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Lake Effect Snow

In Michigan we are bordered by the Great Lakes. In winter, when they are not covered by ice, the open water of the lakes evaporates and is blown over land where it rises and condenses into snow. Our ...
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Wording for three different behaviors for a count-down timer hitting the maximum range

Imagine you have a timer that is set to a certain number of hours and minutes to elapse before going off. Now, if there's a button above the hour window and minute window and you click it, the value ...
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Is “past infinitive” a canonical name in English grammar?

An ELL post uses a term "past infinitive" If the speaker uses the past infinitive here (to have started) they are setting the temporal focus later than the time the lesson should have started. I ...
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Write to / in / into a file

Which of these sentences are correct: We need to write this data to a file. We need to write this data in a file. We need to write this data into a file. Are there any other options?
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Terms for two different kinds of payments in a private school

In a private school they separate the payment that parents have to make into: 1) paying for utilities - that is, paying for electricity, textbooks, lunch, teaching tools, uniform, etc; and 2) ...
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what is an “independent subject”?

I am learning the concept of complete sentence. An ELL post (Is "It is" a complete sentence?) says A complete sentence must contain at least one main clause that contains an independent ...
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“time adverbs” vs. “adverbs of time”

I suppose these 2 sentences are both grammatical and idiomatic. The word already is a kind of time adverbs. The word already is a kind of adverbs of time. My concern is that which one appears ...
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What is “intervening noun phrase”?

intervening noun phrase An ELL post says Another place where bare infinitive is preferred is when there is an intervening noun phrase as in help people break the cycle of poverty. I guess "break ...
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Who is good at both Calculus and English? Limit Inferior of x vs. Pareto-inferior to x

I want to translate one chapter of a book from English. Who can explain to me what is "Pareto-inferior to x" at the end of third page? I think it is a mathematical term. I got some ideas about what it ...
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Word for ring pressed/sewn in cloth to strengthen hole?

Cloth and leather (clothing, sails, trampolines, shoes, boots) often have holes through which to thread lacing or rope. In many cases these holes are reinforced with a metal or plastic ring to prevent ...
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Is it clear and idiomatic to refer to one of different meanings of a word as “one piece of meaning”?

Oxford Dictionary (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/just) gives a bunch of definitions about “just” there are 3 sub-items in 4th item, one of them is pointed out by blue rectangle in the ...
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Is “making a racket” some part of music?

It sound like the tutorial is saying (a video link with a time stamp) while I'm playing me drums in here making a racket I am aware that playing drums looks like this Is "making a racket" some ...
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Is he confusing joists with stud?

This guy is point to the wall and refers that as "joists" Is he confusing joists with stud?
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What do you call the “leg section” equivalent to “sleeve”?

sleeve: a part of a piece of clothing that covers all or part of your arm a dress with short/long sleeves Dan rolled up his sleeves and washed his hands. Source: Oxford Learner's ...
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I guess the part pointed out by red circle is called ceiling joist, how about the blue one and green one?

This tutorial is teaching soundproof. Consider the following image (img_1), screenshot from that tutorial at timepoint. I guess the part pointed out by red circle is called ceiling joist, how about ...
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Does a window post refer the part pointed out by red circle or the blue one?

A post is a main vertical or leaning support in a structure similar to a column or pillar but the term post generally refers to a timber but may be metal or stone. Consider the following image (img_1)...
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Is trough a part of a sink in a kitchen?

I am confused about trough and sink in the context of kitchen. So I googled and got this (img_1). Is the red part a trough and blue part a sink? So, there are 3 troughs and 1 sink in the following ...
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What exactly A hook is in the context of a cardboard box?

This illustration is being use the term "hook" to describe some parts of a cardboard box. which I am not sure I get the point correctly. is it the part pointed out by the red arrow?
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What are these types of images called? illustration with notation?

Is this type of images (img_1) called sketch map with notation? while this type of images (img_2) called physical map without notation? while this type of images (img_3) called physical map with ...
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What is the gap/crack/flaw in the top of a cardboard box called?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. what is the gap/crack/flaw pointed out by red arrow shown below (img_1) called? is the part ...
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What exactly A flap is in the context of a cardboard box?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. are there 4 flaps in the image shown below? or the whole top is A flap? Are these 4 parts ...
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Is the bottom of a box does not have a part that tuck in to seal the box still called a flap?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. apparently the top (labeled blue) of the box shown below is a flap. while the bottom (...
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What a face/facet of a cardboard box is called? a piece of wall?

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. A cardboard box could be viewed as a cube. A cube has 6 faces, ...
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What is the difference between faith and superstition?

What is the difference between faith and superstition? When should I consider faith as superstition? From google define Faith - complete trust or confidence in someone or something. ...
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What does “is gross of fees” mean?

I'm reading a fund portfolio and it says "Performance is gross of fees." So if performance = 10% and fees = 0.1% does that mean that the real performance is 10% or 9.9%?
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Does “entity number” sound natural to NSE as an ID despite not being a numeric value?

I'm translating our project vocabulary to English and I got uncertain if the particular item below is truly English or only Englishish. Registry number The concept it's supposed to convey is the ...
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Term for “county and municipality”, administrative units dividing a country

Instead of brother or sister, we can say sibling. Instead of password and username, we can say credentials. A compressed form with a stricter style provides a formal sensation. I'd like to achieve ...
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How do you say “vroom / gas feed”?

On a motorbike or a car, you control the gas feed rate by turning the right handle (motorbike) or pushing down the gas pedal (car). When the gas feed increases, the "vroom" (noise and vibration) also ...
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Kimono Master or Mistress for a lady?

Suppose there is a lady who is a skilled practitioner of Kimono (着物), which is a Japanese traditional costume. Which expression (or title) for her is better (appropriate), Kimono Master or Kimono ...
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English term for a country's ability to maintain energy stock

I am translating a document and I wonder if there is an equivalent English term for a word "a country's ability to keep good stock of the country's energy or resources such as food, electricity, or ...
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What is the difference between Comprehensible Input and Roughly tuned Input?

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/comprehensible-input : Comprehensible input is language input that can be understood by listeners despite them not understanding all the words and ...
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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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Difference in use between “geodetic” and “geodesic” terms

I usually write questions and answers on https://gis.stackexchange.com. English is not my first language, and every time I have to write any of these terms I come back into doubt about which of the ...
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Word used for Royal title change

Presumably Queen Elizabeth 1st has only been called that title since our present Queen came to the throne, taking the title Queen Elizabeth 2nd (presumably in her lifetime Queen Elizabeth 1st would ...
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What does “Be-ness” and “Is-ness” mean [closed]

In a book about spirituality the author uses the words "I-ness", "is-ness" and "be-ness". These words aren't in my dictionary. How can I understand words like "be-ness", can I add "-ness" to the end ...
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Can the word `task` on its own be used to refer to a physical place (e.g. short for `task surface`)?

In a paper about Photo-Electrically Controlled Lighting Systems by Francis Rubinstein et. al. (a native English speaker as far as I know) I've come across some wording that seems incorrect to me. The ...
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What is the name of the person whose role is to be the first contact for complaints?

What is the general name of first contact person who is initially approached/contacted for any complain? If for example, I am part of an industry and I work in chemical engineering department and I ...
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The output of an adapter

I'm trying to name a function in a software package. Let's start with some backgrounds. The package provides supplemental functions to multiple upstream packages that train random forests. To avoid ...
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Bank deposit slip labeled “credit”

I went to deposit a check into my bank account at a well known bank, and noticed there were no deposit slips to fill out the information. They had a different kind of slip labeled "credit" in large ...
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What's the stock of a gun?

I understand that the frame of a gun is the large piece in the middle, and the slide is the large piece in the top, but I am not sure what the stock of a gun is. Also, did I make any mistake? The ...
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Meaning of “To Lase”

There is a verb that I am unable to translate with google translator .. It is "To lase" .. For the context, I found it in this phrase: "In these special cases if You have no suitable power meter You ...
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Straight or linear helix

If a helix is discontinued for a short while and then continues in a different direction, I prefer to call in "kinked". If the helix is simply uniformly following one direction, I prefer to call it "...
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What is this “opened” cube called?

I can't find the right definition for the thing that you see on the right. If we put all parts of it together we will get a box that we can rotate (this picture is taken from a quiz for kids - they ...
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Why “multi-band antenna”, not “multi-bands antenna”?

Why do you say "multi-band antenna", not "multi-bands antenna"? It seems to me there are multiple bands for an antenna. And, are "multi-band antenna" and "multi-band antennas" different?
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How to properly mention that a line of business with a different name is licensed under a company?

Let's say B services is a line of business which is licensed under A company. When promoting B services, how to properly mention that it is licensed under A Company (with very small font size)?
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Which is correct, Facilities Management Agency, Facilities Management Company or Facility Mangement Company?

I would like to know which one is suitable and correct from both language and business perspective. Facility management (or facilities management or FM) I found it on Wikipedia. What is the ...
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What do we formally call “Dear XXX” and “Best regards,” parts of an email?

I wonder if there are terminologies for different parts of an email. Say an email goes like this: title: Help needed Dear Mr. XXX, I have trouble. Could you help me? Thank you! Best ...
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Fraction line vs stroke

In mathematical fractions, what is the correct and proper term (in British English in case of more variants) for the horizontal division line between the numerator and the denominator? What I find in ...
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Name for words originating from the same source but concurrently denoting unrelated concepts

I was contemplating how the word confuse and refuse sound similar and realized that there's also defuse. I couldn't figure out what the abstract epi-meaning of fuse was so I tried to google for its... ...
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The precise meaning of comma splice

I was told by one supporter that there is a case of comma splice in the following sentence: When he was able to crack the Trident code, that was deemed by many as his major achievement in his ...

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