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How to use “specialisation” in a sentence

My specialisations are in the German and English languages. My specialisations are the German and English languages. Is "specialisation in" appliable? Also, Should I use "language" instead of "...
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On vs In In the given sentence

Which one of the following is correct? On the pulpit/In the pulpit. I Hope it is on the pulpit.
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What figure of speech is this? “Homes to the homeless, jobs to the jobless”

What figure of speech is this? Homes to the homeless, jobs to the jobless
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How to better say “ I don't just want to…”

typing a personal essay. Needing to better say "I don't just want to help my clients..."
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She was shrink by trade

James Paterson in his novel writes, “she was shrink by trade, a forensic profiler, and Jack Morgan’s number two at Private “. What does whole sentence mean?
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Feminine gender pronoun as a default pronoun for general, neutral third person

I've seen similar topics on the StackExchange but all of them are older than 5 years and it seems that things have changed since then. It is no longer a niche phenomenon but a stanard that professors ...
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Doubt Between the usage of Which vs That

I am having a doubt between the usage of which and that. Which one of the following is correct and why? The cougar is a member of the cat family that grows around 8 feet in length. or The cougar ...
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How to describe “something on which a decision has to be made”?

Context The term will be used to describe items in a list presented together with options / possible solutions (e.g. material: wood, steel or aluminium?). Example When designing a piece of ...
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Using “from” instead of “since” when referring to a date

Is it appropriate to use "from" instead of "since" in reference to a specific date? Also, does it matter whether this date is in the past or future when considering the previous question? For example,...
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Grammatical correctness

Are the following statements correct? Pl help 1.Toys which you gave my children work perfectly 2. The toys which you gave my children work perfectly.
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'Are you sure you want to delete selected items OR the selected items?'?

"Are you sure you want to delete selected items?" or "Are you sure you want to delete the selected items?" Which one is correct? Maybe it's better to say " delete these items" and to avoid this issue?...
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Children's sports activities or children's sporting activities?

Could you tell me what is the difference between children's sports activities and children's sporting activities?
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What should I use, An or The?

I had a quiz today and there was a question which I had to use an article. However, it was confusing for me. Anyway, the question is "..... old person feels lonely". What is the right article to be ...
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Looking for a word to describe someone who is standing in front of me

...it is when a friend of mine decided to hit the person standing in front of him I want to write a sentence like this but without using (if possible) 'the person standing in front of him'. Is there ...
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How to use up-to-date with time indications

The last time my data were updated in my report was last midnight. I want to write below the report something like: "The data in this report are up-to-date to last midnight" but it sounds awful. How ...
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Single word to change groups

In a table top RPG there exists a spell which forces the target to do what is commanded but the word count available is one. For example, "Rampage" would cause the target to see everyone as a foe. ...
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difference in meaning of really and deadly [on hold]

What problems of meaning might the following words present to a learner of English? really and deadly.
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Is the phrase “bled our country dry” a metaphor? Or some other figure of speech?

Is the phrase "bled our country dry" a metaphor? Or some other figure of speech? Context: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ_eV2TRlOg&t=175s
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The phrase 'cut no ice'

Here is a sentence-'Bengali language is blunt,outdated and cut no ice in the world." The question is in context of rare honor bestowed on tagore by UNESCO BY Announcing national anthem of india'jana ...
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A single verb for 'undergoing metamorphosis'?

I'm writing a paragraph on applications of population modeling. At the moment it reads: We also study life cycles of migrating animals and those undergoing metamorphosis. Are any or the following ...
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Punctuation in a sentence split between two slides – should I use ellipsis?

I'm making a powerpoint presentation and will also later animate it. I'm splitting one sentence "Is X only for the rich?" into two parts – "Is X" and "only for the rich?" (they are the big captions ...
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Zeal vs. Zest. Am I Using them Correctly Here?

Hello beautiful people, I'm writing a poem and I want to make sure I'm using "zeal" and "zest" correctly. To give context, it's about a storyteller (being I) retelling a story of a man who is giving ...
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Shoud I use an indefinite article before “enemy forces”?

"The soldiers gave themselves up in the face of a stronger enemy forces" I saw this sentence in my textbook and I'd like to know if there is an error here? Shoud I really use an indefinite article ...
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difference in usage of phrasal verbs

Can anyone explain me what is the difference between hand on and hand down ?
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What is the grammatical functions of which is reading available in the rainy season

Grammatical name of which is reading available in the rainy season
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Fill the passage with appropriate words [on hold]

Once upon a time a merchant went to a fair to sell his wares.in the evening he set (a)____to his village.He placed the bag of money (b)____the saddle and (c)____his way home. The way lay (d)__ a thick ...
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Using Simple past and past progressive

We had a chat while we waited for our flights. Is Simple past also used after While? I saw it in a grammar book, and I'm not sure if it's correct.
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Plural or singular noun in this case?

"The line graph illustrates the amount of goods which was delivered by road, water, rail and pipeline in the UK from 2000 to 2005". Should I use "amount" or "amounts" in this case? (I am writing a ...
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All the available [subject] VS. All the [subject] available?

What's the difference between the sentences: all the training available on this division will be displayed and: all the available training on this division will be displayed? I'm not sure ...
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A phrase used to describe solving a problem by using a convenient solution that does something broad that also resolves the problem

Things I'm trying to convey The solution is something simple and convenient (i.e. doesn't require a lot of effort, hence not "overkill" or "overengineering") The solution does something that has an ...
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Meaning of an idiom

Nerves fit for sliding panels or tapestry - I came across in Northanger Abbey. I can understand what it means, but would like to know why sliding
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When to use a duration or the duration

Is it correct to say a duration of six months starting from March 1st or the duration of 6 months starting from March 1st?
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How can “telecommuting” mean “to not commute or travel”?

Wikipedia describes that telecommuting … is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute or travel (e.g. by bus or car) … If you do not commute, how can you call it "...
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Expression for an expression meaning what it doesn't mean

What would one call a word, phrase or expression that, by usage or by miscoinage, comes to mean something which, by etymology, it does not, and more importantly, should not mean in the first place? ...
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Water is to hydro as wind is to?

What is the generic name or collective adjective for things associated with wind and wind-generated electricity ? solar, hydro, anemoi?
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Is the following sentence about knowing people correct?

I want to convey the idea that I got to know a certain group of people because of a movie, all of us like that movie. “(Movie’s name) led us to come across each other”
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What is personification?

Recently, I've been reading articles about writing. An article I was reading was labeled something personification. What is personification?
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A word meaning “To understand (a thing) given its observer's context and prior knowledge”

As per the question: the word I'm looking for is used to describe something that only one who (for want of a better way of putting it) went through something can understand that thing. To make the ...
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Meaning of «to fly south»

In the Bob Dylan song, As I Went out One Morning, the following sentences appear: "I beg you, sir," she pleaded. From the corners of her mouth. "I'll secretly accept you. And together we'll ...
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Best words to describe Food Expenses

I have been asked to list the expected out-of-pocket expenses for attending an approaching conference. I have sources of expenses such as travel, accommodation and food. So one of my subtitles in the ...
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Word for flower that blooms and wilts in one day

I’m looking for the botanical term for a flower that blooms and wilts in the same day.
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Reconstruction of the following sentence: “It activates the potential of the crowd to help…”

I need to reconstruct the following sentence in another way: "It activates the potential of the crowd to help..." Suggestions please!
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Having multiple parents?

Is there a single adjective for an offspring having multiple parents (or mothers or fathers)? Multiparental is a bit prosaic and also ambiguous.
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Is the word “supporting” being used properly here?

In an effort to prove someone wrong I want to know if the use of the word "supporting" fits that sentence.
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“me's” when referring to another version of you?

Let's say I want to refer to a toy that I had when I was younger. Would it be correct to say "young me's toy"?
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Etymology of words “throw” and “catch” when talking about “programming exceptions” [duplicate]

I must first apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this. According to the guidelines on cs.stackexchange and stackoverflow, this question was clearly considered "off topic" for both of those ...
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verbs usage for TION and ING

Can someone explain the rationale of adding TION to a verb. In other words, when I take a verb such as LIMIT and turn it into a noun I can make it limit, limiting, or limitation. The word ...
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Don't check with your goddamn wrists

I've just started translating to my navite language the movie "Ice castles (1978)" and I found the sentence in the title. Here is some context: A girl and her mom are watching an hockey match (one ...
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the time of burn injury meaning

When we say the time of burn injury do we mean the specific time when the injury has happened or the period of the injury and now ?
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“I'll have coffee” vs “I'll have a coffee”

I have noticed that the indefinite article is used a lot more for drinks in Britain than in the US. If one were in a restaurant idiomatically in the UK you would say "I'll have a coffee", whereas in ...

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