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How to mention thesis in a paper?

I've written an academic paper with my master thesis. I need to mention my master thesis in the paper, but I'm not sure what I should write. Some examples: This paper was derived from my master ...
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Placing footnote mark before or after punctuation?

I am writing a research paper. I need to add a footnote. Should I place the footnote mark/superscript before or after "full stop"? For example: The placement of footnote: style Ahere. The ...
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When can I omit “and” without making it look like all the information has been given?

fabulous people! I am writing a scientific essay with a 500 word limit. I am trying to list the major symptoms presented in the three stages of COVID-19 infection. The sentence in question is the ...
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'Curve B rises comparatively gently than Curve A does.' - Is this a correct sentence [closed]

This is my first time to be here, and so excited to find here I can rise the questions. I am learning writing now, and makes me very confused at times. And is my question, I wonder if this is a ...
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Half vs. a half

I'm preparing for academic IELTS by writing some essays and then correcting those using a grammar correction app. In the following sentence, Overall, carbohydrates prevail in both dishes, especially ...
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Do these sentences have the same meaning: “I don't think he is a student.” and “I think he is not a student.”

1-"I don't think he is student." 2- "I think he is not a student." The speaker has the opinion that "he is not a student". But in order to say this in English, we make up ...
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The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3%/3

Which is correct? The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3%. or The percentage of journeys made by public transport is 3
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They walk in just 5 percent of (the) cases. The percentage of journeys made by public transport is almost the same as the previous one

Please, help me correct these sentences taken from a table description for an IELTS writing task 1: They walk in just 5 percent of (the) cases. The percentage of journeys made by public transport is ...
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“The” before plural nouns

I'm preparing for academic IELTS by writing some essays and then correcting those using a grammar correction app. In the following sentence, It cannot be denied that many people struggle to fit into ...
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The second most popular way of making journeys is on foot

I'm checking this chart's description: There is one sentence that sounds odd The second most popular way of making journeys in Canada is on foot. I think that way of making journeys doesn't sound ...
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The last place in this category is the Netherlands with almost twice less car use

There is an IELTS writing task: Is this description correct? According to the table, it is clearly seen that car use prevails in all represented countries. The leader in the group is Canada with 90 ...
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Is it appropriate to use another verb after the main verb (main verb + subject + verb) in a sentence? and why?

I don't quite understand why it is grammatically correct to use another verb after the main verb (main verb + subject + verb) in a sentence, for example: I can't believe you remembered that blue is ...
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When to use “tomato” and when to use “toma­toes”?

In my sci­en­tific ar­ti­cle manuscript, I used tomato to re­fer to the plant in gen­eral. But af­ter I sent the manuscript to the El­se­vier English Cor­rec­tion Ser­vice, they changed all tomato ...
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What is the formal synonym of the hot weather?

Is there any substitute for the word hot in the following sentence? In recent years the weather is becoming hotter. In 2018, for instance, some areas in eastern and southern Europe baked in ...
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Object + and + Verb + object

1- Ryan conducted an experimental study and assessed isothermal sections at various temperatures. 2- Ryan conducted an experimental study on this system and assessed isothermal sections at various ...
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Effect something have or get"

Do they have the same meaning: The effect "y" has when the value of "x" changes is called rate of change. The effect "y" gets when the value of "x" changes is ...
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When italicizing, do I have to include 'a,' 'an,' and 'the'?

For example, I want to emphasize the term 'multi-channel non-orthogonal multiple access scheduling problem' in the following statements. Based on (1), (2), and (3), the multi-channel non-orthogonal ...
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Is “In each observation, the chance that sth. was provided was x %” a clear description of a controlled experiment?

I ran a controlled experiment and am now trying to explain the conditions I investigated. In one condition, the chance that the subjects in my study got some additional information Z for a specific ...
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Rephrasing “which is nothing but”

Is there a better way to rephrase the following sentence in math writing to be more suitable and professional for an academic paper. ... and C=[x1 , x2 , x3] is the optimal interval which is nothing ...
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Is it between or among?

My questions: I am not sure which is correct in the following context, among or between?. Is it correct to use ; in this paragraph?. I do not want to use comma since it was used too many times. In ...
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How to translate Brazil's academic degrees in the USA classification?

I'm a master's student and I already have a postgraduate degree called in Brazil "postgraduate Lato sensu". I can't classify this in my CV and ask for some help. Specifically, this course ...
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“no longer assumed not endotherms” = endotherms or not endotherms?

I'm practicing integrated writing with a friend of mine, and I wrote a sentence that she found confusing, which is: ..., the writer discusses the fact that dinosaurs were no longer assumed not ...
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Leave application for “days in the past” and “future”

As we know there are two types of leave application: Asking for leave of absence for days that have passed, ie, writing after being absent. Leave of absence for days that are yet to come, ie, ...
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Is it correct to omit the indefinite article after the colon sign from the title of a scientific paper?

I am wondering if it is correct to replace, Learning English Language: A New Policy For Using Ell.stackexchange by Learning English Language: New Policy For Using Ell.stackexchange
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What does the “…speculation a very conservative business” mean?

Advertising has flourished under these new conditions. It has multiplied in volume, in prestige and respect. The perils have increased many fold. Just because the gamble has become a science, the ...
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Damning problem

As a task at my university, I am proofreading and commenting on an academic paper of my groupmate. I came across the word combination "damning problem" in the following context: The most ...
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Trend of or trend for in the academic graph

I want to write an introduction about this graph: Are these sentences correct and have a good structure ? “The graph gives information about the percentage of recycling trends of four different ...
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How to use “before” in the beginning of a sentence?

My sentence: Before the latter half of the 20th century, connecting electronic components together through wires was very complicated and accompanied with a big chance of failure, that is, until ...
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Economy of smallness?

He also missed the fact that there might be great economies of smallness in some industries, as Apple’s transformation of the computer industry in the 1980s and the dot.com transformation of retail ...
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Spoken English and casual writing [closed]

1: "When someone tries to win a war before it starts innocent people die everytime" 2: "He takes Watson wicket, scoring 100, 3 sixes and 7 fours" Be aware first one taken a movie called Avengers: ...
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How to convert to third person

I was caught between two worlds of being too cautious because I did not want to upset my peers and as well being too cautious might not add value to my peers How to convert to third person
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Which title would be the most acceptable in doing a literature review for an academic research?

I am doing a literature review on Driver Drowsiness/Distraction Detection topic and I want to choose my title. Which one of these would sound the most professional: An investigation on various Driver ...
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“Not want to hurt” synonyms

I want to express that people act in a way that they do 'not want to hurt/harm' a company. However, I wonder if there is another way to express it without a reference to physical suffering. As people ...
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possessive apostrophe and THE for academic phrases

I am applying for PhD. In university's site I have seen several possessive phrases which have completely confused me. Which of these are correct? 1- UCI EECS Department / UCI Department of EECS / UCI'...
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Using “then” in this context

As a non-native learner, Our 10-line essay on daily routine is full of the word then. I get up at 6 o clock in the morning. Then I make my bed and go to the bathroom. Then I have breakfast with ...
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Which is the appropriate preposition in “… and this has been well documented [in/by] Bryant (2010), Jordan (1998), and James (2016)”?

I have been wanting to ask this question for a while, but I am not sure if this would be on topic. But I really need a solution, so here goes. This is a sentence that I wrote: ... and this has ...
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Can I use the word “where” as a Subordinating Conjunction which is not referring to a place or location?

I'm about to finish writing a thesis on technical topics. I'm contemplating, whether or not I'm using the word "where" correctly as a subordinating conjunction. English is my second language. Here ...
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Level of “pre education”? Equal to intermediate(FA/Fsc)?

Actually i am applying for MS in hungry and i am filling online application form, i have attached snapshot,What is the Level of pre education?Does it occurs between 10th grade(class) and university ...
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Increase/decrease as a gerund or a noun (describing trends in physical quantities)

When describing some experimental results, if two physical quantities (let's call them a and b) seem to depend on each other, it is often desirable to say what happened with one of them if the other ...
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Articles at the beginning of sentences in scientific writing

I'm writing my master thesis in English as a non-native speaker. I start a lot of sentences without an article and one of my lectors (a non-native speaker like myself) found this to be odd and marked ...
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Do “between” and “across” have distinct meanings in “between and across children in various sociodemographic groups”?

Do "between children" and "across children" in following sentence have different meanings? In addition, wide health inequalities persist between and across children in various ...
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“Studying the variation of these rate functions” or “Studying the variations of these rate functions”

I am trying to express the following idea: "studying the variation of function f1 and the variation of function f2 w.r.t. the number of active users N is essential for ....". Note that we can use ...