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How can someone improve analytical writing skill?

In Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) exam there is a section that accesses analytical writing skills. I want to know how one can improve analytic writing skills. I am asking for suggestions, not ...
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‎What do floss mean in chiropractic? [closed]

‎What does floss mean in chiropractic? I heard somebody said "floss for nerve... " However, according to the dictionary, "floss" means a dance or cleaning your teeth in verb form....
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The name of the term for forming noun

What do you say if you change the shape of noun from singlar form to plural form or vice versa ? The property of the noun such as singular form and plural form are called ( plurality ? ), and the ...
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“things are bad” - “issues are bad” - “stuff is bad”?

I'm a designer and I want to design one tattoo when I want to express something like two parts: Things are just bad (or doomed) // but // they will get worse. And I want to represent it with Medusa (...
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American football term

As I'm unfamiliar with football terms but have to go through the topic-related text, Google is my best friend. However, one phrase bewilders me, and there is no information I could find online. Can it ...
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What is the correct term/expression for libraries' acquisition of books etc, as determined by the users?

When libraries' decide what books etc they are to add to their collections, they look at, among other things, what people want to borrow, right? Now I'm wondering what the correct nominalisation for ...
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How do you pronounce two variable values listed one on top of the other? [closed]

Long story short I need to figure out how to verbalize this equation:
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To “promote and/or demote” as a single, common verb or term

It's a bit similar to this question but not in the school related sense they've asked. I haven't found any sources on that and there's a chance that no such term exists. In such case, I'll be happy ...
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Word for institutions that lost their purpose but continue to exist anyways

I’m looking for a specific word for institutions that lost their original purpose but for some reason or another (lack of accounability, bad management) continue to exist anyways and do what they have ...
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What do you call this kind of hairstyle? Is there a specific term for it? (Like marcel waves and such?)

One of my characters has a similar hairstyle to Mary Poppins. I can't find the specific term though. Can anyone help me identify it?
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I don't know who's responsible

I don't know [who's responsible]. I don't know [who's the best person for this job]. I don't know [what's best]. I'm assuming sentences 1–3 are grammatical. How are the parts in brackets analyzed? I ...
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What is this writing technique called in English?

How is this writer's technique called in English when the author seems to address someone in his epistle or a letter, but, in fact, is only indirectly addressing him (because, for example, that person ...
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Meaning of “The other right” and “back looping”

I was watching the sci-fi series "The Flash". Character1 is instructing Character2 about direction: Character1: "Turn right" Charater2 moves in the wrong direction. Charater1: &...
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Have no idea what this sentence means [closed]

It's from a tweet. I mean, I get what the story is about, but I have no idea what the sentence in bold type means. It's cryptic to me. Source: Twitter The info flow/expectation setting w medium info ...
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Distinction between “the former/the latter” and “one/the other”

I wanted to know if two points are always accessed simultaneously, meaning that we will go for both at once or none of them at all. I wanted to confirm that the case of heading for only one of the ...
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larger than life-sized

Can I call a chair that is about 13 feet tall (a statue) 'life sized'? As in 'she is standing next to a life-sized chair'? Seemed appropriate to me at first, but then I realized (after checking its ...
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Should we use “kelvins” or “kelvin” when referring to temperatures higher than one?

Should one say 200 kelvins or 200 kelvin? Please provide a source to the answer, as that would be much appreciated.
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How to pronounce negative exponents related to physics

How would you read (pronounce) the ending part of the following sentence: After purging the measuring chamber with nitrogen gas at a rate of 0.15 L/h the count rate was reduced to 0.021 s–1 x kg–1. ...
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post office vs postal services

How come we say "post office" instead of "postal office"? I asked the question because we say "postal services" instead of "post services". Please help and ...
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what “abduce” means?

But who else, besides myself, has experiences? Because you are so similar to me, I abduce that you do. How far consciousness extends its dominion within the tree of life becomes more difficult to ...
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What is the difference between academic and general English? [closed]

What is the difference between academic and general English? why is there academic English in the first place and not just general English?
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Term for words that seem like they should rhyme because of the way they are spelled, but don't

Some words do rhyme like 'mate' and 'hate' or 'boot' and 'shoot'. But there are other words whose spelling suggests that they should rhyme, but they don't. Examples include: 'hull' and 'pull', 'blood' ...
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Which is the better choice – “electoral roll”, “electoral register” or “voting list”?

I'm writing about the election of board members, and need to refer to the list of people who may cast a vote. In this context, which would be the better choice – "electoral roll", "...
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Which is the better choice – “election counting” or “vote counting”?

I need the technical term for the counting of votes after an election. I've found "election counting" and "vote counting", which both seem to be used to quite some extent – but ...
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“in all material respects”?

The Business has been carried on in the ordinary course and all financial statements and other information provided for to Purchaser are true, accurate, and correct in all material respects. What is ...
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Is “right of presence” the correct phrase in this context?

I'm looking for the correct term in English for the right that for instance an alternate board member may have to attend a board meeting even if they haven't been summoned to that particular meeting. ...
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Can a company have a “sector”? “The company's meat sector produces over 400 tonnes/day”

I have a Russian sentence: Общая производительность мясной отрасли компании превышает 400 тонн в сутки. Which, put literally, translates into In total, the company's meat sector produces more than ...
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Can both terms be used? Dated and Scheduled

Is it okay to use both dated and scheduled when informing an event is to be held on a specific date? ex) The match is dated on 1st of February The match is scheduled on 1st of February
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Whether to choose “and” or “or”?

The maximum length of a file name is 12 characters. Incremental and date-and-time suffixes that are separated by # [which word to use here: and or or?] @ are not subject to this restriction and can ...
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What kind of “effect” is it when something has ended but temporarily affects still?

Consider a situation where a circumstance causes an effect. Once the circumstance changes or vanishes, the effect is expected to cease. In certain cases, the observable effect continues to transpire, ...
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A term for only a pre-noun and a post-noun adjective

The red ball is expensive. The ball is red. The answer is absolutistic in its nature. The absolutistic answer that he provided didn't quite fit the given problem. In the four examples above I can ...
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Does business“ here mean ”a company"?

Does "business" here mean "a company", legally speaking? A breach of fiduciary duty: Partners have a duty to act in the best interests of the business. They should not ...
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What is the difference between an idiom and a turn of phrase?

For example, I've found the phrase "to jump out of your skin" described as a turn of phrase. But why it is not an idiom? How do we tell the difference?
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What does “jumper” mean in this sentence?

I was actually looking into the meaning of the word run-up after seeing this question. Well after seeing Michael's comment actually, but yeah. When I Googled the word, I got the following result: the ...
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Usage of “Salutation” vs “Form-of-Address”

I seek clarification on the correct meaning of the terms "Salutation" vs "Form-of-Address". My understanding is that salutation denotes the entry line of a letter: Dear Mr Hercule ...
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What is the best term to indicate people's opinions seeing something as “not important” and “less important”? Please help

I got trouble in determining any terms/noun phrases to describe the percentage of participants that answers "not important" and "less important" over several items which are ...
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Usage of terms like ''tools'' and ''equipment'' for a piece of software?

Is it okay to use terms like ''tools'' and ''equipment'' for a piece of computer software in technical(for example electrical engineering ) documentation ? For example, is it okay to use terms like ''...
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What do you call the bolded part of the movie's title?

What do you call the bolded part of the movie's title? For example: Predator: The Last Stand What do you call the bolded part.
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Independent clauses and sentences are one and same?

I am learning phrases and clauses and one definition says that independent clauses and sentences are same. Is it true? E.g. He ate dinner. Is it both a sentence and an independent clause? If so, ...
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Third gender or intersex

What is the term used for a baby born with biological conditions that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies? What is used in the UK and USA? Is the term 'intersex' acceptable? ...
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“As close as possible to [the point] where” - the noun is omitted, how would you call such an omission?

I have noticed that "as close as possible" is sometimes followed by "to where" instead of a noun. The bold text in square brackets is added by me. To speed up the flow of data, ...
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How to translate Brazil's academic degrees in the USA classification?

I'm a master's student and I already have a postgraduate degree called in Brazil "postgraduate Lato sensu". I can't classify this in my CV and ask for some help. Specifically, this course ...
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Difficulty understanding word “nominally” in a specific sentence

The sentence is: The device will transmit a message at a rate nominally set at 1hz. According to google the definition of nominally is: "in name only; officially though perhaps not in reality.&...
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Do wheels equal Chinese engineer always say `别自己造轮子` 's 轮子?

I read a page said: The extensions are Python wheels that you can run as CLI commands. Is the wheels meaning framworks or tools ? and is it Chinese engineer always say 别自己造轮子 's 轮子 from?
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Is there a proper translation for the following Chinese term?

The term is 「鑄造建材」. It appears in the following Chinese Text ...因此在當地發展勞動密集型、低技術或高污染的產業,如製衣、鑄造建材等,生產成本往往較高,導致產品價格高企,無法與廉價的進口貨競爭。... The English translation is Therefore, the development of labour-...
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Is it insect repellent “mats”, “tablets” or "mat tablets?

Is it insect repellent "mats", "tablets" or "mat tablets? I have found all of the above three versions during my search.
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The meaning of running an instance during an online search

What does "Searx ... lets anyone run their own instance" mean? Based on my search "an instance is a single copy of the software running on a single physical or virtual server. If you ...
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What's the official grammar term for such clauses?

What's the official term for these clauses of sentences? "Descriptive clauses"? The male of this airborne species of fireflies has a special biochemical light at the end of its body, that ...
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I got confused by learning the wrong Grammar terms. What are the real ones and where to learn them?

When I started to learn English, I did it with half a century old Soviet book called The Practical English Grammar by Izrailevich and Kachalova (Практическая грамматика английского языка. Израилевич и ...
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Are these rules, principles or something else?

There are some consideration different to typical grammar rules, such as Positive statements are often preferred, putting negative as early as possible, less is more (concise), etc. Is there a term to ...

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