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Driving across versus driving through

Does the term "driving across the state" imply that I am driving from east to west (or west to east)? If yes, what do I say if I am driving north to south (or south to north)? Am I driving through the ...
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“number of people purchasing X” vs “number of people who purchase X” [on hold]

I'm confused between a) "number of people purchasing plane tickets" vs. b) "number of people who purchase plane tickets" Is a) okay to use if number of people purchasing tickets is increasing vs ...
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1answer
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Inverse of dependency

In a project management context where A and B would be tasks, if A needs B, then B is a dependency of A. Is there a word to describe what A is to B? As @KateGregory put it, I want to replace "we need ...
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“Shortcut to” or “shortcut for”

Which of these sentences would be correct, or are they both correct? "A shortcut to finding the inverse of a 2x2 matrix is..." "A shortcut for finding the inverse of a 2x2 matrix is..."
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Is there an adjective to describe someone who feels the desire to run away from situations?

I'm looking for a word that could be used to describe a person in this way. E.g. "I'm feeling very ____ today"
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42 views

The phrase “Thank you kindly” [duplicate]

If the phrase "Thank you kindly,..." is considered archaic, could someone suggest an alternative? Thanks Bill
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501 views

What were stalkers called before they were called “stalkers”?

A stalker is commonly referred to as: a person who harasses another person, as a former lover, a famous person, etc., in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner: Hollywood stars ...
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19 views

Correcting verb in parenthesis

What should be the correct verb placed in parenthesis??? The problem he had solved was actually (write) on the board?
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1answer
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Punctuating a list of direct non-question quotes

What is the correct way to punctuate a list of spoken quotes? For example: They had a variety of excuses for missing the meeting, such as: “We weren’t really sure we were meeting tonight. Were we?” ...
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Alphabetizing an index

What is the proper way to alphabetize acronyms in an index. The particular words in question are: "U.S. Constitutional Law" and "urbanization." Which should be listed first?
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Introducing an alias in technical literature

In technical literature (namely, a requirements document), what is an appropriate way of introducing an alias which is used from there on; instead of the full, completely-defined term? I'm looking ...
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1answer
64 views

Opposite of “depends on”

Imagine a web page (A) which contains some repackaged content from another website (B). A depends on B. If B were to keep a list of web pages, like A, that depend on it, what could we call that ...
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36 views

hashtag morsecode [on hold]

I'm not sure what Stack Exchange forum to ask this, but I think this one come's close enough. My question is: is there a morse code for a hashtag if so, what is that morse code? My thoughts where that ...
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Could you please answer me and where i have to use below words [on hold]

what is the correct meaning of 'interms' 'inorder' 'unless' 'rather' 'rather than' and where I have to use this words specifically
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usage of the word of

I wonder if the usage of ''of'' in this sentence is correct? The sentence is '' As continuation of completion of the common market''. Can the usage of ''of'' two or three times be possible?
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“You look good. The last time I seen you, you looked terrible, your head was busted in and —” [on hold]

“You look good. The last time I seen you, you looked terrible, your head was busted in and —” What's a "busted in" hairstyle? Research I've done ...
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1answer
42 views

Active vs Passive (Which construction is correct in which context ) [on hold]

I read the below sentence in Learn American English website. You were given some money to see a movie. Is this passive construction correct? Or do we need to construct it as follows: I got some ...
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1answer
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He wiped his hand across his nose and the gesture filled Edward with a terrible feeling of love and loss [on hold]

He wiped his hand across his nose and the gesture filled Edward with a terrible feeling of love and loss. in this sentence, what does " wiped his hand across his nose " mean?
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How many instances of the present tense can you find in this poem? [on hold]

I can only count 4 instances but supposedly there are more.
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2answers
38 views

The meaning of a noun phase which is modified by an adjective clause

(1)Vin is the smartest guy that can play a piano. (2)Vin is the smartest guy in the class that can play a piano. (3)Vin is the smartest guy in the class that can understand every kind of ...
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2answers
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Which should be used - “me” or “myself”? [duplicate]

Which is proper grammar? This includes me, my friend and my brother. This includes myself, my friend and my brother.
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1answer
44 views

Please help me to understand if this sentence is correct [on hold]

Please make sure that you selected all file (For when the upload box is empty.)
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How is the style and grammar of this prose? [on hold]

There is no best form of government. No system of government or form of constitution can prevent corruption and nepotism. There will always be loopholes and grey areas from which corruption ...
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2answers
38 views

“Donation” or “donations”?

Should I say send your donations and support to or send your donation and support to? I would like to confirm which is right to use when I ask people to donate to a charity. I have read other ...
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3answers
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Active or passive voice - which to use?

In my software, if for some reason the installation fails, I want to display a message. Which of these is correct? Some problem occurred. The installation cannot proceed. Some problem ...
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0answers
31 views

Latin Phrases in English [on hold]

Which are the most common Latin words/phrases used in written English?
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64 views

Is “education” a count noun?

I'm getting confused about these two sentences: The government should provide education to its citizens. She has received a great education since high school. I think education is an ...
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4answers
70 views

word for six-month period…not as an adjective or as an associated adverb, but as an affirmed set word [duplicate]

In English, we have 7 days → a week 14/15 days → a fortnight 30/31 days → a month 365 days → a year Is there any word for six months? Not half a year, or biannually (which ...
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2answers
148 views

Is there a word or term for one who is obsessed with names?

This is for a piece I am currently writing. Since I could not find anything from a Google search, I figured it would be wise to enlist the knowledge of the smart cohort of Stack Exchange. My question ...
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38 views

Conduct or carry out the execution [on hold]

Which form is correct? and, if both are correct which one is more preferred and appropriate. The execution was conducted as follows: The execution was carried out as follows:
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80 views

I need a new word in the dictionary: Toumly [on hold]

I m actually writing a book and I need a word which doesn't exist yet. So, I had to create it : Let me introduce the world Toumly. Toumly is now an english adverb (not official yet) using to express ...
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1answer
55 views

blind in/from/of one eye

Is it "blind in one eye", " blind from one eye" or "blind of one eye"? Personally I think it is " blind in one eye".
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45 views

Capitalisation help: maître d' or Maître D'

I'm wondering if I should use a capital on the M and D of maître d'. Throughout my book, should I be writing it Maître D' or maître d'. Thanks :)
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47 views

Is “were I you” archaic?

Would the following usage be considered archaic? Were I you, I would ask her for a date.
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35 views

Phrasal verb: 'to read for'

Does the below sentence sound right? "Read the operating instructions for directions on replacing the housing"
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Synonyms for “big deal”

I have read on The Free Dictionary that the expression big deal may be used as an interjection to answer ironically "to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive". If it is the case, what ...
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Does being read to improve reading speed? [migrated]

So my girlfriend is not what you would call a fast reader. She understands completely what she reads, but she reads rather slowly. I'm trying to be a good boyfriend and help her out with this, but the ...
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Is it correct to use the suffix -ian when referring to names?

Oftentimes when reading academic texts I will come across the suffix "-ian" as a way to denote ownership. While I find it fitting syntactically (it "feels" right), I don't remember ever learning it ...
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1answer
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What's meaning of “follow the argument through to its conclusion”?

In "But many of those countries have failed to follow the argument through to its conclusion", I don't understand what "follow the argument through to its conclusion" means. Can anybody help me ...
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2answers
168 views

Formal definition of “nearly”

When google for "define nearly" the provided definition was: adverb very close to; almost. closely. Does this means, despite almost no one use it this way, It is semantically ...
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43 views

Is “but rather” grammatically correct?

Is the use of "but rather" correct here? The United States' decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not a diplomatic measure to intimidate the Soviet Union, but rather a ...
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1answer
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The past perfect without a simple past time clause. “I had eaten the day before.”

While I was reading class material from a language school in Korea, I found a whole unit explaining use of the past perfect. However, none of the sentences used a time clause with the simple past to ...
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1answer
52 views

“Touched with your fingers” or “touched by your fingers”? [on hold]

"I need to be touched with your fingers ?" I just wanna see that it is corret or not .. Or "I need to be touched by your fingers ?"
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Alternatives to “The following (standards) shall be followed:” [on hold]

Can anyone suggest a good alternative to "The following (standards) shall be followed:"? I'm trying to avoid using "following" twice in a sentence.
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1answer
67 views

Opposite of a requiem [on hold]

The definition of a requiem is a song which plays on one's funeral. I was wondering, is there a word which means the opposite - a song which is used as a celebration of one's birth? Thank you!
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1answer
37 views

How to determine the tense of the auxiliary verb “would”? [on hold]

I see that "would" in the text is used in present, past and future. I got confused when I tried to get the correct tense of the sentence which contains "would" as an auxiliary verb .
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1answer
46 views

Does orchestra need “the” before it?

Does the sentence It requires full orchestra and progressively adds each of the four brass bands need the between "requires" and "full"?
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5answers
105 views

Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root? [on hold]

I am currently constructing a language for my fantasy world. I am utilizing roots, prefixes, suffixes - all that fun stuff. I've noticed something that I find rather strange though. Nearly every word ...
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0answers
53 views

Can't remember the word for indicating different options [on hold]

The word I am trying to find sounds like "weather" and I think it is used on some sentences like "I have to decide {weather} I use this or this other thing", I can't remember how it is written. ...
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1answer
73 views

Sentences without subjects [on hold]

"What do you call a sentence without a subject?" I have gone through a lot of sites, but none of them has the answer. So, I'm hoping this website might help me.

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