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Should I say “product of” or “result of” with something abstract?

Should I say product of or result of with something abstract? As in, These questions are the product of my studies. or These questions are the result of my studies.
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What is more natural: 'people like you' or 'person as you'?

It's nice to have people like you here. It's nice to have people as you here. It's nice to have persons like you here. It's nice to have persons as you here. I always say there is ...
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Any better word for “upsell”

My company provides more value to my clients by offering them services that could enhance their business/process. The process involves: I point a void (improvement scope) to the client. I look out ...
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Is it formal to use “If” in a business email

Is it formal to use "if" in a business email. For instance, "If you have any questions or concerns...." Our division's seniors always use it to answer the customer`s emails. Is it formal or is there ...
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Word for someone who is “pretentious”, but without negative connotation?

Pretentious is defined as "attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed." What if someone does impress others because they actually do have ...
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“any” versus “arbitrary”

Which of the following sentences are correct? The relation between any two nodes is associated with a real number that indicates the probability. The relation between two arbitrary nodes is ...
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What is an adjective for multiple things originating from the same source?

I feel like there should be a word for this, and it seems like it's on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't think of it. Is there an adjective for when a number of things all originate from the ...
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Proper use of “repertoire”

Could the word repertoire be used to describe one’s behavior as a façade?
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Difference between “admit” and “accept”

Which of the options sounds correct? She has been accepted/admitted at York University.
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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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“For/during/on/in the first two nights”

He slept very well for the first two nights, but on the third night, he did not. Can I say “in the first two nights”, “during the first two nights” or “on the first two nights” instead of “for ...
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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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“Its color is brown” vs “It is brown in color” describing nouns

I was wondering what the difference between these two similar ways of describing a noun is. Its color is brown. or It is brown in color. If they are both proper usage please explain to me ...
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“The title of Bachelor of Engineering” vs “the title Bachelor of Engineering”

... obtained the diploma and the title of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.). ... obtained the diploma and the title Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng). Which sentence is correct? Which is ...
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When we should use “freak out” & when “afraid”

What is the difference between freak out and afraid? When should we use freak out and when afraid?
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could and might to talk about future possibility

I have problem with using could in the future possibilities for example: They have the technology, but unless the government makes stricter laws, car companies ____ do it. With which one should I ...
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“As per” and “in the case being”?

Take the following text into account: These airstrikes would not only be punishment for Assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians amid the three-year-long Syrian Uprising (according to ...
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“What I'm looking for is”

Which one of the below is correct, or, if both are correct in certain contexts, which is the preferred one? What I'm looking for is methods that help... or What I'm looking for are the ...
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Are there any conditions for using “would”?

In the following sentences, is on appropriate or for? Can the first about be omitted? Is would correct? On (for) actual LiDAR sensors, the lasers turn (about) or oscillate about an axis, as is ...
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use of distainer office, distrainment proceedings, etc

Is "distainer office, distrainment proceedings, distrain order, ..." correct? Even this spell checker highlights these words as incorrect. Some translations use execution office, executor's office, ...
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What do you call a scale going down?

I asked a physics question about a scale tipping over and asked Which way does the scale tip? I was later corrected that I should have asked whether the scale would tip down or tip up. So it made me ...
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Qualifying a profile

Which of these adjectives is better used to qualify a profile (the width of an elongated object, such as in crossing profile)? low or small large or high Low crossing profile seems more common ...
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Is the “by” correct in “makes no claims by writing them”?

Is it correct to use the preposition "by" in such a context: If within this period Mr X makes no claims on the work quality by writing them in the certificate, then ... I meant that Mr X can ...
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“Deliver using/with/by the certificate”

In the fragment "to complete and deliver construction works to the customer using the Certificate of Work Completion", how can I change the word using (in the sense of "by what means")? Should I ...
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how to say “etc” in a subject

I am translating some legal certificate and I need to indicate that a construction method and related factors are in accordance with a law. I am not sure what is the appropriate way to describe ...
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“Any salary or compensation or experience certificate” vs. “any salary certificate or compensation certificate or experience certificate”

How should I write this? ... shall not be eligible for any salary or compensation or experience certificate if the Trainee fails to co-operate with XYZ for the exit formalities ... shall not ...
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Is there difference between acne and pimples?

As title says: Is there difference between acne and pimples? As far as I know "acne" is skin condition, meaning that there are number of various "pimple" types on and under the skin.
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“Tradeoff” usage

How is this word to be used in practice when a subject is also mentioned? I am interested in both the static situation of dealing with/being into/being subject to a tradeoff and the dynamic process ...
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Is “morality in conduct of ..”" a natural expression?

Which one is better? There is a deep gap between morality in personal conduct of the officials and the public expectation for it. vs. There is a deep gap between the behavior of the ...
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What are proper words to describe “one of the five finalists at a competition”

I am writing a SOP for grad school. When I was in undergrad, I once became one of five finalists at an IT competition. I want to write a sentence about it, but I'm not sure this is understandable ...
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Can we say “in common sense way”?

"To understand this principle in common-sense way...." I heard a German teacher using "common-sense" this way, I think it is a little bit odd. Suppose I want to retain his idea, and modify the ...
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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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Better header labels than Current, Previous and Previous of Previous in a Spreadsheet?

I am trying to find better header labels than Current, Previous and Previous of Previous in a Spreadsheet. For Example: EmployeeID | Compensation | Previous Compensation (1) | Previous Compensation ...
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Can the word 'fluently' be interchanged with 'fluidly' in this sentence, “I see I can't write fluidly either.”

I was asking a question concerning the use of the words 'fluently' or 'fluidly' in a particular sentence. I did not mean to post it as an Answer.
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Is there a difference between “each of which/some of which” and “each of them/some of them”?

Is there a difference between the expressions "each of which" and "each of them", and also for "some of which" and "some of them"? For example: The paragraph is composed of sentences, for each ...