“Troublesome” vs. “annoying” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 8 years ago. Improve this question What is the difference between “troublesome” and “annoying”, especially when used to describe a person? Answer To call someone … Read more

History of the words “conservative” and “liberal”

I’m curious in the history of political parties of the USA. Initially in 1861 Abraham Lincoln was the first President to represent the Republican party which has always been stated as conservative, yet their parties’ policies seem very liberal in the modern usage of the word. Also the Democrats had mainly represented the south which … Read more

Words or phrases to describe how street beggars typically look?

I’m writing a scene in which I wish to describe a typical street beggar – his way of dressing in particular. Check for example such a dude as the one below I could use descriptions such as: snobbish, dirty, bizarre, rugged, barbaric, etc but feel those are not adequate to building a picture of a … Read more

Antecedent of “naked” in “I would like to paint a picture of you naked”

You’re such a pretty person, I would like to paint a picture of you naked. Does this mean “you’ll undress while I get my brushes”, or does it mean “strike a pose while I take my clothes off”? Answer The intent of the speaker is perfectly clear: it is the subject that is expected to … Read more

What’s the proper way: Forever Lucky, or Lucky Forever? [closed]

Closed. This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Add details and clarify the problem by editing this post. Closed 7 years ago. Improve this question The title says it all, what’s the proper way to say it? Also, could you please explain me the why … Read more

Usage of “back” as a verb. Can we use “We will back soon”? [closed]

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Which one is right: “there are a lot of content” or “there is a lot of content”? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 1 year ago. Improve this question Which one is right? There are a lot of content. There is a lot of content. A friend of … Read more

an olive is ‘pitted’: adjective or verb? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 9 months ago. Improve this question ‘pitted olives’, peeled carrots’, ‘cobbed corn’ I mean, at first glance they’re of course adjectives followed by nouns; but … Read more