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May
12
comment “number of students rises up slightly” – is this correct?
Rises up sounds strange. I would recommend rises slightly instead.
May
12
answered Using sincerity to describe openness
May
12
comment A suitable word for seizing a property
I think the missing key element here is that there is debt involved.
May
12
comment A suitable word for seizing a property
Do you mean repossessed?
May
8
comment Word for the “life/world” outside phone calls, text messages, and the Internet?
I've also heard IRL but it doesn't sound as nice.
May
7
comment back shifting of tenses
It is optional. People reading the letter will anticipate that time has passed since its writing and will be aware that Sarah may not currently still be ill.
May
6
answered How to say “local community” in ONE word?
May
1
comment Is there a way to condense “put back” into one word?
Restoring and rollbacking my changes sounds strange to me.
May
1
comment Is there a way to condense “put back” into one word?
Undo, reverse, and revert are the most common words that satisfy your requirements. They are very commonly used in technology interfaces, as Robusto has shown above, which are becoming more and more ubiquitous.
May
1
comment Best way to describe a decrease in time taken?
Both of your examples are comparisons. What is the second, or implicit, thing that you are comparing to?
May
1
comment Rephrase “to the best of my knowledge”
Whoever downvoted, I was in the middle of making some edits and my answer probably didn't make sense during that time. Please let me know if there's anything I can improve.
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Apr
30
comment Rephrase “to the best of my knowledge”
To the best of my knowledge is actually not acceptable in certain areas of scientific papers, depending on where the paper is being submitted. It is especially uncommon in areas such as the abstract.
Apr
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Apr
30
answered Rephrase “to the best of my knowledge”
Apr
16
comment What is a word for “detaining without trial”?
How does this mean without trial? Most imprisonment is against the will of the imprisoned.
Apr
16
answered What is a word for “detaining without trial”?