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comment Word for a sudden flow of ideas? Is 'brainwave' good enough?
Inspiration, revelation, epiphany?
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answered Misinterpretation / Misrepresentation of statistics?
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comment What is a term for something unwanted but which cannot be ignored?
@Mallory-Erik - There is no simple English word for this concept, but there are idioms. Idioms can be cliché, but sometimes that is what is best to communicate your idea clearly and concisely.
Mar
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comment A nice way of saying 'decline' in a job rejection letter
@3kstc - Depending on how many jobs you think may be posted, you might want to go with "Response to offer of employment" or be more specific "Response to offer of job {position name/job posting ID etc.}" where you provide the actual job in question.
Mar
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comment A nice way of saying 'decline' in a job rejection letter
@3kstc - That is correct.
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comment A nice way of saying 'decline' in a job rejection letter
@3kstc I was assuming that you were using a placeholder for the actual name of the organization. If you are referring anonymously to the firm by indicating what they do rather than who they are, you should not capitalize at all, since you are not using a proper name. You should also include the indefinite article, i.e.: a robotics firm not Robotics Firm.
Mar
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answered What is a term for something unwanted but which cannot be ignored?
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answered A nice way of saying 'decline' in a job rejection letter
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comment Unsure on the pronouns/verbs/tense to use here
Why thank you! Very kind.
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answered Unsure on the pronouns/verbs/tense to use here
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comment Keep in mind that neither “A” nor “B” will change; only “C”
All of these are correct. There are other variations possible. The last one is the most direct, but they are all pretty clear.
Oct
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answered Is “to boil down” formal enough to be used in scientific writing?
Sep
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answered What is it called when organizations set stations (tables and stuff) to deliver information?
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comment Can “sitcom” be considered an “acronym”? A Syllabic Acronym? Or a Hybrid Acronym?
@Mari-LouA - I'm curious which part of the Wikipedia definition you feel fits sitcom poorly. Fusing-sounds, check. Fusing meanings, check. Blending two words, check. Admittedly not a single morph, but then neither is motel. The requirement that a portmanteau be a single morph is highly arguable.
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answered Can “sitcom” be considered an “acronym”? A Syllabic Acronym? Or a Hybrid Acronym?
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comment “Should you pull a ‘Burger King’ to cut your tax bill?” - What figurative device is it?
Arguably a metalepsis (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalepsis), which is a type of metonym.