Nouns are words that refer to an entity, quality, state, action, or concept.

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Punctuation help

I need help with the correct punctuation for the following: Every empty box symbolizes a child's wish unanswered, and a dream unfulfilled. I think the construction of the sentence is more ...
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“Intense stress” vs. “high stress”

Capable of performing under intense stress without compromising quality of service. Capable of performing under high stress without compromising quality of service. Which is best suited ...
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Word that covers the following: A single episode of a series, a single movie (in a series of movies or not), an audio track (on an album or not)

As described in the title, I'm searching for a word that covers all this different meanings. All of these meanings are in the field media but that didn't help me finding a word. One first guess of a ...
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“Having to” usage

I am confused in the usage of "having to" in a sentence, mentioned below. Which one is correct/appropriate? The trouble is having to backup … or The trouble is in having to backup ...
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“Disclaimer” vs. “disclosure”

What is the difference between disclaimer and disclosure, and when is it appropriate to use each? Often I see (especially on answers on SE) comments like: "Disclaimer: I work for company that makes ...
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What is the difference between “Distribution Worker” and “Distributing Worker”?

I cannot differentiate when I should use a noun like "distribution" as an adjective to another noun, or when should I use an "-ing" participle as an adjective. Could you please clarify the differences ...
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Is there a useful set of mass-produced flash cards for learning uncommon concrete nouns?

The number of things that have English words that denote them surprises me. I'd like to learn some of those words. However, the lexicons of most English vocabulary-builders comprise few concrete ...
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How to describe humanities students in one word

In several languages, there is a specific, usually rather derogatory word for students of the humanities. Would it be necessary to stick to 'arts students' or 'humanities students' to point out these ...
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Irregular Plural with Plural Form

A couple weeks ago I was looking up a word in a dictionary at work when I found the word "deers" as the plural of deer. I thought it was weird/a misprint since the dictionary is kind of old, but it ...