J.R.

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"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so." (Sherlock Holmes)

I sometimes enjoy embedding puns and subtle self-references into many of my answers and comments.

Remember, context is everything.


Never make the mistake of thinking that a tiny preposition has only one meaning.

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revised Largest Asian Population Of Any City
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comment Can question limit be removed in the beginning
Necessary? Of course not. Then again, can't you see how a limit like that might prompt someone to be a little careful about what questions get asked, and not treat a Stack Exchange like a bottomless pool of help for any ol' question that pops into somebody's head? It seems like that extra bit of caution might be a good thing; too many questions from the same person in a short time span can get rather old.
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comment Attempt or try? Which word
@MaulikV - Actually, I think there's some truth to this answer. A better way to say it might be that "try" is more commonly used in informal speech, while "attempt" has a more formal ring to it.
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answered How do I distinguish between "more" and "further"?
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revised How do I distinguish between "more" and "further"?
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comment What does further education mean?
I am wondering where you found this phrase. (Obviously, you've seen or heard it somewhere; why not add that information to your question?)
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comment make that something -- meaning?
That's what I thought, but I thought it might be worth explaining that to the learner, too. Thanks :-)
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comment make that something -- meaning?
What does he say beforehand? In the context of a quote, "make that a _____" means, roughly, "let me change what I just said a moment ago." M-W has this example: I'd like a hamburger. No, wait — make that a cheeseburger. (Def. 5)
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comment make that something -- meaning?
What does that last example mean? Why is the customer adding $4 to the bill?
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comment Word for "the people who lose in a battlefield"?
I think this word would work better for battlefield equipment than for the soldiers themselves.
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revised Word for "the people who lose in a battlefield"?
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comment loose, untaxed cigarettes -- what does "loose" mean in this context?
It is as @Stoney says. Definition 2 in Macmillan, or Definition 4 in Collins.
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awarded Enlightened
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comment Why ONLY some questions asking lyrics meaning are off topic and not all?
You did a good job noticing how the O.P. was trying to learn more about the I am he construction. That said, CarSmacks "common mistake" was quite understandable in this case, given that the title of the question reads: The meaning of the quote: “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together”. That leads to another side lesson: if you're going to ask about song lyrics, don't make the "common mistake" of entitling your question so that it looks like a query about lyric meaning – use a title that shifts focus away from song interpretation and squarely on an English issue.
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answered "it is good" and "that is good"
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comment "it is good" and "that is good"
It would be good to have a little more context....
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revised Why ONLY some questions asking lyrics meaning are off topic and not all?
Removed individual names. This is a community issue.
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revised Usage of to and for
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revised Question about lyrics meaning
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revised Would you please help me to understand the following lyrics?
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