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now”? Answer » A. A good dictionary will tell you that it’s “checkout” (one word) as a noun (often...seller” and “best-selling” per the dictionary spelling (over AP style of one word, no hyphen, for both...-seller list (with hyphens)—were the only options listed in that dictionary. The spelling bestseller...

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, you can be fairly certain that there is no significant preference. But a dictionary will tell you...matter of the dictionary (or its Help page online) gives this explanation of how to read entries: When a...

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first printing of the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (2003, p. 507) included...entries for “fund-raiser” and “fund-raising”: The free dictionary at Merriam-Webster.com (the larger...

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understand the new meaning and begin to use it that way. In time, dictionaries record the new... dictionary, and your Japanese colleague would turn out to have her finger on the pulse of “natural” English....

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Dictionary. A. That usage is fine. And isn’t Advanced an adjective made out of a verb? It’s good to be suspicious of rules that prohibit common usage....

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it say log in as two words rather than login? A. The verb is log in; log-in or login is the noun. You can confirm this in a dictionary....

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—even your go-to style guide and dictionary, supplemented by Google, may not provide a conclusive...Press hadn’t decided to throw out their dictionaries. Nor had we made a unilateral decision to wrest the...edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary was first published, in 2003, this is what the...

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, National Register of Historic Places. A. A dictionary is a great place to check a word meaning. According...

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according to the American Heritage Dictionary, the meaning of firstly is “In the first place; to...

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the early 1970s. A. This use of Ms. predates the 1970s by several decades. Please read your dictionary!...

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