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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.

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In standard English, only advice can be used as a noun. When someone spells the noun as advise, I rather think it is a mere typing mistake, and that he would really pronounce it like advice, not like …
answered Apr 13 '14 by Cerberus
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Running implies a kind of specific activity. Pumps can be running when they're pumping, or your computer can be running when it's generating CPU cycles of something. When something is on, it simply m …
answered Apr 19 '13 by Cerberus
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Normally, in English, a double negation results in no negation at all: both negatives cancel each other out (it isn't not red = it is red). In very informal or dialectical English, however, a double n …
answered Jul 25 '13 by Cerberus