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Capitalisation Question Regarding Awards

I have written this sentence and am unsure whether or not I should capitalise "math" or "science". At my grade eight graduation I was presented with the Head Boy award, the math award, the science ...
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Sense data or censored data?

What do you call the data that is captured by a sensor ? a sensed data or censored data or something else ?
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Relative clause to say object of an object

I'm confused because I don't know the differences between which and that when I talk about object of an object. Furthermore, I don't know how to use the relative clause correctly when I talk about ...
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1answer
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Which is correct? Class starting soon or class is starting soon

" The class starting soon" or "the class is starting soon" Hello, may I know which sentences as shown above is correct? Thanks.
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“a” vs “an” preceding “LHS” and “RHS”

If in the context of a technical document in prose, "LHS" is used as a shorthand for "left-hand-side" and "RHS" is used as a shorthand for "right-hand-side" should these abbreviations be preceded by "...
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Which is correct here? Came vs Come

This seems like a simple question but I'm stuck. I'm writing about Millennials and want to reference their background. Which is correct (and why)? Below is the sentence and (because it may be ...
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What's this type of elision called?

There's a usage where the word introducing a restrictive clause is dropped. Some examples: Nothing but champagne, now that I'm the boss. becomes: Nothing but champagne, now I'm the boss. and: ...
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Putting comma before “or” if the second phrase of the conjunction is conditional

I'm having a hard time phrasing this properly to look it up, but I believe I'm correct about my usage. Example sentence: Infants should stay at home, or go to daycare if their parents both work. A ...
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Online dictionary to find out which type of noun a word is, and other such meta information

There are different categories of words such as nouns, verbs, etc., and within those categories there are sub-categories like common nouns, abstract nouns, collective nouns, etc. the list goes on. ...
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Is it acceptable to have a period inside and outside of a quotation mark, if the inner period should be specifically specified in a quote?

For example, say I needed to specify that the following sentence should be written exactly as it appears: Use eye protection. Example: The statement previously appeared in the document as "Use eye ...
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What is typical phrases to say your friend when you are surprised by him/her?

The situation is; One of your friends/colleagues suddenly appears from your behind and says "Boo!" You are so surprised. What is typical words to say to him/her? I come up with "You startled ...
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“Expectations of” vs. “expectations for”

There are some questions related to this topic (Usage of "expect to" and "expectation to/of" and "Need of" vs. "need for"), but I haven't found one directly ...
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Confirm and agree to negative questions

on the internet I read the following explanation: "we aren't using "no" to agree, we are using "no" to CONFIRM the negative statement." Does that mean you confirm a negative question with no and ...
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“I” a sentence, a clause, etc.?

If you are a grammarian (a high-school teacher, a professor...of the English language, for instance), please elaborate on the word "I," which some so-called grammarians consider to be a clause, as ...
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Clause or Sentence? [on hold]

In answer to someone's question on the differences between phrases, clauses and sentences, a "grammarian" responds with somewhat of a contradictory explanation: (Could some expert, a grammar teacher.....
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list all possible meanings of this sentence [on hold]

I would like to know all of the syntactically valid meanings of the following sentence: I am going to eat a bagel with egg on it like my wife. I can think of the following meanings: My wife ...
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1answer
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Know-it-alls--a synonym [duplicate]

Both my husband and my sister are know-it-alls who try to do everything without knowledge or ability to do so. My husband wants to remove my dogs sutures to save money. My sister's motivations are ...
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What are the adequate usages of “tolerance to” (+substance)?

What are the adequate usages of "tolerance to" (+substance)? Considering the following two example sentences: "You will develop/build/gain (a) tolerance to caffeine." "Your body will develop/build/...
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Help me find the right word for “variants” of a product

I'm writing an inventory management application that distinguishes between a product (eg. Coca Cola) and its different "variants" you can buy (eg. 330 ml can, 500 ml bottle etc.). What is the proper ...
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Leave or Leaves? [on hold]

Which is correct and why? All employees who are late or leaves early will have their pay pro-rated. or All employees who are late or leave early will have their pay pro-rated.
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“Have good weekends” vs “Have a good weekend”

As a co-worker walked past me and my team mates this afternoon, he said "Bye. Have good weekends" - by which he meant that he wished each of us to have a good weekend. Was this grammatically ...
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Email formulation to send a client an update of his Account Statement [on hold]

I don't want to sound as if the client must pay his balance left. I just want to inform him of his Account Statement so he has an idea how much money he has to pay. I wouldn't want it to sound as a ...
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1answer
134 views

What is the linguistic term used when a place is associated with building or historical figure(s)

What is the linguistic term used when a place is associated with a particular building or historical figure(s)? For example Westminster is associated with the Houses of Parliament and the Prime ...
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39 views

Changing tone during a sentence and having “and/or” in a list

I am unsure about the following sentence: "Reasons a guest may be turned away include, but are not limited to, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, exceeding the weight limit, unable to ...
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Most important vs Most importantly

Is there any difference between the usage of "Most important" and "Most importantly" in the following structures? 1- Most important, the audience was very impressed by her performance. 2- Most ...
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1answer
42 views

Etymology of “marketing:” how/when did it change meaning? [on hold]

The best etymology I could find says the definition of marketing has changed like this: 1560s, "buying and selling," verbal noun from market (v.). Meaning "produce bought at a market" is from ...
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If a ship sinks, what does an airship do?

We were having a discussion at work about airships (zeppelins, blimps, etc.) and someone spoke about them sinking when they crash. Someone else said they can't sink because it's not descending through ...
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1answer
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What do you call a suggestion/statement that's phrased as a question? (e.g., “Maybe you should/n't have …”)

I'm talking about something like this: Well then, if you didn't want to get mugged, maybe you shouldn't have been carrying around that big purse in the middle of the city at night? It's clearly ...
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21 views

I have a question.. Is the expression 'find flaw with' grammatically correct? [on hold]

I know the expression 'find fault with' is grammatically right. So I have a question for the expression 'find flaw with'. Can you guys say this expression is also grammatically right?
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34 views

Opposite of Overhear or Evesdrop? [on hold]

Overhear is Listening intentionally to a conversation. What is it to Listening unintentionally to a conversation.
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Phrases or idioms for “Not knowing meaning of words”

Sorry for the misleading title - but I know of no other way to put this question - Is there a phrase or idiom or even word associated with this particular phenomenon/incident/occurrence -> "...
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A company that pays for e.g. language classes of its staff [on hold]

Not a patron, sponsor, or benefactor. Is there another word? Thank you!
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In the case of a compound modifier that is followed by parenthetical information, where should the noun be placed?

Where should the noun be placed in the following phrase: ... a tedious and resource-intensive (time and human effort) job. OR ... a tedious and resource-intensive job (time and human effort.)
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Alternative to 'dirty minded?'

For example, an aunt saw you come out of a room with another guy. The first thing the comes to her mind is you are having sex with the guy. What words would you use to describe her?
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“about which” without a verb after

What does mean "about which concepts to use" in the following sentence: "A priori principles constituting natural science cannot be analytic, because they are not the result merely of discretionary ...
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52 views

How to compactly write a list with common words

I have a list in some technical writing, say: distributed computing, grid computing, and cloud computing. I would like to make it more compact, such as: distributed, grid, and cloud computing. But ...
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Prof. John Dalton, “daltonism” and “color blindness”

Daltonism is a term coined after the English chemist John Dalton (1766–1844), who had the condition and did early research into: the inability or defective ability to perceive or distinguish ...
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Is this grammar is correct and not a mista? [on hold]

Many children wants to go to the mall. My teacher says that he don't so I search every website so I hope this website will be the answer to my question
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What does this statement mean: “Language is the arbiter of reason, and a lack thereof.” [on hold]

I heard this a lot in school and I recently heard it again. What does the sentence mean?
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14 views

What punctuation would you use to describe a grammar pattern: e.g., "… use the pattern He/She is adjective

When writing grammar patterns that are reference based, I use the [S+V+O] structure. But how would you go about punctuating a grammar pattern that is describing a pattern students should follow in ...
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Should I put articles in the headlines of a CV?

For example, here: My contribution: Front-end development. (The) Project: Our team realized the most popular news resource for a big city.
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Can “and” tell sequences? [migrated]

I have a problem with the "and" when my friend get me this sentence: Students can join the debate team and learn a lot of skills. To the best of my knowledge, "and" tells parallel meaning which ...
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Is there an English verb for “self-instilling”? [on hold]

I was wondering if there is an English verb for describing something similar to "self-instilling": to gradually implant an idea in your mind (which might not be necessary true) by keep believing in it....
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1answer
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what kind of TO BE VERBs can we use with nouns such as; police, army, fish, sheep? [duplicate]

If we consider them as plural nouns and sometimes as singular nouns.
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“Not enough memory” vs. “no enough memory” [migrated]

Which is correct? Why? Not enough memory No enough memory The first variant seems to be significantly more popular on the Internet than the second one.
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What is the meaning of imaginotransference?

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head....
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Singular and plural forms and ellipses

Consider the following sentences: The schema of the A and B buffer are called C and D, respectively. The schemas of the A and B buffer are called C and D, respectively. The schemas of the A and B ...
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1answer
24 views

Word for person who looks for flattery [on hold]

What word could be used to describe a person who seeks and seems to depend on constant positive feedback from the people around him.
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“Kind of ” as an answer

From EGT: "Kind of and sort of are very common expressions in speaking. They soften other words and phrases so that they do not appear too direct or exact..." Are the next sentences correct? A: Are ...
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What do you call a brand name that is used as a verb [duplicate]

What do you call a word used as a verb like: To hoover instead of to vacuum. A kleenex instead of a facial tissue or paper handkerchief. etc. Brand verbification? Is there a single word to describe ...

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