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Topic: More Word Hub problems ...
Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:47:07 PM
more legitimate words refused by word hub ...

pensum
statim
cueball
graves (not as an adjective, but as a noun. plural should be legit!)
Topic: More Word Hub problems ...
Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 4:18:18 PM
word hub refuses "scales" "sense" "senses" "freon" ...
Topic: Word Hub in limbo?
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:23:47 AM

has anyone had problems with Word Hub recently? When I click to get to my games, I am taken to a page advertising google ads.
I have tried contacting word hub and the free dictionary "help" line, no reply from either.
Any help will be appreciated!
Topic: I'm going to push the bridge down.
Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 11:58:12 AM
He ran to the bridge and kicked it.
You can only kick with your foot, so used his foot to kick it is redundant.
Topic: He has no fever but still cought.
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 9:59:19 PM
he has no fever but still coughs
Topic: What do we call this symbol @?
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 9:23:14 AM
Actually, the correct name is "ampersand".
Topic: the Ontario Lake
Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 8:31:54 AM
The Toronto Music Garden and Lake Ontario.
Take it from someone who's lived here (Canada) all her life.
Topic: I saved up for it / strike it rich?
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:18:10 AM
The expression "strike it rich" means coming into money quickly (sometimes unexpectedly). The piggy bank has nothing to do with it.
In this picture, the piggy bank represents saving money. The piggy bank (a figurine, with a slot on top and an opening on the "pig's" belly is used by children to save loose change).
I saved up for it - i.e. Judy put her money away (perhaps in a piggy bank?) until she had enough to buy her sound system.
Topic: Can you recommend (to) me a good karate teacher?
Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:35:49 AM
Only #1 seems idiomatic to me. #2 is redundant (you would say, though "Can you recommend a good teacher to my friend")

#3 may be correct, but not idiomatic English

#4 is wrong (cf. #1)
Topic: change or changing
Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 9:44:21 AM
You are right. The coach open to what? Changing the team's style.
However, one says "The coach is open to change." No complement: This simply describes his or her general attitude.

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