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Pronoun question

I have a pronoun question, though I am not sure what exact category this question falls into. I'm wondering about what is the best pronoun to use in the following situation: If the "me" in question ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase across the long

What is the meaning of the phrase "across the long"
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8 views

The Rules Guiding the Presence or Absence of a Hyphen in a Compound

We know that in recent years many dictionaries deleted the hyphen in hundreds of words that initially had it. I would like to know how do and how did grammarians decide if a word should contain a ...
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8 views

Orthotypography: Spacing in Abbreviations and the Origin of

Is there a correct way to typeset space in abbreviations? Are there any typographical authorities – and not only in the English-speaking world – who say that you should add thin or hair spaces ...
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What do you call someone who solves puzzles?

What is a term or name for someone who is very adept at solving puzzles or situations that require though processing and logic. I ran across this question, however this only deals with crossword ...
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Whats the opposite of the dependent

I'm creating an application/website, that you can control "assets" with. (The fact this is an app/website is irrelevant, I'm just giving some detail) Inside these assets, you can define attributes, ...
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In / From correct usage

I have a doubt. According to English Language what is the correct form of the following ? Thanks in advance. Look that from your own eyes ? OR Look that in your own eyes ?
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How to drop a pronoun? (pronoun-dropping/removing 'I'/omitting the subject)

I wrote resume and got stuck in this place. There are recommendations to write your achievements in the short form (without "I"): "Worked with ... " "Created something ... " "Collaborated with ... ...
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English articles are writing Usage?

Why a paragraph starts with past tense sentence then remain all sentence should be past tense only?
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The word “doubt” as a substitute for the word “question.” [duplicate]

I I live in India and I have noticed that in Indian English it is normal to use the noun "doubt" as one would use the noun "question" in Western English. Examples: "He had many doubts regarding the ...
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1answer
22 views

What's the difference between “imply” and “hint”?

I have a question. What's the difference between these two words, imply and hint? They seem to have the same meaning in definition and if they actually mean the same, which one of them is more ...
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How would you interepret the statement below? [on hold]

Your assignment will need to be completed within 48 hours after receiving this email. What exactly do they mean by within 48 hours? If I received the email on 16th February 2016 at 2:00pm and I sent ...
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2answers
23 views

One word or short phrase for ease of visual surveillance if required

Situation - A person is using a room because it is easier to respond to the sound of a visitor at the gate or door (gate opening, bell ringing, someone calling). It is not necessary that you see the ...
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4answers
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A slang word for person who is addicted to mass media promoted pop-culture

I am looking for a slang term which describes people who are all about contemporary mass media promoted pop culture: pop song charts, YouTube likes, dislikes and comments, celebrities' instagrams, ...
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22 views

Does “this is Ken and Mike” make sense?

In a book I saw the caption "this is Ken and Mike". Should it be "these are Ken and Mike" since it is plural? Or is there a certain rule that I am unaware of? Thanks.
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What is a word for when you don't want to do something, but enjoy it when you do it?

I am trying to find a word to describe a situation where you don't want to do something, but enjoy it when you do it. For example, going to the gym, travelling a long distance to see a friend. I have ...
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2answers
30 views

Responsible of/for?

I know that "responsible for" is common but I wonder what happens if I say, "Hitler is responsible of the massacre of Jews"? I think that when one blames someone for something, using "of" makes ...
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4answers
64 views

Why do we use 'telling' in the following sentence?

Why do we use 'telling' in the following sentence? Was it difficult, telling your mum and dad? -Well, yes and no. Instead of 'telling' could we say 'to tell'? What's the difference ...
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7answers
176 views

Word for a phrase that is very commonly used to describe something

What is a word to describe a phrase such as "Anything can happen", which is often made in reference to baseball. This is frequently said, but "platitude" and "cliche" aren't the right terms. What ...
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42 views

Is there a term for “can be missing”?

This is for an item in a collection (like a bag), that may or may not be present. Basically, it's presence is not guaranteed, but it is valid to go search for it. Is there a term for this? Right now, ...
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2answers
89 views

What do you call someone who always needs to be mentally or physically active?

What do you call a person that can't just relax, someone who always needs to be working or taking a class or working out? Someone who can sit still in one place but only if they are working on ...
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1answer
14 views

Whats the rule for using when retiring from or when retired from a position [on hold]

Which is correct? Should I say when retiring from a position or when retired from a position?
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1answer
15 views

Which is correct “efforts have been devoted to achieving strength ” or " efforts have been devoted to achieve strength

I have been told to replace "have been devoted to achieving" with "have been devoted to achieve". Can you explain why?
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19 views

Which verb form to use after "had better do that it

what is the right verb form for "had better" sentences? for example: she had better remember that she has to leave the city soon OR she had better remember that she have to leave the city soon ...
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28 views

Is OR Associative? Disjunction malfunction

How does OR work in the following circumstance: (Sign on refrigerator at workplace) "Items will be removed if not labelled or date greater than 30 days". To me, I read this as: things have to have ...
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4answers
491 views

Correct term for having lost (not cut) one's hair

Is bald more correct than hairless when referring to someone who has lost their hair? Dictionary.com states that bald means having little or no hair on the scalp and that hairless means ...
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Logic of tense in fiction

In the following sentence, the narrator is telling a story about herself: A few minutes later, still hearing the fall of their hooves, I called out over my shoulder, “Nothing for you, cows. Nothing ...
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Participle Attachment

In the following sentence what word does the participle phrase "leaving it damp, wrinkled and only a little less discolored." attach to. Is its use correct? Is there a special category of participles ...
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1answer
19 views

Adjective adverb noun [on hold]

Accept(v) , acceptance(n) , acceptable(adj) What word we use as adjective for - rejected (v), rejection (n), adj??? OOr any other word which is equal to reject but in adjective form
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26 views

Moreover between commas

While writing, I am often tempted to write sentences as: It is, moreover, clear that... or We have, in addition, other things to take into account. Is the use of the conjunctive adverbs ...
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1answer
30 views

Word for the concept of a perfect fit [on hold]

Is there any word to define the concept of something that fits perfectly? Like the expression "Fits like a glove" but shorter.
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0answers
35 views

Is there another word for “Burrito”? [on hold]

Is there any other word for "Burrito" (local/less known) that also starts with "B"?
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1answer
34 views

5% are left or 5% is left; which is better or correct?

So here is the sentence written both ways. Which one is correct and maybe a description why so I can understand why. Thanks! /R Leatherbacks need your help. They’re endangered and only 5% of the ...
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0answers
49 views

Why is it “time of day” but “hour of the day”?

Well, the title is a little misleading, because both "time of day" and "time of the day" are possible and can have the same meaning.[here] But "time of day" is more commonly used (when we're not ...
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1answer
50 views

double subjunctive in conditional clause

I came up with a question while reading a poem by Duhamel: "If I were the kind who made promises, I'd probably begin by saying..." So, why made and not "makes"? Is it strictly necessary to use the ...
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2answers
47 views

Synonym of “Barber Shop Pole”! [on hold]

Is there any one word synonym of Barbershop Pole? (Any local word perhaps that starts with 'B'?) Any one word synonym will be fine BTW.
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Participial as adverbial?

''Solve the questions using what I have taught you.'' ''He showed up wearing a suit.'' ''It is doing a nice job covering up the broken chair.'' ''I broke the law getting you out of jail.'' ''You were ...
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28 views

Does this sentence make sense [on hold]

"I think it was hectic week for you guys as server down yesterday and with other projects" Could you please correct it? I appreciate your assistance.
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2answers
57 views

What would be a good antonym for the term “reflective equilibrium”?

The term reflective equilibrium refers to, very simply put, when there's a balance between one's intuition and one's theories about the world. Personally, I tend to strive for the opposite, an ...
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1answer
85 views

Why “no quarter” means “no mercy”? [on hold]

As far as I know, "quarter" means half of half of something. Why "no quarter" means "no mercy"?
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23 views

How to use the 'be' in sentences? [on hold]

It has to be executed. What is the meaning of above sentence? I am facing lot of problems with 'be': please explain to me.
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1answer
38 views

Which is the correct usage when describing something that might happen? [on hold]

When we are describing risks of certain medical procedure, which is the correct usage: Pain increase or worsening of pain?
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1answer
24 views

Capitalisation in an acronym list

I am writing a technical document with a lot of acronyms. At the start of the document I have an acronym list the spells out in full all the acronyms used in the document. In this table I have ...
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0answers
42 views

Difference between “till” and “until” [on hold]

I have a question. What's the difference between till and until?
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33 views

How do I ask two questions back to back?

Example: What is that? A bird or an eagle? Is this the correct way to punctuate this sort of question?
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33 views

Specific term for “someone paid to do a specific task” [on hold]

I'm sure there's a term for it. I just can't remember. Like an assassin for example. Somebody paid to carry out a specific job. It's not "mercenary" or "contract killer"; it doesn't apply to just bad ...
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20 views

position of apostrophe for plural of nouns

Is it correct to write - vibrations' intensity - ? I wrote it that way (a technical subject text ). I wanted to avoid to many of-s, but now I am hesitating is it correct?
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2answers
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Using “across” after preposition “to”?

English is not my first language, and I often lose my confidence when I use across in my sentence. Could you please give me an advice on the sentence that I have written below? Health education ...
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26 views

May I know when to use had instead of using has/have? [on hold]

I found it extremely confusing to understand! If can, please explain fully to me! Thanks :)
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1answer
25 views

Right use of 'Prefer' and 'Despite the fact'

Is the following phrase grammatically right? especially the way I use the 'Prefer' and 'Despite the fact that'? Despite the fact that I prefer studying drinking french coffee instead of drinking ...

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