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What punctuation would you use to describe a grammar pattern: e.g., "… use the pattern He/She is adjective

When writing grammar patterns that are reference based, I use the [S+V+O] structure. But how would you go about punctuating a grammar pattern that is describing a pattern students should follow in ...
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Should I put articles in the headlines of a CV?

For example, here: My contribution: Front-end development. (The) Project: Our team realized the most popular news resource for a big city.
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Can “and” tell sequences?

I have a problem with the "and" when my friend get me this sentence: Students can join the debate team and learn a lot of skills. To the best of my knowledge, "and" tells parallel meaning which ...
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Is there an English verb for “self-instilling”? [on hold]

I was wondering if there is an English verb for describing something similar to "self-instilling": to gradually implant an idea in your mind (which might not be necessary true) by keep believing in it....
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what kind of TO BE VERBs can we use with nouns such as; police, army, fish, sheep? [duplicate]

If we consider them as plural nouns and sometimes as singular nouns.
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“Not enough memory” vs. “no enough memory” [migrated]

Which is correct? Why? Not enough memory No enough memory The first variant seems to be significantly more popular on the Internet than the second one.
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What is the meaning of imaginotransference?

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head....
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Singular and plural forms and ellipses

Consider the following sentences: The schema of the A and B buffer are called C and D, respectively. The schemas of the A and B buffer are called C and D, respectively. The schemas of the A and B ...
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Word for person who looks for flattery

What word could be used to describe a person who seeks and seems to depend on constant positive feedback from the people around him.
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“Kind of ” as an answer

From EGT: "Kind of and sort of are very common expressions in speaking. They soften other words and phrases so that they do not appear too direct or exact..." Are the next sentences correct? A: Are ...
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What do you call a brand name that is used as a verb

What do you call a word used as a verb like: To hoover instead of to vacuum. A kleenex instead of a facial tissue or paper handkerchief. etc. Tha
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Use of “transferable”

Is the use of 'transferable' correct in the following sentence? If not, what should be the appropriate word? My father had a transferable job.
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How to describe the “waiting time” as someone else has yet to finish the dependent task?

I cannot start my next task until the other person completes his task. I need a good word to publish this to senior management.
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How should I refer two persons in a single mail [duplicate]

I am composing a mail and quoting two person to do two different tasks (but simultaneously). I want to know how should I refer work to individual. For example, I am doing like this: Hi Mr. X and ...
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one word for the person who gives away his own award to another person

I am stuck with the one word which describes who is generous enough to give away his own award to another person.Please help!
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Is simple past ever justified with “by”

Can anyone shed some light on the following aspect? By 5 PM I gave him the book. By 5 PM I had given him the book. In both the sentences the book was given before 5 PM and no later than 5 PM. But ...
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The matter of something

I just read some articles saying that Google just announced it's latest Android operating system named Android "Nougat". I wanted to comment about this announcement, I said I thought "Nugget" ...
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Interpreting perfect participle

Look at the sentences below Having travelled to Texas, I can say a few things about it. Having lived with him for 5 years, I know him better. (D I still live with him?) Does 'having travelled to ...
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A word for someone asking too many questions..?

I'm typing an email, well my 3rd to the same person, where I've been asking one question after another instead of putting all of them in a single email. I'm very much entitled to ask questions and the ...
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“In addition to ensure”?

If a corporation's stock is publicly traded, the financial statements must be audited by a CPA firm in addition to adhere to rules by SEC. The idea is that adhere to is going back to join financial ...
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What to do if ellipses are already in a text

What should I do to let a reader know that in a quote the ellipses aren't mine and have been placed by the original author?
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Meaning of a sentence from an article [on hold]

"Brexit will not arrest globalization, certainly not its economic processes." What does that sentence mean?
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How can I make “go crazy” a noun? [on hold]

I know what "go crazy" means and that it is a verb. But basically I want to make "go crazy" a noun for my book as a title. When I say it, people should understand it is a period of my life timeline.
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1answer
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Meaning of 'give' as a noun [on hold]

In a show I was watching, after one character sat on a mattress he said: - 'It's got a little give'. What does 'give' means in that context?
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The expression hunky dory [on hold]

Didn't know how to post this so I'm including it here. I was looking up hunky dory because I'd just read a pretty good account of its origin in a book called Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch, A Guide to ...
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Antoymn for slowcoach?

Hurry up and get ready for school. Don't be a slowcoach! Be a ______ ! What fits in the _____ ? Hopefully something other than fastcoach! I found some old discussion but nothing there seem to ...
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How do I refer to the “will + infinitive” and “am/is/are + going to + infinitive” future tenses separately?

If I wanted to refer to either of these future-tense constructions independently of the other, what would be the best way to do so? "will + infinitive" "am/is/are + going to + infinitive" It ...
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532 views

Etymology of the use of “Drive” to refer to a digital storage medium

When did the word "drive" begin to be used to refer to a digital storage medium (e.g. disc drive, hard drive, USB drive), and why was this term selected?
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Synonym to “software wizard”

Some software programs provide helper functions which guide you through a certain process, and traditionally these are called wizards. I wish to provide this functionality in the administration-side ...
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Word to describe when a person is interrupted by a trivial correction, distracting from the point?

Is there a word for a "technically accurate correction, but one that nobody needed. Something that causes a digression, which may or may not have been an attempt to diminish the original point by ...
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Is the following statement correct? “Both the stories happen in different places.” [on hold]

I am wondering if 'both' can be used in a sentence in which the subject is dissimilar in a particular sense, for example: "Both the stories happen in different places."
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I'm finishing - correct? [on hold]

I've often heard the expression I'm finishing referred to something such as a course, a thesis, etc. For instance: I'm finishing something. Is this use of the verb finish correct? And, not ...
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What is the meaning of the expression “I needed a ladder to get on a piece of paper”? [on hold]

What is the meaning of the following sentence? I needed a ladder to get on a piece of paper Added from comment below in response for clarification request: The whole text was : I needed a ...
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What to use, “and” or “or”, when we want to say something can do mutually exclusive things?

I am wondering which conjunction I should use when I want to say something can do mutually exclusive things, but not at the same time? Examples: The switch on the wall can turn the light on ___ off....
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What does “nine while nine” mean?

In "Nine While Nine" by The Sisters of Mercy there is this line: Nine while nine and I'm waiting for the train... What does "nine while nine" actually mean? I've never encountered anything ...
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Synonyms for “Matrimony” + “Personalized” [on hold]

What are some synonyms for the words "matrimony" and "personalized?"
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Where did the term 'a concerted effort' come from? [on hold]

The title pretty much says it all. I know the definition but I'm curious as to its etymology.
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A word for people who misjudge someone's ability before the competition begins? [on hold]

There's a word that's used a lot when someone judges the competition as ‘no challenge’, ‘no competition’, or ‘no threat’ and mistreats them, but then later regrets it. Is there a word that conveys ...
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im i using the word committed well in this sentence [on hold]

we request for a commitment as to when the contract will be formalized considering the fact that our assets and resources have been fully deployed for the security and maintenance of the pipeline ...
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1answer
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“Replace John with Andrew” which of this name is to be trashed [duplicate]

Greeting to all in this room, Please help with this statement. "Replace John with Andrew" which one becomes trashed among John and Andrew?
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The meaning of the sentence, “Nick grimaced, dealt trash for the sixth hand in a row”

"Nick grimaced, dealt trash for the sixth hand in a row" I got this sentence from my friend who is preparing an English language test. The question asks for the meaning of the sentence without any ...
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1answer
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Can I use “has” in a question? [on hold]

strong textWhat the correct sentence? 1- "Does the equation has a solution?". 2- "Does the equation have a solution?". 3- "The equation has a solution?". 4- "The equation have a solution?". ...
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The controversial use of semicolon ;

Argument - 1: (denying the use with conjunctions) If two or more clauses, grammatically complete and not joined by a conjunction, are to form a single compound sentence, the proper mark ...
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Telling present participles and gerunds apart

"I have started swimming." This could mean I have just started moving my arms. Or it could mean that I have enrolled in swimming classes. To my mind one interpretation is a present participle and the ...
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VC Pitch Deck - Raise funds to hire OR Raising funds to hire?

I'm prepping my application for a VC to raise funds and launch my own startup. I'm cruelly perplexed by this, what is grammatically acceptable and seems the more active : **Raise funds to hire** OR *...
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Publication title with “the” or without

I'm currently struggling which of the following two versions (I anononymized them) is the correct grammatical form for the title of a publication: Evaluating Safety, Cleverness and Fastness of ...
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third conditional with past simple?

In the third conditional it is correct to say "I would have attended if I had known he was giving a lecture." (past progressive) Why can't I say "I would have attended if I had know he gave a ...
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3answers
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10 degree(s) length, length of 10 degrees?

In my paper, I want to describe the length of a interval of 10 degrees. But what is the correct way to say it? 10 degrees length 10 degrees span 10 degrees' length length of 10 degrees ... The ...
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The correct use of conversely

I think perhaps I'm using the wrong word in this sentence. Is this the correct use of conversely and if not what is the correct word to use and what is the correct use of conversely. If we decide ...
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Repetition of the definite article “the”

Please find the agenda of the talk and the profile of the speaker. I think the "the profile" can be simply "profile". Is the second "the" necessary in the above sentence?

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