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Usage of “so to” in the place of “to” as a preposition

Example: We make wine by hand in small lots and taste the wines constantly so to profit from its constant change. I would normally drop the "so" and phrase it like "we do it to profit" Are both ...
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a noun for “people who are fatigued/to tired to walk”

In the context of a story about victims of Nazi persecution during World War II, the victims are described as "the elderly and those suffering from exhaustion". Can we say "the elderly and the ...
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Why are figures 1-9 written as numbers, but after 9 written in alphabet form? [duplicate]

I have tried to research this .. could anyone answer why figures 1-9 are written as digits/numbers and then from 9 onwards they are typed in alphabetical form?
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How do we respond to tag question after urgings starting with 'Let's'?

There is a question bothering me. It is about an acceptable response to a tag question following Let's ... The following example is from English Club: A: "Let's go, shall we?" B: "________." ...
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“Your” home or home

Which is correct: You should be reaching your home any minute. or You should be reaching home any minute.
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Declined Latin nouns in English prose

In German it was customary to decline Latin words used in German prose. One might, for instance, speak of performing a reductionem ad absurdum, using the the accusative form of the word reductio when ...
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Sentence Transformation Question

The given sentence is "In spite of the cold weather,many parents were present." I need to convert it into a sentence beginning with "The cold weather..." I'm not being able to figure out how to ...
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Is there a word for this act?

Let me give you an example where I want this "mystery" word to fit. There are two person "A" and person "B". A had installed an air conditioner in his house long ago and has called in the customer ...
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Difference between “irascible”, “fractious”, “irritable” and “atrabilious”?

It seems that they can all mean "easily provoked to anger" irascible:Easily provoked to outbursts of anger; irritable. fractious:Irritable; argumentative; quarrelsome. irritable:1.Capable of being ...
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meaning of “boldly conceived” [on hold]

What is the meaning of "boldly conceived" here? "a combination of boldly conceived metaphorical constructs with state-of-the-art computer modelling"
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“a bewildering amount of choice” or “a bewildering amount of choices”?

"a bewildering amount of choice" is a sentence from a dictionary. I think it should be ""a bewildering amount of choices" and I found both of them can be found from the Internet. Anyone can help to ...
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Is there an English word for a fear of salt?

While terms like arachnophobia and agoraphobia are well-known, after a quick internet search I wasn't able to find a term for a fear of salt. Does one exist, and if so what is it? P.S. If this isn't ...
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What are the usual name of vouchers for income cash and expenditure?

What are the usual titles of the financial evidence documents when we want to have different documents for income payments and expenditure?
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When to use commas before and after of course in a sentence

I'm proofing a blog for someone and I have the following sentence: Companies that use our services want great results, but of course they also need to get value for money. Do I need commas before and ...
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what is the best adjective for an uncalm sea? [on hold]

What are the best adjectives describing a chaotic and uncalm sea? I mean, when there are horrifyingly tall waves.
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What does it mean to be the 'strong, silent type'?

If someone says your the strong, silent is it a compliment?
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Timestep, time step, time-step: Which variant to use?

I am writing a piece on integration of differential equations. One of the words that I have to use frequently is "timestep" (however it is written), i.e. a step forward in the "simulated" time. There ...
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Expressing the fat content of food

Can I write "0.5% milk" or "27% cream cheese" to indicate the fat content? Edit: just to make things clearer - it will be used in the list of ingredients of a recipe Edit 2: here's a picture of ...
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Is there one word for people who always keep others above themselves?

For people who go an extra mile to make others comfortable, be it friends, family, etc. I need an adjective or a noun, most probably one word, that can describe people who always keep others above or ...
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Is it grammatically wrong to say, “I don't know where she is traveling”?

This is a question related to interrogative (or indirect question) clause. I thought that it is incorrect to have a preposition stranded at the end of the sentence like: I know where she lives in. ...
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Research have or has addressed in exceptional case

I have the following sentence: Since research, for example, by Doe et al. has addressed… Is has in this case still correct? Or is have correct, because it is referencing to Doe et al.?
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Felt + present/ past (back shifting )

A few months back I met a celebrity and seeing his glamour I felt that I have/had no past or future. Which is to be used, had or have ?
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Use of “small serving” to indicate small portion

Can I use "small serving" in a recipe that includes ingredients for a normal serving and a "small serving"?
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correct formation of thesis title

Is the grammar of the thesis' title below correct? FYI, SMA NEGERI 3 MAKASSAR is an institution. It's a high school name. THE DIFFERENCE OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT ON HYDROSPHERE MATERIAL ...
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which one is suitable ? I want to say that Jane is good friend of mine and I know her very well .

Jane is good friend of mine. I know / have known her very well. 1) know 2) have known Which one is suitable? Thanks
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Question about the sentence “The child stroked the cat under the table”

I'm reading a book talking about prepositions in English. The following sentence is from it. The child stroked the cat under the table The author told us that "under the table" is modifying ...
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reassign to or reassign in

I'm not a native English speaker and I'm always confused with the usage of prepositions. Vehicle’s ownership is reassigned to the name of the loan officer or Vehicle’s ownership is reassigned in the ...
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What do you call somebody who has a profession of answering questions in an on-line question-answer site such as StackExchange?

How would you present your employment if you are working for a question and answer website like StackExchange (employer) and your job is to answer questions in a specific subject like Physics?
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Title Case: should I capitalize word 'From' if it appears on the first word of the second line?

I know 'from' shouldn't normally be capitalized (there are numerous articles on Title Case rules here, and here) but I seem to remember the English teacher taught us to capitalize the first word of ...
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Another word for highlighting text

I came across a word recently, something like: underline / highlight part of text. Really simple definition, but the word seemed unusual to me. I made a mental note of the word, but didn't write it ...
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“The Germans were attacking, and the French”. Why is it wrong?

I worked on my paper, and my brother on a project. The width was 3 meters, and the length 4 meters. These are omitted version of those sentences below, grammatically correct, and make ...
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Sentences with coordinating conjunctions between two nouns omitted

There are sentences like this in many literature books: He held a gun, a sword, a bible. It is not a sentence, just a phrase. They do not have word "and" and "but". I think those should be ...
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How should I title the ppt page filled with favors?

I'm working on a power point to give a presentation to our business partner. I wondered how I should title the page filled with favors to ask. (Favors regarding sales activity) Could anyone tell me ...
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Resources for native Anglo-Saxon vocabulary building.

Are there any dictionaries or thesaurus' out there that specialize in native English vocabulary, that is to say, real English words that are not of foreign (Latin, French, or Greek) origin? It's ...
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References to deceased persons

Having dealt recently with materials translated from Hebrew, I noticed that references to deceased individuals throughout the materials were made with the usage of the letters "ZL" after the person's ...
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Is using “they” in things like “John and Bob, they looked blah blah” an error, or is it ok?

Is the following sentence right the way it uses they after naming the two dogs? Nap and Winkle, they looked at the hay and they didn't know what to do.
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Starting with 'Theirs' in a sentence

How could the words (Theirs was an odd friendship) replace the phrase (an odd friendship) in the next sentence: 1- An odd friendship in certain respects, she being an outdoor enthusiast and he a ...
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how to express trials and extenuating life experiences, that led to screw ups in my past [on hold]

how to express trials and extenuating life experiences, that led to screw ups in my past. examples: bad grades in freshman year, laziness, drug use. and how i have rebounded and made myself a ...
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copulation with uneven noun-phrases

One can use the copula to connect noun phrases of different number. Example: The conversational topic that kept us pleasantly chatting was the different Southern dialects in the US. Here it ...
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“Microwaved” or “Micro waved”

As an adjective describing something that has been cooked in a microwave, would you say "microwaved" or "micro waved"? The dictionary says microwaved, but my autocorrect corrects to micro waved.
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Antonym of “Portable” in the context of a computer programme?

First, some background information... In terminology regarding computer programmes, the term portable typically means being operational without having to install. In more advanced speak, it's where a ...
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What would you call the husband of a widow? [duplicate]

I'm confused as I've been googling a bit and have seen "dead husband", "former husband", ... and even "ex-husband"... So what would you use for ______ in polite conversation: The ______ of the ...
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British English spelling: “gripped” or “gript”?

Hello what is the correct British English spelling of the word 'gripped' or 'gript'? According to Dictionary.com: gript verb 1. a past participle and simple past tense of grip. verb ...
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What does “gages and safety pledges” mean in Henry VIII era English?

What does gages and safety pledges mean in this old passage, and when is the Octave of St. Michael? The King to the Sheriff of Notthinghamshire: greeting. If John Smith shall make you secure to ...
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Should there be a question mark in a quoted question? [on hold]

This is the tweet I want to tweet: All people repeat after me - I pledge I will not ask every co-worker I run into on Monday, 'how was your weekend'. Should there be a question mark after ...
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Is 'gotten' a proper/legitimate word?

According to what I was taught as school, the past tense of 'get' is 'got' and 'gotten' is "an American corruption and, therefore, is not a proper word". Example: "Should auld acquaintance be ...
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What does “I'm a while.” mean?

Would someone tell me what does the meaning of second sentence: Text me when you have time. Will do, I am a while. Thank you.
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Do scenarios hover?

I was recently editing a document produced by a consulting firm. I came across the sentence: Under this scenario, Kazakhstan can expect to secure its energy sector. I quickly replaced under with ...
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Does it make sense to 'lift' an obligation?

I want to say that an obligation that was present previously has been removed in a new approach. Can I say that in the new approach, the obligation has been lifted?
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Discussing two people - one of whom is deceased

I am writing about Don and Doris Fisher - founders of the GAP - and their love of modern art. The problem is that Don is deceased, yet Doris is alive. Writing that the Fishers loved modern art is ...

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