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comment use “establish” or “establishing”? and why?
It is rights that establish or rights establishing. Our sister site for English Language Learners may be of interest to you.
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comment Umbrella term for organizations that help people?
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comment Is there a rule for when to write numbers in full?
This is a matter of style; adhere to the guidance your editor or preferred style manual gives you.
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comment Umbrella term for organizations that help people?
How broadly do you want to define "help people"? And what do you find inadequate about thesaurus suggestions like charitable or philanthropic? Note too that some terms have legal definitions in different countries.
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reviewed Close crash as a transitive verb
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reviewed Close Should a semi-colon be used before “however”?
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reviewed Close What is the term for someone who doesn't want to know?
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answered What kinds of educational institutions do people call “school”?
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reviewed Reject Why is the perfect tense used in this sentence?
Mar
26
reviewed Close “Co-ordinate” with someone?
Mar
26
comment A generic term for both books and movies?
Related, though not duplicates: Hypernym for “movie” and “TV series”, Alternative to “consumer” that encapsulates viewer/reader/listener/etc
Mar
25
comment Why don't we say: “The shop is opened”?
Also related: “All opened files” or “all open files”?
Mar
25
comment we were planning this party from Feb?
Related: Proper usage of “since” and “from” with regard to duration of time, Is there a difference in meaning between “from the beginning” and “since the beginning”?
Mar
25
comment What kinds of educational institutions do people call “school”?
Related: If I go to a Language School, do I go to school? and Can I use the word “school” when referring to something that belongs to a university? and perhaps others.
Mar
25
reviewed Close What words should never be capitalised in a title or heading?
Mar
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reviewed Close Should I use Singular or Plural for “Donor(s) List”?
Mar
24
comment “may you” or “can you”?
Also won't, could, would, and might.
Mar
24
reviewed Leave Open How would an English speaker pronounce “valid” with a circumflex over the A?
Mar
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reviewed Leave Open What's the difference between a House and a Dynasty?
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reviewed Leave Open What is an appointment with friends called?