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comment workers who were sent or workers that were sent?
Depends whether the workers are human or bees (or whether you know individual bees and think of them as persons).
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comment Name for newly joined employees
Newbie means new to anything, not necessarily a new hire (newly hired employee).
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comment Name for newly joined employees
I don't work in HR, but I've never heard those terms used in the US. In my experience, the term used most in the US, including by HR (e.g., in official documents) is new hire (or newhire or new-hire).
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comment Name for newly joined employees
@Rob_Ster: Consider posting that as an answer. Newhire or new hire is definitely the term most used in the US, in my experience.
19h
comment Alternative for “Family” when talking about a fostered child
If you are writing a formal document, meaning a legal document, consider contacting a lawyer or a specialist in foster care legalities wrt terminology.
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reviewed Leave Closed meaning of ludic and play
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comment Is “key” as an adjective, meaning “crucial”, standard in American English?
Key to solving this riddle is to recognize that a key opens a lock. This is presumably the case for all English speakers, not just Yanks.
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comment Is there an antonym for “capitalize” (as in letter-case)
In Emacs, the verb is downcase.
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comment Synonym of bad effect or bad situation - one word
Blight. Bummer.
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comment Meaning of “double dose”
What does the dictionary tell about double? And dose?
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comment Non-sexual term for spread-eagle
@Mari-LouA wins the prize! There has to be a badge or hat or something for that. I'm waiting to hear what she does with "splayed out", "asprawl", and "akimbo".
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comment What is a positive-language-focused term for an attempted solution that didn't work?
Nice try.........
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comment Can the word petrify be used correctly in the sentences below?
The word simply means turned to stone. It can be used figuratively, of course, to capture the idea that something or some has become stone-like in some respect(s).
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comment Can the word petrify be used correctly in the sentences below?
You can be petrified by anything that makes you stiff and unresponsive - stone-like. (The use is figurative, of course.) Some drugs, for instance (stoned again).
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comment Whether words like thou, thee, etc. from old English can be used by a poet or a fiction writer?
Write anyway you like, using any words you like. If you are understood in ways you want to be understood, and you affect readers in ways you want, bravo!
Feb
7
comment “Have a shower” vs “Take a shower”
But yes, they mean the same thing.
Feb
7
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a word for “a person from another race”?
Feb
7
reviewed Leave Closed Pronouncing vote as voyt?
Feb
7
reviewed No Action Needed Is there any alternative phrase or sentence to “with reference to the subject above” while stating an official communication?
Feb
6
comment Is there any curse/ swear equivalent for this Persian curse? “ May your head be covered by soil!”
@Casey: Right, but it's said ever so politely.