DopeGhoti
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is it 0 degree or 0 degrees outside?
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"One degree" is correct, as is "zero degrees". It grates on my inner geek that a quantity of zero is pluralized, but that's the way it is.

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Is the sentence "Whoever is at door, they can’t come in right now" correct?
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The first clause should be "Whoever is at the door" (emphasis added).

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Why are these two adages called "razor"?
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They are called "razors" because they are a method of simplifying the analytic process of determining the cause (Occam) or intent (Hanlon) of an action or event, much like a butcher would use a blade ...

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Good words describing an action taken place after another
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Some words that come to mind are 'subsequently' 'then', and 'later'.

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Word of "let's split ourselves into teams"
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Indeed; 'team up' is used to indicate that a single team is being formed, often of potential adversaries. I do not know of a single word for the meaning you seek extemporaneously, but I suggest "form ...

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Use of "on" or from" with list of dates
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They are correct, with different implications. The first sentence, using 'on', implies that the event (birds being seen) occurred individually on each of those days. The second, using 'from', ...

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"Do you like my present" vs. "do you like your present"
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In my view, it depends on the context of emphasis. If you are specifically stressing that the gift came from you, "my gift" would make sense. Also, "my gift" would still be appropriate if the gift ...

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Another unique way to say "other end of the spectrum"
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"On the contrary" or "contrariwise" may suit your needs.

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This requires a comma, correct?
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Yes; a comma is required as you have placed it in that sentence.

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Can e.g. be used in the end of a sentence in place of "for example"?
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No; 'e. g.' is to be used preceding a list of examples, but you cannot use it to replace the words 'for example' when they are simply the words which terminate a sentence. See this page for details ...

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Is "Are" always used with plural verbs/nouns?
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You are correct; using 'there are' for more than one of (or zero of) a thing is correct, while using 'there is' for precisely one of a thing is correct. However, a lot of verbal informal speech ...

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Do you shoot a gun or fire a gun?
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You fire a gun; the gun shoots projectiles such as bullets.

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