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Meaning of contribution

I have wrote a sentence like this Assume a sequence of characters like {A, B, A, A}. It can be seen that 'A' has the contribution of 75% because 3 out of 4 characters are 'A'. Has "contribution" ...
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Should Short Story Titles be italicized or put in quotes?

I've googled this, and found conflicting answers. Should the title of a short story be italicized or put in quotes?
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Need Suggestions for three level marketing package terms?

I'm looking for three level terms for my marketing module. For example: 1) Beginner Package 2) Standard Package 3) Advanced Package or 1) Apprentice Package 2) Craftsman Package 3) Master Package ...
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The Act of Committing

What is the word for the act of committing? For example, The _ murder is a crime.. Sometimes we programmers say "commit" as in committing code to a version-control database, but that sounds for normal ...
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Limp and Hobble

I have a problem with the word "limp" and "hobble". I do not know which word is appropriately used when it comes to context because I do not know how the words differ from each other. Can we use them ...
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Is “In such case” wrong?

"In such a case" doesn't sound right. Is it necessary to use "a" ? Is it wrong if one omits it?
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Raise To The Sky

For this sentence: source "Now he slunk around the environs as the revelers raised their cups to the sky and shouted toasts in an unfamiliar dialect." what does "raise something to the sky" ...
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Absorb the excess length?

I have a difficult time finding the right word for the following situation: On the drawing, there are some dimensions instructed, and extra length is set for one range for workability. That extra ...
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What is a succinct positive name for a busybody ( non impacted stakeholder )?

I am looking for a word that does not have a negative connotation and is a succinct general term for a: non user, but vocal, stakeholder. Arbitrary example: Say a new road was going to be built ...
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Software bug formal usage

Is it appropriate to use terms "software bug" and/or just "bug" in formal report? What else could be used instead? Defect?
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i get it for 100$ -> is it make sense?

I want to buy wallet for 100$ from someone. in this case. how can I say ? I get it for 100$ -> is it make sense? please give me advise
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Am I using commas for parenthesis properly here?

I read an article about using commas for parenthesis and I want to make sure that I understand it properly. So can you guys tell me if I am using commas correctly in the following examples? Examples: ...
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Is there a word to describe the state of being the only one of something?

I need a word to describe the state of being the only one of something. For context, it's for the UI of a scientific device that detects and analyzes cells. In this particular case, we are talking ...
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4answers
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Drinking alcohol after work

What is an English word for a regular alcohol drinking after work? What is an English word for an alcoholic who drinks after work?
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Figurative language uses in these sentences

For a homework assignment, I have to analyze 7 sentences/phrases from Friar Laurence's speech in Romeo and Juliet (2.3). I'm pretty sure I have some of them right, however, I'm confused with others. ...
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Using the word “foible”, and its interpretation

There are situations when I get in doubt about the usage of a word, even after having used it for long and on a regular basis. One of those words is "foible". I thought it to be related to character ...
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Writing the introduction, I want to know if using phrases like “in my opinion” are stylish or not

I want to know if using phrases like "personally speaking" or phrases like that contributes to good style. Do good writers use such expressions? Am I better off simply stating my thesis without using ...
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2answers
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How to point out the year 2000? [duplicate]

1970s - The seventies; 1980s - The eighties; 1990s - The nineties. What do you call year 2000 and 2010? If someone who is older says a joke that was funny in eighties. I mostly hear right after: ...
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“Sonata of…” or “The sonata of…”?

For example, what's more grammatically correct (or at least common practice) "Sonata of Awakening" or "The Sonata of Awakening"?
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3answers
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Variations in meaning between “Last week” vs. “The last week” vs “The last n weeks”?

Similarly between "Last month" and "The last month". Last week implies, at some point during the previous week. Not inclusive of the current week. What exactly does the last week mean? Is that ...
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The term “No problems” meaning? [on hold]

For example you send an email to an acquaintance or friend. "I've been busy. Recovering from unexpected surgery. My recovery is going well. I will send information on that hobby, could email it soon. ...
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1answer
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What lexical relationship lies between the days of the week?

I'm confused, What is the lexical relationship between "Monday" and "Tuesday"? I mean is the relationship hyponymy, prototypes, polysemy, homophones, metonymy etc?
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2answers
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The pose of a model

Is there a term for the pose when a woman covers her breasts with her hands (like for a photoshoot or movie)?
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78 views

Someone who doesn't learn from the mistakes he made

Is there a word or phrase that neans someone who doesn't learn from his mistakes or makes the same mistakes again?
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2answers
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How do you address people at the beginning of a conversation?

I will have a visa interview (for the US) in a few days and I would like to know how I address people in a conversation. Especially, I would like to know the differences between the following: Sir ...
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Why is “poignant” pronounced /ˈpɔɪɲənt/?

I felt a little bit strange when I heard poignant pronounced as /ˈpɔɪɲənt/. It is also pronounced as /ˈpɔɪgnənt/, but the former seems to be more popular. A word stagnant has similar spelling, but ...
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What does “as good as any out there” mean?

I don't how to interpret the following sentence: "Her research seems about as good as any out there." What does that mean? Is 'her research' just average, better than average or the best ever ...
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use of 'rager' in the following sentence [on hold]

Dose 'rager' use to describe great and interesting parties? like: -I'm gonna go to Mike's party tonight. -Yeah, I heard it's gonna be a rager.
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A question for native english speakers [on hold]

Do you think that this sample text is written in a way that a native English speaker would? What I mean to say is, will this text pass the grammar and style standards of those who have a strong ...
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1answer
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To have a game in hand

I have come across the expression game in hand in an article on England Premier League, as follows: Third-place City has a game in hand but the surprise result against Sunderland, coupled with ...
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2answers
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Question beginning a sentence [duplicate]

If I were to write a sentence beginning with a question, where would the question mark go? It does not seem right at the end of the sentence. For example: Was there something changed recently ...
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“Before” vs. “ahead of” vs. “in front of” vs. “in the front of” [on hold]

What are the differences between before, ahead of, in front of, and in the front of? In which situations should I use which?
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1answer
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1answer
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Condition interpretation - Mathematics

Condition is read as below:- Where juniors who have completed their qualifying or eligibility service are being considered for promotion, their seniors would also be considered provided they are not ...
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3answers
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“Older version of me” vs. “older version of myself”

I wrote: "...," said an older version of me. But a native speaker of English — which I am not — replaced the me with myself. Can someone tell me which one is correct and why?
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A more formal alternative for “go with” in the context of food or literature

... or the literature on food. I need a verb for associating things that go particularly well together. Possibly with a wine or French lineage. It is not pairing. Other ideas thrown out are go with ...
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Jargon meaning: Cover

I am not too sure about the meaning of the third step in this list: web 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a ...
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29 views

What is the best word or phrase to use, that describes comments provided by a guide?

What is the word that can be used to describe commentary given by a guide during a tour? For example riding on guided tour of a city where guide tells you about different objects of interests. ...
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How to: Ask an exclusive or question

Not long ago I finished a project for a school assignment. After the assignment was done I left the office of this particular teacher. Just before I wanted to exit through the door I turned around and ...
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6answers
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What is it called when something is unimportant for several years, and then it becomes important?

I've been writing a paper about a math concept (called "permanent") that, upon its discovery, nobody really cared about it because it has very few useful properties. It was until several years later ...
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I have a question regarding the proper usage of the word “nor” [duplicate]

Is "...not legal advice, nor is it intended to be" the proper usage of "nor" in the prior partial statement?
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32 views

Travel by my car or travel with my car? [on hold]

What is the correct form of this question ? I travel by my car Vs I travel with my car ? Is it correct to say I drive to office in my car ?
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8answers
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One word for “putting it together”

I am starting a blog focused on software development and trying to come up with some catchy name for it. The theme of the blog should be "putting things together", or to "connect all dots of complex ...
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3answers
116 views

Prose Equivalent to Poetic

Is there a single word equivalent to poetic for prose? So instead of having a poetic license you would have a "prosetic" license??
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1answer
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Did the author of the Hunger Games make a mistake here?

I am reading the Hunger Games and it is written in the first person. However I came across this sentence: “I dismissed myself,” I said. I remember how I promised Prim that I really would try to ...
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“Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon.” What's the meaning of this sentence?

What is the meaning of the italicized sentence in this paragraph? From basement to sky rise the tenements of an alien colony. Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon. Behind those ...
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A “scuffle” versus a “fight to the death”?

I want to describe an event where an intense fight broke out: "It was not so much a scuffle, as a fight to the death." Did I word this sentence correctly?
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People not admitting when things are going bad

Is there a word for someone who does not want to admit that things are going bad? E.g. when a person does not want to admit that a specific project at work isn't going as planned -- not because ...
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2answers
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Is it accurate/correct/proper to call an abusive dictator a megalomaniac?

The definition of megalomania indicates that it is the delusion of power, wealth, greatness, importance, etc. So when talking about malicious dictators, especially those known for mass murder of ...
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Alternative to 'apart from the purpose to' [migrated]

Consider you want to contrast another purpose of your work with one you just mentioned. You could write for example: Apart from the purpose to validate ..., we also hope that ... . What are ...

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