JLG

United States (Flyover Country)

Editor for 31 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications

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comment What is an appropriate one word replacement for the word "spam"?
You could also use "bombarded" or "barraged" in your sentence.
Feb
2
comment Is " Whom did you give the book? " ungrammatical?
One thing you state in your question is not exactly correct. "Him" is the indirect object of the sentence; "book" is the direct object. See this explanation: dailygrammar.com/Lesson-191-Indirect-Objects.htm
Jan
28
awarded Nice Answer
Dec
14
comment Word or expression meaning a demonstration taken place on Twitter
Could slacktivism suit your purposes? It doesn't have the connotation of a beginning or end, though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacktivism
Dec
9
comment What is a word that means pitches above (or below) the range of human perception?
Ultrasonic.
Nov
28
comment Can "information commons" be translated as information repository?
Besides your question about the definition of "information repository," I am not sure the original sentence is clearly stated. By the way it's worded, it is not clear what the "subsequent chapters" are about. I have a feeling the original sentence is poorly worded.
Nov
28
comment Semicolon usage: I've got the truck; now I need some muscle
Looks correct to me. You're joining two independent, closely related clauses. Here's a fun post on semicolon use: theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon
Nov
28
comment Alternative for huckster
Is this a British term? I'm in the U.S. and am unfamiliar with the word.
Nov
27
comment Do I need a comma before as in this sentence: does as start a nonrestrictive element?
I think that as starts a nonresrictive clause, but I believe it is misplaced. I would rework your sentence as such: The second part of my argument is that Avery, as an English naval captain, has a duty to focus solely on defeating the enemies of the King.
Nov
27
comment How does one pluralize a name that ends with a silent x?
Like in this article about a couple with the last name Robichaux: blog.al.com/wire/2011/12/mississippi_supreme_court_over.html
Nov
27
comment How does one pluralize a name that ends with a silent x?
I agree with Steven. I would pluralize it based on the spelling, which would be Robichauxes. (And I am not sure why the OP considers that awkward.)
Nov
27
comment How does one pluralize a name that ends with a silent x?
Per The Chicago Manual of Style Online: An apostrophe is never used to form the plural of family names. Write “the Wallaces,” “the Joneses,” the “Jordans,” etc. See paragraph 7.8 of the sixteenth edition of CMOS for the full statement of the applicable rule.
Nov
27
comment How does one pluralize a name that ends with a silent x?
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Nov
27
revised What's an introductory part of the title of an article/book called?
Added another supporting example
Nov
27
answered What's an introductory part of the title of an article/book called?
Nov
12
comment synonym for the word `nontechnical`
Please note this discussion of whether layman is gender-specific:english.stackexchange.com/questions/77401/…
Nov
9
revised Difference between 'infectious' and 'contagious'
Fixed typo
Sep
15
awarded Good Answer
Sep
14
revised Phrase for the construction "a, b, c, and d"
added 1 character in body
Sep
4
comment What's the meaning of the word "pastoral" in this context?
Since you requested it, *bucolic* is a synonym for pastoral.
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