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What need is there for the English language to include both “affect” and “effect” [closed]

I do not know the history of the words affect and effect. I know their use in English, with the words being verbs and nouns respectively, but as a point of curiosity and enthusiasm, I wonder if there ...
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the use of “of” [closed]

In the movie Act Of Valor, the narrator says this word "War is a country of will, there’s no room for sympathy." But I'm wondering it has the same meaning of "War is a will of a country", I've seen ...
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One word for a reward that will not be given [closed]

Is there any one word term to express something which is promised, but only to trick others to commit something, and will never be given. Say, I promise my friend, "If you do it, I'll give 100 bucks"...
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An example sentence of Oxford Dictionary seems to be wrong

When i look up the word"sheer" in the 7th edition oxford advanced learner's English-Chinese Dictionary,it gives me an example sentence"The concert was sheer delight",but i think there should be an ...
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Can you give an example of reentrancy? [closed]

What is an example of reentrancy in everyday speech?
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Issue in this reading comprehension passage - do subsequent statements counter the original statement?

This comprehension comes from a CBSE Paper, which is the final English Paper for Grade 12. I am selecting the paragraph from which the question is from. I could not find the passage in text form, ...
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Where and how should I place the punctuation marks in this sentence?

[James] Iris did not have a job—unless panhandling could be considered one—in which case, he was wholly employed. How would you place and/or rearrange the punctuation marks in this sentence? I've ...
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Can I use “for example” after a colon?

Examples often feel detached from the text if I introduce them after a full stop, so I'm looking for different ways of introducing them. I throught of introducing an example after a colon, because ...
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How to use “which when” in a sentence?

Can someone provide 3-5 example sentences that use the phrase "which when"? I cannot find the exact usage by searching the Internet. Google n-gram viewer shows a slight increase in the use of this ...
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Two ands separated by one word — is a comma needed here?

consider the following example sentence: This section summarizes Tom and Jerry's 1975 experimental designs and results and reviews their comparisons of the behavior they observed with the ...
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When offering a list of examples that is 3-4 items long in parenthesis, how is it formatted?

When offering a list of examples, I've seen it done 4 different ways: (e.g., x, y, and z) (e.g., x, y, z) (x, y, and z) (x, y, z) Which of these is correct? Are they all okay to use? Example used ...
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Word to describe someone that has posted “proof” [closed]

Pretend locks cannot be picked. What would be a word to describe someone that has spent a long time writing an article full of absolute nonsense which they think is correct, believing for some reason ...
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How to express the idea that those with power are supposed to lead by example?

I was thinking of "noblesse oblige" (noble blood commands), but that's not quite it. I'm looking for a word or simple phrase that conveys the expectation that those with power, i.e. leaders, are ...
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Word that describes a 'noun that can be used as an example'?

In my native language, there is a word that is usually said to exceptional people. It is an adjective that means, for example, that you are so great, you could be made an example for others. To make ...
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Dictionary that has the most examples? [closed]

recently I thought of getting a new dictionary. What is the dictionary that has the most examples (especially sentences examples)?
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Which of these relationships are dichotomies? [duplicate]

Are these dichotomies in the context of software engineering? Precision vs Accuracy (concensus so far: NO, and I agree) Authorization vs Authentication (concensus so far: NO, and I agree) Validation ...
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Could someone explain to me the difference between “based upon”/“based on” and “according to”?

I am assuming "based upon" and "based on" are basically the same phrase. In my language, "based upon" and "according to" have pretty much the same translation. What is actually the difference? ...
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What are the different resources to announce a digression?

I'm writing a paper, and I want to add a digression to enrich the line of argumentation. I can't find good figures or resources to announce that I will introduce a digression. I came across eggresion ...
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Give some examples using “food, cuisine, dish, menu and ingredient” [closed]

I have troubles using some words about food and I cannot feel the subtle differences of their usage. I'd like to get some help with examples using these various words. Food Cuisine dishes menu meal ...
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What does it mean to be “creative along practical lines of endeavour”?

A long time ago I received career guidance and that(the quotation withing the question) was advice given. I am a software developer and I always wanted to understand that statement and whether I am ...
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Spelling of one syllable changes pronunciation of another [closed]

I've been fascinated by word pronunciations where changing the spelling of one syllable doesn't change its pronunciation, but rather changes another syllable in the word. The only two examples I can ...
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About the usage of “oblige” [closed]

Please oblige me by giving me a lift to the museum. Please explain the meaning of this sentence or give me some other examples! I've searched but I can't find a satisfactory answer.
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Use of commas with seemingly dependent clauses

I'd like to know whether or not the following examples are correct in relation to comma usage with independent/dependent clauses. Every time I come across examples to use commas in separating ...
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What's the correct usage of the word “Opinion”?

I have been posting on a forum recently, and every time I express my opinion, someone says I'm using the word incorrectly, and I want to confirm this. I said something along the lines of: "In my ...
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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 ...