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Profile: NKM
User Name: NKM
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Occupation: Retired computer programmer; musician
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Topic: Pronunciation of "where"
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:27:31 PM

Some of use are careful most of the time, and some of us are careful some of the time, but nobody's careful all of the time.

Topic: Not
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:18:32 PM
Nowadays even "academic" writing can encompass a considerable range of formality. It doesn't have to be as stodgy as it used to be.

The "rules" depend upon what audience is intended.

Topic: Pop
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:15:17 PM
Basically, "pop" is short for "popular".

The "pop industry" can be thought of as encompassing various genres of "popular" music, as well as other activities and aspects of modern culture, which are supported by considerable industrial underpinnings and some very large and lucrative market segments.

Topic: In that video, he changes his facial expression while he describes....
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:52:18 PM
Although "while he is saying" might feel a bit more immediate than "while he says", I doubt that anyone hearing it would notice the difference.

Topic: It gets like
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:43:07 PM
Sounds rather like my house!

Topic: Should "would" be used instead?
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:45:33 PM

The future tense is perfectly valid for this kind of construction.

(In the past, people were talking about the future — and it's still in the future.)

Topic: Upon finding his precious sneakers
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:42:36 PM
Grammatically correct, yes — but a bit choppy.

Topic: Pronunciation of "where"
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:38:27 PM
The "h" sound tends to get lost when people don't bother to pronounce the words carefully.

Many people don't even seem to hear the difference between "where" and "wear" (or even "ware").

Topic: Should "he" be capitalised?
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:01 PM
It looks like a quote to me, so I'd capitalize it.

Topic: 'past' Vs. 'passed'
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:24:50 PM
It's not just about time, but about space as well, in which case it essentially means "beyond".

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