Terminology, etiquette, and conventions used when doing business in English.

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What is the plural of Prius?

What would be the correct plural of Prius, and why? A Latin professor would say Prium’s the best...
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Why did ‘off-the-shelf' come to mean ‘in stock, ready-made, and easily available’?

I came across the word “off-the-shelf” in the following sentence of Time magazine’s article “The 50 Best Inventions of the Years (Nov.11 issue). He (inventor of the first synthetic cell) started with ...
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Which preposition to use in “communication [over, by, through, via, with] email”? [closed]

Which of these is most correct, and why? Our team kept in constant communication over email. Our team kept in constant communication by email. Our team kept in constant communication through email. ...
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Business model based on commission charging

I'd like to know the correct expression to point out the essence of this business model. I'm talking about web servers that gather users (offering and consuming services) and that charge them ...