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Questions tagged [word-choice]

This tag is for questions about choosing the best word FROM A GIVEN SELECTION for a particular context or meaning. The selection to choose from must appear in the question. If you do not know the word already, use single-word-requests.

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conduct instead of execute

Can I use "conduct" instead of "execute" at below sentence. Or are there any better alternatives for execute? SQL injection vulnerabilities in in Joomla allow remote attackers to execute ...
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How do i ask this question about trains?

The answer should be 'This is the 7th train to Delhi'. How can I properly ask this question ? The keyword in the answer is '7th'.
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A word like “anachronism” but for word meanings instead of time

I’m trying to find a word that has roughly the same meaning as “anachronism”, but rather than incongruous time periods, it’s the word meanings which don’t line up/don’t make sense with each other. ...
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Can a start be anticlimactic?

Anticlimactic is often used to refer to a disappointing ending to an exciting series of events. So, (not being a native speaker) I cannot decide whether it sounds natural to use the word at the start ...
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Can you please… when asking from a person with senior position

I have asked a simple thing from my official senior as: Can you please provide me the data to work on. So his reply was when you say can you do you mean that If I can provide the data or not....
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Avoid repeating a verb in a sentence

I'm not a native english speaker, so forgive me in advance if the question sounds very simple. In one of the sentences of my application letter I want to say: My professional experience includes a ...
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Slip in and out vs. slide in and out

To slide in and out or to slip in and out: which of the following is correct and why? This way, you can easily slide the bag organizer in and out [of your handbag] This way, you can easily slip the ...
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Which is more correct? Student Volunteer/Voluntary/Volunteerism/Volunteering Movement?

I'm working on my essay about student and volunteerism, but I'm not sure which one is correct: Student Volunteer Movement Student Voluntary Movement Student Volunteerism Movement Student Volunteering ...
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Judge OF the [county name] Court of Common Pleas or Judge ON the [county name] Court of Common Pleas?

I see this used both ways in advertising materials, but am not sure which is correct. I could not find any reference to this when searching the internet.
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foundation, cornerstone, pillar difference

Civil engineering as a profession is centuries old and has long been necessary for the functioning of modern government. As long as people need to get to school or work, civil engineers will continue ...
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What are the feminine equivalents of “Running mate”?

From Wikipedia: In the United States, "running mate" refers not only to a candidate for vice president (federal), but also to a candidate for lieutenant governors of those states where the ...
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not sure about the beginning of a letter of motivation [on hold]

I have a question about how to start a motivation letter ... my first sentence should sound something like: I was very excited after learning about the PTC Fellowship in Geneva and hereby apply as ...
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“in every corner” or “on every corner”?

Media are taking our lives. Nowadays there is a screen turned on in/on every corner. Cambridge Dictionary says it is on/at every corner. But there are a lot of "in every corner" on the Internet, even ...
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“Compromising to” or "compromising with

Which of the versions of the sentences below sounds better? (1) When we were running, compromising to the weather was never an option (2) When we were running, compromising with the weather ...
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Another word/phrase for something being very “push-button”?

What's another word for something being very "push-button"? What this means is a set of tasks that are made in a way that is very easy and as easy as "pushing a button". Another phrase is like ...
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How should I differentiate between the two meanings of “squint”?

"Squint" can mean either: partly close (one's eyes) in an attempt to see more clearly or as a reaction to strong light. or have eyes that look in different directions. Is there a way to ...
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What's the correct preposition for the word “rant”?

When I want to say "Stop ranting on him!", is this grammatically correct? I am confused about which preposition I should use with the word "rant/ranting"
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What is the passage of time? [on hold]

Regarding the term/phrase the passage of time: Is it simply referring to time passing (i.e. moving forward / passing by)? A metaphor to invoke imagery of a passageway (path, tunnel, channel, corridor, ...
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Can a word “prompt” be used in the context of telling someone to be quick? [on hold]

Is using the word "prompt" in the situation of saying "be quick" like "be prompt" to somebody make sense? Can you give me some examples of using prompt in a right way?
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To verify or To be verified

Here is my question: If there is a list with Itens that should be verified at some point of a project, the name of the list must be: To Verify: "item1", "item2", item3" etc... or To be verified: "...
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Usage of Was vs is?

Does the choice of present or past tense ("It is..." vs "It was...") make a difference to these sentences? It is not too long ago when humanity learned to live in groups and developed principles ...
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How to say you were in third place among the whole country in your CV? [closed]

How to say I were in the third place in the last year of the high school among my whole country students who have applied at that year .
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What is the single/two words term for collections of Resources?

I am building a website which includes all the thing about WordPress. This site includes WordPress Theme, Plugins, WordPress News, WordPress Tutorials, etc. Simply, everything about Wordpress. I am ...
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What would you call someone who sees others as “entertainment”? [on hold]

As in, they don't really care about other people but find them amusing? Maybe they influence people for their own entertainment/fun? Obviously, they'd be a narcissist or sociopathic, but I'm more ...
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What is the term for a city that is supposed to be a utopia, but is actually evil?

Once of the best examples of what I'm trying to get the term for is Wonder City, in the Batman games. It was built to be a futuristic haven with clean energy, robot sentries, and laws to "stop the ...
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When you are describing a bathroom [closed]

Do you say when describing a bathroom that it is a full size or full sized bathroom ?
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Foreshadow vs Adumbrate

The good news was foreshadowed by several disturbing events. The good news was adumbrated by several disturbing events. I am trying to see which word is better to use. Is there a (subtle) ...
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Can “suit” be used for the accessories as well? [closed]

Can "suit" be used for the accessories as well like below example? I think that necklace would suit you really well!
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I need a word for a job title with this kind of description

What would you call a person whom other people could hire to do anything from cleaning up dog excrement to typing up a resume, while also cleaning and painting a bathroom, picking up and dropping ...
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Push back meaning? [closed]

What's the literally meaning of push back against? Could please provide a definition and a sentence?
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A word between facilitator and mentor

I'm looking for a word to describe the role of an adult between facilitator and mentor when it comes to working with kids: someone who keeps the group on task and goal oriented, but who also might ...
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The opposite of 'offsetting' or 'offset' [closed]

What is a good word for the antonym of 'offset' or 'offsetting'? It is for use in a scientific context and cannot have any sort of connotation as to the relationship between the 2 variables, such as '...
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“You are all {so/such} wonderful friends.” Which is more correct?

In a kangarou English exam, one of the questions asked you to fill in a blank space in a sentence: You are all ......... wonderful friends What is more correct to use to fill in the blank space, "...
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Additional 'for' in a sentence

I will be releasing a text ad in the local newspaper and this is the matter I've written. We're looking to partner with doctors. HAIR CREAM company looking for M.B.B.S Qualified DOCTORS for ...
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Do people use misery and misery guts the same way? [on hold]

I m wondering whether I can use misery and misery guts the same way, such as in this sentence : You re such a... Does this mean the same thing? I understood that both means to be in a bad mood
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What's the difference between “transfer” and “transference”? [closed]

Does their use depend on the context? Or are both words utterly equivalents?
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What are the differences between an accident, an incident, a mishap and harm? [closed]

All is in the title. I don't understand the differences between those words. I would say that in increasing value it gives : Incident < accident < mishap < harm But is that right?
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Alternative to saying [closed]

I would like to follow up on the below email. Please confirm when payment will be made? Thanking you in advance for your assistance.
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interact with OR watch [on hold]

I am a bit confused about selecting the appropriate word for the following sentence. Should I use interact with or watched? 32 students (16 male 16 female) interacted with (or watched) these ...
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What do I use in this instance? Suffering or suffer?

I enjoy watching people suffering. I enjoy watching people suffer. I feel more comfortable using the second one, but I also think that the first one is right... so which one should I use?
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“He had all the money in the world; [yet/but] he was sad”

Which one is the correct option, knowing that there is only one correct answer?
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Passive Voice and Word Choice Misuse

I checked the sentences below for grammar issues at the Grammarly application. I got three notifications (two-word choice and passive voice misuse). I'm using the free version of the application and I ...
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Word/phrase/tactic for falsely calling yourself someone of the opposite side to use as a tool to discredit that side

I wanted to know if there's a word for a sneaky tactic involving falsely calling yourself a person of the opposite side to your actual viewpoint (perhaps in an anonymous setting) to use as a weapon to ...
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Question about the proper word choice

I would like to ask you a paricular question. Recently I had a job interview which, as far as I am concerned, went great. However, I might have made a stupid mistake and I would like you to tell me ...
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Prepositions - do I use “for” or “on” in this sentence?

This is for my resume so I want to use the right preposition here . . . "Researched and drafted judicial opinions on/for a wide variety of civil and criminal cases" I cannot tell if I should use ON ...
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“Fish and chips shop” or “fish and chip shop”?

When referring to a restaurant specializing in fish and chips would you call it a fish and chip shop or a fish and chips shop?
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“Extendable” vs “Extendible” vs “Extensible” vs “Expandable” vs “Expendable”

I am really confused about what is the exact difference between these 5 words. Extendable, Extendible, Extensible, Expandable, and Expendable. I did saw some posts on this website itself but could not ...
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Usage of “Potential vs Promising” as an adjective

"Lithium ion batteries are considered as the most potential candidates for energy storage devices" A native speaker who reviewed this sentence asked me to change "potential" to "promising". I couldn'...
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In short/in brief/briefly [closed]

Can I say "In short about our project"? What about "in brief" and "briefly" instead?