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  1. kfredson

    Simplistic

    I am increasingly finding the word "simplistic" being used as a synonym for "simple" or "easy to use." Today, for example, I saw the following in a major computer supplier's website: The **** presentation remote features a simplistic button layout, making it easy to give presentations. Is this...
  2. kfredson

    [Grammar] comma before "and"

    I see that there is occasional disagreement here over the use of a comma before "and," "but," etc. Take, for example, the following sentence: By2030, for example, 80 per cent of buildings here will be energy efficient, and energy consumption will be cut by one third. I would consider a comma...
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    [Grammar] If I was...

    "If I was home yesterday when you called, then I must not have heard the knock on the door." This is an appropriate use of "If I was..." But is it incorrect to use it in the following way: "If I was worried about what people thought about me I'd never get anything done." Is it always mandatory...
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