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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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Books with CAE writing samples

Lovely community, currently I'm preparing for my CAE exam. Taking into account I'm an autodidact, I would be grateful if you some proposed some books with sample writings besides Cambridge handbook ...
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Spoken English and casual writing

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 ...