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Topic: double consonant game.
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:45:42 PM
annular
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:36:06 PM
Krugerrand
Topic: Is the colon after "are" required?
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:09:33 PM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Is the colon after "are" required?


It is not absolutely necessary, but it makes the sentence much clearer. It shows that "Minister for..." is the beginning of a list.
Topic: Say It Differently Game
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 7:54:40 PM
Here the harvesting of Asparagus officinalis terminates on 24th June.


Zero is an even number.
Topic: relative clause
Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 7:41:55 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
She is one of the applicants who are proficient. - all the applicants are proficient.

If all the applicants are proficient, then "who are proficient" is a non-restrictive clause, so I would put a comma after "applicants".

Without a comma, "who are proficient" is restrictive, implying that some of the applicants are proficient, and she is one of those.

Drag0nspeaker wrote:
She is one of the applicants, who is proficient. - she is one of the applicants, and she is proficient (it doesn't say whether the others are proficient or not).

I am a little doubtful about this one. "Who" doesn't sound right to me here. I would say: "She is one of the applicants[,] and [she] is proficient".
Topic: OXYMORA
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:29:25 PM
The courts aim to protect individual rights against democratic hegemony (otherwise known as 'elective dictatorship').


HARSH COMPROMISE
Topic: double consonant game.
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:38:24 PM
soffit
Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:33:50 PM
goosebump
Topic: Say It Differently Game
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:55:56 PM
Pessimism prevailed on this occasion.


She is all right once you get to know her.
Topic: last week today
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 7:45:43 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
I have heard "this day last week", but normally, I think, people would just say "last Friday", "a week ago" or "a week ago today".

Yes. I have heard "today week", meaning "a week from today" (in the future), but it is unusual. I have never heard "last week today" or "today last week", and I agree that these are wrong. "This day last week" sounds OK.

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