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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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English is not my native language. I have constantly been trying to add as more words as possible to my active vocabulary. But there are words which I understand but don't try to use myself. One of th …
asked Oct 19 '10 by rem
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What are the differences in meaning and usage between "to start" and "to get started"? Are there any cases in which these variants are not interchangeable? I feel that there are. For example, this pa …
asked Oct 13 '10 by rem
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Please, help me to understand the difference in meaning between "various" and "different". Example sentence: Various methods of inter-process communication are available in Windows. Is it possi …
asked Sep 30 '10 by rem
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I'm a non-native English speaker and sometimes it's hard for me to pick up the right word in some situations. Could you, please, explain when it's better to use "goodbye" for ending a conversation, w …
asked Sep 6 '10 by rem
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I believe that "assume", "presume", "suppose" are similar in meaning of to take some facts as a truth without proof. But it seems to me that "presume" is more formal, "assume" is less formal and "su …
asked Aug 10 '10 by rem
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In my school and university I was taught to say "Not at all" or "Don't mention it" in response to "Thank you!". Now I rarely hear these phrases used, but rather something like "You're welcome", "It's …
asked Sep 4 '10 by rem
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Learning and using English I'm always confused about what word to use for referring to things that have been described by me a few sentences earlier: "that" or "this". Confusion comes from the fact …
asked Oct 23 '10 by rem
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I came across the following phrase: I was wondering if you might be able to give me some advice. Is it a natural construction for a conversational context? Can I use the following instead in o …
asked Sep 26 '10 by rem
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Please, help me understand how to build a sentence in an email to sound natural, clear, and polite. (I am not a native speaker of English.) Description of the situation: I send a product inquiry to a …
asked Oct 5 '10 by rem
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Which way of writing the word: "Email" or "e-mail" is correct? Both variants seem to be in wide use. If both ones are okay, maybe there is a difference in contexts they have been used (one is more for …
asked Aug 25 '10 by rem