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Tips by Jon or tips from Jon or anything else?

If I give someone some tips, what would it be? Tips by Jon or Tips from Jon or anything else?
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Which of the two sentences is correct? If both are, which one is better?

I want to know which sentence is better of the two? 1. I am not in mood to do debate. 2. I am not in a mood to debate.
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Plural or singular when talking about generalities

In an academic paper, I need to explain that C programs have only one entry point. Should I write C programs have only one entry point or A C program has only one entry point I often find ...
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Trouble, problem and issue - Doubt [on hold]

What the difference of trouble, problem and issue?
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What is the correct way to write this sentence(using vision and embodiment)

I wanna make a statement of my work which is design and writing that i make the clients vision into reality by using the words (vision,embodiment) but I don’t know what is the best way to write it ?! ...
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What's the difference in meaning between “cartography” and “cartology”?

What's the difference in meaning between "cartography" and "cartology"? Many sources on the internet would suggest that these words are synonyms but I'm sure they're not. I thought cartography is the ...
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meaning of “a priori”

I am reading an article, but a sentence confuses me. On one side, novels and films are opposed as “words” and “images,” agreed to be irreducible, untranslatable, a priori entities by most ...
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Kind vs the adjective kindly

When l was reading a Pokemon book, I saw this expression "This calm and kindly pokemon is slow to anger, …". I'd like to ask you whether "kind" and "kindly" as an adjective are almost same or not. ...
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What word am I thinking of?

I can’t think of a word I use quite often. It means to look at someone with a confused expression, or a slight look of disapproval. I’m quite certain it begins with D and it’s driving me mad not being ...
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Past modal required or can be omitted (example)

I had a few native speakers disagreed over the following sentence: She was treated harshly but she stayed with them. If she wanted, she could simply run away (//all those years). Now while some ...
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“Write me a description…”

Please help me. Here is a piece of my English exercise. The textbook was written by British authors. Now, class, I’d like you all to write … a description of your last holiday. A. me B. to me C. ...
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How do I write about my education in a mail to professor

I have completed graduation and want to write a mail to a professor. How should I write about my education background. I want to write something like that: `I have my bachelor's degree in Civil ...
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How about this sentence? [duplicate]

"It is you who does this". Is this sentence correct? As "you is used, so will it not be "do"? I'll appreciate if anyone reply. Thanks
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Subject complement or prepositonal object

In this sentence: " This is an adventure to me" /an adventure to me/ is the subject complement. I'd like to know the function of " to me" . Is it a post modifier of " adventure"? Or is it a prep. ...
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Correct usage of “This Side” in a phone conversation

I have heard people using "This side James, here" "This side James" for example, when someone starts talking on a phone call. I wanted to check if any of the above is a correct usage of ...
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Reformed irregular verbs and plurals happened how?

In the 1950s and 1960s UK schools taught a number of verbs and plurals as irregular that they now teach as regular. For example thrive/throve/thriven became thrive/thrived/thrived; stadia became ...
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question structure - “For” - front or rear

How would you say that right? I would ask for an existing order. What would you need faster for ? For What would you need faster ? Thank you in advance for Tibor
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What is the meaning of 'pipeline' in business/tech news?

I already knew the basic meaning of pipeline indicating a series of tubes for transporting gas, oil, or water. But I found the word 'pipeline' written with a different nuance especially when aritcles ...
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What do we call a person who adapts easily?

I know that my mother will be fine after reaching there, she is a person who knows how to adapt very easily.
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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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is it correct ''to which I hold on"?

I was writing a song and wondering about the proper grammar of this sentence: the dream to which I hold on
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What does ‘Not being Not’ supposed to mean?

I would like to ask what does ‘Not being Not ready to be all in’ means? From my understanding, Not being ready to be all in means they don’t want to commit to the relationship but ‘Not being Not’ is ...
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O.K. abbreviation for "On Key' in telegraphy?

I have a background in amateur radio and the story was always told that O.K. stood for On Key, which is what telegraphists would send in Morse Code when they returned from a break. ie I am now On Key ...
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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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Difference between at every step and on every step

I'm trying to translate a poem from my native language to English. And I don't know what's the appropriate preposition for a sentence. Should it be, 'At every step, at every path, I've protested/...
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Why did James Harrington nickname Oliver Cromwell “Lord Achon”

Going back a year or two, was foreaware of the Cromwell nick "His Noseship" but not "Lord Achon" itself said to be from a character in James Harrington's writings Oeana. Haps heedful all the online ...
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Which is right? Even the odds or Even up the odds? or that “ up ” can be omitted?

Which is right? Even the odds or Even up the odds? or that " up " can be omitted? I saw some explanations and information about this phrase on the Internet,they all wrote " even up the odds",and ...
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Can “it is” be used with plural nouns?

It’s pancakes. ( I want to say this to someone who doesn’t know what pancakes are) It’s pancake. Which one is correct? Thanks in advance!!
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Placing “too” in a sentence

This too shall pass. Would anyone help me to understand why in this common saying the "too" word is placed in the middle of the sentence? Referring to Wikipedia here. This shall pass too. Wouldn'...
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They are the global leaders in the synthetic drug(s) industry

They are the global leaders in the synthetic drug(s) industry. Should the word 'drug(s)' be singular or plural in this sentence?
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Correct usage of “trading/exchanging one thing for another”

I want to state that "Some people trade/exchange X for Y", with the implication that it would be more advantageous to keep Y, but that they foolishly give Y away to gain X, which is less advantageous. ...
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Using divorce as an intransitive verb

Can I say "I wish to divorce" or "they wish to divorce by mutual consent" etc? In other words can I use the word "divorce" as an intransitive verb (without an object), or is "get divorced" the correct ...
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Looking for a word to describe an independent contractor's workers

In a contract I am trying to describe the workers that an independent contractor will supply my company when required to do so. These workers will carry out tasks such as cleaning and driving. I would ...
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GAOL origin isn't English

If the origin is French and the British have adapted it, why would they claim America corrupted the so-called English version if it wasn't theirs to begin with? And why must a simple word like jail ...
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what is the meaning of “..with a short increase of curve coming at the end of the edge…”

Here is the whole sentence to give you more context. Here is a look at three different salchow take off marks left on the ice. The first is a very clean takeoff with a short increase of curve coming ...
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is “traveling through highway” correct or traveling by highway correct [on hold]

which sentence is correct? Traveling "through highway" or "by highway"
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How to phrase the following sentence in a cover letter [on hold]

I cannot come across proper syntax to pitch the following sentence. I will really appreciate any help. "During the same year, I led career guidance visit the XXX as IEEE president and ABC University'...
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Use of could and able

How do we use 'to be able to' in the following sentence? I talk about Chaitanya's problem calmly.
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Does “expecting” mean “pregnant” exactly?

The term expecting is often used as if it means "pregnant", as shown by Merriam-Webster (for the verb expect) 3 : to be pregnant : await the birth of one's child —used in progressive tenses she's ...
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1:1 is one on one. How do you say 1:2, 1:3 and so on?

I googled it but didn't get a result. Such as in one on one lesson. Thank you for your help.
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“Beck and call” after “to be” only?

Can the phrase "at one's beck and call" only be used after "to be?" For example, I can definitely say "her daughter was at her beck and call," but I am unsure if I can use it adverbially i.e. "her ...
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Where can I find good English to read daily for fun and for practicing my English writing skills? [on hold]

I need to practice writing in English, and I hope to find something to read in my leisure time to learn good English writing styles, like the word/sentence usages. Where can I find good English to ...
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How to read a letter 'j'? [on hold]

Usually I read the letter as 'jot'. But it feels like I am the only one who does. Especially when it comes to maths. I was wondering are there any non-'jay' cases. Guys in comments genuinely ...
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Is it proper to write “Be watching”

Examples: Be watching for an email within 24 hours to begin ordering. Please be watching for this Questionnaire coming your way in March or April.
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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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Proceed vs. Precede: Why is it not “Procede” or “Preceed”? [on hold]

When I hear the words 'proceed' and 'precede', I tend to think that the primary difference is in the prefix. If proceed and precede are antonyms, why do we not have 'proceed' and 'preceed', or vice ...
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Adjective for a “expected” or “aspirational” version of a document?

We're creating a user manual for a software application. Like the manual, the application itself is a work in progress. We have a version of the manual that describes the application as we expect it ...
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Historical illiteracy

Is there a single word that conveys someone is completely ignorant of the historicity of an event or a historical movement but still feels the need to opine and/or comment? I've never been a fan of ...
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Which is the correct tense: “earth was/is round”? [duplicate]

Maybe it's very simple but I'm wondering which one is correct. Google search has showed me both forms are used. "He said the earth was round." "He said the earth is round."
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Parallelism with “have” and “have been” sounds wrong

I came across a sentence like this: (A) Many have been buggy or poor experiences. It sounds wrong and I would have written that like this: (B) Many have been buggy or have poor experiences. ...

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