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Questions tagged [verb-usage]

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Is it correct to use an expression “we denote something by x”?

Consider the following two sentences. (1) We denote the set of natural numbers by N. (2) N denotes the set of natural numbers. Both expressions are very common in math papers. According to ...
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I am being hungry

We are being robbed. Being means right now happening. Can I say "I am being hungry"?
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'Putting on / Wearing' and 'Taking off' a hat / cap… - Tie &… - Glasses - Jewels and so on

To me, one can ("put on" or "wear") and "take off"all the mentioned items in the subject of this thread; I have made some examples. Please consider them and let me know if my sentences sound incorrect ...