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for questions specifically related to the English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.

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I ran into the expression 'That's final' in a piece of American English text. a) Is it used in Britain too? b) Has it an arrogant or authoritarian connotation?
asked Jul 26 '14 by Brice C.
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“His father had always been an urban dweller(…) nipping through the streets by taxi(…)” The Oxford Dictionary mentions “dash” as a possible synonym (among many different meanings). Does “nipping” st …
asked Sep 29 '14 by Brice C.
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I have run into an intransitive form of “to take” that is not documented in any of these sources: Oxford Dictionary, Webster Collegiate, www.linguee.fr : At this point she was persuaded that what …
asked Sep 15 '14 by Brice C.