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Questions related to academic English or English for academic purposes, i.e. the English used in higher education.

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“people aged from 15 to 24” vs “people ages from 15 to 24”: which is grammatically correct?

Here is a sentence excerpted from an APA psychological research paper, Teen suicide is a growing health concern. It is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed ...
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Why do the titles of scholarly works sometimes begin with the word “on”?

For example, one of the articles in volume 183 issue 1 (January 2016) of Annals of Mathematics is titled "On the fibration method for zero-cycles and rational points". Why not just call it "The ...
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Word for going to a university class but without being enrolled?

Not sure if this only happens in my country, but a university student can go to a class without actually being enrolled. The student is either there because he wants to "try" the class first, or ...
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direct quote and adding a remark

I am currently writing an academic text and need to directly quote/cite text from a paper. What is best practice when I need to add a remark/note to the quote? For instance, I would do it like this: ...
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Passive voice in academic writing; why is it not recommended? [duplicate]

When writing academic papers in English I use three different spelling and proofreading tools: Word, Grammarly, and Ginger. In the settings of all these tools, I specify that the document is an ...
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Correct formatting of quote which includes a description of speaker and where quote was spoken [closed]

I am trying to begin a paper with a quote but the person is really only known to people within a certain background so I want to include more information than: person + where quote was spoken. Just ...
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Different uses of “risk of/to/for” in professional medical literature [style]

This question is about the preferred style in medical scientific journals. Consider the following sentences: risk to develop a severe reaction risk of developing a severe reaction risk ...
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Can “e.g.” be used to indicate that the preceding clause is an example?

I was advised not to use "for example" in academic work. If I have the following sentence: "The state of New York, for example, uses Auctions to assign...", is it possible to substitute the "for ...