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3h
comment Can a symmetry be “broken down”?
I, for one, completely agree with you- I'd choose "reduce" over "break down" for the situation you describe. Or perhaps I'd say the when a symmetry is broken it is either broken completely (no symmetry remains) or partially ( a reduced level of symmetry remains) HOWEVER, if the convention among domain experts in your field is to "break down symmetries" you ought to follow right along.
19h
comment Would using moot and oxymoron in a sentence as this one be correct? “Nothing is more oxymoronic than stating a 'moot point' in a discussion forum”
I think this citation is relevant: (3) That point may make for a good discussion, but it is moot.
20h
comment Under what circumstances is the word “that” necessary, optional, or to be replaced with “which”?
Your request is impossible: You've asked for an example of a similar case (i.e., one that doesn't require it) that does require it.
20h
comment Is it correct to say 'Once we are done with work we will update you.'?
It's impossible to say without some context. Your sentence is grammatical and fits a possible scenario, however I suspect you are looking for "Once we are done with the work, we will update you."
21h
comment Under what circumstances is the word “that” necessary, optional, or to be replaced with “which”?
You can omit it from every example you've given.
21h
comment Can I use 'drenching' to mean 'being drenched'?
You can say that you are totally drenched from the rain because you are the object of the drenching. The result of a drenching is to be drenched- it's still the rain acting on you.
21h
comment What is the actual word for Leaving Out an Examination?
In that case "Drop" (not dropped) would be appropriate. It is an instruction to the examiner "[Please] drop [this test]" After the examiner has followed that instruction it might be labelled as dropped but the student is providing direction, not a label. It also occurs to me that "draw up" may sound very similar to "drop" when spoken and so you may have misheard "drop" as "draw up"
21h
comment Can I use 'drenching' to mean 'being drenched'?
You want to use it just as you've used soaked: I'm standing in the rain and getting drenched by it. Notice in that sentence that the rain is what is doing the drenching. Therefore you cannot say that you are drenching- it is the rain that is drenching you.
21h
comment What is the actual word for Leaving Out an Examination?
It's still not clear what action you are asking about. Are you saying that the person taking the test wants to tell the teacher that they don't want to have a grade entered for this test? (I.e., they want to take a zero for the test?) Or is this a case where the teacher has allowed the students to each drop one test grade and the student is trying to indicate that this test should be the one to get dropped? Or something else? (I can't come up with any situation where a student would write draw up on the top of their test.)
22h
comment Collaborative, Iterative and Incremental…?
What research have you done to try to answer this? Have you looked these words up in a dictionary? Have you found a website on the Agile process and searched for these words there? What about what you found still leaves your with questions?
1d
comment Word for someone who always corrects misspellings
Is it ironic that the spelling nazi definition uses then instead of than?
1d
comment Word for someone who always corrects misspellings
You mean like- a [born] proofreader/copy editor/English teacher?
1d
comment Expressions to describe having immediately understood someone's personality
@DanBron- I take your point that as a standalone that implication is lost. Although in context, the quickness is implied by the "despite having just met him" clause in the previous sentence. We'd have to say, "She read him like an open book- she had him all figured out the moment they met."
Aug
17
comment Which of the following works best on a business card?
If you are willing to omit Nhat (as in 2 and 3) then how about Minh Tran "Michael" Nguyen
Aug
17
comment “Made a rhyme without effort” in English from Spanish “Hice verso sin esfuerzo”
You're a poet and don't know it.
Aug
17
comment Meaning of “Updated As Reported”
This is actually ambiguous. It could mean that they can only report what the doctor reports to them; essentially putting the blame for any wrong information back on the doctor- they report it as (in the same manner or with the same accuracy) it's reported to them. Or it could mean that the website information immediately reflects updates made by the doctor- they update it as (concurrently with) the doctor updates it to them.
Aug
16
comment What is the difference between “Drop in” and “pop in”
"Drop in" has the notion of an unexpected visit, while "pop in" has the notion of a short visit.
Aug
16
comment Anticipation with a positive tone
I am excited that Movie Y is coming out soon. I am getting excited because Christmas is getting close.
Aug
15
comment Connotations of “quixotic”
If you aren't concerned with the negative connotations in "foolishly unrealistic" then I certainly wouldn't worry about quixotic.
Aug
15
comment Phrase/word that is a synonym to “Question Everything”
You could go with: Think! But that may be too obscure to those who don't.