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Usage of commas before thus and though

I am doubting if I used commas correctly in this sentence. The rods in this study have a unique structure that has not been studied in-depth. Each rod is composed of ten monosized, spheres of ...
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Resume : Additional details can be provided (if required / on request)

I'm a fresher applying for internships. I previously had a detailed resume with appropriate information regarding my projects and areas of expertise. However, I want to tailor it down and keep it as ...
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1answer
17 views

phonics meaning the same

Which word means the same as the phrase full of sleep in the sentence? The baby took a nap because he was full of sleep. Sleepiness,sleepless,sleepness,sleepy
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Is the following sentence correct? A statement followed by a list. Should I use a colon?

Is the following sentence correct? "My main priority as a tutor has always been to help the learner feel at ease, with me, with themselves and with their own abilities." I feel like there should be ...
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1answer
17 views

what to use: Them or it?

Question about the phrase: please, could you fill out 3 documents in attachment and send them (or it?) to me Thank you in advance!
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What is a word that describes a belief (or nonbelief) in an afterlife?

For context, I've been trying to find the first recorded example in history of someone rejecting the concept of the afterlife, but I have no acceptable search terms I could use.
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need help ! past tense, it is ok. past simple [on hold]

i need help :C I hope it didn't inconvenience you in any way. it is okay ? i need past tense, past simple ?
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1answer
32 views

Looking for a shorter term for “Preferred places to meet”

I am working on an online platform (mobile and web apps) that enable item lending/renting between peers. When a user posts an item for rent, he needs to put down his preferred places to meet for item ...
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It took everything within me?

In a documentary I'm watching, a teenager is missing and her car is found. In the car's truck a bag can be seen, and they suspect that she might be inside of the bag. Her father states: It took ...
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what will be a good artistic world or phrase for close cooperation for mutual success

what will be a good artistic word or phrase for close cooperation for mutual success.The cooperation of two parties (one with stronger power, second with weaker power, but huge dedication) where each ...
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5answers
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Uncommon Term for an Excellent Orator?

I'm looking for an uncommon term for an excellent orator that doesn’t include adjectives such as “good” or “excellent,” or the noun “orator.” I've googled this request but haven't encountered anything ...
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1answer
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What's the rule behind the use of the articles to refer to something in general?

Hello:) I'm very confused about the use of English articles in generalisations with singular countable nouns. E.g. I read in a grammar book that in case of the word 'man' - the rule is that, if you ...
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Using Life or Lives

I searched on Google for "Personal and Professional Life" versus "Personal and Professional Lives" and the result for each is around 500,000 results. I want to know if the following sentence is ...
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4answers
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How to correctly quantify the term “research”

What is the correct way to express the quantity of research. Eg: Joe has done a lot of research on the subject. Is there a better way to express "a lot". Thank you
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5answers
71 views

Is there any word for a person who doesn't want to connect with others?

What is a word to say someone who doesn't want to connect any person?
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2answers
43 views

Do we need to put extra sound W or J in front of L in the case of /ei+L/ or /ee+L/ or /ai+L/ or /oo+L/ or /oi+L/ in American English?

Ok, let see the sale /seɪl/, that is from IPA but when speak American English, do we have to put /seɪ-jl/ (sound like sei jo) Similarly, feel /fiːl/ will become /fiː jl/ or mile /maɪl/ will become ...
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1answer
40 views

On the grounds that

Which is correct: "on the grounds that" or "on the ground that" if only one 'ground' is given?
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Is “also was” a correct construction?

I had an editor who was very picky about the use of the adverb "also" used with the past tense of "to be." According to her, there was a difference between "was also" and "also was." For example: to ...
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what does “to walk at grade” mean?

"John was walking at grade and slipped on a patch of ice. When John slipped he did not fall to grade as he caught himself with his right hand [...]" Does "at grade" mean "on an uneven/inclined ...
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In search for universal formal greetings

I am dealing with a system which is supposed to autoreply to certain emails. It cannot start with 'Dear (forename)' as it cannot parse a forename from email address or original email. It also cannot ...
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1answer
38 views

Is it true you should never put a comma after “then”? Please explain [duplicate]

I would like to know what the rule is, if there is one, behind the use of commas after all sequence words except then. I have seen "then" written both with a comma and without one, but I remember ...
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Comma Problem: I removed the commas from this sentence because I can't determine where to put them and was hoping for some help

Your relationships change based on the decisions you make when talking with each crewmember and in a few specific instances with decisions you make on which mission to take or how to resolve a ...
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Word for telling about events of a movie/book etc

When someone reveals details about surprising events which will happen in a movie or book to someone who doesn't know about them, we nowadays say that's a 'spoiler.' I'm looking for a verb for that, ...
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What are the different uses of “of course?” [on hold]

There are many uses of the English phrase "of course." What are the different ways to use the phrase "of course," and what do these uses connote?
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What do you call this elevated road structure?

I'm looking for an English term for this: Notice it's a single piece of road that is elevated, having another one pass underneath it. I wouldn't call it a bridge since a bridge usually goes over a ...
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4answers
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Word for a short promotional video

I know that usually a short video with audio is called "clip", but at least for me, it's associated with a music video, MTV, etc, and doesn't sound professional enough. So is there a single word for ...
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1answer
37 views

Origin of the word “couch”? [on hold]

what is the origin of the word COUCH - the only link I can think of is accouchment (fr for lying in/birthing?)
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To have ALL + adjective + noun

I am wondering whether the sentence That school has all smart students is a valid alternative to All the students of that school are smart. Is it idiomatic/grammatically sound? (Let's ...
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Collocations of “Uncertainty”

I'm trying to find the right preposition to go after "uncertainty", as in statistical uncertainties. I'm guessing that it might be "the uncertainty on the prognosis", but I'm not sure. Can anybody ...
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Which English words are commonly misused by non-native English speakers? [on hold]

It's quite easy to find lists of commonly misused words. They are all over the internet. But it's not clear which of them are the MOST commonly misused words. This article says that there are 38 ...
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How refer to the god and devil using pronouns and adverbs?

I'm trying to phrase a sentence where I want to refer to the god and the devil/satan by using a combination of pronouns and adverbs rather than their names or nouns such as "good/evil", "divine power" ...
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1answer
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Word stress: Sorry to keep you waiting

When I heard the phrase: "Sorry to keep you waiting" [sɔri tə kip jʊ weɪdɪŋ] in an American movie it sounded to me that: Sorry, keep, and waiting are the stressed words. I may be wrong because I'm not ...
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1answer
50 views

What to rek means?

I believe its somewhat offensive, but I'm not sure. Examples I'll rek her tonight Get rekt
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1answer
61 views

Why is English used internationally? [on hold]

Why is English so globally prevalent, including its pervasiveness on the web? Is this because Britishers ruled the world decades ago, thereby disseminating English to those respective regions?
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Might have, may have, could have, must have, would have

Yesterday there was a driving test of my friend. But I have not contacted him since yesterday. Now I am predicting about the result of his driving test. Please help me to correct my following ...
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3answers
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A novel/book equivalent of the term off-screen

Off-screen can be used to describe events in a movie or tv show. For example, "Harry's father dies off-screen" What term or phrase can I use if I'm talking about events in a book? "Harry's ...
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1answer
35 views

have resulted in people injured, cars ruined, and horses dead or hurt

In an American news story titled "Judge Orders NYPD Turn Over Public Records On Horse-Drawn Carriage Incidents", there's this passage: On Monday, carriage opponents said the judge’s ruling is sure ...
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1answer
55 views

Email replying way

Could you please help me replying this particular conversation? A: I will be out of the office until Wednesday 1 April 2015. If your matter is urgent, please call my office and leave a message with ...
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What's the difference between “archaic” and “obsolete” in dictionaries?

I have come across both of these terms when searching words via google. Is there a difference between these two terms, or is it just a case of one dictionary prefering one term over another?
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1answer
72 views

Name for balls of dirt made by rubbing hands

When your hands are dirty, you can rub them together vigorously, and small pills of dirt and oil will form that fall away. I have an inkling that there is a name for these things, or this action, but ...
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28 views

What's the difference of Looking forward, looking up , looking after and looking out? [on hold]

What's the difference of them and how to use it in a sentence?
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What type of literary device is this?

What literary term is applicable to "I can see pain in your eyes."
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Spelling vs. Pronunciation of “hawk” and “walk” [on hold]

Why are the words 'walk' and 'hawk' spelled differently? They sound the same so they should be spelled the same.
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3answers
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Can a text read itself or can it only be read?

Is it correct to write or say for example that As it reads on the first page of the book, ... or only the following sentences are acceptable? As it can be read on the first page of the ...
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6answers
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Are there English figurative expressions equivalent to Japanese idiom 馬耳東風 meaning a person who doesn’t listen to other’s advice?

North wind tells the arrival of spring season in Japan. And incidentally, we have an idiom, “馬耳東風,” of which literal translation is ‘the east wind to the ears of horse,’ meaning a person who doesn’t ...
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Are epigraphs allowed in a technical essay? [on hold]

I am writing a technical essay as a coursework studying computer science degree and I want to put an epigraph in my article, is this allowed? Or technical essay doesn't allow to use such thing? This ...
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2answers
49 views

Usage of the word “where”

I am not a native speaker. So please excuse my "silly" question. I have learned in my school that one can only use the word "where" in contexts describing locations, positions [or directions]. But I ...
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If “can't” is the contraction for “cannot,” is “don't” short for “donut”? [on hold]

My English tutor said: If "can't" is the contraction for "cannot", "don't" is the technically correct contraction for "donut". I thought it was the contraction of "do not".
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English vis American spelling by 1888 [on hold]

Just a quick question - at lease I hope so. I'm writing a book about an american author writing a novel in 1888. By that date, would the author primarily spell with american or english spelling? ...
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3answers
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How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"? [on hold]

How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should ..." or "He or she should ..."? Ex.: When a person applies for a job, s/he should always bring a resume.

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