Questions tagged [phrase-request]

This tag is for questions seeking a phrase that fits a meaning. If you are looking for a word, or don't care, see the "word-request" tag too.

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How to convey that the doctor has asked his patient to perform certain medical tests?

Arvind went to his family physician. He asked Arvind to "perform" a couple of tests.Is this usage correct? Since the past few days Arvind has been feeling a little unwell and as a result had ...
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Dialogue consisting of questions and answers?

Is there a specific word for a dialogue between two characters in a play or novel, where that dialogue only consists of questions and answers?
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How to say that creating account take place on a registration form?

I write user guide on English (foreign language to me). Web Application have form on separate page for new user registration. I need to build sentence to say about this, but can't find right words. ...
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What is a word that would describe some who is strong yet is not afraid of showing his/her emotions to others?

I'm trying to describe someone who is mentally and physically strong, but who is also able to show his/her tender side and emotions.
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Using in general at the end of a sentence

Consider this sentence: In this experiment, we just want to corroborate our previous results. If we want to emphasize that we want to corroborate the results as a whole (e.g., if one or two ...
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The variable “approaches” or “goes away from” 0?

I have some candidates for the former case(x -> 0): The variable approaches zero. The variable approximates to zero. The variable are closing zero. The variable becomes more and more equal to zero. ...
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Literary device for sound ending similar to the preceding word beginning

What literary device is it if a word begins with the sound the previous word ends in? such as 'doubt' and 'truth' in: Doubt truth to be a liar.
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“Far ahead from where I am”

I want to get the message across that I'm not even going to worry about step B, unless I've gotten step A all figured out, and I still don't have a clue what step A is. I figure there are at least ten ...
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Please suggest me the correct sentence - “as they need” or “as they will be needed”?

I need help regarding this two sentences bellow. I am not sure which one is correct, or if either sound fluent. Please tell me about the correct grammatical rules. We will write various ...
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Short universal single expression for saying a kind of congratulations

My friend tells me that their physics teacher is such a good man, he's always so thoughtful of them to learn the lesson and answers all their questions patiently and as simply as possible, while our ...
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Is there a word for a limited term of employment for a specific project?

I am looking for a word or term for the concept of being employed only for a specific project. In my native language, we have a word that just means "project employment", it is commonly used to ...
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I think that I used “A few” too often in this text - is the another way to say the same thing?

I am describing a part of literature in introduction of my paper with the following way(I studied on effect of blade thickness in CFD methods): A few authors experimentally investigated the effect ...
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“an off track door”

To describe a sliding door or bifold door coming off its track, I would say The door has come off the track. But it seems increasingly popular to omit the definite article and just say The door ...
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Is there a better way to say “I don't know everything he's thinking right now”?

I *, but if I were to guess I would say "he's doing this because he's hungry." Is there a better way to say "I don't know everything he's thinking right now"? I was thinking of writing the sentence ...
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How to say that a point should be skipped so that we can move on to a better (or deeper) question?

My question is in the context of essay writing. My essay will discuss the viewpoints presented by this video from BBC. In the video, the question "How should we include transgender athletics in sport?"...
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which types of prepositional phrase is it in “ He is a man at heart?”

He is a man at heart. I love a man at/by with heart. Are they two correct? Which types of prepositional phrases are they? I mean whether they acted as adjectival or adverbial prepositional phrases?...
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best phrase or sentence to cheer up/celebrate somebody

At work, your colleague got back his sales revenues, or promotion. Then, in this situation, you could say "what". I want to know more expression when you have to celebrate, not the word "...
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Does using ‘a' here is correct?

I would like to write a sentence where I need to use ‘a' two times. I would like to make sure whether if my sentence is correct or not. In addition, based on a comment by @J.R., how could I use and/or ...
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One of the main ideas of this text

There is a chunk of text which can be summarized in one or more ideas. The idea is used as something that you learn, by reading that text. What is a word or what would be the best way of saying: one ...
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Phrase request: Scale units

Can you help me to think of another ways to say: "The gauge has a scale with units at a distance of every 10 cm."? Are the following sentences correct: "The gauge scale is divided by 10 cm ...
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How to change “was established”?

In my CV I described one of the companies I worked in the past as follows: The company was established by the participation of two Turkish companies in order to undertake works in Romania. In March ...
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Is there another expression for 'adding to the beauty of'?

Is there a one or two word expression for 'adding to the beauty of' as in placing something in a home?
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What to say when somebody isn't interested in our product?

Let's say you have a new product and want to send a free sample to a few influencers. How to respond (in a kind way) when somebody rejected you, especially when that person gave the reason why? I'd ...
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How to express this idea

If I found there is an error in a quote I offered in my previous email, and then l rewrote the right price in a new mail, how to express the receiver should view the price as correct, the price in the ...
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In the long run, right will out

There is a common proverb in our language which says: "Always someone who's right and has the right, will achieve it because it was his / her right." The only equivalent I found is: In the long ...
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Using “a far cry from” not for achievements

Is "a far cry from" used for describing situations, in which someone is trying to achieve some result? This phrase looks fine to me (though I am not sure): He was a far cry from being a school ...
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Is “call in a taxi” correct?

Is "call in a taxi" correct? I thought "call in a taxi" was correct, because you would say "call in a supply package", but after looking up Google, I barely get any results telling me that it's not ...
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using “all the” and “the whole” with non-countable nouns

This comes as kind of tricky for me. Looking up the definitions in dictionaries seems to clarify things a lot. But when you run into a practical situation, you still get confused. I don't have much ...
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“set to” vs “set with”

Could you please tell me what is the correct and idiomatic phrase to say: Set a/the variable to 10 Set a/the variable with 10 I suppose that the second phrase is incorrect. This is for ...
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Is there a verb that means “make a complete 360”?

Is there a verb that means "make a complete 360"? Turn around means make a 180, but I don't know any verb that means "make a complete 360". What's the best word or phrase to say that idiomatically? ...
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How to refer to a foreign-language student's ability to use his/her good listening comprehension in conversations?

What's the idiomatic way of describing a foreign-language student's ability not only to understand things, but also to use that knowledge and understanding in conversations? For example, Her ...
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keep title short

Suggestion to use contracted terms in titles (of a book or something) to make them shorter (not too long): Prefer contracted terms to keep titles short. Does the selected phrase sound natural?
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The meaning of “to be a matter of”?

Happiness is a matter of health in body and soul. The sentence is meant to say that "happiness is defined by health in body and soul". Does "is a matter of" mean that? Is it idiomatic to use it in ...
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Is “for a soon-clear reason” a correct phrasing?

I a part of my paper I am going to call this thing I am talking about "XYZ". The reason why I call it XYZ would be clear very soon in the paper. So can I say the following? For a soon-clear reason, ...
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A phrase meaning “as frequently/often happens”?

I am looking for a phrase meaning "as frequently/often happens"? ---- , she believed it when she heard such sort of rumor.
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Is “fell 50 feet down the ship” grammatical?

I am wondering how to put "the height from which someone fell" and "from what location someone fell in the same phrase, and trying to do that I struggled to find the correct phrases to put them into ...
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How to say this in American English?

Say, someone gives you wrong or bad advice and you tell him jokingly that he should not be giving advice. How do you reply in this case? I want to say something like this: "Giving advice is not ...
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How to tell patrons to ask their waitress about the compostion of the “Traveler's Dinner” offer?

I'm the owner of "Traveler's Coffee" Café in Russia. We make an ad for our new offer – "Traveler's Dinner” – for fixed price. The composition of the offer will change every week. We have many foreign ...
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Other than “note that” or “NB”, what is a phrase that can point out facts and that admits a shorthand in handwriting?

I wonder if there is phrase, other than "note that" or "NB" (for some reasons), such that it functions the same as "note that" and at the same time has a short abbreviation in usage? I thought of "we ...
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How can I convey the meaning of “coauthored paper”?

I am writing an email to five authors of a paper. In the beginning of my letter I say that "I am reading your coauthored paper ####, ###". Is it appropriate? If not how can I express this meaning? I ...
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Call for research

I want to explain that we have brought up new research questions and invite researchers to solve them. Do the following sentences make sense for a native? If yes, Which one is better? If no, what ...
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Does “study confirmation” works for my purpose?

I am originally from one country but study at university in a different country. Now, my native country asked me to prove that I study at this university and I want to ask my university to bring me ...
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Talking about colors. Orange juice and a juice of orange color

"Orange juice" is a juice from an orange, but what if I wanted to say that the juice is orange in color? Can it be also "orange juice"? What are the different ways to talk about a color? I think of "...
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phrases for showing to be victimized

I wrote: There is a policy in the current government to show itself victimized by suggesting some men who won't pass the Gaurdian Council's filter. It's the literal translation of a quote by a ...
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“I'll show it (on? by? with?…) a simple example.”

Suppose, I have conjectured some general law ("The longer the tail is, the cleverer is the owner", say). How to express the idea that I am going to confirm this law by considering a simple specific ...
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X exists eternally. Which of the following ways to express this idea is better?

X never appeared. X has never appeared. X never came into being. X has never come into being.
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How to say the similarity in a specific property

I wrote OXPath allows node and form field selection based on visual features by exposing all CSS properties via a new axis called style, which is absent in XPath. (In this respect / .....), CWrap ...
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A clause for an undetermined area which can covers a line

I wrote: We don't suppose a fixed area to cover the top edge of a pallet car, because minor changes in the angle or the focal length of the monitoring camera, or minor differences in the ...
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Ways to refer to a research topic

I look for a construction to start a sentence about previous studies on something, something like In the field of reading comprehension, some studies investigated the effect of visual structure on ...
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Is “to finance hotel investments” clear?

I want a title which mean providing the necessary money for investing in hospitality development. Does to finance/financing hotel investments refer to what I want to say?