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Feb
26
comment Avoiding stuffy language: “Therefore”, “Thus”
It's okay to have stuffy language for a thesis. Theses are intentionally full of stuffy, academic language anyway. For other situations like marketing copy for example, I'd avoid the stuffy language.
Sep
16
comment Difference between using Hi and Hey?
I just moved to the UK from North America and was about to send an email to an older man starting off with "Hey". Good thing I read these comments first! In North America, "Hey" is completely fine as long as you or the person you're talking to doesn't take themselves too seriously. In fact, being too formal in email communication there often comes across as not being personal.
Apr
23
comment AM/PM vs a.m./p.m. vs am/pm
Note that this style guide also uses . instead of : to separate hours and minutes. E.g. 6.30 vs 6:30.
Jan
18
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Aug
16
comment What's the difference between “to confirm” and “to verify”?
To add to that, I think that confirmation can only come from an authoritative source on the subject, whereas verification can come from anyone. Or am I mistaken?
Dec
15
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