Choosing the best phrase for a particular context or meaning.

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The expression “not that bad of a”

A friend used the expression "It wasn't that bad of an idea" in an essay. I think that it would be preferable to write, "It wasn't that bad an idea," but I can't explain why. Thoughts?
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how to say “etc” in a subject

I am translating some legal certificate and I need to indicate that a construction method and related factors are in accordance with a law. I am not sure what is the appropriate way to describe ...
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“Let alone” vs. “much less” when followed by a verb

If this is Kant's position, it is certainly difficult to make sense of, much less accept. — Kant's Ethics, ed. by Thomas Hill I tend to think that "much less", used in this sense, should be ...
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Which is preferred?

I am writing a novel and would like to know which is a better choice: He walks over to the member’s table Or He walks to the member’s table Thank you!