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comment is saying the “f word” polite
NO! It is one of the more vulgar “swear’ words in English. If you don’t understand it, please don’t use it.
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comment Single word to define a person who thinks that there is always a scope for improvement
Perhaps a tinkerer. You don't mention whether this word should have positive or negative connotations.
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comment Indian English: Is this a correct sentence?
I also think of "graduation" as an event not a process. So keeping your basic sentence structure I'd phrase this as: "It won't be too long until my sister graduates." or turning it around, "My sister will soon be graduating."
May
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comment Formal alternative to the phrase 'Not taken seriously'
... and that youth are often discounted [as credible witnesses]
May
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comment Single Word Request for Orders “Sent Off” to Another Company for Processing
Perhaps these orders have been “forwarded”?
May
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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.
May
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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
May
21
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.
May
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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..."
May
20
reviewed Approve How to use other ways to express the same meaning of a sentence?
May
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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.
May
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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
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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
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revised Confused about the use of “to” in a quote
improved formatting, improved title
May
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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
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comment Synonym for Crowdsourcing
You expect this content to be contributed by the community or a community contribution