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Plural or singular in lists

This probably has been asked before but I don't know exactly what good keywords are to search for an answer. I wonder if the plural form has to follow a list of descriptors. Given the following ...
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Don't we need a conjunction between two clauses?

Isn't a conjunction such as as needed bewteen the two bolded clauses? Or, if it is just okay, I want to know why. The desire for fame has its roots in the experience of neglect, in injury. No one ...
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Conjunction to use after “one of the following” + comma-separated list

In the following sentence, which conjunction (and or or) should be used? One from these programming languages is good: PHP, Java, and/or Perl. If I use and since the sentence is referring to a ...
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Should I include “as a” for every item in a list of jobs, or just the first item?

I have a doubt: should I write: I worked as a teacher, as housekeeper manager, as a Rep, etc. or I worked as a teacher, housekeeper manager, Rep, etc.
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Do I have to repeat possessive pronouns in a list?

Would it be okay to write: Nevertheless, we will analyze it because of its straightforward computation, prevalence in research and lack of qualitatively different results with other measures. or ...
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Can an elliptical construction be used in a list?

Elliptical constructions can be used to omit certain words that are inferred by context. For example, “I went swimming, and John went [swimming], too.” However, can elliptical constructions be used ...
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Using periods in enumerated lists

A couple of colleagues of mine pointed out to me that I should not end a list point with a period. For example: There a few things that I would like to address in the meeting: We should ...
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Comma to end a series and set it off from the rest of a sentence

The following is a question from the ACT that I answered incorrectly with H. It illustrates an important rule regarding commas in a series that I'm still mixing up. The gray highlighted portion can be ...
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Plural or singular use in combination with a list

I quite often see constructions like The mean value of A, B, and C is 1, 2, and 3, respectively. I would expect it to be rather The mean values of A, B, and C are 1, 2, and 3, respectively. ...
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When to omit determiners in a list

Because of execution time, cost, and expected outcome, we do not pursue these experiments further. or Because of the execution time, the cost, and the expected outcome, we do not pursue these ...
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Is it acceptable to use “etc.” in IELTS Writing Exam?

Someone told me that "etc." is not formal. However, based on my research in internet, some people said that it is acceptable to use "etc." in academic paper. How about IELTS writing exam then? Is "...
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Can I omit “is” in the following way of presenting list items?

The first item I drop into my shopping basket is a mayonnaise tuna rice ball. The second (is) a cup of instant noodles. The third (is) a can of dry beer. Can I drop the two last isses? Why or why ...
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Is it wrong to use nouns when listing hobbies (as opposed to using verbs)?

For example. Would it be wrong to say: My hobbies are singing, shopping, soccer, and stationery. Why or why not?
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I do not know how to correctly write this kind of sentence

A man is selling fruits and there are 3 kinds: apple, banana and melon. In the above sentence ":" is used, but if I do not want to use ":", how should I write a sentence? I am thinking of A man ...
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Can I omit the “was'ses” In the following list?

Her hair was not too long or too short, her face (was) not too round or too angular, her body (was) not too thin or too thick. I think you can omit "was" in certains lists. But I'm not sure if that'...
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How many “or” should be written in case of three or more choices?

How many "or" should be written in case of three or more choices? For example: when having three choices, I can write two times "or", or just one time as follow: black or white or red. or ...
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How should I punctuate the first part of my list?

This is part of a resume. Work Experience: Freelance Translator Translated two files of a hotel (525 words) and edited the translation of a third one (392 words) for a translation ...
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Do we use an article with every item in a list of countable singular nouns?

For example: An RLC circuit is composed of resistor, inductor, and capacitor elements. Or: An RLC circuit is composed of a resistor, an inductor, and a capacitor elements. Which one is ...
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Articles of a bullet-pointed sentence?

I frequently noticed that sentences in a bullet-point list do not start with articles like 'a' or 'the'. For example, today I saw the usage below: Professor is coming around 3:00 PM. Rather than ...
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Is the word “to” necessary when you list actions?

Which one is correct for a list with "objectives" or "goals" (e.g. for resume or something formal)? Improve something Learn more about something Work with something OR To improve something To learn ...
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Is or are in this context

Which of the following is right in this context? Who is your favourite footballer and cricketer? Who are your favourite footballer and cricketer?
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verbs for sentence beginning there [duplicate]

There was a sword and shield by the lion. There were a sword and a shield by the lion. Which of the two is correct? Both sound awkward.
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Vocabularies about the speed of walking [closed]

As I'm learning vocabulary, I've learned new words such as stroll, canter, gait, gallop, trot, walk, run, sprint, etc.. could anyone make a list of words that talks about such things in an ascending ...
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What is Proper Format for a Numbered List (Series) within a Sentence [closed]

I know there a lot of ways to format a numbered series or list within a sentence. My question pertains to the proper use of parentheses when writing the list continually without hitting the return ...
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Can we use more than one 'and' to connect the items in a list?

Ms. Silver had been talking about different habitats. While she talked, she pointed to posters on the bulletin board labeled THE OCEAN and THE RAIN FOREST and THE PRAIRIE. Then she talked about ...
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How to properly write down an enumeration? No consensus in the literature

I doubt what is a proper, and suitable for in an academic text, way to give an enumeration. I used Google to see how other people (mainly in papers) do it, but there is not a consensus. The reason ...
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Can I use more than one “and” in a list?

Can I use more than one "and" in a list? Which sentence is correct, and why is it correct? Thank you for reading. "I am a good person, an exemplary citizen, and I want to make the system work better."...
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How should I write a sentence that has multiple questions?

I got these words from a speech, so I'm not entirely sure how I would write this... Is the website easy to navigate? Easy-to-read? Well-structured? Concise? "Easy-to-read" and the others are ...
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Do I need to add “the” into this sentence?

The bases for growth in the real estate industry include sustainable economic growth, rapid urbanization due to expanded investment on the transportation and infrastructure system, high demand for ...
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“For example” and “such as”

when we use "for example" or "such as" in writing, do we have to use a specific tense? All websites talk about the punctuation,but want to know about the suitable tense or grammar.
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Preventing ambiguities in lists with items that have time/place specifiers

Example: Using unsupported Windows versions is highly discouraged, more specifically Windows XP, and Vista after April 2017. Now there is an ambiguity with whether "after April 2017" refers to ...
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Words that express tools' actions.Is there a list anywhere? [closed]

I have been looking everywhere on the internet for a list of words containing the various verbs that express tools' actions. For example, a hammer slams, a knife cuts, a sieve sifts... Anyone knows ...
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Greek God names versus Greek-borrowed Roman God Names in English

Is it possible, in English, to refer to a Greek God by its Roman name (eg. Jupiter), as opposed to its Greek name (e.g. Zeus). Or is Jupiter just a name of a planet? In Italy, people are taught this ...
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Using “among others” for a list of workplaces

How is "among others" used properly? Is it used properly in this sentence?: I have among others worked in a bakery and a restaurant I've looked at the definition of it. It says: used to ...
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Starting with verb in bullet list

My colleague wrote a presentation and I wonder if he is correct or not. The SDK is super cool Provides this unique feature Ensures wonderful capabilities Is it OK that each item in the bullet list ...
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noun pattern; fabrication, finishing, assembly

The sentence goes like this: Structures classified in group f1 are occupied for the purpose of fabrication, finishing, manufacturing, packaging, assembly or processing of materials. Here the ...
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Why must I use “following” instead of “next” when introducing a list?

Why is it correct to say: We would like to thank the following contributors: Mr. X Mrs. Y Mr. Z while it is NOT correct to say: We would like to thank the next contributors: ...
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Why is “the way Trump likes them” put in a list of dishes when it is not a dish?

Source The Washington Post carefully curated a nine-course meal to document the occasion including newspaper chilaquiles, dumplings, falafel, steaks, the way Trump likes them, and even a Trump ...
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Concise travel directions for public transportation

I'm writing down travel instructions using public transportation. It's a list where each line should essentially contain three pieces of information: what line to use, what direction of the line (i.e. ...
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Listing skills in CV. Good knowledge or good knowledge of?

I'm writing a CV in English and I want to list my skills. Should I write: Good knowledge: X Y Z or: Good knowledge of: X Y Z I know that a proper form is for ...
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“properties of something and [of?] its something”

Which one is correct? Which one is more preferable in an academic context? properties of something and its something properties of something and of its something The properties studied are ...
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Is this a run-on? If so, how to fix it while maintaining flow?

Is the emphasized text a run-on sentence? I believe that a person who truly understands the value of their life will spend each and every moment aiming to become a stronger person: mentally, ...
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Connect three sentences and make a shorter sentence

Suppose three sentences: 1- I have eaten lunch. 2- I have slept. 3- I have come here. Is it right to say: 'I have eaten lunch, slept and come here.'? What about 'I have eaten lunch, have slept ...
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You lied to me, and you cheated on me, and you offended me

I would like to know whether the following sentence should be punctuated with comma or not: You lied to me, and you cheated on me, and you offended me. In my language, as the sentence in question ...
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Combining descriptions of abbreviations

I want to express the following information in one sentence: D-S D-P stand for difference of probability between the best and the second best match. D-R stand for difference of Reverse between ...
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Why do we, at times, follow colon by consecutive full stops?

Let me reproduce a text: I have three answers: M is N. N is O. O is P. In the above text, three answers that follow are parts of the same sentence. This is evident from ":" (colon) ...
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Should I use “who” twice in this sentence?

Is this sentence grammatically correct? I'm a Turkish who is trying to learn Finnish, German and also wants to learn Russian. Can I also say: I'm a Turkish who is trying to learn Finnish, ...
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Why is this “is” instead of “are”?

What do you do when your sight, smell, and hearing is useless? I encountered this sentence when I was reading a newspaper. This seemed very strange to me, for there are three clear items listed in ...
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Police ride horses and bikes

Police ride in cars, boats, on horses, bikes, or walk. Police ride cars, boats, horses, bikes, or walk. Police ride in cars, boats, horses, bikes, or walk. Which ones are correct? Also, is it ...
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Usage of “.. , and ..” vs “.. and … ” [duplicate]

I have noticed in that in cases when listing certain things, the following convention is used a, b, c, d and e But I have also seen some cases where a comma is used before the and: a, b, c, d, ...