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Word meaning “someone who is good with large numbers” [duplicate]

Is there a word or an expression to denote such a person?
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where do I put the comma if any? After Please or would or allow?

Please if you would allow three (3) business days for a reply back I will be forwarding this information over to my manager to review?
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35 views

How to say “because the time is limited, we stop at this point”

I am in the process of writing my PhD thesis. In the introduction, after introducing the research problems and explaining the partial result achieved I want to say that because the time is limited we ...
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47 views

Looking for a single word or phrase

is there a single word or phrase in English that describes a simple grip children and adults use – to help someone climb up a tree or over a high fence. I mean when you clasp your hands and interlock ...
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1answer
28 views

relation vs. relations

I've noticed that relation is used alternatively in the singular and in the plural; thus, there is a similar number of scholarly papers on "ways to conceptualize the relation" between two phenomena, ...
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27 views

Capitalization of title in scientific paper [duplicate]

I'd like to use the correct capitalization of words in the title of a scientific paper. The part of the title I'm not sure about is the following: What to do with an Area? ... As far as I ...
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1answer
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What is the plural of the abbreviation of “multiplicity automaton”, “MA” or “MAs”?

The "multiplicity automaton (MA)" is a model in compute science and its plural is "multiplicity automata". Should the plural of the abbreviation be MA or MAs? What is the correct way to pluralize ...
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47 views

Word meaning “having the power to both create and destroy something”

I'm looking for a single word, noun or adjective, that conveys the meaning "having the power to both create and destroy" something specific. For example: The magician seemingly had < insert ...
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1answer
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Meaning of: “Therefore whether it were I or they” in scripture

In the following passage: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in ...
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Is there any good site for essays, paragraphs, formal & informal letters? [migrated]

I need a good site where I can find collection of English compositions, paragraphs, applications, reports, letters etc. It would be very helpful if someone give me some links.
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39 views

What are the characters called in a book

In English, we have words for the characters in something/the people acting something. An example would be "The cast of the film was very talented." Would it be right to say "The cast of the book ...
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1answer
28 views

which is correct - “in order to” or “inorder to”? [on hold]

I recently came across some text which made use of "inorder to" instead of "in order to". Now I wonder which is correct usage?
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1answer
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How do you explain the usage of “with”?

I'm looking for a logical explanation of how we use the preposition "with" in the following context: The company took the first place with their competition a distant second. North America ...
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1answer
27 views

is there a word for this?

I know there is a word for getting exactly one result in the SERP of google. But is there a word for making a comment here or a tweet that exactly fills the permitted space? I.e. a "0-char left" tweet ...
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1answer
36 views

Do “I saw a dream” and “I had a dream” meant the same thing? [on hold]

Which of these two is more appropriate: I saw a dream. I had a dream. Is there any difference between them?
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37 views

What does 'nuance' mean? And how to use in sentences? [on hold]

I don't know why, but despite having read the definition over too many times to count, its one of those words that just doesn't click. I see it being used in sentences and have never been able to ...
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2answers
18 views

discharged with something

Does "discharged with casual ease" mean "lacking casual ease"? Context: These often aphoristic observations, discharged with casual ease, can verge on possessing the lyrical poignancy and ...
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0answers
22 views

I break out my fun blazer. what does this mean?

Has he ever said anything nice to you before? No. Not even when I break out my fun blazer. This is what I can see on the script of Modern Family season 6 I know what a blazer is, But I don't ...
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1answer
18 views

Is resolved vs has been resolved?

If someone reports an defect to me and is asking for an update, how should I reply? I will inform you once the issue is resolved or I will inform you once the issue has been resolved?
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1answer
17 views

Possesive pronoun to use with the interrogative pronoun

When using the interrogative pronoun, 'who', what would the possessive form be? 'Who checks X letterbox every day?'. I feel it ought to be 'his' but some people I know claim it should be 'their', ...
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17 views

actress's or actress' [duplicate]

Please tell me which one is correct Cops reach actress' house to record her statement. Cops reach actress's house to record her statement. Thank you.
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1answer
28 views

Understanding Sentences about Flossing

In a news article about the benefits of flossing, the following sentences confused me (please read the article first): In the past decade, three systematic reviews sought to navigate these muddy ...
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28 views

which sentence is correct and why? [on hold]

Do you like pop music or Jazz?- I don't like both of them. I prefer classical music_____ I don't like any of them. I prefer classical music_____ I don't like either of them. I prefer classical music
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Embargo ___(prep.) [on hold]

Do we say FDR embargo to Japan. Or FDR embargo on Japan. What's the proper preposition here?
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55 views

How to say “As crucial as it is, it's surprising to…”

As a non-native English speaker, I'm trying to improve variety in my writing. For this particular, I want to express my feeling of surprise toward something that I always considered critical but ...
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34 views

What's the word for when someone is made to do something but another person does not have to? [on hold]

What is the word for when someone is made to do something but another person does not have to?
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1answer
39 views

Is this correct use of thereby? [on hold]

I just want to ask: do we always have to use verb+ing after "thereby"? And if the following sentence is correct: Furthermore, it is efficient to compute,thereby suitable for real-time vision ...
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37 views

proportionate opposite for “little brother”

The opposite of younger brother would be older brother. Now what would be a proportionate opposite for 'little brother'?
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5answers
57 views

A word sort of like “newsreel” and sort of like “propaganda rag”? [on hold]

I'm thinking of those old U.S. wartime movie-theater newsreels that celebrated victories, but combined with aspersions and taunts on the enemy. "We're great and those guys are idiots." Not necessarily ...
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1answer
36 views

The usage of “Per se”

Is the usage of the phrase "Per se" correct in this sentence? Sometimes, religion, though not be enaugh per se, may lead to violence.
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1answer
46 views

Word for part of speech before the main speech

I am not trying to troll anybody, although it might seem like it. Also, this is not intended to be funny or anything. The question I wanted to ask is what do you call the part of a ...
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1answer
79 views

What is the act of breaking a pen nib after signing a death sentence called?

I have noticed that every time a judge sentences someone to death sentence, he breaks his pen’s nib after signing his order. So what is this act called? I mean any specific term or single word for ...
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1answer
32 views

Polite way when you ask someone you don't know a question [on hold]

Which is the best way to ask a question in a polite way; for example, I want to write an email to someone that doesn't know me, and to ask something... Is okay to say write this: Sorry to disturb ...
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2answers
28 views

Sentence Correction: Team - was or were? [duplicate]

In the sentence: The team could not win the match because it was split into two groups. The correction given is: The team could not win the match because they were split into two groups. According ...
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Must have arrived by now

Please tell me if the following sentences are the same or not? It is ten o’clock. They must have arrived now. It is ten o’clock. They must have arrived by now. Are they same? If not, then please ...
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Ask questions in first or second person?

When I ask a question, should I use first or second person? As an example, should I say "How do you do that?" or "How do I do that?".
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Figures of Speech: Inversion, doubt

This is a doubt from the poem Television by Roald Dahl and it is there in our 10 STD school textbook. I and my teacher had a bit of conflict with the figures of speech here: ...In almost every house ...
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4answers
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What could be a word for this concept?

I asked this question on Stack Worldbuilding: In this world a secret society "farms" people with desired features (personality appearances etc.). They have ectogenesis of course; but they ...
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1answer
52 views

“does there exist” or “does there exists” [on hold]

I have seen many uses, even in books, of the three words "does there exist" and of the three words "does there exists". Examples: Does there exist a political business cycle? [1] Does there ...
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'lead to someone doing something' OR 'lead to someone's doing something'

Under the entry lead (v.), Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th edition) lists: lead to someone doing something example: His actions could lead to him losing his job. However, ...
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Pronoun Agreement Rule

"Why did God let Adam and Eve eat the apple of the tree of knowledge of good and evil? Why cannot he prevented evil? (Quoted from an article.) Those were the last questions he asked to his parents ...
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I am little bit confused about conditional sentences [on hold]

What does this sentence express? If I didn't know about it I wouldn't be able to complete my syllabus.
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1answer
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Asleep is to awake; as sleep is to _____?

Is there no word that fills this precise role? I can say someone gets 10 hours of sleep. But can I say someone gets 10 hours of wake? That doesn't sound right to me but maybe it is. Does anyone know ...
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Adverbs of time [on hold]

Tomorrow at this time I will be travelling across Italy. At this time tomorrow I will be travelling across Italy. Which one?
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All other and any other difference

Ramayana is more sacred than all other mythologies of Hindus. OR Ramayana is more sacred than any other mythology of Hindus. Which one is correct?
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Which question sentence is correct? [duplicate]

I'm not sure which of the following sentences is correct: "Don't they have to send the table?" "Do they not have to send the table?" It would be great if you could help me. Thanks in advance!
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1answer
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Double possessive of a single noun

I am writing a question for a quiz. I need some advice on what the "right" way to word the question. The question follows a short passage in a foreign language. The question is asking about the ...
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1answer
35 views

Who did the dog which the farmer who the cat licked own chase

Is this sentence ill-formed syntactically and pragmatically/ or ill-formed pragmatically and semantically/ or well formed semantically syntactically, pragmatically/ or ill-formed syntactically and ...
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2answers
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What's the grammatically correct way to say the following sentence?

"I have studied a few psychology books which helps me understand the needs of each user". Should it be "which have helped me" or are both correct depending on the meaning ?
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Are “gadfly” and “gadabout” related? [on hold]

A recent question prompted the answer of "gadabout" - which made me think of "gadfly". Are the two related? If so, which gave rise to the other; or, did they occur contemporaneously? What's a "gad"? ...

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