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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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"All of these things are not beneficial and (they) do not help her"

Should I mention the pronoun again in this case? "All of these things are not beneficial and (they?) do not help her" I know that there is already answer about the question "if it's needed to ...
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Reduplicated usage of "my": what does this mean?

Popular music is a good entry into language learning and many usages naturally reflect prose (non-lyric) usages. David Bowie sings "my my" in the song Beauty and the Beast and Ariana Grande sings "...
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Sentence suggestion for report an issue

I see an alignment issue in one of the Stack Exchange site, I want to report the same in the Meta Stack Exchange. When compose the content for the issue in the end, I'm writing the content below: ...
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Can I use "is" twice in the question starting with "Is"?

I want to ask the below question: Is "West Indies" is not a country? Here, can I use "is" twice? Or the second "is" not required and can I simply ask: Is "West Indies" not a country?
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Why "hundreds and hundreds" instead of just "hundreds"?

What does one mean by "hundreds and hundreds"? What's the difference between "hundreds and hundreds" and "hundreds"?
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Using more than one 'of' in a sentence

I have trouble with the repetitive usage of 'of' and this is how the sentence goes: X and Y make the unbeatable team of strategic essentials of good XYZ.
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How can I construct this sentence in a better manner?

I wish to construct this sentence in a better manner, avoiding the repeated use of principle. Yet doing away with the repeated word principle in each bullet point will cause the principle name to be ...
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What type of repetition is this sentence?

‘Tut, she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him! I'll tell you, Sir Lucentio: when the priest Should ask, if Katharina should be his wife, 'Ay, by gogs-wouns,' quoth he; and swore so loud, That, all-...
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How can I combine these verbs without repeating the object?

I wrote this sentence We show that our proposed system provides robust and maintainable wrappers, which are not tailored to the HTML structure of the page. Therefore, they can be adapted to similar ...
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How to not repeat "example" in this sentence

For example, in the previous example, an HTML element containing ``Search Results" can be used as an anchor. How to say it so that "example" doesn't repeat?
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Long dependency of phrases in a sentence

I wrote this sentences: In the Web accessibility tools, speech rendering of the main content [of a web page] can provide better access to a web page for the visually impaired users. Extracting ...
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is this subject repetition incorrect or just inelegant?

the incriminated sentence is the following, from this article. Notice the repeated "it's": The company is planning to introduce its SUV Model X next month, it’s designing its Model 3 car, it’s ...
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How can I rewrite this sentence without repeating of a word

The features range from DOM-level features to more complex visual features and densitometric features like text density or link density. How can I rewrite this sentence with leas "features". Can I ...
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Is it necessary to repeat "had" in the following sentence?

I followed the dog. Luckily, as if it had become tired, or (had) reached its desired spot, it stopped. Do I need the second had? Why or why not?
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How can I avoid repeat "the user" in a paragraph

Consider this part of paragraph: The elements of the page get highlighted as the mouse moves over them to make it easy for the user to detect the boundary of each element. Then, the user specifies ...
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