 2007, 10:39am

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