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Verb tenses and concision needed

Can I say this in one whole sentence? He is a Master of his trade but what makes him exceptional is that he ‘goes the extra mile’ gaining your trust, leaving you reassured of the problem solved It’s ...
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How to punctuate and make concise a sentence that contains a list and then describes each item in the list?

How to punctuate and make concise a sentence that contains a list and then describes each item in the list? One possible structure of the sentence I would like to punctuate is: I do not have any ...
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Seeking concise expression or word for "Taking ownership of an existing term used by an adversary, then using it against them."

As example: "“While we have already tried to build a new and viable society around concepts such as democracy, sustainability, sustainable development and resilience, all these terms have been ...
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Usage of the -al suffix on "value"

I am trying to write the following phrase: Axiom about the source of value. I cannot, however, figure out how to compact the phrase to just a few words. My mind went to using the -al suffix, and ...
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How these phrases can be simplified? [closed]

I often write technical texts and not being a native speaker I am facing difficulties to make introductory sentences (including this one) concise. I just scrolled through my manuscript and found these ...
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Should I omit the article? Also, is the preposition "of" redundant?

In the sentence below, should I omit the article because "efficiencies" is plural and uncountable? Is the second "of" redundant? How can I make this sentence more concise? The factors that influence ...
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Is this use of "none" correct?

After detailing some strange results, I want to write something like "Such apparent concern is no problem in practice as ..." As I start to explain those results. My intuition was first [...]. ...
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Concise adjective for 'supposed-to-be'

I'm creating a clone of a popular app (let's call it Appo), and with time, I foresee the clone looking less like the original. The best description I could come up with for this project is: A ...
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What is a concise way to restate this phrase?

Recently, I have been stuck on how to make a certain phrase more concise. I am unsure if there is some word, or particular phrase that will shorten the following: "desire for dreams to become ...
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"Step in the right direction"

What would be a more concise word/phrase to replace "a step in the right direction"? Tolerance is a step in the right direction.
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Is there a word that includes laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs, but not mobile devices

I want to write the sentence "I am creating an app which is intended for use on laptops, desktops, for both MAC and PC". Is there a single word I can use in place of what I have bolded? They are all ...
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Is there an intuitive noun for this type of business transaction

In the domain I am working in (business accounting), I'm struggling to find a term to explain an event which takes place. Supposing we have two sides to this business accounting we want to represent: ...
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Is there a good term for "a person or people who have made a statement"?

I am currently writing an essay in response to a lengthy quotation by the authors of a book, and struggling for a concise way to refer to the authors. The book title does not feature in the question ...
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Concise way to say, "A difference in exposure between my peers and I"

What I'm looking for, is a specific word in the vein of: I feel an exposural divide between my peers and I 'Exposural' isn't a word, but I wish to express that I feel a difference in exposure to ...
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Is there a concise term or abbreviation for "Decimal Places"?

Is there a concise term or abbreviation for "Decimal Places"? I have a table that I'm trying to squeeze in information and the column header is wider than the information it contains. Context: ...
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Is 'terse conciseness' redundant?

According to OED, the most common use of "terse" is: Freed from verbal redundancy; neatly concise; compact and pithy in style or language. I've see some usage of terse conciseness, or terse ...
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How to concisely put that two methods identify shared yet different results

What's a very concise, pithy but formal way (register is scientific English) to say that two methods identify the same set of factors involved in a process but that one method identifies more factors ...
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Programming concision: "To replace the use of deprecated methods, for more up-do-date methods"

I was refactoring some old code and a lot of it used deprecated methods which had to be re-written to use more appropriate non-deprecated methods. When writing a changelog, it felt awkward writing ...
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Reduced precision has an effect on results, but does not negate them

I am writing a technical research article. I have an experiment where precision can be easily determined (bid-ask spreads for the economists). Calculating some formula twice based on the precise ...
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"The supervisors can better monitor employees" vs. "supervisors can improve the monitoring of employees"

Can we say "the supervisors can better monitor employees" rather than the mouthful that is "supervisors can improve the monitoring of employees"?
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Describing the type of family a person belongs to

Okay, trying to come at this from a different angle... I need a more concise way to say "Families for which you are a child and therefore show your siblings and parents" – something that would be ...
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The right, concise way to indicate current enrollment in multiple specific master's degree programs

EDIT: I originally titled this "Master of Architecture student" or "Master of Architecture candidate"? My apologies if the question was unclear, I couldn't think of a better title at the time, I hope ...
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How would you concisely express 'the range of dates in which something is expected to happen'?

I need a conside expression for "the range of dates in which someone expects something might happen". For instance, I called John to ask him for a more precise period in which he estimated he ...
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Use of "the" in Indian English

The word "the" in Indian English seems to have a different function than in American English, and I'd like to understand it better. The first sentence of this article demonstrates what I mean: ...