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3h
comment Active voice of the sentence
The excercise is completely and utterly pointless. They are wasting your life. The sentences are ungrammatical, but the passive voice is one of the things that are perfectly fine about them. If you don't know how to put them in active voice (and that's because you really shouldn't), then throw away the tutorial, throw away the computer, go by a huge ice cream cone and get on with your life. I can promise, vow, and guarantee you will never need to deal with these sentences again. Even calculating the cosine of 32 degrees is a more useful exercise.
9h
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11h
revised Which word(s) does “nuclear” modify in “by nuclear action or radiation or radioactive contamination”
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11h
revised Which word(s) does “nuclear” modify in “by nuclear action or radiation or radioactive contamination”
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12h
revised “Inter-”, “multi-”, “cross-”, “trans-” in relation to disciplines
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12h
comment Is there any difference between 'represent' and 'represent for'?
I could imagine it being the slang meaning of represent. But since we don't have the context, it could also be a simple typo, or an editing mistake (like, they originally had "stands for" there or some such, then replaced the verb but forgot to nuke the preposition). At any rate, if you have to ask this question, you should not be considering represent for at all.
13h
revised “Why X isn't on the campus” or “Why X isn't in the campus?”
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13h
revised Why “live on campus” but not “live in campus”
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14h
comment What is wrong with “ He participated in two-miles race ”?
There is no "why". That question rarely makes sense with languages, if ever. In some languages, "two miles race" is grammatical. In others, it's "two mile race". In many if not most, neither is grammatical. There is no why. You might as well wonder why it's "participated" and not "participatora". You just use whatever people have collectively agreed upon. And different people in different places and different times agree on different things.
15h
comment I’ve an Italian degree in “engineering informatics”, so I am a what?
Related: “IT specialist” vs. “computer scientist”
17h
comment Is the phrase “awaiting customer” bad English?
I work in customer support, too. Have been for twenty years. That has nothing to do with anything here, which is why my argument is not an appeal to authority, but a generic observation about how the language works. When you are buying a hat rack, you are not buying a hat. When you are building a race car, you are not building a race. Simple as that. But that's a side note anyway, my answer quite clearly says that "awaiting customer" is "perfectly correct" and "works". You strongly disagree that it's perfectly correct and works, because it's completely feasible. Not sure I'm following.
17h
comment Why are “some” letters silent in English?
Just a quick web search brings up that visarga is silent in Gujarati. It used to be pronounced as /h/, but now no longer is. The Wikipedia article lists a whole range of other features of the language that are not represented in writing. In fact it flat-out says that the very alphabet is actually not an alphabet but an abugida, so that vowel notation is completely secondary by design.
17h
comment “With regard to” vs. “with regards to” vs. “in regards to”
Okay, thanks for editing. Now we can see that the passage actually uses the correct phrase. The dictionary objects to with regards to, with an S. The quoted passage uses with regard to, without an S. Everything in order here.
17h
comment “With regard to” vs. “with regards to” vs. “in regards to”
On a side note, there must be no whitespace before a period or a comma in English. Or in any language.
17h
comment “With regard to” vs. “with regards to” vs. “in regards to”
Please specify where you saw this phrase. If you just saw it, it doesn't make sense to say it was "in some books or read". You really don't remember where you just saw it? It could prove crucial to answering the question. Also, what do you mean by "this phrase"? You have bolded two different phrases. And your title was suggesting you were asking about a third one.
17h
revised “With regard to” vs. “with regards to” vs. “in regards to”
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comment is the phrase 'accelerate success' proper english?
No, it is not proper english, because english is the spin you put on the ball in billiards, and this phrase does not put any spin on the ball in billiards. Like, at all.
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comment Most number of items vs Most items
Wait, an excellently comprehensive (as always) Language Log post is your starting point, and your follow-up question to that is "would you write this", which you ask of a random bunch of strangers on the Internet, no less. I am really not quite sure what you are hoping to gain from that.
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comment I don't understand a part of the dictionary definition of the word“ bastion”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion
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comment I don't understand a part of the dictionary definition of the word“ bastion”
While this is much better than your previous question, it is still not clear which word you are having problems with. In addition, it is now also not clear why you would look up one word you didn't know (bastion), but not look up others (line, wall, angle, or whichever word it is you do not understand). On a general note, please edit rather than repost. On another general note, to look up words, use a dictionary, not the internet. (But if you're going to google instead, then just google for images.)