Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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chad

Member Since

July 18, 2004

Total number of comments

14

Total number of votes received

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An unit

  • August 11, 2004, 12:31pm

I would choose "a unit". I was taught that it needed a vowel sound. 'U''s short sound is vowel like, but a long 'U' at the beginning of a word soulds like a 'y', usually not considered a vowel.

This is why most people say 'an hour' and "a usual day".

OK

  • July 29, 2004, 11:41pm

The wikipedia article on 'Okay', uses the straightdope.com as one of the sources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okay

Looking for a word

  • July 29, 2004, 11:38pm

A 'couch potato' is a term for a lathargic person who is not associated with any form of aerobic activity.

Computer Keyboard

  • July 22, 2004, 7:04pm

Wikipedia has some good--though lengthy--information on both topics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backtick

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde