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Mincing has the connotation of being cut with an instrument with a slicing edge, whereas grinding utilizes friction between two or more points. More about the physical action and tools involved rather than materials; although because of the difference in technique, they have varying effectivness with materials of varying consistency. Both turns of phrase ...


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Egalitarianism automatically encompasses feminism, but feminism does not necessarily encompass egalitarianism. In other words, if you are an egalitarian, you are automatically a feminist as well, because egalitarians believe in gender equality. It's therefore unnecessary to specify that you are a feminist in addition to being an egalitarian, just as it's ...


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Most simply, people would say "I painted my wall green. Use of "in" is unnecessary, and "color" is redundant and wordy. (What else could green be--green taste, green sound?) Also, your teacher laughed at your weakness for green, not on green. Again, no "color." (You may say, though, "the color green" here.) If you're a native speaker of other languages, ...


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In each of your examples licensing is used as an adjective, while licensure is used as a noun. Licensure: NOUN [MASS NOUN] chiefly North American The granting of a license, especially to carry out a trade or profession. The suffix -ure creates an abstract active noun: suffix forming abstract nouns of action, from Old French -ure, ...


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As @Kris searched: Sorrow 'is more "intense" than sadness...it implies a long term state'. Example: I felt sadness after my father died but I live with sorrow since my only son was killed in the war.


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In the first sentence I would use the indefinite article. I have my wall painted in a green color Here the noun color is singular, and the adjective green is placed in front, which is often the case in English. But that doesn't mean you cannot also say I have my wall(s) painted in green I have painted my wall(s) green I have painted my wall ...


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Relevance is the more common form, according to grammarist.com: Relevance vs. relevancy: There is no difference between relevance and relevancy. Though the latter is the older form, relevance is now preferred in all varieties of English. In this century, relevance is about ten times as common as relevancy in U.S. popular usage, and the gap is even ...


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Sorrow is sadness with a more defined reason, i.e. loss, disappointment, bad action of others. Sadness is a more general sentiment with a less precise definition.


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Sadness is defined in the Oxford dictionary as follows: sadness /ˈsadnəs / ▸noun [mass noun] the condition or quality of being sad: a source of great sadness. [count noun] it is one of life's sadnesses. It defines sad as: sad /sad / adjective (sadder, saddest) feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy: I was sad and ...


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When a writer acknowledges working for the company that makes a product that he or she has been reviewing or talking about, the acknowledgment most certainly is a disclosure, which Merriam-Webster's Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary (2003) defines as follows: disclosure n (1567) 1 : the act or an instance of disclosing : EXPOSURE 2 : something disclosed : ...


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Both have different meanings. I can't help, but I know someone who can. Meaning: I can't help, but I can refer you. I can help, but I don't think it is possible. Meaning: I will help you, even if it is impossible to do. I can't help but think you are crazy. Meaning: Your behavior compels me to think you are crazy. No native speaker ...



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