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I would like to say “blablabla, which is quite confusing for people who looks at it for the first time”

I would like to say "After you enter the command, you would see output like ... , which is quite confusing for people who looks at it for the first time". Is it correct?
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get arrangements made? verb and voice confusion

I'm having a hard time parsing this dependent clause: "If we manage to get the arrangements made," Is "made" functioning as an adjective, or is it a verb being used in the passive voice? I'm leaning ...
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Proper name and use of [on hold]

My proper name is Deborah but I like to be called Deb. Some insist on calling me Deborah which irks me. How do I get them to stop?
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“Don't make things become complicated” is Ok in speaking? [on hold]

I am considering the phrase "Don't make things become complicated", is it ok? Even though I think that "Don't make things complicated" looks more natural. Thanks.
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What single word means ‘when all options turn into one’? [on hold]

I can’t find a word that means ‘when all options turn to one’. Here’s an example so you can understand: Jack has five options for fish at dinner. Rainbow fish, glitter fish, olive fish, Cambrian fish,...
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The definition of perfect infinitive?

I am following <English Grammar in Use>(by Raymond Murphy):unit 43. And I encountered the term perfect infinitive. I googled this term and I found most of the results talk about the usages, not ...
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Is right to say “when he was come down from the mountain”? [duplicate]

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. This is the quote from KJV Bible. I am doubted why to say "he was come down". I felt "he came down" is more proper ...
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Around “which” or around “who” or around which?

In a sentence that reads, “Align your attention with that maternal star around **** we orbit”, what word would be suitable? I am unsure because “maternal star” adds gender and very nearly attributes ...
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Using which or where to refer to place

A student I have been volunteering with wrote the following in his essay: We really enjoyed the cruise and also the islands where we visited last week. To my ear the use of where doesn't sound ...
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Which of these two sentences is more correct? [on hold]

Strategy of selecting instrumental Or The strategy of selecting instrumental
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'Advised me to..' vs 'Advised me that I..'

Which one is correct? He advised me to see the doctor. He advised me that I see the doctor.
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What's the correct form for writing a date? [on hold]

Which is the correct way to write a date: The deadline will be on January 25. or The deadline will be on January 25th.
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Capitalization and hyphenation of proper name derived from a number sequence

I'm writing a sci-fi novel in which humans travel to a nearby star known by the catalog number Gliese 892, where they encounter a sentient species. Listening to numerous videos about such stars, it ...
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Why do we say " 'a' unit instead of 'an' unit [duplicate]

As title suggest, wondering what the literary rule is for "A unit." Unit being a noun would need an article. I have generally understood that the a/an decision is if the vowel sound if the lead sound ...
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usage of “an” with phrase “emotional perspective”

I am confused about the usage of the indefinite article in the following sentence: We compare the language of false news to the real ones from emotional perspective. or We compare the language ...
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Difference between mean and mode

What is the exact, abstract difference between mean and mode? I do not mean the statistical terminology. For example there are different concepts of, mode of transportation and mean of transportation ...
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What does one call his/her mother's sister's husband's parents?

I am asking this question for a friend. My friend's sister's husband's parents have become very involved in her kids' lives. She wants to know if there is a relational term her children may officially ...
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Comma between clauses with understood subject?

I write a lot of active commands. When you have a sentence like this: Key in the text and press Enter. Should there be a comma after text? There is an understood subject for both: "You key in the ...
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plural possessive of Woods

How do you make the last name Woods plural possessive? example: a friend of the Woods (2 people) I assume it is Woodses, but have been "corrected" by someone.
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A term used for people who claim undue credit [on hold]

Suppose two people A,B together built a thing. In actuality, A did all the work, B simply did nothing. But to people around, B proclaims that it is because of him and his efforts only that they built ...
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Diplomatic strategy after data stealing [on hold]

What should be a deserving reply to 'Why did not they ask Evans'should be like?The reply might relate to recovery of stolen data.Once a sucker successfully recovers data.Then 'This to that and that to ...
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Verb participle as adjective

What’s the specific name (if any) for a verb participle (e.g. “dated”) when being used as an adjective (e.g. this letter is dated today)?
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Use of “Well…” instead of “What?” in response to being summoned

In the 1940s and 1950s, if Mother were to call for one, "Oh, Jamieeee?", one was to respond "Well, Mother..." and never "What, Mother...?", the latter being considered vulgar and ill-spoken. Locale ...
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I’m looking for an adjective that describes a person in my experience that at the time I would have obeyed without question or regard

A general in war or later after developing a relationship of leadership for whom one would obey instantly and without question or reference to one’s personal feelings of discomfort related to safety ...
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Singular or Plural verb

The sentence I'm having problems with is " Since 1896 the Olympic Games (be held) ________ every four years with some exceptions." The answer key says it is "has been held". Why should it be the ...
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Is “dance around” a valid phrasal verb?

I think the idiomatic expresssion “dance around” a subject, an issue meaning, avoid addressing a subject or an issue, is a common metaphor as in: When it comes to money, however, we find lots of ...
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Is the infinitive form of verb a true verb?

My question is just as mentioned in the title of this post: Would you call an infinitive verb a true verb? I can't find any direct mention of it anywhere on the web. The CMoS (2010) catalogs ...
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Should the comma in this sentence fall before the quotation in the word “We”? Thank you

Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "We", Illness becomes Wellness.
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What is the one word for saying 'based a template on'?

If someone, person A, has done really well in their business, and one wants to encourage others to do the same, they would say ....... person A, you should also design a creative product. What is ...
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Expression: Find a pretty woman yet?

I thought there is an expression: Find a pretty woman yet? And this could mean that have you settled in, are you married now? Something along that line. I had a small talk with my friend long time ago ...
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retard vs delay in scientific writing [on hold]

In scientific writing, 1.appearance of some phenomenon delays vs 2.appearance of some phenomenon retards Which is better? Also wonder about the noun form delay vs retardation.
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Why do people say grammer instead of grammar and think its grammer [on hold]

Why do theese idiots say grammer and then I tell them its grammar and they dont believe me they must be in Grade School like theese kids are idiots they act so confident.
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is it correct to say: I am always at your disposal and ready to support and help you to strengthen our mutual cooperation [on hold]

I am always at your disposal and ready to support and help you to strengthen our mutual cooperation
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what descriptor term would you use to describe (a) humans and (b) AI?

The closest thing I can think of is 'species,' but that feels wrong. Specifically I'm wanting a word that can be used to describe communication between human and AI like "interspecies" but, again, ...
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Word to differentiate the spiciness of chilli pepper and mustard

We use the word hot/spicy to describe the kind of sensation you'd experience with chilli pepper. A burning of the mouth and throat. But is there a separate word for the kind of sensation you'd ...
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Verb structure: I didn't expect

I have a problem with this sentence: I didn't expect it was so difficult. Is it right/wrong? Tnanks
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A word to call an analysis or an opinion “appreciative of the topic's subtleties”?

In my mother tongue (Czech), I'd use a word that would directly translate to English as "sensitive" (citlivý), but that doesn't quite carry the same meaning. I'm looking for a word that encapsulates ...
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which sentence is accurate? please explain [on hold]

which sentence is grammatically accurate and please explain why I had to change my plans because of my illness. or I have had to change my plans because of my illness.
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Academic word for “squabbler” [on hold]

I'm looking for a word to use in an academic proposal that conveys the idea that the individuals are fighting, potentially violently, and immaturely (optional component of the meaning) and should be ...
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Plural or single with compound objects

Suppose you want to say something like There are two crates, having three and one balls respectively. How to say this correctly? Is it ‘…one balls’ or ‘three balls and one ball’, or something ...
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Relativizing and fusing part of catenative complement?

I just came across the following sentence: What I wanted to hear was this It made me wonder how to parse what I wanted to hear. As far as I can figure out (much thanks to this post), this should be ...
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How do ordinal suffixes work with mathematical constants and other non-Arabic numbers?

This question was inspired by a tweet from the FakeUnicode Twitter account, a semi-novelty account sharing various examples in the wild of bugs, glitches and other unintended results from improperly ...
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Single word for “is nothing until it becomes”

Example: Data is nothing until it becomes information, with context. The above sentence is a bit wordy so I was hoping to find a single word to replace that phrase. I could shorten it to: Data ...
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Punctuation with direct speech in a conditional sentence

I would like to write the following in a British English style: I’ve been told I’m not the greatest singer so if I were to say, “I’m going to be a famous singer,” you could reply, “Not a chance!” Is ...
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To learn on its own

Is there a word which captures when something learns/progresses on its own? For example if an animal is able to learn a complicated task on its own, what would be a (1-word) name for that process?
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Potential Evapotranspiration vs 'the' Potential Evapotranspiration?

In the field of physiology and genetics, there are quite a few number of terms that are usually used without an article in scientific papers. I don't understand where and why I need to use a 'the' ...
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What is purpose use of 'ever' in this sentence?

Very few people ever came that way. What is purpose use of 'ever'?
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What is the expression for a signal building/special building [on hold]

What is the word for a building that stands out as the nicest and most modern building
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Which preposition “at” or “of” to use in this case?

Which preposition is correct in this case? We present our visualizations based on student data from a computer science course of a German university. or We present our visualizations based on ...
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Present verb/adjective in different contexts in the present tense

I am coming from software developer context and here was a sentence: Don't refuse packages from install when the hook is not present. I doubt that hook is not present is a good choice here ...

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