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Under what circumstances is the word “that” necessary, optional, or to be replaced with “which”? [duplicate]

When is it necessary to include "that" in a sentence? In what case should "which" be used, and is it ever optional? Some examples: I didn't know (that) you had to leave. My grandma said (that) her ...
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1answer
50 views

Where to place “among other things”?

I'll be placing a short introduction on a web site and the introduction includes a sentence similar to this: I'm – among many other things – a hobbyist coder. I'm unsure about the ...
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5answers
362 views

How to ask for the title on cheque?

If I need to know whose name should I put in title of a cheque, what would be the most precise and educated sentence? I have to pay someone some money via cheque but I want to ask them whose name ...
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1answer
31 views

I don't know if this is an awkward usage of “for which” and an adjective

The figure of casualties is presumed to be significantly higher, but there are no specific data for which published. The latter part of the sentence sounds a little awkward to me. I just want to ...
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3answers
70 views

How to indicate “now” in storytelling?

The following sentences - I was humiliated by him, and now he was standing next to me. and And now, I was looking at him, preparing for his entrance. Are these grammatically correct? I ...
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3answers
42 views

“Connect to” vs. “Connect with”: Which is better?

Which is better for this situation? Connect to your target audience. Connect with your target audience.
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1answer
69 views

How do you state that something is a “reference” to something else? [closed]

There's a field in computer science called L-System, created by a man called Lindenmayer. I want to write that the L in L-System is in "---" to Lindenmayer. What word should I use here? Is it in ...
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2answers
83 views

Using pronoun “it” instead of (personal) pronouns “her” or “him”

Can pronoun "it" be used instead of (personal) pronouns "her" or "him" in a disparaging/derogative manner especially in the personal pronouns? I've watched a movie wherein a dead body was found and, ...
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3answers
35 views

Which answer is correct? [closed]

(Which/What/That/Things) we saw surprised us. Which is the correct answer?
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3answers
145 views

I panicked or I was panicked?

I want to refer to a situation that happened months ago. So what should I use? I panicked or I was panicked?
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1answer
177 views

“Mistaken as” vs. “mistaken for”

I heard someone use the words mistaken as rather than mistaken for. Is this correct? If it is correct then what is the difference between the two? Is it ever wrong to use mistaken as, and if so, why? ...
0
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1answer
121 views

best way to express urgency status [closed]

If I want to express that I'm in urgent state what is the best way to say it? like I'm in haste! let me enter first please. Update: I want a word used for general purposes: like a child is late for ...
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3answers
93 views

Is there a term for the phenomenon of adding more words to a sentence makes it less clear?

This article ends with "Judicial races in Washtenaw County are nonpartisan ...". This is technically accurate, but is also misleading (or is it?) as it implies races elsewhere (such as Wayne County) ...
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1answer
55 views

“If anybody answer this question” or “If anybody answerS this question” [closed]

What is correct - "If anybody answer this question please let me know" or "If anybody answers this question please let me know" Thank you.
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1answer
55 views

gerund vs possesive vs … in this sentence? [closed]

Which one sounds better or is correct? I managed a number of challenging projects, such as / which included (...) designing new electronic devices (...) the design of new electronic devices ...
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2answers
101 views

“Have been through” or “have gone through”?

I don't know whether been or gone would be better in this sentence: I have some long-lasting memories in my mind, such as memorable overseas trips that I have been through. I have some ...
0
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3answers
137 views

The other end of an “offer” [closed]

In replying to this email, sender: I believe you were interested in applying for a Moffat Scholarship Award (etc. etc.) my response: Thanks for your email and I appreciate the offer. But I'm ...
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1answer
53 views

Another 'me' versus 'myself' usage question

I am quitting a job. I wrote a letter of resignation and have come upon the following sentence: "Moreover, I believe [name of restaurant] will be better suited to have an employee that is different ...
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2answers
62 views

What is the proper use of the word “state of the art”? [closed]

I am a bit confused with using the phrase state of the art. Is the following usage correct? My motivation relies on the fact, discussed above, that there is little global state of the art ...
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2answers
37 views

Is it right to say “to help learning”?

I am comparing two products and want to say: Inter-comparisons of FGH products with other products at the global scale help to learning the regions where they agree or differ I wonder if help to ...
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1answer
96 views

What do you call this (these) writing “fallacies”

I just read this answer on Chinses.Stackexchange, and I see some obvious logical "leaps of faith" that I would like to know their most accurate and concise labels. Many thought it is difficult to ...
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2answers
173 views

Is this grammatically correct: “It has happened for a while now.”

If not, why? I think it sounds awkward but I cannot be sure it's incorrect.
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1answer
105 views

What are differences between “advice” and “advise”? [duplicate]

When we can use advice instead of advise? Can somebody help me?
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1answer
111 views

How to find the best words for my sentences?

Are there any techniques or web-tools to find the best words to fit your sentence? For example, I want to find the best verb/phrase to say reply with a positive feedback the result would be: ...
0
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1answer
285 views

Can I end this sentence with “also” or “too”? Which one is right?

Please see the sentences: I scheduled to stay after school with you today, but yesterday I was assigned a detention for today too. I scheduled to stay after school with you today, but ...
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0answers
19 views

Correct usage of words? [duplicate]

"I took you for a girl with brains" Is this sentence right? Technically and scientificically. Cause humans have only 1brain I presume.
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4answers
190 views

What is the difference between “graphic” and “graphical” as adjectives?

Are the two adjectives completely interchangeable, or is there a distinction between them? Does it matter which I choose?
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7answers
5k views

What's wrong with “stupider”?

On online boards I've seen some people claim that "stupider" is ungrammatical. I can't see any reason why it would be, and it seems like it's commonly used. Google Ngram Viewer And it's also in ...
2
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4answers
188 views

Polite way to suggest talking about something

Is there a polite way to tell somebody that you want to tell him something, but only if he allows you to? For example, I'm talking to my friend and I want to tell him something about cats, but I'm not ...
1
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0answers
20 views

Why word “very” is used in combination with words like “first”, “last”, ect [duplicate]

Wow, my first question here :) Recently i watched a tennis match and the commentator said "This is his very first title". I've also heard the opposite expression "This is his very last chance". So why ...
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3answers
102 views

Sufficient or sufficiently?

When we compare this with his [Milton's] later prose writings, when he moved closer to the victorious Cromwellian ascendancy, we find that pragmatism usurped idealism, not completely but ...
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2answers
153 views

Use of “nay” as an adverb

I researched help and examples on the uses of the word nay but found these inadequate/insubstantial. The Free Dictionary has described: an archaic or dialect (except in voting by voice) word ...
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1answer
143 views

Is reusal an English word? [closed]

Is the word "reusal" part of the English language? For example, given this sentence: ROS tries to facilitate the operation, development and code reuse of robot systems by organizing the parts of ...
2
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2answers
220 views

Can I say “Where can I find 'a' post office”?

It's a question in a grammar app. "Where can I find _ post office please?". I chose "a", but it says "the" is the correct answer. Same problem with this question: "Let's go to _ cinema tonight." I ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Simple Past or Past Participle

Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people living in the UK had increased from 10 million to 50 million, whereas that in Africa had decreased by 50%. or Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people ...
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3answers
40 views

Key to innovation or key of innovation?

Today, I was working on a write-up and had a sentence that said: We believe innovation is the key to success only to find that my partner had rewritten this as: We believe innovation is the key of ...
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2answers
96 views

Usage of “go to” vs “go”

I'm trying to explain the difference between "go to" and "go" and I'm not sure what the actual rule is. I've tried searching about it, but I couldn't find anything. When should I use "go to" and when ...
0
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3answers
109 views

“in” versus “at”

1 - I'm at home. 2 - I'm in the home. 3 - I'm at the home. I understand that the above three sentences are correct. If all the above are correct, then why this one is wrong? 4 - I'm ...
2
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4answers
161 views

Where do you place 'please' in a sentence to sound the most polite?

An interesting thing just came up at my work place which I did not really know. We got this text that says something like "Insert a flash drive, please." in the English version. Here I was wondering, ...
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4answers
145 views

Can you spot whether this is written by a native English speaker or not? [closed]

"An effective project plan can boost the success of the project being undertaken. It measures the project’s feasibility and assesses the risk associated. The plan helps weigh the decisions that are ...
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3answers
198 views

Need help rewording sentence for cover letter

I'm looking for a word to replace "pouring" because it doesn't sound professional. Any suggestions? Phones were constantly ringing, e-mails were pouring in, and since we were located above a ...
0
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1answer
83 views

Is it correct to use the word “wrongdoing” in this sentence?

Is 'wrongdoing' used appropriately in this sentence? The wrongdoing of spying on students is not only in the boundaries of law, but it is also morally inappropriate.
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2answers
187 views

Bunch of girls/Buncha girls

as English isn't my first language, I don't really 'feel' whether bunch of girls/buncha girls is offensive, friendly, etc.? Could you tell me what's the proper meaning of the phrase? I hear it in ...
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2answers
2k views

“In” or “At” sole discretion

We're drafting some legal stuff, and our lawyer used this phrasing... ...whether any particular enhancement is to be categorized as such shall be made in the sole reasonable discretion of ...
1
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0answers
191 views

Can't , can not and cannot [closed]

Can't, can not and cannot is a bit confusing. I know that can't and can not are both grammatically correct. Is cannot a real word? Is it grammatically correct? Should it be written as one word or ...
0
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1answer
710 views

What is the difference between providing that and provided that? [closed]

Please tell me about this question and give me an example for each one. Is it conjunction or not? Thanks
0
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3answers
184 views

“Questions” have “answers”. What do “problems” have?

If questions have answers, then problems have ____? I know it sounds simple but I am not sure what the best word is.
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1answer
59 views

What are the main language devices used in this video? [closed]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oye9AmOdsZc I am doing this for a project and would like to know what the main language devices used in this video are. Thanks
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1answer
84 views

“What f**k do I give?” as a rhetorical question. a viable construction?

We all know and love the "I don't/couldn't give a f**k/shit/rat's ass" phrase. It helps a lot and relieves much tension. But would the rhetorical question form "What f**k do I give" be technically ...
0
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3answers
190 views

“As explained in Section 2” vs “As will be explained in Section 2” [duplicate]

As the title. When writing to a report, should I refer to a section of the report located later by writing "As explained in Section 2" or "As will be explained in Section 2"?