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As the final vote on Medicare was being tallied and the outcome became clear [on hold]

As the final vote on Medicare was being tallied and the outcome became clear, one member of the Republican leadership stormed out of the House center-aisle doors, in exasperation turned to the ...
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1answer
66 views

“small room” vs. “little room” / “big room” vs. “large room”

I never had problems with small and little before. However, I only had known about a small room before I saw the word a little room in a textbook (Family and Friends by Naomi Simmons). Is it the ...
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2answers
38 views

industry problems or industrial problems

Should we say industry problems or industrial problems? Which is incorrect? or maybe each of them has specific meaning, then what is that meaning? I myself think the "industry problems" means the ...
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1answer
34 views

The process creates the prize? [on hold]

I would like to know which one of the sentences is correct and why? The process create the prize. or The process creates the prize.
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1answer
67 views

How to answer “Is there anything else I can help you with?”? [on hold]

Is there anything else I can help you with? This is asked every time at the end when I use some service. I want to answer no, but straight "NO" sounds rude. How can I politely answer this ...
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103 views

Difference between “exercise” and “workout”

We can say: I will do exercise today or I will do workout today. Is there any difference between them?
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5answers
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Noun form of verb “decline”

Is there a noun form of the verb "to decline"? That is, is there a word that follows this pattern: to accept -> acceptance to decline -> ? I am aware of the word declination which is the ...
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0answers
41 views

You don't have to be crazy to live here, but it helps [migrated]

The furniture of the den, a cement-floored room that ran the length of the house, consisted almost entirely of his carpentry (shelves, tables, stools, a ping-pong table) and Nacy's needlework ...
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1answer
34 views

Is it hour or hours when used in a phrase? [duplicate]

I recently joined a company as a trainee and we have to skype our priorities or task that we are gonna do on that day. For example, people write priorities like this: 1. HTML/CSS training - [0.5 ...
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when i intimating my superior about project commencement..the senetence is correct or not? [on hold]

Development started with below three requirements as highly prioritized, will be completed by 30th August.
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1answer
45 views

ten versus teen [duplicate]

Why is it "teen" instead of ten? Where did the word "teen" originate? When you say "sixteen" you are obviously saying six and ten. How did it become six and teen? I already saw the post on "Why do ...
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2answers
49 views

What is the correct way to interpret the sentence “You can't have too many”?

It's like chef's in a kitchen for that part of a game's engine. You can't have too many. - Quoted from a conversation with a friend. When said in this context, my friend interpreted as "You ...
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1answer
25 views

“As per” and “in the case being”?

Take the following text into account: These airstrikes would not only be punishment for Assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians amid the three-year-long Syrian Uprising (according to ...
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2answers
59 views

Can I use the word “promise” with gerund?

Is it possible to use gerund after the verb "promise"? For example, in the sentence "He promised cleaning the window. I'd prefer to say: He promised to clean the window. But today I was told that this ...
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3answers
112 views

Is “cry” an intransitive verb, or can it be transitive? - as in “Cry me a river”

When I look up the word, it should be an intransitive verb (no object). However, I'm still curious about the title "Cry me a river". Can I say that "I cried a bucket"?
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2answers
37 views

Is it formal to use “If” in a business email

Is it formal to use "if" in a business email. For instance, "If you have any questions or concerns...." Our division's seniors always use it to answer the customer`s emails. Is it formal or is there ...
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2answers
386 views

What do we call parents who lose their child? [duplicate]

When a child loses his parents, he is referred to as an orphan. If a woman loses her husband, she is considered a widow. But if a parent loses their child, what do we call them? Childless? Childless ...
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3answers
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How do you call someone whom you ship your product to?

This person receives your product but they MAY or MAY NOT be your customer (maybe someone who can deliver it to your customer like their relative or friends BUT NOT some delivery company). Also, their ...
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1answer
23 views

High, low, deep,?

If a low pitch is the same as a deep tone then what is the equivilant of a high pitch ? Shallow? I have heard people say high for both but is this correct ?
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1answer
43 views

Word/phrase for a story in which time passes between scenes

Stories like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn often have large time gaps between narration. Days, weeks, or even years might pass between chapters or scenes in stories such as these. What word or ...
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2answers
26 views

Grammar in proverbs

"Tomorrow come never" I have seen it in a dictionary of English idioms. Not "never comes", not "will never come". I am confused. "Tomorrow come never" - is it correct?
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Which is preferred?

I am writing a novel and would like to know which is a better choice: He walks over to the member’s table Or He walks to the member’s table Thank you!
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0answers
31 views

How is a typesetting language called when it can express much? [on hold]

Suppose you write a descriptive (computer) language. Your language can only use characters you find on a standard american keyboard, but you might invent clever ways to replace parts of the text by ...
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0answers
24 views

Mary Ruefle poem [on hold]

Does anyone know the name of the Mary Ruefle poem that begins: “Something unpronounceable followed by a long silence"?
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26 views

what is the meaning of “subtle” and how we use it? [on hold]

I know it is sometimes used to imply something as calm. and i also read its different meaning which was "difficult to detect " but i still find difficult to use it in any sentence, because meaning is ...
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1answer
28 views

writing a letter for someone else

When writing a letter for someone, what is the best way to say so? Rather than simply use the words, "I am writing this letter for John Smith"
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0answers
28 views

Pronouncing the term blogging [on hold]

Can someone please let me know if the term blogging has been pronounced properly in accordance to English language? On the site in the link they say: Blogging (pr. blahg-ing) This seems a bit ...
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1answer
30 views

When to use Affect and effect? [duplicate]

i had a hard time in using these similar looking words at appropriate places. some help would be appreciated. Thank you
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1answer
39 views

Is it okay to write i.e. at the beginning of a sentence? [duplicate]

Is it aceptable to write "i.e." at the begining of a sencnce? For example: Does the above formula equal 2? i.e. does (insert simple formula here) equal 10? or should it be Does the above ...
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3answers
42 views

How to improve grammar ? i want to be a writer- recommendation needed [on hold]

I want to improve my English grammar, including every little information like where to use exclamation, where to or not to use semi-colon etc. Can someone recommend any elementary or high school ...
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1answer
34 views

Such is the way of American policymaking in health care [on hold]

why did we use "Such" here ? is there any alternate to this sentence?
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2answers
51 views

When are Roman Numeral suffixes appropriate for number abbreviations?

This question was asked and closed last year as general reference. However, it did not attract the caliber of answer I expected it to. I suggested the below content as an edit, but it was rejected for ...
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0answers
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Alternate for Come front [on hold]

I m confused whether i can use come front in the following scenario. Thanks for come front to take this challenge. can anyone suggest a better word for come front here? I like to say im appreciating ...
0
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1answer
50 views

University research or Academic research

What do you call researches that are carried out in the universities as thesis or...? academic researches university researches researches in university
0
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0answers
24 views

meaning of beaucoup d’estime [on hold]

I was reading War and Peace and I encountered this phrase. I tried to search on Google but no meaning found. I just found meaning of beaucoup that is a lot and meaning of another phrase succès ...
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0answers
6 views

question on past or present in indirect speech [duplicate]

Amit: I will send you an email. Me: OK. After one day how can i tell this indirectly. Should i say Amit told me that he would send me an email or Amit told me that he will send me an email. It is ...
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1answer
17 views

which is correct - in section below or below section [duplicate]

We have given detail description of these tools in below section. or We have given detail description of these tools in section below. which one is correct?
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1answer
31 views

what do you call someone performing below their potential [duplicate]

What do you call someone who doesn't know their worth or is under-performing their potential?
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1answer
48 views

Can something be efficient but not effective? [on hold]

The definitions for both terms are as follows Effective (adj.): Adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result. Efficient (adj.) Performing or functioning in the best ...
2
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3answers
54 views

“Birthday” vs. “anniversary”

Are there general guidelines for using "anniversary" vs. "birthday"? E.g., birthdays are generally for... well, birthdays. It's also used for some notable historical dates regarding countries ("Our ...
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0answers
51 views

Where can I find some default rules to generate WH-questions ( Who, What, Where, Which, When, Why and How )? [on hold]

I have some categories for English words: PERSON - Person ORG - Organization LOC - Location TIME - Time LAW - Law NORP - Nationality GPE - Geopolitical Entity LANGUAGE - Language ...
3
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2answers
297 views

Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?

Many times on this site have I heard something described as a 'peeve'. My sense is that this is American. Although the verb, usually in the passive - he was peeved because he had been given the ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Noun for rule to strengthen a preexisting one

I was wondering if there is a noun built off the word strengh the same way we find the word corrective as built off the word correct. The context would be a term for second rule or law which is ...
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2answers
29 views

Which sentence is more common? [on hold]

Which way do you prefer to say this sentence: "inaccurate pruning makes the trees out of shape" or "inaccurate pruning puts the trees into deformed shape"?
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1answer
21 views

When to spell out or when the acronym itself is sufficient

When using an acronym for the first time, it must be spelled out. That's a given. However, if there is a "Definition" section where ALL acronyms that are going to be used in the document are defined ...
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0answers
58 views

Grammar: Had been + vb or has been + vb

Should I use '' I had been listening to this concert since it started snowing, at seven.'' or ''I have been listening to this concert since it started snowing, at seven.'' I never know when to use ...
21
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12answers
7k views

Idiom for “just because you give something a different name, it doesn't change what it is”

I'm looking for a way to idiomatically express the sentiment that just because you give something a different name, or precede it with a disclaimer, it doesn't change what it is, e.g.: "I mean this ...
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0answers
19 views

What is the answer to most of (blank) are or is? [on hold]

So, how to answer most of (blank) is it (is or are)
3
votes
1answer
102 views

“New York is a great place to live.” (no preposition?)

New York is a great place to live. New York is a great place to live in. I've seen the former usage a lot and I've started wondering what the grammar aspects of it are. The main question ...
0
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1answer
50 views

use of “not on purpose”

I was told that "not on purpose" cannot be used in the middle of a sentence. For example: I was showering and, not on purpose, I participated in the #icebucketchallenge. I am aware of the fact ...

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