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Use of “the” in Indian English

The word "the" in Indian English seems to have a different function than in American English, and I'd like to understand it better. The first sentence of this article demonstrates what I mean: ...
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Reduced precision has an effect on results, but does not negate them

I am writing a technical research article. I have an experiment where precision can be easily determined (bid-ask spreads for the economists). Calculating some formula twice based on the precise ...
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Describing the type of family a person belongs to

Okay, trying to come at this from a different angle... I need a more concise way to say "Families for which you are a child and therefore show your siblings and parents" – something that would be ...
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The right, concise way to indicate current enrollment in multiple specific master's degree programs

EDIT: I originally titled this "Master of Architecture student" or "Master of Architecture candidate"? My apologies if the question was unclear, I couldn't think of a better title at the time, I hope ...
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How to concisely put that two methods identify shared yet different results

What's a very concise, pithy but formal way (register is scientific English) to say that two methods identify the same set of factors involved in a process but that one method identifies more factors ...
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Programming concision: “To replace the use of deprecated methods, for more up-do-date methods”

I was refactoring some old code and a lot of it used deprecated methods which had to be re-written to use more appropriate non-deprecated methods. When writing a changelog, it felt awkward writing ...
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“The supervisors can better monitor employees” vs. “supervisors can improve the monitoring of employees”

Can we say "the supervisors can better monitor employees" rather than the mouthful that is "supervisors can improve the monitoring of employees"?
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How would you concisely express 'the range of dates in which something is expected to happen'?

I need a conside expression for "the range of dates in which someone expects something might happen". For instance, I called John to ask him for a more precise period in which he estimated he ...