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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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The term for caring more about problems that you see as directly affecting yourself

What is the term for the tendency to care more about problems that we perceive as directly affecting us? Or, relatedly, the tendency to show more empathy for people's problems when we perceive the ...
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Using hyphenation to avoid ambiguity

When I write a research paper, I often use hyphenation in order to avoid ambiguity. For example, consider the phrase fractionally Pareto optimal allocation A person who does not know these terms ...
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interplay between vs. among vs. of — best option?

In an academic paper, I would like to say that "I explore the interplay "between/among/of" (A) the representation of love in The Great Gatsby and (1) modern conceptions of love, (2) Biblical ...
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How to describe 'Mutual Benefits' in academic terms in the following?

I am writing a proposal for a joint collaboration with a University in Singapore. I aim to use their facilities to gain hands-on experience. In the following, the excerpt from my proposal is ...
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Citation of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) in academic writing

I am referring to companies in a certain SIC classification and I am not sure if it's necessary to add a proper citation, when first mentioning the SIC classification, to the "Occupational Safety &...
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Scientific Writing: Acceptance of “one does”?

Essentially what the title says: Are formulations like "To determine the unknowns one employs the following conditions" acceptable for scientific writing? My professor insists that sentences like this ...
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Verb tense in academic literature review according to Chicago style

APA, used by psychology and related disciplines, suggests past tense when talking about previous research. It suggests formulations like "Martin (2020) addressed" and "researchers have studied" ...
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Which one of these sentences is better? A thesis title - Apostrophes Showing Possession

Sentence 1 : The comparison of Muhammed Bedruddîn Mahmûd el-Aynî’s "Şerhu Süneni Ebû Davud" and "Umdet'ül- Kârî" books Sentence 2 : Comparison of the "Şerhu Süneni Ebû Davud" and "Umdet'ül- Kârî" ...
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“go too far” — suitable for academic writing?

I am revising the following sentence in an academic paper: The de facto XXX seems to go too far and notably undermine the readability. where XXX is a named of a new technique. I feel like "go too ...
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Is “top-of-the-line” or specific forms of compound adjective colloquial? Any general rule?

I am asking this question in the context of writing an academic paper. I am thinking if there exists a general rule regards to judging whether a compound adjective is colloquial, and, in this instance,...
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“Many” as a pronoun at the beginning of a sentence

I am unable to decide if I should use 'many' to express "many people" in an academic writing. It goes like: Many claim that ambiguity is a result of an inefficient parsing. Do you see any problem ...
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What are the synonum of “This is accepted” for academia writing

I'm looking for an academic synonym for "This is accepted with". For example, I want to say This is accepted with the measure X or This is accepted when the X measure increases or this is accepted ...