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Joined: October 27, 2007
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November 27, 2007
I have a question. Should it be "next stop" or "THE next stop"?
July 23, 2009, 10:43am
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 ...
Cf2:a page titled "how to save money: insurances" at the Website of Guardian:http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/jun/14/ins...
June 15, 2009, 10:26pm
"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.
June 15, 2009, 10:21pm
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.
June 10, 2009, 10:58pm
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?
November 24, 2007, 9:39am
Thank you so much. It is really difficult for non native speakers to sense such subtle difference as you pointed out. Thanks again! :)
October 29, 2007, 8:05am
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!
October 27, 2007, 10:39am
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