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The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.

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There's nothing at all unusual about putting up an [adjective] performance. From Google Books... put up a great performance (256 results) put up a strong performance (391 results) put up a p …
answered Apr 27 '16 by FumbleFingers
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As @snailboat comments, OP is mishearing you're better off... (contracted form of you are better off). Note that the speaker happens to use present tense here. But he could just as naturally use futu …
answered May 17 '13 by FumbleFingers
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You can't easily establish how the year component of C21 dates is spoken by searching online, because hardly anyone would actually write, say, two thousand [and] sixteen or twenty sixteen. Note also t …
answered Apr 11 '17 by FumbleFingers
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Grammatically, there's no reason why OP's usage should be any different with other time-frames for which it's easier to find examples. Replacing year with minute, results from Google Books show that n …
answered Sep 10 '13 by FumbleFingers
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Informally, you can have a shunt or (esp. UK, prang), but those nouns are usually only used of relatively minor collisions (not fatal accidents). The "idiomatic" versions of OP's suggested verbs (wher …
answered Jul 6 '14 by FumbleFingers
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In informal contexts, I'd be likely to reply with... "Ditto!" or perhaps "Same here!" But in formal contexts, I might say... "The pleasure was all mine" ...which is a long-establishe …
answered Jan 4 '15 by FumbleFingers
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I assume OP's precise context requires a word to fill the blank... I'd like you to read my essay. I know it's long, but please ____, because it's worthwhile. I personally don't think be patient …
answered Apr 20 '16 by FumbleFingers