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Avoiding repetition of uncountable nouns

I would like to know if we can use "one" to avoid repetition in the sentence below in spite of the fact that initial word is not a countable noun? or we should repeat the initial word ...
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"for what it's worth — used to say that one/someone is not sure whether something one/someone is about to say will be helpful or valued"

merriam-webster.com: (1) for what it's worth — used to say that one is not sure whether something one is about to say will be helpful or valued The word "one" seems a little awkward to me ...
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Could you give some examples where the part following "nothing but" is omitted?

M-W says anything but idiom : not at all He looked anything but happy. **Though he said he was happy, he looked anything but.** This problem is anything but new. Is the highlighted example actually ...
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Will go and brush or Will go and will brush?

What's the difference between these? I will go to the bathroom and brush my teeth I will go to the bathroom and will brush my teeth Perhaps one of these sentences is grammatically incorrect. Which ...
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Repeating "to" as infinitive marker and preposition

Permission is hereby granted to all parties to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document provided that the copy of the license document remains completely unaltered. Is "to ...
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Should I repeat "one" here?

I've started to describe a problem that way: On my computer, I have two Angular projects: the first is an Angular 14 one, linked to Java Should I repeat one a second time? the first one is an ...
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Repeating HAVE twice in one sentence

I was wondering which one of these sentences is correct: I am happy to have successfully completed the certification course by the Chamber of Commerce and acquired a certification in XYZ. or I am ...
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Do I have to repeat the noun here?

“Sociology, at least the type that follows the scientific method, is very reliable”. Or: “Sociology, at least the type of sociology that follows the scientific method, is very reliable”. Is it correct ...
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How to avoid repetition with modal verb in passive voice?

Here are the statements: She has been asked to resign. I think I will too. She has been asked to resign. I think I will be too. Which is right? If they are both correct, could you provide some ...
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"Whether X or whether Y" vs. "Whether X or Y"

In the following example: I wonder whether that is just a way to get more accounts or whether it is motivated by some other reasons. Is the second whether in bold letters incorrect, optional, or ...
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Is it ok to repeat a word in a sentence to avoid ambiguity?

Take this example sentence: The red team outpaced the blue team, which motivated them to redouble their efforts. If I use "them", it seems reasonable with the context that I am referring ...
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Can I use "something of something of something"?

Continuously using two of, like: A fragment of a wheel of the car A method of study of that student Does this make any sense? Or does this look and sound bizarre?
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I picked them up and put them on the table. (about the second "them")

There were some gloves on the floor, so I picked them up and put them on the table. Could you explain why it's necessary to repeat "them" after "and"? Is it not clear the object ...
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can I repeat the word if it has a different meaning?

Radio programs are very useful in an emergency. You should have a radio at home. Radio programs are very useful in an emergency. You should have one at home. Should I repeat the word "radio&...
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To repeat the article 'a' in this case or not: 'a singer not (a) dancer'

He is a singer not dancer. He is a singer not a dancer. Which one is correct? In this case, 'a' should be repeated or not?
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Should I repeat the word "hand" in this sentence?

Should I repeat the word "hand" in this sentence? My right hand is holding my left hand. Or, are there other ways to say that? For example: My right hand is holding the other one. or ...
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How can I avoid the repetition of "population" in this text?

In the following sentence, is it OK if I remove the second "population" from the sentence? Overall, the Italian population was older than the Yemenis population. Overall, the Italian ...
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When can I use the same intensifier twice to emphasize something?

Can I use the same intensifier twice to emphasize something? For example, The test was extremely extremely difficult. I know this works with very ("very very difficult") but not sure how ...
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Should the preposition "for" in this sentence be repeated, or not?

Which one is better? Should I use "for" twice or once? Cycling to work is a healthy habit. However, my city is not built for people but for cars. Cycling to work is a healthy habit. However,...
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Is it appropriate to use two "of"s in quick succession?

Is it appropriate to use two "of"s in quick succession? For example in this phrase: Creation of library of gas turbine components in MATLAB/SIMULINK Is there a better way of phrasing this? ...
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Using "that of" to avoid repetition

Overpopulation is a real concern all across the globe, but the situation in poor countries is not comparable to the situation in rich countries. I have written the above sentence but to avoid ...
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How should I address the readers in a product review? [closed]

Occasionally, I leave reviews on the games I play. I mostly use "the player" or "players" in my text to have a rather formal tone. However, my formal writing is not as rigid as you ...
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Can I use a dash to avoid repetition of verbs and whole segments?

I have a sentence similar to this one that I am working on: A survey showed that 75% of the respondents used both mobile and desktop applications, 20% used only mobile applications, and 5% used only ...
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"as" twice, next to each other in the same sentence

I have written this sentence, and I am not sure if it is grammatically correct. M$ Word marks the second "as" as being wrong. Take a look: This ensures the ticket is inserted properly, as ...
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repetition of descriptive phrase

The man in yellow clothes seems nice. ....(Some more sentences not including any other men)...... And (A) the man (in yellow clothes) has a Bugari. If it is certain that the listener will understand ...
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Should prepositions be repeated while joining multiple prepositional phrases?

1.Results indicated positive paths from A to B, B to C, and C to A and B. 2.Results indicated positive paths from A to B, from B to C, and from C to A and B. Which of the above sentences is considered ...
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Repetition and 'think for yourself what...'

'After 20 seconds, when the first printed words appeared, I found out what the message of the video was. In my opinion, this is a good timing, because you must first think for yourself what message ...
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Avoiding repetition; common noun, different adjectives

Let us consider the sentence I see a green scarf and an orange scarf. What are some possible ways to shorten this sentence while keeping the meaning? Which of the following is/are correct? 1. I ...
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Is that "it" redundant?

"What do you anticipate it will be the impact of higher tariffs between China and US on your business?" Is that "it" redundant? Just like what do you think will be the impact?
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"with others" repetition

I've created a sentence: It is proven that people are more happy when they can share their good moments with others, and that they easier overcome failures shared with others. I suppose it doesn'...
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Is the auxiliary verb "have" declared implicitly in this sentence?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: After having accused the Congress of working in favour of Pakistan, it appears to resurrected the issue of "citizenship". At first glance, the sentence ...
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Omitting repeated words after possessive

Can I omit the last part of the sentence to make it cleaner? The cost of study for domestic students is one-third of the international student's cost of education. The cost of study for ...
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How can I repeat things (fall in the same category) using a comma

Suppose I have many things that are fall in the same category. Suppose further that I need to use a bracket ( ) to add further information. Then, how can I repeat these things correctly? The ...
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How to avoid repeating the same verb to avoid redundance

In my point of view, skipping the same verb in one sentence makes it more poetry-like and native. Here is my phrase: The sky is your limit and the sea is your birth place. Could it be modified ...
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Repetition of a proper noun in journalism

In a recent article about a youtuber named Felix Kjellberg (also known as Pewdiepie), I came across this sentence: In Kjellberg's most recent edition of Pew News, a semi-satirical series where ...
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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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do we repeat the preposition "of" after as well as between objects?

I thought of the puppets as well as of their doll house. I thought of the puppets as well as their doll house. Can we omit the preposition in the second part, after as well as?
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How to avoid repeated "each other" and "statistics" in this sentence?

How can you avoid repeating "each other" and "statistics" in the sentence below? We're a tight-knit group of students, lecturers and professionals who answer each other's statistics questions and ...
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avoiding repetition

I know it's correct to say: "Talking of news, I have good news". But being "news" an uncountable noun, I think that the sentence: "Talking of news, I have a good one" is incorrect. So, if I ...
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are these phrases correct? [closed]

I responded to five questions of my five colleagues, who arrived suddenly at my office then I solved two essentials crisis. I was exhausted all the day at work, however, I don't feel that I realize ...
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How to avoid double repetitive words usage?

In my native language, it's common to call a tool's property and then reiterate it's function in successive. Example: "Kita memiliki membran pelindung yang melindungi otak dari zat kimia." Which ...
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Extra/repeated pronoun after name "Time, it waits...": correct, colloquialism or error?

Is the pleonastic use of a pronoun after a name correct? Is it used to convey a specific tone to the sentence? Is it used at all by native speakers? Take for example this verse from the song Only the ...
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Is the repetition of "one" as pronoun in the mentioned sentence idiomatic?

One is entitled not to be mislead on the color of what one is shown as much as is entitled not to be mislead on the shape of what one is shown. One is repeated 3 times. Sounds redundant to me. Is ...
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How to differentiate Simple past or repetitive/regular activity in the past?

In read below news and I came across below sentence. I want to know exact meaning of this sentence. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/cabbie-girlfriend-held-offered-rides-to-rob-...
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Which of these sentences is grammatically correct?

People who commented before me did not notice. People who commented before I did, did not notice. The usage of two 'did's did not sound good to me, so I was confused.
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"the most X" or "most of the X" in this sentence

I wrote: In the worst case, when the most patterns are defined using either “Parent” or “Common Ancestor” options, a sub-tree of the DOM-tree must be revisited after visiting some nodes, which are ...
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Using consecutive "by" or "through"

I wrote: However, as a future work, these patterns can be extracted by/using some heuristics through/and an unsupervised method. Sometimes, I make sentences that need more than one means ("by"). ...
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Repetition in comparative constructions

Dubbing animations and movies is much harder than dubbing documentaries. Is it necessary to repeat dubbing here?
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Into and out of 'time out' for kids

Interested in the language of this disciplinary technique, I read on the Internet that children can be in time out but I was also looking for how to tell a child that they are in time out and when ...
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An awkwardly repeated sentence needs some polish

What would be a better expression for the following? Kudos to Peter FOR his volunteering FOR Sunday school FOR both Jan and Feb. There certainly are many OTHER ways to express my gratitude to ...
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