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For a reflective essay, I need a substitute for the word “I” [closed]

I am writing a reflective essay for school and my teacher corrected me that I was repeating too much the word "I". He said: "I know this essay is about yourself, but is there another word than can be ...
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What is a term for the “process of copying somebody's work/invention”?

I need a phrase to mean process of copying somebody's work is in the context of industry/manufacturing. Is there a concise phrase with the meaning similar to "plagiarism" by a competitor in business ...
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Could you replace these words with simple words? “rent strike” and “ mount”.

The leader of the rent strike mounted the platform to deliver an effective philippic against the management. NB I should say I looked them up in dictionaries but still I have my doubts if the word ...
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Does the word “being” refer to now or past in this context?

The two women who were watching the hockey were on the other touchline, directly opposite where Cecilia, with Daisy and Amanda was watching it, too, since attendance at home matches was compulsory. ...
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He had not understood vs He did not understand [closed]

I'm a native Portuguese speaker and some time ago I heard someone say that it is grammatically wrong, in despite of everyday speaking, to construct sentences like "He had not understood" or "She does ...
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How to say that I am asking you a common sense question?

I said, "My question is of low standard". My teacher replied, "I don't know what do you mean by low standard question". My question is how I should have said that the question is of low standard. Is ...
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What are the substitutes for “it should be noted that”, “consider” and “As it was mentioned previously”?

Could you please tell me what are the good substitute for It should be noted that? Consider As it was mentioned previously I don't want them to be repeated many times.
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Are “steer away from” and “steer clear of” interchangable?

"‘Steer clear of Strait Steet,’ he advised wryly, turning away, ‘otherwise you may be wrong. " "I purposely steer away from‘political messages." These are two sample sentences in I found in ...
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What are the common words to describe the different parts of the sea?

OK, this is an attempt: I remained there, gazing at the sea. Its color was light green in the part closest to the shore, turned slightly darker in the middle, then abruptly changed to dark ...
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What's a useful replacement idiom for “money shot?”

I'm afraid I have been somewhat innocently causing offense by using the term "money shot" in its general, non-pornographic sense. My coworkers either have dirty minds or lack awareness of the other ...
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Help me to stop saying 'Man up!'?

I often utter the phrase 'Man up', or I talk about 'taking it like a man' or earning 'man points' (that last one, not so much, but I hear it still). I don't want to keep doing this, for obvious ...