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usage of the verb to bridge in “Bridging someone to something”

My friend suggested a tag line for our project: "Bridging you to your dream higher education online" and I have doubts that "bridging you to smth." is a proper word usage. I've never heard this ...
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Single vs double quotation marks for nickname?

I am trying to conform to the British practice (specifically Oxford Style Guide) and I am a little confused which to use to mark a nickname: Andrew 'Andy' Johnson Andrew "Andy" Johnson I know ...
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Your vs yours - is there a rule?

English is not my first language so maybe this is the reason for this question - is there a formal rule whether to say 'your' or 'yours': This is your hat. but The hat is yours (not 'your')
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Simple past or present perfect when describing a series of recent actions

I, as an American, would opt for the simple past rather than the present perfect in the following sentence: Today she has gone to a class, and after that she has been shopping. Is this sentence ...
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Got started or started

I am a learner of the English language. I have written two sentences, please give your two minutes and let me know, which one is correct? In the below sentences an action was started by my dog, for an ...
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When did American English diverge from British English in the use of “first floor?”

Modern usage has "first floor" mean two different things in American and British English. I understand that distinction. I want to know when that distinction started occuring in America?