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comment What is the best Bible translation by which I can speak proper English if I read it enough times?
@Mitch, I'm noting that the OP has edit the question several times and incorporated the link I provided for Dynamic and Formal equivalence. My answer does not delve into opinion and may thus avoid the wrath of EL&U purists. (I'd make a snarky comment about casting pearls before swine, but love covers a multitude of sins.)
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comment What does the phrase “in you” mean in a Christian context?
Eph. 1:6 says "to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved" (ESV). There are many similar phrases in the NT with "in Him." See biblehub.net/search.php?q=%22in+Him%22
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comment What does the phrase “in you” mean in a Christian context?
I think this would be a good question to ask on our sister site, christianity.stackexchange.com.
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answered What is the best Bible translation by which I can speak proper English if I read it enough times?
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comment What is an appropriate antonym for “genesis”?
Ah, the dissipation of Katrina. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_history_of_Hurricane_Katrina Poor girl.
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answered What is an appropriate antonym for “genesis”?
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comment What kind of rhetorical strategy is it when someone points out a potential sticking point in his proposition before anyone can criticize it?
Please take a look at the definition of stratagem, listed in the answer. Stratagem is not any kind of strategy. Stratagem contains the sense of a trick or a ruse. Torpedoing your own proposal in order to promote it has the feel of a ruse.
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answered What kind of rhetorical strategy is it when someone points out a potential sticking point in his proposition before anyone can criticize it?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does this mean? Especially the word “ahead”
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
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revised What is the meaning of “highway shops”?
Referred to OP's question less obliquely. Referred to the two citations.
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answered What is the meaning of “highway shops”?
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comment Using colon at end of a list
Just out of curiosity, I did search on Google.fr for "burrito" and came up with Mexican recipes. The French Wikipedia article (fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrito), while brief, places its origin in 19th century Mexico. While I have enjoyed Mexican cuisine in Paris, I doubt there is a burrito that the French would consider truly French.
Sep
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comment Using colon at end of a list
The full stop before the Etc. looks odd to me. I would not write "Californian. Mexican. French. And the rest. I love all burritos." Perhaps: "French, etc." or "French (and the rest)."
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comment Using colon at end of a list
My CMoS (13th ed) has "Lists, punctuation of" in sections 5.8-9, 5.71, 5.75, 5.76-78, and 5.100. Sven is right; lists are to be punctuated with colons or em dashes, but with the description preceding the list.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment Who is the author of “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”?
Out of sight, out of mind.
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answered What do we call questions which have a definite, known answer?
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comment Where an ellipsis exists, is there a term for the missing text?
Other quotes, "The first method is, briefly, to use three dots for any omission, regardless of whether it comes in the middle of a sentence or between sentences" (10.38) "The second method distinguishes between omissions within a sentence and omissions between sentences." (10.39) CMoS seems to be using omission to refer to the missing text, admittedly more for 10.38 than for 10.39.
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comment Where an ellipsis exists, is there a term for the missing text?
(I understand that @Malachi offered omission already, but I wanted to add the CMoS reference.)