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2:43 AM
@Tsundoku In what language are you reading Beowulf?
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1:16 PM
Q: How do you paraphrase this sentence?

amangI am trying to understand the following sentence: These men are specifically listed in the history book not because of their messy family relationships but in spite of them. How do you differentiate "not because" with "in spite of" in the sentence?

2:06 PM
Q: What does "remote in scale" mean here?

Ahmed SamirLife and Letters of Charles Darwin, volume 2 includes the following letter from Darwin to Charles Lyell, written about a review of his new book: P.S.—I must tell you one little fact which has pleased me. You may remember that I adduce electrical organs of fish as one of the greatest difficulties...

2:34 PM
@Tsundoku I've undeleted four and edited in the info that the OP added in comments.
Nine (Quran) is potentially well answerable, there must be studies on how Islam has shaped the perception of the Arabic language.
Thirteen is another ID question, not that bad to deserve being deleted. The OP is still around too, might respond to comments/answers.
I agree with you on six and ten, they have the potential to give rise to interesting answers. I'm glad to be rid of seven, that became too political. Twelve is meh, even an answer from an author interview (if it exists) wouldn't be very reliable with this particular author.
But if we undelete anything, we should either feel ready to upvote or be able to edit and improve the question, otherwise it'll just get deleted again shortly.
2:57 PM
Q: The meaning of the sentence in Eudora Welty's story called "A visit of charity"

Marie MitI can't understand what the sentence "You never came and you never went" is related to. Does it clarify the previous utterance or is it a new thought which says that the person has never been anywhere? The source is Eudora Welty's story called "A visit of charity". Here is the context: "Hush!” sa...

3:22 PM
@Randal'Thor of that user's 5 posts, every single one has had typos, most of them with several egregious ones. I wish they'd use spellcheck...
Looks to me more like fat-fingering on a phone than having any problems with spelling.
Admittedly a spellchecker would resolve many typos as well as spelling mistakes, but it can also introduce problems of its own. As someone too proud to use a computer spellchecker, I can understand other people not doing so, even if the price is an occasional typo.
Best Q&A from April/May/June 2021 is open for nominations.
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7:01 PM
@b_jonas In modern English. I also have an edition of the Old English text, but my knowledge of Old English is almost nonexistent.
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8:01 PM
@Randal'Thor The spellchecker? Or are you thinking of autocorrect fails?
8:14 PM
Either/or. I don't let machines mess around with my spelling.
My computer spellchecker simply underlines words it doesn't like, and I decide whether those words merit attention or not
8:38 PM
I'm pretty sure he meant autocorrect.
@NapoleonWilson But there was no autocorrect to correct him.
That would be rather coquette anyway.
9:17 PM
Q: Syllable stress of plural form of begonias

user1261710I am currently studying syllable stress. When I look at the word begonia we can split it into 3 syllables with the stress on 'go'. E.g bih-gohn-yuh. However, the plural form of the word gives me 4 syllables: begonias with the 'go' still stressed. I feel like the nia should be stressed. What is th...

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11:24 PM
Q: "Anne of Avonlea": why painting building blue was considered inappropriate?

GreyCatReading "Anne of Avonlea", I see main characters encounter the problem when by accident the hall that they cared about so much was painted blue instead of green: "Haven't you heard?" said Jane wrathfully. "Well, its simply this. . .Joshua Pye has gone and painted the hall blue instead of green. ...


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