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Questions tagged [readability]

For questions regarding how readable a phrase is, and how to improve it.

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Mass Noun em-dash List-of-Plurals em-dash Verb

Is it just me, or? All of the content you see on Stack Exchange—all the questions, answers, edits, reviews, users, badges, tags, and more—is stored in a relational database. Seems technically ...
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What are best novels for beginner-immediate English learner [closed]

Where can I find recommendations for English-language fiction appropriate for a beginner-immediate English learner?
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Confusion over passive sentence

I am currently writing an instructional document. I thought it'd be a good idea to use a readability tester for my dear future readers. One sentence I put through the readability tester was detected ...
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Are text Readability Scores good indicators of advanced English skills? [closed]

This question is pretty subjective but will be useful for those who want to be English writers. Basically, I wrote a short story which contains the following attributes : Word count: 1200 Unique ...
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Small enumeration of some people deaths [closed]

Events are being recapped. First died James, then both the twins that the reader already knows, then dies John's sister, then a statue gets broken. I'm translating an heavy-built phrase from Italian, ...
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“First ones” or “firsts” in parenthesis (dubitative phrase)?

Readability question: Doing sthg. with no second thoughts (maybe not even first ones) or Doing sthg. with no second thoughts (maybe not even firsts)"? ...or else? Is that construction even ...
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How to Write an Address in a Single Line?

Not sure about the punctuation and I am finding conflicting resources online. Also, any opinion on whether I should spell out "South" or "Street?" Here's what I've got so far (not my real address): ...
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What is the opposite of 'read-only' besides 'writable' and 'editable'?

The context is a PDF form with read-only fields and editable fields. However, those terms are dissimilar. A true opposite would be uneditable and editable. Another true opposite would be read-only and ...
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Word Readability Grading - 7th Grade Dictionary [closed]

Has there ever been a "grading" of, say the 30/40000 most-used words to determine the US school grade readability level", i.e. 7th Grade, 8th Grade etc., in relation to readability of those ...
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Which sentence is correct about ability

My brother could write when he was four, so he was able to finish school earlier. or My brother was able to write when he was four, so he can finish school earlier.
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What is considered “best practice” when making a quote memorable?

So I have this quote I'm working on: Information has moved from the tip of the tongue to the tip of the fingers. There is an alternate version I've made that reads as follows: Information has ...
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Legibility of “of someone's failure to do” [closed]

Is the text in bold clear enough to read and understand? The lawyer did not utter the rationale of the second complainant's failure to complete his application for leave to apply to the Federal ...
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Word for “studying a research article to get the most out of it”? [duplicate]

From the Word web dictionary: Study: Consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Particularly, I am looking for a word (synonym of 'study') ...
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in order followed by a sentence

Is this sentence correct? The matrix naming must be arranged in the order that they are supposed to be calculated. I mean from the aspect of in the order that. I feel when someone reads this ...
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how to properly use “that that” so as a listener/reader/speaker can comprehend the entire sentence without complication?

Be it either whilst writing or reading, I've not come by an easy way to comprehend the use of the 'that that' lexical ambiguity, taking into account that improper use of punctuation is not the issue. ...
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To comma or not to comma?

I often find myself putting excess commas and brackets (parentheses for all you US English speakers out there) into sentences, in hopes of rendering it more 'readable'. The trouble is, I am never ...