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Topic: Balkanize
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:49:45 PM
I've looked at this word in several dictionaries and there seems to be about a fifty fifty split. Should you capitalize it any place it is in a sentence or only when it's the first word in a sentence? What does the group think, balkanize or Balkanize.
Topic: was or were?
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:11:46 PM
Which is correct.
If there was a cure for me it would have happened decades ago.
Or
It there were a cure for me it would have happened decades ago.
Topic: short u sound
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 3:34:09 PM
[quote=Drag0nspeaker]It's not just you. (What is your first language, by the way? Sometimes it helps in making examples.)

It is about 20% of Britons (mainly in the south-east of England).

I have had three people remark to me (and I've heard from others) that some English people pronounce 'angry' and 'hungry' the same.

My accent is different. The Northern English pronounce 'u' as 'u', as in "Umberto" in Italian. We may omit the 'h', but "angry" and "'ungry" do not both sound like "əngry" in any accent north of Watford or west of Berkshire/Oxfordshire.
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My first language is English. Grew up in Kansas, USA.
Topic: short u sound
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:29:49 AM
Is it just me or does the short u sound sound just like a schwa?
Topic: who or whom
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:13:33 PM
Since for is a preposition the correct choice is for whom?
Topic: Adverb
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:44:59 PM
Could someone give me an example sentence where dancing is used as an adverb?
Topic: Adverb
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:04:24 AM
In this sentence is dancing an adverb?
He is dancing up a storm.
Topic: who or whom
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:47:34 AM
Which is correct
You will be able to tell which book is for whom.
You will be able to tell which book is for who.
Topic: were or was
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:01:39 PM
From an article I just read.

The Netherlands has the second best-ranking economy in the index behind New Zealand. It also comes in second, behind Switzerland, for access to and quality of education.
Topic: were or was
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:01:34 AM
I just read this in a news article "The Netherlands were invaded" although Netherlands ends in a "s" isn't it a collective singular? Shouldn't it be "The Netherlands was invaded"

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