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reallocated (as a "resource") Examples of usage (dated 2003 and 2020, respectively): Four approaches to staff reallocation in project management ‘Your country needs you’: the ethics of allocating staff... I found reallocated while searching online for reassigned (to another duty) and pulled (from a project), which could be options if spinned ...


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I've only found intransitive usages of the verb base in the Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary. Sense 24 is: to have a basis; be based. This licenses the original, as 'base' and 'be based' are given as synonyms. An example from the internet: It bases on the modulation of the spatial coherence of the optical field in amplitude and phase. [...


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It's my guess: The product is the one produced by the factory. and I think he wanted you to ask this question from the product owner (for example the factory) or another person! :/


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The first step to understanding the role of again here is to realise that it does not modify any particular part of this sentence, but rather the sentence as a whole. Its syntactic role would probably be clearer if it were separated by commas from the rest of the sentence. What the word conveys is that one is aware that the matter has been discussed before. ...


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The boy is remembering that a certain reasoning held to him by the person he is talking to was what convinced him to agree to try a sky dive;it happens thouh that he doesn't remember the exact reasons that were given to him; by saying "again" he is expressing the wish to be recalled of that or to recall it himself and he'll probably try to ...


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How about this: NumberOfFoundPoints receives (takes) as input the number of 3D points returned by DisplayPosScan the last time the latter was called. NumberOfFoundPoints then returns this value as a string. @Barmar is mistaken in that NumberOfFoundPoints does not return the number of 3D points as of the last time DisplayPosScan was called. Instead, ...


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If you’re testing a batch of items of some kind, possibly destructive testing, the conclusion may be that a batch, or group, is “bad” and cannot be used. It’s not a generalization.


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The sentences of the form 'Group A is bad', when presented out of context, are ambiguous between Group A, considered as a group (i.e. collectively) is bad. and Members of Group A, considered individually, are bad. If what one intends is of the former kind, no generalisation is involved. One may, for example, say that a political party is bad on the ...


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It is impossible to overstate the importance of context in English. By itself, 'Group A is bad' lacks the information/context to say whether it is a generalisation or specific. Compare: 1a. Group A comprises 1,3,5,7,and 9. The numbers in group A are odd." This is quite specific, as is 1b. "All of the numbers in group A are odd." 2a. "...


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I think returns is the word you want: NumberOfFoundPoints returns the number of 3D points as of the last time the function DisplayPosScan was called.


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Was a case of yours ever referred to the court? Was a case of any of yours ever referred to the court? Has a case of any of yours ever been referred to the court? Was a written record of the activities of the court kept? What does the hospital have these instruments for? For which things does the hospital have these instruments? "Ever" has been ...


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Sentence 1:'He noted his father was a nice guy.' Sentence 2:'He noted his father, as "a man with different attributes", was a nice guy.' May I say that: 1"He" is the subject of the sentence "He noted"? Yes 2 "his father" is the subject of the sentence "his father was a nice guy." No. it is the subject of ...


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"Fatal," "lethal," "destructive," "death-dealing," "mortal," "murderous," "homicidal," "bloody," and many others would work in this situation. These are the applicable definitions of the words I listed above: All of the following definitions are from [Lexico] Fatal - "...


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The second sentence is grammatically incorrect. Per Merriam-Webster: test (verb) tested; testing; tests transitive verb 1: to put to test or proof : TRY —often used with out 2: to require a doctrinal oath of intransitive verb 1: a: to undergo a test b: to be assigned a standing or evaluation on the basis of tests tested positive ...


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There is a note on the door saying "..." In the quotation marks, you could report the exact words the note says.


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Even though the note can not speak, we often write, there is a note on the door which says... Or, the note on the door indicates that...


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It's fine. Grammatically there is an ambiguity, but once you've mentioned a note, anyone not being deliberately perverse will understand that the message is written on the note and not on the door.


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Deadly would fit quite well. AHD Causing or tending to cause death It is used in similar situations: The Rwandan genocide likewise ended with a military solution, in this case a Tutsi victory. (But this became the seed for the most deadly war on earth since 1945, the Congo War of 1998 -- 2006.) (Game Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)) Vietnam ...


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It feels awkward. This is because people often start a sentence "All my life ..." to refer to a period of time for which a subsequent statement is true (contracted from "For all of my life"), as in "All my life, I've been poor." In your "Tom" example, "All his life Tom has worked with enthusiasm", the ...


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I think for us, non-native speakers, it is best to realize that you are actually inserting a question into a statement. You would not say: I wonder where does he live. but I wonder where he lives. This seems to be the same, therefore you need to change the word order: How much would it be? becomes I wonder how much it would be


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I’d use ‘cost’ instead of ‘be’ with ‘how much’ generally. Otherwise both would be correct but favoured differently depending on context and stress. For 1. You wouldn’t necessarily be expecting an answer (at least an exact one) It’s more a speculative question that would include what you are talking about in the second half. ‘It’ undefined until the rest of ...


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Postpone is certainly the right word. Because X is unavailable, the meeting has been postponed two hours. You could be more specific about the date and time of the meeting. Because X is unavailable, the meeting has been postponed until July 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. I like BoldBen's suggestion: Because X is unavailable, the meeting scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ...


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How much would it be? is a question. (1) would only make sense if punctuated to represent speech, where the speaker muses "I wonder..." and then asks the question. "I wonder... How much would it be...?


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