Search type Search syntax
Tags [tag]
Exact "words here"
Author user:1234
user:me (yours)
Score score:3 (3+)
score:0 (none)
Answers answers:3 (3+)
answers:0 (none)
isaccepted:yes
hasaccepted:no
inquestion:1234
Views views:250
Sections title:apples
body:"apples oranges"
URL url:"*.example.com"
Favorites infavorites:mine
infavorites:1234
Status closed:yes
duplicate:no
migrated:no
wiki:no
Types is:question
is:answer
Exclude -[tag]
-apples
For more details on advanced search visit our help page
Results tagged with Search options user 2823

This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about the meaning or correctness of a word in a sentence. Give as much context as possible.

1
vote
You've gotten an answer to the part about "Her face is triangle/ular", so let me address another of your sentences: *Her face shape is triangle. This sentence is also incorrect. Native speakers …
answered Dec 15 '15 by zwol
3
votes
The default is for "[God] bless X" to be a positive expression. There are particular ways to use it that are very often meant negatively. The most famous one is "Bless [his/her] heart", which sounds …
answered Oct 22 '15 by zwol
4
votes
Explosion sound and explosion noise both sound wrong to my native-speaker ear. I would only ever say "I heard an explosion" or "I heard the [sound/noise] of an explosion". I can't quite figure out w …
answered Oct 3 '16 by zwol
1
vote
In "Standard" English, "I wish it be Christmas every day" is considered ill-formed. It might be well-formed in AAVE, which has a distinctly different set of rules for be, but I do not know for sure, a …
answered Oct 19 '15 by zwol
1
vote
In my experience, when someone says they have won, finished, beaten or completed a video game, this means that they got to at least one of the possible endings that are considered "winning." (Some ga …
answered Jul 14 '16 by zwol
3
votes
At risk is a prepositional phrase, in which risk is a figurative location. You are at risk when you are in a continual state of risking some sort of harm. (English likes to conceptualize abstract st …
answered Sep 15 '14 by zwol