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Is it correct to sat [closed]

is it correct to say that "John will be welcoming you all night for dinner and party"
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3answers
158 views

When someone says, “I do not feel that good”, what does that mean?

I have heard it many times in movies and shows. I think it means "I do not feel very good" or "I do not feel as good as you think", but why do we use "that" here, and is it correct?
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49 views

Valid to use “more conceptually” at the beginning of a sentence?

Suppose I have the following two sentences... The equation can be expressed in terms of the (insert complex but slightly conceptual gibberish here). More conceptually, the heavy cow moves slower ...
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4answers
195 views

Usage of the word “ascetic”

Is the sentence "You have to be ascetic about eating junk food" correct? Ascetic: Practicing severe self-denial
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2answers
141 views

Which is more grammatically correct - “performance in” or “performance on”?

Which of the following is more grammatically correct? a. John's performance on the test shocked the teacher. (or) b. John's performance in the test shocked the teacher.
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1answer
32 views

Is it right to say that “they have their utopia starting when they see a plate of food and water” [closed]

I have to do a presentation about a third world country next week and I started writing down what I am going to say and I am stuck in the introduction! I am speaking Greek and this phrase make sense ...
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1answer
151 views

Can we use **In which** or/and **By which** at the beginning of the sentence

I am wondering if it is accepted to use In which or/and By which or any other similar phrase at the beginning of the sentence and then use a comma. For example: ""Thus, only the hardware-based ...
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3answers
232 views

How to say in a formal way that a car outside of the building is ready?

At work today I wanted to tell our guests that a car was waiting for them. Is there a formal way to say that? Are "The car is waiting for you" and "The car is ready" correct?
3
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5answers
428 views

What does “What use is X” mean?

I've come across this construct on Stack Overflow, in the title of the question "What use is lambda in PHP?" To me this was an error, so I edited the question changing the title to "What is lambda ...
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1answer
132 views

Is “With the Wish of Wellness” grammatical?

Recently one of my friends who is not a native English speaker sent me a mail. In the last phrase he used a harmonic but strange structure instead of the usual phrases like "Best Regards", "Best ...
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3answers
2k views

How does one mention “first class honors” and GPA correctly on a résumé?

On my résumé, I have the following: -----Bachelor of ABC, Institute of XYZ, Country----- "first class honors" and GPA I can't construct this line in a way that sounds completely ...
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5answers
197 views

“The fact” vs. “The fact that” [closed]

Can you use the phrase ”the fact” without “that”? Consider the two sentences: The fact that it’s Sunday means that I can sleep all day. The fact it’s Sunday means that I can sleep all day. ...
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3answers
23k views

Is “please find enclosed the attachment” grammatical? [closed]

In my office everyone uses "Please find enclosed the attachment" in emails. I can't digest the "the" between "enclosed" and "attachment". Is the sentence grammatical?
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2answers
396 views

To work under the advisory of?

I want to describe my current research-assistant position saying that "I work under the advisory of John Green". Is this the correct way of saying that my advisor is John Green? If not, what is the ...
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3answers
195 views

What’s wrong with this “As a” sentence?

I frequently see statements in the form of this one: As a skilled computer programmer, this new language is crap. I think that’s ungrammatical, but can’t explain why. I think it’s because the ...
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2answers
275 views

To “make” a draw

I often hear professional chess players use the phrase "to make a draw" where I would simply use "to draw" or replace "to make" with "to bring about" (or any of its synonyms) if we really had to use ...
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2answers
168 views

Absolute phrase without a participle? Or something else?

I'm trying to learn how to break apart sentences and understand each part's name and what exactly it does (excuse my ignorance; I've read quite a bit, but I'm still new at it). I came across the ...
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2answers
502 views

What does it mean to say “The greater of _ or _” [closed]

I am reading a document, and it is confusing me and want to be certain of the meaning of this sentence: OUR COMPANY'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ACTUAL DAMAGES FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER WILL BE ...
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3answers
135 views

Correct usage of “Peace of mind” [closed]

Is the phrase "provide Peace of Mind" common? If not what is the correct usage of "peace of mind"? Thanks
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2answers
138 views

'too dangerous to let live' or 'too dangerous to be let live'?

I was writing something down that came to me in a passing while I was watching TV, and I found myself discombobulated with the way one should phrase the notion of letting someone do something in the ...
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1answer
155 views

Use of not without an Auxillary [closed]

Is the below sentence grammatically correct? Know not what you know.
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2answers
794 views

Is it correct to use “Please find in the following”?

I'm writing an article. At the beginning of the article, I want to write this quick introduction: We are pleased to share with you our knowledge in the network device managements. Please find in ...
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2answers
126 views

Usage of “as such”

I read that the following is ungrammatical: Because of the accident, he arrived at the dock an hour late. As such, he missed the boat and forfeited his deposit. Why? What is the correct usage ...
2
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8answers
7k views

What do you call a person who motivates or inspires?

My choices so far: motivational source inspirational source source of motivation source of inspiration Being a non-native speaker, I don't know which one to use. What I want to say is that ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the meaning of “what am I to do” [closed]

Is "what am I to do" be commonly used in daily lives? Also what do following sentences imply? What should I do the next? What am I to do the next? Please.
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1answer
9k views

Is it correct to say “I would like to inquire about something?”

When I make a call to get some information regarding a matter, I generally start the conversation with "Hello, I would like to inquire about something." Is this a correct usage? If not, what would be ...
0
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1answer
100 views

How do you express a natural habit of a species?

I am curious to know about the plural/singular form of addressing a species. For example, which expression is correct or more appropriate: Lion does not eat wolf Lions do not eat wolves Or ...
3
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2answers
99 views

Is “in in vitro” acceptable?

Is it ok to use an "in" before "in vitro", or other Latin-derived phrases that start with "in"? For example, could you say "there's been a lot of advances in in vitro fertilization lately"?
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1answer
170 views

comes to think of it?

Which of the expressions, "come to think of it" or "comes to think of it", grammatically correct? Or are they grammatical at all? If it is a short form of, When one comes to think of it, I would ...
3
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2answers
2k views

“Split in half” vs. “split in two” — which one is correct?

Does the "in" imply multiplication, in which case split in half is correct, or is it division? It sounds like the latter to me, but I've heard it used both ways.
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2answers
2k views

Is the usage of “in your humble opinion” correct?

We use "in my humble opinion" to express humility. But I even see usage of "in your humble opinion" to ask for others' opinions. What does it mean? I see the usage in the original message here, ...
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1answer
53 views

How to phrase multiple descriptions each applied to multiple objects

Let's say I've got two departments: Sales and Marketing. Each department generates Reports and Recommendations. To refer to all of that, I've written: "Sales and Marketing Reports and ...
3
votes
5answers
267 views

Question Regarding Possessives with ('s) and (of)

Question: Is the first one redundant and proper, or is it redundant and not necessarily correct? Thanks! (1) "He is a friend of Doug's." (2) "He is a friend of Doug."
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2answers
58 views

Can 'it' be used plurally?

Can 'it' as a pronoun refer to many different imperative verbs? For instance, in the sentence: Abide by thy customs, thou excellent one: grind thy corn, drink thy water, praise thy cooking,-- if ...
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3answers
232 views

Can you buy things “for cheap”?

The first line of this news story says: Call it space grave robbery for a cause: imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build brand new ...
3
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4answers
189 views

Can we use “off-chance” in a scientific paper?

In an article that I'm writing, I would like to say that some special ideas are at a disadvantage concerning their consistency in producing results. In other words, we use those approaches in the hope ...
3
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4answers
20k views

Usage of “in contrast”

I want to explain something in the first sentence and then say some opposite thing in the second sentence. I thought, I could use the phrase in contrast to make the flow of a paragraph. For example: ...
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2answers
307 views

As or due to give same meaning? [closed]

Does as or due to give same meaning? I have written some example case As the reference data is available with a leading company and difficulty of making own reference data, the overall ...
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1answer
178 views

usage of “lead to”

If I want to use lead to, does it always need to use being as shown below. less number of points lead to missing edges being occurred, are recognized using proximity analysis.
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2answers
79 views

“Ignored for deletion” [closed]

Is the phrase "item is ignored for deletion" grammatical and idiomatic? The context is a software program. I have a list of items to be deleted from a database, and if an item from the list is not ...
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votes
2answers
95 views

Is there any phrase like “with the idea of” [closed]

Is there any phrase like "with the idea of" with the idea of reducing the complexities, we introduce an added smoothing step. I was googling to find example usages, but couldn't. so please any ...
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2answers
709 views

correct usage of 'in spite of' instead of 'although'

It is difficult to figure out how to alter the word although for a case like below as in my report there are many although.. so I am looking for an alternative like in spite of Although the ...
5
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3answers
15k views

Is “Thanks a ton” a commonly used phrase?

Is it correct to say so? Does this mean the same as "thanks a lot"?
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0answers
95 views

removing some repeating phrases within a sentence [closed]

i think this sentence doesn't accept by the academic readers as some phrases are repeating so that looking for some modifications. Alternatively, users can decide for which application this ...
1
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1answer
1k views

In comparison with or when comparing?

Please let me know either When comparing or In comparison with should be used for cases like the following: 1) When comparing the existing methods that deal with segmentation using space based ...
1
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1answer
6k views

Is it “my passion lies in” or “my passion is”?

I have the following sentence in my résumé: My passion lies in analyzing complex algorithms. Someone pointed out to me that it is not correct, and that it should be: My passion is analyzing ...
0
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1answer
72 views

“After-midnight” as adjective

A recent CNN report reads: In an after-midnight session the U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday ... Google returns few results for after-midnight, other than references to a certain horror ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Is “project in hand” correct?

I am writing my MSc project report in English and I want to use the phrase "the project in hand" as a title to a chapter where I will be introducing the project that was undertaken. Is such an ...
5
votes
6answers
634 views

“Do a shop” for “go shopping”

This has puzzled me for a few years now. When preceded by 'a', shop becomes a noun. Does "do a shop" even make sense then? The correct phrase for me was always "go shopping", or similar. Can ...
5
votes
3answers
304 views

Is the expression “quote you happy” accepted English grammar? What is its history?

I'm editing a document written by someone who grew up in the UK, which contains the phrase "We'll quote you happy". That doesn't parse for me (I grew up in New Zealand), but a quick search about the ...