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Hey. should attributive adjectives (e.g. legal, clean) be connected to article after the {{grammar context}} explanation is added? Minorax (talk) 16:34, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Could you rephrase or give me an example?--Brett (talk) 17:54, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
For example
{{old}} When you language with someone ...
"old, no longer used" is linked to old
{{usually passive}} If something is pictured, it is shown in a picture.
"usually passive" is linked to passive
{{attrib}} A clean piece of paper ...
So where should "usually before a noun" be linked to? Minorax (talk) 04:47, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

I see. Link to attributive.--Brett (talk) 10:54, 16 March 2020 (UTC)


Hello Brett. Can you expand/fix this page? Thank you. --Minorax (talk) 11:00, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

done--Brett (talk) 18:34, 4 June 2020 (UTC)


Hi, please deal with this vandal if you are online. Thanks! Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 21:07, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi,please tell this person to stop typing emojis.user: Linxi 1234 (talk) 05:48, 25 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi,Brett I would like to know how to make a link . Linxi 1234 (talk) 07:44, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

That depends on what kind of editor you're using and what kind of linke you want to make. The simple answer is, click the link icon. For more details: (talk) 14:28, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Do you need to copy and paste the URL? Linxi 1234 (talk) 02:26, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

I tried one to make a link .but it's a bit confusing. Linxi 1234 (talk) 02:27, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

What are you trying to link to and do you edit the source or do you use the visual editor?--Brett (talk) 12:22, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

I tried to make a link on my user page.Then I deleted it. Linxi 1234 (talk) 05:44, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

How do you become an admin?I really want to be one. Linxi 1234 (talk) 06:22, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

I just have no idea how people become Bureaucrats. Linxi 1234 (talk) 06:34, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

If you'd like to be an admin, the best thing to do is work very hard for months, learning how the wiktionary works, adding high-quality content, and making useful improvements. When people see that you are trustworthy and competent, somebody will nominate you or you can nominate yourself. Then there is a vote.--Brett (talk) 11:26, 25 July 2020 (UTC)

@koavf told me to ask you become an admin.I will follow your advice .But where do I start from? Linxi 1234 (talk) 00:55, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Sorry,Kaovf told me to ask you OR Minorax. Thanks! Linxi 1234 (talk) 00:56, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

How do you become a member of the small wiki monitoring team? Linxi 1234 (talk) 01:06, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

  1. Let's start with the basics. First, read. Look at a lot of dictionary entries. Look at how they are constructed. Look at how the exaplanations are worded. Look carefully at the formatting.
  2. Next, choose a word to create a new entry for by looking at the red words in this list: Wiktionary:BNC_spoken_freq_01, commentary, for example.
  3. Reread othe entries that are grammatically and semantically similar to the word you've chosen, and then look at other dictionaries to see how they've explained it. Do not copy these dictionaries. Think about how you would explain it in the style of the Simple English Wiktionary.
  4. Create the entry with the correct formatting and a clear explanation. Do it as well as you can, but don't worry if it's not great to start with.
  5. Look at the COCA collocations for the word you've chosen to see what words often appear together with your word and choose some sentences that exemplify the word well. Edit those sentences to make them short and simple.
  6. Write a few of these each day.
  7. After a few months, when you've produced a good body of work, then start thinking about other stuff.
  8. Finally, please, ask for help when you need it, but do your own reading before asking. That is to say, use the other members here as resources to clear up things that were not clear in the reading, rather than as your first stop for information.--Brett (talk) 12:45, 26 July 2020 (UTC)


Hello. Hope you're doing well. Can you create a page for these entries: phonetic, clan and renaissance? Thanks in advance. --Minorax (talk) 12:35, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

Done. What was the occasion?--Brett (talk) 16:27, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Just had some problems in simplifying the explanation for these words. Minorax (talk) 16:47, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mail[change]

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At dawn, before dawn, go to school[change]

Are the nouns dawn, school countable here? The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language explains them as bare NPs with. It also explains them singular count counts, however, in this dictionary I saw that dawn is uncountable in the example "before dawn". Would you please shed some light on it? Saigudfin (talk) 04:55, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

Although nouns such as noon, dawn, sunset, morning, etc. can be counted (two mornings ago), they're not typically treated as countable nouns (e.g., it's noon; evening came and went). As for school, when we refer to the building, it is typically countable, while the social institution is uncountable. So, we have both I'm at the school, which means I'm at the building but not engaged in learning (maybe I'm picking up a child), and I'm at school, which means I'm engaged in the institution of school, whether I'm physically located in the building or not. We have similiar uses with work, hospital, synagogue, etc.--Brett (talk) 11:40, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

The edit I made that was reverted[change]

Hello! I’m Shift674. I noticed one of my edits was reverted on the word terminal, so I hope not to make a mistake like that again. I’m sort of confused though, as I removed only red links. Is there a rule for something like this? Thanks! Shift674 (talk) 14:26, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi, @Shift674:. Thanks for the good faith edit! It was undone, rather than reverted. The red links are there for future words. Instead of unlinking them, you can add the word by clicking on it. Or you can just leave them as they are.--Brett (talk) 16:58, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! Shift674 (talk) 21:55, 17 December 2020 (UTC)