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comment Single Word Request for Orders “Sent Off” to Another Company for Processing
Perhaps these orders have been “forwarded”?
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comment “Sacrifice something for something” or “lose something in return for something”?
One does not typically lose something in return for something else, they give it up in return for something else. Losing something is not a choice, but giving up something is.
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comment Ending a mail in my language?
I'm voting to close this and suggest it gets migrated to The Workplace SE site
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comment A sentence with double negative
Trout did not go upstairs because Billy asked him not to: Trout: Hey, look stairs- I'm gonna go up. Billy: No, please don't go up there. Trout: Ok, I won't, but only because you asked me not to.
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comment Using a Verb in a Sentence
Not quite that simple. NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) refers to a team of more than one individual, yet we say, "NASA has decided to..." and not "NASA have decided to..."
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reviewed Approve How to use other ways to express the same meaning of a sentence?
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comment How to use other ways to express the same meaning of a sentence?
We typically like to have posts with a single question in them. Since your second sentence is not related to the first it should be in a separate question. Having said that, what don’t you like about it? It seems fine to me.
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comment How to use other ways to express the same meaning of a sentence?
Method 2 selects 5 flowers from the 10 flowers selected by Method 1.
May
19
comment Adjective for someone that tries to gloss over past insults?
Did she really mean it when she said the hurtful things? Or does she just have no filter?
May
19
comment What is the difference between “determining” and “analysing”
What does a dictionary tell you? When you analyze something, you study its known characteristics. When you determine something you figure out or solve for something unknown
May
19
answered What figure of speech takes the form “[concrete noun] of [abstract noun]” (non-anthropomorphic)
May
19
comment Dream about or dream of. Which form is correct?
I think it's more complex than that. In "I dream of being a star one day" dream of expresses a future desire. In "I dream about being a star one day" "dream about" is more likely to mean that, while sleeping, you have dreams on this subject.
May
19
reviewed Edit Confused about the use of “to” in a quote
May
19
revised Confused about the use of “to” in a quote
improved formatting, improved title
May
19
comment Meaning difference when a word can be both a Noun and an Adjective
To me, using an unknown connotes a thought process at a slightly higher level of abstraction- i.e., you are categorizing the "knowns", and the "unknowns" in a particular problem (there may be other categories as well- e.g., "assumptions") and you are saying that one of this problem's attributes, its cause, belongs to the set of "unknowns". On the other hand saying, "The cause is still unknown" is simply stating that nobody knows what caused it.
May
18
comment Synonym for Crowdsourcing
You expect this content to be contributed by the community or a community contribution
May
18
comment Difference: prank vs mischief
With a prank, the intended “victim” is usually clear; with general mischief there may be no identified “victim” I also think that a prank involves some level of deception whereas mischief just involves a more general upset of the status quo.
May
18
comment Professional Engineering-related Business Letter
I can’t conceive of the circumstances under which this kind of analysis would be contained in a business letter. (which I define as one which is put in an envelope and mailed to the recipient) this type of information would typically be sent by memorandum or by email or perhaps published internally or externally as a white paper. As a white paper there are typically company guidelines against using the first person.
May
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comment When to use 'al' in front of 'Qaeda'?
What do you mean by, “we don’t refer to groups with ’the’ in front of them very often”? The PLO, The NRA, the IRS, the IRA, the EPA. The CIA, the FBI. The People’s Republic of China...
May
17
comment What is the term for replacing a name or brand with a funny pejorative / sardonicism?
I might call that an intentional malapropism