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Bringing word into existence just by calling and using it

Sometimes, when I read essays, I see that writers make up words and by using them, they bring those words into existence. For example: In her article "Juban America", Ruth Behar uses the term ...
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Term for Indirect Dialogue

There are two different types of dialogue I'm aware of, that for the moment I'll refer to as 'direct' dialogue and 'indirect' dialogue. However, I know these terms aren't the correct ones, and it's ...
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The X is on vs the X is at? What would you describe this variation as?

"The Knight is on D1." and "The Knight is at D1." Semantically the sentences mean the same thing. They are describing the position of a knight on a chessboard. The document I am writing contains a ...
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What is a good convention for expressing different currencies?

Using a currency amount such as $1,000 in writing that has an international audience may be confusing (as may £1,000). This amount might represent US, Canadian, Australian or some other currency. I ...