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disturbance / passive or action

I just wrote this. "In addition,I have been learned concerning microbial toxins by Microbiology course. At the same time, Physiology and Biochemistry courses helped me to understand how toxins could ...
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designated / provided

I'm in doubt about using designated and provided correctly in this sentences.If you have some other words in your mind,please share it with me. "Courses like Toxicology and Animal Poisoning were ...
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What is wrong with these sentences? [duplicate]

I am new in this site : I faced problem to understand what is wrong with these sentences : (i) One must do what he thinks best. (ii) Can I leave the room now, Sir? I don't understand why first one ...
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What is the correct shortened form for “Goals of the Theses”

What is the correct shortening for "Goals of the Theses"? Theses Goals Theses' Goals I am confused, because Theses ends with an 's', but using the apostrophe makes it plural.
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What does this correction mark mean? (A vertical dash through a hyphen, along with vertical parentheses)

I spoke with a teacher about an essay I wrote recently. We talked through certain parts which couldn't be described by squiggles and dots in red ink. This helped me, but I'm having difficulty now with ...
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Idiom help: If beauty is her Yin, then intelligence is her Yang

I've always assumed that the phrase If X is her Yin, then Y is her Yang meant two positive traits, X and Y, that were not extensions of each other, but rather opposites that complemented each other. ...
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“And been” when “has” has been said in the sentence already?

I have the sentence "The role has gotten easier and easier to play, and been forced upon me more frequently than not." I was wondering if "and been" is correct to use in this case, or if "has" must be ...
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Which form is correct?

I found a sentence in a paper which I believe to be wrong, I have couple of questions: Is it wrong? If not, which one is the correct form? The sentence: ... these algorithms require successive ...
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Proper Use Of Word “Correction” In A Title

I am employing the word, correction, in the title of a section of writing—but concerned about its proper use. Here are a few examples of the title: Formal Correction To Smith's Conclusion Formal ...
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Have I corrected this sentence properly? [closed]

Could anyone clarify that I have corrected the following sentence properly? Original sentence: The day will kick off with a variety of stalls for everyone to enjoy from 10am-12pm including cakes, ...
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Bookshop or Book Shop? [closed]

i am confused about the word. please tell me which one is correct Bookshop or book shop?
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judging the intended meaning of the two sentences below

james is max's supposedly Irish ancestor. james is max's supposed Irish ancestor. what can we interpret from these? which is the correct one? I understand that "supposedly" modifies the adjective ...
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why is the first sentence wrong out of the two given below?

*Her company is outperforming those of her competitors. *Her company is outperforming the companies of her competitors. The question is from a Manhattan GMAT book. It says there is lack of number ...
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why is the pronoun “it” wrong in the below given sentence?

Although the term "supercomputer" may sound fanciful or exaggerated, it is simply an extremely fast mainframe that can execute trillions of calculations every second. what is the antecedent? why is ...
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is there anything wrong with “we have succeeded due to the fact that we work hard”? [duplicate]

the Manhattan GMAT book of sentence correction says that it is wrong but it doesn't mention any reason whatsoever. I cannot figure. please help.
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What’s wrong with “After roasting the deer, the hunter extinguished the fire and then searched for a tree to hang it from”?

A question from my GMAT class, which I was told is wrong and it was left for me to figure it out. After roasting the deer, the hunter extinguished the fire and then searched for a tree to hang it ...
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What are the correct form of the following 2 expressions

I am working on a simple application which predicts you the wake up time if you go to bed at the moment. In example: if you go to bed at 12am and set your alarm, you should set your alarm to 8am. Is ...
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How to correctly say that I will get graduated? [closed]

I'm going to "get graduated" at second quarter of 2014, and I need to write an e-mail saying this, but I don't know the "correct" way to write that "I will get graduated" this sounds pretty weird to ...
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“This box of matches is empty”

There are several Japanese books teaching Japanese students how to write in English. I found this example in 『英作文参考書の誤りを正す』 (Correcting Errors in English Composition Manuals) by Michio Kawakami and ...
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Touch vs Tap (button)

Computer applications sometimes instruct the user to click a button to reach a desired action. What would be the correct replacement for click in the context of smartphones (smart phones?) and ...
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Equal, is equal to, equals, are equal to

Which is correct? Given 240 kph (240 kilometres per hour) = 149 mph (149 miles per hour) How does one say this? -240 kph equal 149 mph. -240 kph equals 149 mph. -240 kph is equal to 149 mph. ...
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Correct word for Unsubmitted?

Looking for a correct word instead of Unsubmitted referring to Orders that have not been submitted yet. Unsubmitted seems incorrect since it has not been submitted yet giving the misleading notion it ...
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Comma after the noun of the Oxford comma?

In a sentence like: Next to apple, pears, and bananas, a lot of other fruit exists. Is the comma after bananas needed, allowed, or forbidden? And why? Is the same true for descriptions with ...
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Analysis of Cost Efficiency - Economics of?

I'm in search for a title that says: You can exspect to read about how economic efficient different things are when compared against each other. As I need a noun, grabing the word economical and ...
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might find or might have found

Under which grammatical rule does this fall? Which is grammatically correct: (1) A teacher might find it difficult to explain a lecture in the past. OR (2) A teacher might have found it difficult ...
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Rephrase the question about history? [closed]

Here is what i want to ask - if you are given a chance to meet and talk to a person from history, who that would be? This above phrase doesn't sound good when asked as a question. Please ...
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Which is correct placing of 'just' and 'by'

Which of the following sentences are right:- A) One doesn't become cool just by playing football. OR B) One doesn't become cool by just playing football. sense of the sentence:- the sentence ...
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How to say something like “A is x times as much likely …”? [duplicate]

How to accurately, unambiguously and concisely say something in the following cases: case 1. "The predictor is significant, with 1.5615 times as much likely to get higher scores when it is true." ...
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Is this usage correct? “Please get your parents to come tonight”

Are all of these correct? Please get your parents to come tonight. Please have your parents to come tonight. Please ask your parents to come tonight. And which is most suitable to sound more ...
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Is this Quote grammatically correct?Own Lines [closed]

I posted a Quote on a social networking website : It's GOOD to post famous and touching Quotes on FACEBOOK. But "UNDERSTANDING" it and then clicking ' LIKE ' ; is even GREAT. One of my ...
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Is it correct to use “My minor endeavours”

Would it be correct to use "My minor endeavors" in this sentence: "My minor endeavors through my high school kept up my curiosity in computers". If not please suggest an alternative and it would be ...
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Technical writing sentence correction/suggestion [closed]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? What could be an appropriate form to imply the similar meaning in technical writing? Use one of the following relations depending on whether X is ...
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Is “He picked up a quarrel” correct?

Is this sentence grammatically correct? He picked up a quarrel.
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Me too or I as well [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it correct to use “me too” and “I too”? Which one is correct to use Me too or I as well? For example - Suppose my friend says I want to go ...
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Avoid using 'at' twice while addressing subset programs/centers

I was wondering if there is a better way of saying the following sentence: I received the ABC scholarship at the PQR center at the University of Education. I have seen this in many places, but I ...
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Using apostrophe s before gerunds (nouns ending in `-ing`)

I understanding that the following sentence is reasonably good for expressing the given idea. (1.) This method is likely to be biased since this requires participants to bring their own laptops. ...
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Is this sentence correct both grammatically and meaningwise? - “He has started feeling the heat of the chill”

He has started feeling the heat of the chill. Is the above sentence correct grammatically and does it make some sense? We know that the word "heat" can be used in the following ways - "..... in ...
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“(it) is necessary”?

Which one is correct: To perform a task is necessary to do some things. or To perform a task it is necessary to do some things.
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“Wonder if won't”

I wonder if Diaz won't be scared of the KO power The quote is about Diaz fight with Daily. Daily has a big KO power, so the person is not sure if Diaz won't be scared of it and choose not to ...
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Instruments (tools) used by a thief

What is a good term for instruments (tools) a thief uses? Thief tools Thief stuff Thief gear Something else?
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Who/What decides if a word is “proper” English?

I was taught since kindergarten that "ain't" isn't a proper English word. I was wondering, who determines which words are acceptable and which words are not? Do words ever go from "improper" to ...
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“Try and produce best output” versus “try and produce the best output”

I've heard people say both. Which is the right one?