What words and phrases are automatically replaced in new WikiAnswers questions?
For example, if you ask "When did WW2 start?" it will automatically convert your question to "When did World War 2 start?" and you'll get bounced to the answer page.
If you ask "Where can you buy PVC valves in the U.S.A.?" it will convert your question to "Where can you buy PCV valves in the US?" and you can proceed to the second stage. You can then change your question back or reword it however you like.
Here is the current list of automatic changes we have in place:
- 4 cyl[space] becomes 4-cylinder[space]
- 4-cyl[space] becomes 4-cylinder[space]
- aboveground/ above ground
- above-ground pool becomes above ground swimming pool
- above-ground swimming becomes above ground swimming
- [space]America[space] becomes [space]the US[space]
- associate degree becomes associate's degree
- associates degree becomes associate's degree
- Associate Degree becomes associate's degree
- Associates Degree becomes associate's degree
- bachelor degree becomes bachelor's degree
- bachelors degree becomes bachelor's degree
- Bachelor Degree becomes bachelor's degree
- Bachelors Degree becomes bachelor's degree
- [space]CD[space] becomes [space]CD[space]
- [space]DVD[space] becomes [space]DVD[space]
- e-mail becomes email
- How to becomes How do you
- I am becomes you are
- I'm becomes you are
- I've becomes you have
- in-ground pool becomes inground swimming pool
- in-ground swimming becomes inground swimming
- on-line becomes online
- PVC valve becomes PCV valve
- pcv valve becomes PCV valve
- [space]pre cum[space] becomes [space]pre-cum[space]
- [space]precum[space] becomes [space]pre-cum[space]
- stratera becomes Strattera
- Stratera becomes Strattera
- straterra becomes Strattera
- Straterra becomes Strattera
- strattera becomes Strattera
- stratterra becomes Strattera
- Stratterra becomes Strattera
- USA becomes US
- United States of America becomes US
- United States becomes US
- united states becomes US
- US of A becomes US
- [space]usa[space] becomes [space]US[space]
- U.S. becomes US
- U.S.A. becomes US
- U.S.A becomes US
- V-6 becomes V6
- V-8 becomes V8
- [space]vcr[space] becomes [space]VCR[space]
- web site becomes website
- [space]wwe[space] becomes [space]WWE[space]
- What's becomes What is
- [space]u[space] becomes [space]you[space]
- [space]ur[space] becomes [space]your[space]
- WW 2 becomes World War 2
- WW II becomes World War 2
- WW Two becomes World War 2
- world war two becomes World War 2
- World War Two becomes World War 2
- world war II becomes World War 2
- World War II becomes World War 2
- the second world war becomes World War 2
- the Second World War becomes World War 2
- WW 1 becomes World War 1
- WW I becomes World War 1
- WW One becomes World War 1
- World War One becomes World War 1
- World War I becomes World War 1
- the first world war becomes World War 1
- You have becomes If you have
- Your[space] becomes What if your[space]
If you have suggestions for improving this list please post them on the discussion page, i.e. the blue "Discuss Question" button below.
Verb phrases are groups of words that work together to act as a single verb. A verb phrase consists of one or more helping or auxiliary verbs and a main verb. In questions and negative statements, verb phrases are divided, with auxiliary verbs separated from main verbs. Example: Do you like buttered popcorn? They are not going to the movie.
A verb phrase is not a question. Examples of verb phrases are: was running was always running should have been running A noun phrase is not a question. Examples of noun phrases are: some cookies some chocolate cookies some fresh baked chocolate cookies A prepositional phrase is not a question. Examples of prepositional phrases are: on the counter with my sister in the dark Note: Any type of sentence can contain a phrase, including an…
("of" is a preposition that forms modifying phrases) There are a lot of interesting answers on WikiAnswers. He was not sure of his options. He was born on the fourth of July. My wallet was on the top of the counter. Note : there is no such phrase as should of. This is the spoken contraction "should've", meaning "should have".
Not necessarily. Adverb phrases act as adverbs, but they do not have to begin with or even include adverbs. For example, the adverbs now or currently could be replaced by the prepositional phrase "at this time." Adverb phrases that include adverbs may include more than one adverb or adjective (e.g. almost as quickly, only recently, surprisingly well).
What do you do if you want to see a question on WikiAnswers.com but every time you type it in it takes you to Answers.com?
The reason this happens is that the search "All" choice is now the default search method on WikiAnswers and Answers.com. This method decides the best way to look up words, phrases or questions. Anyway, to answer your question: # Enter your question in the big Ask box at the top of the screen. # Change the default "All" button by clicking instead on the "Community Q&A" button in the top right corner. # Hit the…
What does asking a three-word question sometimes lead you to a 'Search results' page instead of normally submitting the question?
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Time phrases are phrases that indicate time: before noon, as a little girl, at the same time, after school, post war, and so on. They indicate time, but in English the correct verb tense must be used in conjunction with these phrases to clarify meaning. In some other languages, time phrases can replace verb tenses, but not in English.