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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?

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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be on board a flight [on hold]

SITUATION: I almost cannot catch my flight for some delay in the traffic on the road, when I get to the gate to board on the plane, I saw people are sitting around the gate and waiting, but not ...
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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?