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2answers
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Correct use of the verb “poll” [closed]

Say there are 100 factors that determine the outcome of a process. Some of them are simple and easy to observe, while others are very intricate. Is the following sentence correct? The experiment ...
6
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2answers
165 views

What's a title for a founder no longer with a company?

I've seen it quite often that people refer to someone as a "former founder" or "former co-founder," but that's not really possible since a founder is always a founder. Once you found something, even ...
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2answers
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Are “commentable” and “categorizable” proper?

Can I say "commentable and categorizable"? If not, what are some one word alternatives to use, to say that something can be commented on or categorized? I would like to use the words for database ...
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4answers
2k views

What is it called when words are deliberately written wrong but pronunciation is kept unchanged?

For example, Night -> Nite Nite even appears in some dictionaries as having the same meaning as night. What is it called when words are deliberately written incorrectly but the pronunciation ...
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1answer
1k views

Past tense of the verb “FedEx”

How do I write the past tense of FedEx? For example: I FedEx'd the package to you yesterday. I Fedexd the package to you yesterday. I FedEx-d the package to you yesterday. I am ...
5
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5answers
331 views

Defining profit loss in laymans terms - without using loss in the explanation

I'm updating a training manual and need to define loss (in the context of a business) in a simple sentence. Currently it reads as (previous author): Loss: Loss is profit loss due to product theft, ...
5
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8answers
212 views

Is “unredactable” a word?

I googled it and even though it's been used on the Web, I can't find any entries for it on online dictionaries. If it's not a real word, then is there a good equivalent? The context is a record ...
3
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1answer
653 views

Disenrolled and Disenrollment

I'm having trouble finding "disenrolled", "disenrollment", and even "unenrolled" in a dictionary. Are any of these valid words? I'm looking for the noun and verb forms of reversing an enrollment.
3
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3answers
471 views

Shorter way to say “split [user story] into tasks”

In scrum (a project management methodology often used for software development), there are user stories (or items) which team members split into smaller tasks when they start working on them. To ...