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comment “Many issues” vs “Many are the issues”. What the difference?
"Many are the . . ." is a loftier way of saying "many . . ." More poetic, more refined, and running the risk of obvious affectation. Unless you're willing to risk coming off comically stilted in your prose, use the simpler version.
20h
comment A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?
This works with the OP's sentence better than the others do, and is in the right register.
22h
comment How to express the idea of the company I am working for and not my company?
The company you're working for is your company. Few people would assume you own the company if you call it yours.
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comment “Front of action” vs “action front”
My initial reaction is that there is no difference, but you might want to provide a little more context. (One might flow better in situ.)
1d
comment What are some optional grammar rules?
@joe_young: There is no such "rule" regarding prepositions in English. The silly shibboleth that says a preposition should never occur at the end of a sentence was superimposed on the language by fussbudgets a few hundred years ago who wanted English to behave more like Latin. See this question.
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comment Can you have a gerund and an infinitive in the same sentence?
Your question should not be whether you can have a gerund and an infinitive in the same sentence (obviously you can: Having a gerund an an infinitive in the same sentence is a common thing to see) but whether they work in parallel. As may be seen from your example, they don't.
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comment Is there a word similar to Verbatim that means “Too many meaningless words used”?
@Josh61: No, abstruse doesn't mean "too many meaningless words used."
2d
comment The “to~” infinitive always implies the future, except for preference Like and Love
"I used to eat my vegetables." Nothing future about that.
Jul
2
comment native-speaker's errors?
Not all native speakers speak or write well.
Jul
2
comment Is it common to refer to the person steering a ship as 'pilot'?
You can't recall encountering the definition meaning ship's pilot probably because you don't have much to do with ships. The reason that listing is first is because it's the original (ships were around before airplanes were) and it's still current.
Jul
2
comment Word for dismissing someone's opinions as racist, sexist, etc, instead of debating back
It might as easily be argumentum ad lapidem.
Jul
2
comment Who is the originator of the proverb, “be (not) worth the candle?
phrases.org.uk/meanings/260900.html
Jul
2
comment Deference vs Respect: What's the difference?
But you can show someone respect without showing them deference. The words differ by more than degree.
Jul
2
comment Can this sentence be correct grammatically?
@DRF: Grammaticality is no assurance that something makes sense: "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" . . .
Jul
2
comment Can this sentence be correct grammatically?
What kind of editor would not see the mistake in that question? And would actually bet money that there wasn't one?
Jul
2
comment On tense: 'realized that the number of something had been increasing'
Who says it sounds strange?
Jul
2
comment Using 'tedious' to mean 'annoying'
Tedious has been used in BrE and AmE to mean annoying or tiresome for quite some time. This is nothing new, and I'm surprised so many people seem to marvel at such a mundane usage.
Jul
1
comment Conditional sentences. Punctuation in the main clause which is a compound sentence
No. Like most comma placements, that is a matter of style alone.
Jul
1
comment How to complete the Following statement?
Do you mean "countryside" instead of "country side"? Those are two different things.
Jul
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comment How to improve grammar ?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a request for resources, and those are specifically discouraged on this exchange.