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I think you really wanted to add an "a" and "in the". Like, I applied for a green card in the visa lottery. The green card is what you hope to receive, the visa lottery is how the green cards are allocated among applicants.
Several propositions are possible here, depending on what you want to say. If you mean students were sought out in order to participate in the study, use for. If you mean the study itself was used to recruit students for something else, you can use by or with or in. In my mind, by implies something more deliberate, whereas with and especially in imply a ...
You don't apply for a lottery. You're trying to combine "apply for" and "take part in". What you want to say is "I applied for a green card by participating in the green card lottery." That is a bit wordy, so you might say "I participated in the green card lottery." You could also say "I submitted my application and took part in the green card lottery."
Microsoft Manual of Style page 329 states Use log or log on to to refer to creating a user session on a computer or network. Use log off or log off from to refer to ending a user session on a computer or a network Use sign in and sign out to refer to creating and ending a user session on the Internet. Do not use log in, login, log onto, log off, ...
there are also no underlying rights here to purchase, refers to the word emoji and the image of the emoji. Sometimes, the words, images, shapes or characteristics of an object or a character are protected by trademark, trade dress, design patent, copyright, or some combination of these. Emoji, according to this article, is not so protected. According to ...
To and toward(s) cannot be used interchangeably as explained in the following extract: The preposition to is another common preposition of place. It is normally used with a verb showing movement and shows the result of the movement-- the place or person that the movement was toward or in the direction of. The preposition toward has a ...
'Round about' (the initial a- is usually dropped) in the sense 'approximately' is a strictly colloquial use, and should be avoided in most formal writing. There is also a more conventionally spatial use of this double preposition to describe a path of motion: We wandered round about the zoo til it closed. When this sense is used as an intransitive ...
This is clearer: "The recent Solvay Conference, held a century after the first, once again brought together all the physics geniuses." You might want to say "the world's physics geniuses."
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