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comment How to reply “Would tomorrow at 10:30am work for you?” in a formal way?
"Yes." would be just right. "No." might require at least one alternative suggestion. I'm assuming the email you are responding to is copied below your reply.
Jul
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comment How can “ A smell leapt out so horrid that it seemed to colour the air ” be correct?
It looks like a poorly written mixed metaphor. Horror and color aren't generally used together, even in figurative expressions.
Jul
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revised What's the name of the buildings/infrastructure collecting raw resources?
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answered What's the name of the buildings/infrastructure collecting raw resources?
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answered What would you call an entity that is indestructible, but harmless to others?(read statement)
Jul
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answered Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
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comment What images evoke the concept of “skin in the game”, commitment, investment, and accountability?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this site is concerned with the English language, not visual metaphors
Jul
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comment Neutral word for half-hearted
You need to provide context and/or examples for this sort of request. Allow us to understand why "half-hearted" doesn't work for you.
Jul
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answered Numerate versus Enumerate
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answered *A neutral alternative to “notable”
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answered A word that fits the concept of “only do something once, and only when it is needed”
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comment Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
@Mari-LouA I have to disagree. The word "which" focuses on the question of ordinality better than "what" does. An answer to the question "what are you" might very reasonably be something like "(I'm not the first, but) I am the brightest!" I am an American speaker.
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answered Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
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comment what does the preposition “up” mean in “He got beaten up by other kids in school”?
This is a very good and authoritative answer. It adds a dimension to the meaning that one might not otherwise be consciously aware of. Might I say "Work was punishing today" is atelic and "I was punished at work today" is telic? On the other hand, does "thoroughly" (as StoneyB mentions) imply telicity? To be beaten up today does not necessarily mean tomorrow will be any different. (And many of us in the corporate world are familiar with the phrase the beatings will continue until morale improves.)
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reviewed Approve Is there an English equivalant to the Russian saying “the baker never buys his bread”?