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How to write this best? [on hold]

Please let me know your computer name, so that I will schedule the software
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What is the noun form of `Forbid` [on hold]

Is there any noun form of the verb Forbid? The meaning will be same as Prohibition. Update: As some suggestions are coming up like: Ban, Prohibition etc; my question is ban and prohibition seem a ...
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What is the theme in this sentence?

I study descriptive grammar of English and don't quite get the theme and rheme part. Could someone tell me what is theme in this sentence: "Where the first men originated we do not know." ?
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What is crombie coat idiom meaning? [on hold]

What is crombie coat idiom meaning? I can't find any answers.
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“Does anyone recommend a place to go in New York?”

"Does anyone recommend a place to go in New York?" can "a place to go" be a variable? "Does anyone have a recommendation for a place to go in New York?" sounds better, but is the above sentence ...
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How do I make a word possessive when there are words after it before the object? [duplicate]

Would I say: "It was the boy's beside her balloon." Or "It was the boy beside her's balloon." I feel like it's the first one, but it sounds weird when I say it out loud. Thanks!
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Usage of 'beginning' as a verb

"Since the beginning of her journey, [...]." - this sentence most likely is correct, right? Here beginning is used as a noun. "Since beginning her journey, [...]." - is this sentence correct as well?...
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What does “so to say” refer to in this sentence?

Do you think that is possible or should we just let the organic process happen, occur, so to say? Does it refer to the whole sentence or it only refers to "occur"?
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Why is it “180-day” and not “180 days”? [duplicate]

I came across the article where the unit of day was mentioned in the singular form and not plural which we generally use. …stay for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period I was confused, why ...
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what's the meaning of “balling my hands into fists?” [on hold]

In this paragraph i want to know the meaning of this sentence: "yet i found myself balling my hands into fists" : I didn’t even know how to punch someone, yet I found myself balling my hands into ...
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‘…funding {on/in/for} a small number of departments’ [on hold]

"Funding on" versus "funding in" versus "funding for"? Which of the three is correct. E.g. The government concentrates research funding on/in/for a small number of top departments.
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I seek a word for the expectation that any arbitrary group of people can be held morally accountable as though they're a single moral agent

I think this must be a cognitive error of some kind. I just now read the phrase, "the hypocrisy of the left", and it occurred to me that hypocrisy is a moral action, which can be taken only by a moral ...
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Desperately but unsuccessfully

He is desperately, but unsuccessfully, trying to prove that he is perfect. The part “desperately, but unsuccessfully,” does not read well. Is there a word that would combine both? I am looking for:...
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What does “force oneself” mean in this context? [on hold]

I read this in in the book, "Word Power Made Easy" which was: As in the case of the charitable-looking dowager who was approached by a seedy character seeking a handout. 'Madam' he whined, "I ...
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Disableable or Disablable [duplicate]

Do we use "Disableable" or "Disablable". Is there an "e" or not? Because I've seen lots of people use Disableable, but I thought we drop the "e" when we're adding a suffix?
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“Guide within” or “guide to within”

Imagine a point in space, and a circle defining a region where that point must go. If I apply a force that pushes the point towards the circle, and the force ceases to exist after the point enters the ...
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Continued Usage vs. Continuous Usage [on hold]

I am writing a title for my assignment. I think that two are the same. Which one should I choose? Continued Usage Intention vs. Continuous Usage Intention Title: The Effect of the Quality of ...
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What is a Rum Cutter?

I would be very grateful if someone in the community could provide me with a definition of a rum cutter. The term appears in Thomas Frederick Littler's diary entry on June, 7th 1916. Any help would ...
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Does the word “Reservator” exist? [on hold]

Is it proper to use "Reservator" for a person or software which reserves a place or time for you? If not, what is the correct way to call it?
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“Sixty tray, all day” — what does that mean?

I've stumbled upon a very peculiar phrase in a comic I'm currently reading; here's the screenshot. As can be seen, just before exiting the train some gangsta guy quips "Sixty tray, all day" to a ...
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“But no man's charm is so practiced who knows himself well.”

What does this sentence mean? I can't seem to make sense of it grammatically: But no man's charm is so practiced who knows himself well.
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What does it mean by latest appointment? Does it mean earliest or last?

When someone says: 'What's the latest appointment available today?' Does it mean last appointment available today OR first available appointment today after time now? I was under the impression ...
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Correct capitalization in figure caption [on hold]

I'm writing my thesis and it has many figures in it. I was wondering when I should use upper case and when do I need to use lower case in the caption. For example: Figure 23: Lateral moment vs ...
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“Welcome” or “Welcomed” in British English or American

If I was telling someone "you're most welcome, and accepted." should I've said most welcomed instead of welcome?
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What’s wrong with saying “he has his mind in the right mindset?”

My friend says its gramatically incorrect, what do you guys think?
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'to own land in' vs 'to own a land in' [on hold]

I am surprised to see so many results for 'to own a land in' in Google. Why does 'land' take an indefinite article when it is clearly an mass noun, or is it just a shortcut for 'to own a plot of land'?...
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How to write this sentence in passive voice? [on hold]

"they awoke on hearing a strange noise"
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A verb to describe rising temperature in a pot

The lobster sits oblivious in a pot but has no idea the water is heating up and that it is actully being cooked until it is too late. This is in context "Like lobsters cooking in an ever heatening ...
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“of different” or just “different”? [duplicate]

Is it "Even if our trips are of different lengths" or "Even if our trips are different lengths"? Why? More specifically, the construct would be [verb] [subject] [preposision?] [adjective] [object]. ...
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Axiomatic vs incontrovertible [on hold]

What is the difference between the two words? I understand them to be similar, but that there's a fundamental difference. I just can't pinpoint what it is.
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Term for “bending in multiple directions at the same time” - “mind bending”, actually

I want to extend the expression "mind bending" to mean "mind bending in multiple directions at the same time". My intuition to "mind bending" is an object becoming curved to roughly a quarter ...
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Meaning of the phrases “genre” & “news hut” [on hold]

What is the meaning of "genre" & "news hut" in this context? This is all I have: A but they play a psychological game I think. just say it's for our safety. then most people always have fears ...
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Waste or Wastes

In the sentence below, is "waste" grammatically appropriate because "Category A" is a group of medical waste? "What treatment methods are used for Ebola or other Category A medical wastes?"
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Use of Commas with names. save our relationship :) [duplicate]

I live with my Brazilian girlfriend, and we have been debating (not arguing....ok kinda) the use of commas with a name. Can any kind person please finish the debate/arguing for us. And answer the ...
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Adjective self usages [on hold]

I recently saw a sentence from I suppose a native english speaker which was: I can help you being confident in yourself To me it does not sound correct, I'd rather have written I can help you having ...
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Do it matter if A.D. comes after the year. 2017 A.D or before the year [on hold]

Do it matter if A.D. comes after the year. 2017 A.D or before the year
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How to translate “for *cough* decades”?

I came across a sentence in a comment in Stack Exchange Workplace which I can not translate: have been freelance for *cough* decades Can anyone help me? Here is the link to original post - see ...
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Working Culture vs Work Culture

I've seen both usages in articles published by reputable media like NYT and the Entrepreneurs. I've seen both being used to refer to what seems to me to be the same thing. It's so puzzling to me. An ...
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Can you have a conjugal relationship with someone without being married?

I looked up the word "cohabit" and saw these definitions: cohabit 1.to live together as husband and wife, esp. when not legally married Webster's New World College Dictionary cohabit (...
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Word for laughing with others, then realizing you're laughing at different things [on hold]

When you think you said something funny and made someone laugh so you start laughing with them, then you realize they were laughing at something else. Afterwards you feel like you're not as funny as ...
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placing a purchase order [on hold]

Would we rather say: Place a purchase order to a supplier (ex, I placed a purchase order to ThingyCompany) or Place a purchase order for a supplier or something else entirely? thank you
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Is it One and half year or One and half years when used for work experience [duplicate]

While writing a resume , I have come across this question while specifying work experience. Total Experience of One and Half Years or Total Experience of One and Half Year This may seem ...
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In grammar terminology, what sentence structure terminology is used to describe the infinitive-looking phrase after the verb “told”?

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The sentences below prove that the infinitive form of verbs as well as the gerund form can be used in the object position of the sentence structure S-V-O. I like toys. (...
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Which one of these sentences are correct? [on hold]

Which one of these sentences are correct? To ensure that our data is normally distributed, we used X test. To ensure that our data was normally distributed, we used X test. To ensure that our data ...
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Looking for punctuation correction in my small 350 word story [on hold]

recently been trying to improve my punctuation since I've decided to take a creative writing class. If there is any punctuation errors can you please make them apparent to me. Please be brutal, don't ...
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Verb with surveillance

I was trying to compose the following sentence: "This country has no existing agencies for ... such internet surveillance like the US do". What verb should I choose here? I've thought about 'carrying ...
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Use of quotation marks after 'it's called X' and similar?

I've been looking at the Oxford Dictionary's page on inverted commas, and see that they use this example: He called this phenomenon "the memory of water." This seems like it would work with or ...
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“An autonomous being” vs “autonomous being”? When to place an indefinite article? [duplicate]

He treats her as property rather than an autonomous being. or He treats her as property rather than autonomous being. Which of the above sentences is correct and why?
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Meaning of ON at the end of a sentence

There is ON at the end of the following sentence. Remaining aloof was no longer safe under the restored democracy of 403 on. 403 is the year. I think without it the sentence makes sense enough. I ...
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Should I use donate or finance or sponsor? [on hold]

If I want to pay for somebody without ask the money back, which word should I use? I could finance you 100usd. I could donate you 100usd. I could sponsor you 100 usd. Which one is correct?

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