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can we point o an animal and "what animal is this ? or which animal is this? which one is correct? [duplicate]

I just wanted to know if its gramatically correct to say what animal is this? or which animal I this?
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Position of AD in a full date (BrE) [closed]

I know that AD comes before the year mentioned and BC after— 126 BC, AD 33 If I mentioned the full date UK style for BC, it's easy as well— 25 December 126 BC (follows the rule of example 1, ...
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How should a court case be mentioned in a Chicago Style Essay?

I'm currently writing an essay that mentions many cases that were heard by the Supreme Court. I know how to cite them, but when I mention them in-text how should I format them? For example, one case ...
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Hyphenation in “First computer crime targeted laws”

I am preparing a presentation for my English class. My question is whether the phrase First computer crime targeted laws should have any hyphens in it such as computer-crime-targeted
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List within a List

I have a list of categories which are themselves also lists. I wrote the sentence like so: These paradigms are grouped into three categories: wisdom consisting of: right view and right thought; ...
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Usage of the phrase “in itself” in this specific context?

"The watching in itself of this video put my brain in a bit of a knot." If I want to use the term "in itself", is this the correct way to format a sentence, if I want to put emphasis on the "...
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Is the correct date format April 1st, 2016? [closed]

I have an aversion to this format, and I'd like to know the correct usage.
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Format for co-writing [MLA]

Typically, you structure MLA: John Smith Professor Adam Houser English 105 3 December 2015 (Page Header: "Smith 1") How would you arrange this for a co-written paper? I could not find any ...
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IEEE referencing standards [closed]

I'm writing a report and I need to use IEEE referencing standards in my work. I am referencing work as well as directly quoting it, sometimes immediately afterwards for example. Put simply, “the ...
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Formatting percentages [closed]

According to the SI rules for percentages (http://www.bipm.org/en/publications/si-brochure/) the value should always be separated from the % sign by a space; however, when writing text it always seems ...
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Is the word Nazi italicized? [MLA]

Recently my writing tutor told me any word in a foreign language should be italicized. I was unsure if MLA was important to answer this question; just in case, I've included it in the title. I'm ...
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What's the best way to format a loan word in an English sentence?

Say I have a word from another language that I am very fond of and I want to just plop it in a sentence without trying to translate it. Should I use italics? Example: I've never cared for winter ...