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'latter' is NOT only valid when there are two items! According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the 2nd meaning of 'latter': 2 : of, relating to, or being the second of two groups or things or the last of several groups or things. This also puzzled me, a non-native speaker in the beginning.
Nothing wrong with the plain and We consider how different strategies (1) running, (2) hiding and (3) fighting affect the mating success of bears. other than that it could with a 'such as', 'including', or 'of' in front of the list. We consider how different strategies of (1) running, (2) hiding and (3) fighting affect the mating success of ...
I can think of no universal expressions for taking up a vocation. There are a handful of set phrases, e.g. someone who becomes a sailor has gone to sea and someone who becomes a priest (usu. Catholic or Anglican) has taken the cloth, as Edwin Ashworth notes. I imagine that there may be jargon within professions which may not be widely known. If you want to ...
In some circles, especially religious ones, such occupations are considered vocations (from the Latin vocationem, meaning a calling). Choosing such an occupation is sometimes described as answering the call. For example, in Lutheran schools, teachers who view their path as responding to a divine plan are referred to as called teachers.
I believe that is called "Lexicographic Order"
I don't believe there is a well-defined term for this type of list. There first needs to be some clarification of what first name and last name mean - they do not always conform to the presumed model of given name (personal name) and family name (surname). I have always used the term surname-ordered list in my computer programming. White Pages directories ...
The second sentence is not just a list of phrases. It is a list of clauses. Each of the clauses are independent and could stand alone as a sentence. The weather is warm. Campsites are abundant. And insects are scarce. The series of clauses could be joined to the first sentence with a semicolon, but it is not necessary. Each clause could stand ...
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