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

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

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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clare.kelley

Member Since

November 9, 2006

Total number of comments

3

Total number of votes received

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An unforecasted dilemma

  • January 23, 2007, 9:49am

Nope, doesn't count for Scrabble, despite the validity, it has to actually be listed in the dictionary, and the official Scrabble dictionary, sadly, is the wholly lacking Merriam-Webster's.

Exact same

  • December 18, 2006, 11:00am

I'd say it's not necessarily grammatical, but as a well-established idiom, you don't sacrifice clarity by using it. It's similar to the expression "full well", as in "he knew full well that writing 'eaxct same' was ungrammatical, but his point was still made.

injecting swear words

  • November 9, 2006, 9:44am

Tmesis is part of a larger linguistic process known as infix. Infix simply involves adding a morpheme into the middle of a word to change its meaning, tmesis involves adding a morpheme with semantic significance of its own (i.e. a word).