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“Both” for three items. Is it really impossible? Is there an alternative?

note: the tag translation is omitted by intent; see below. In Russian: По той причине, что мне нужен стиль и для обычного текста, и для текста внутри таблиц, и для сносок, использование стиля Text ...
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Past perfect tenses in compound and complex sentences

Consider the following sequence of events. My smartphone starts behaving weirdly. On a Friday, I send an email describing the problem to the customer care of the manufacturer of my smartphone. The ...
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If I found two $5 bills on the ground, would it be acceptable to say “$10 are on the ground”?

If I found two $5 bills on the ground, would it be acceptable to say "$10 are on the ground"? Is "Two $5 bills are on the ground" the ONLY acceptable sentence?
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To be overwhelmed by vs to be overwhelmed with

Are the expressions TO BE OVERWHELMED WITH and TO BE OVERWHELMED BY interchangeable? or is there a difference in meaning?
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Is it too long this phrase to be used without a comma?

I am wondering whether I could put a comma in any place in order to reduce the length of this text?. Is it too long this text to be used without a comma? ...This acknowledgment must be complemented ...
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The current paper is the completion of the first paper

I have submitted a paper to a journal. One of the reviewers is asking me what is the difference between the current paper and a previous paper I've written. In the 2nd paper I have completed the work ...
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Usage “reason for the” or “reason of the”?

When you want to know why someone is requesting for something when writing an email, which should be used? May I know the reason of/for the request? Is there a difference between the two? Thanks.
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Is the clause “I ever have” in the sentence “the best gift I ever have” grammatically correct?

I am hesitant whether the sentence "the best gift that I ever have", is appropriate for expressing that the gift that will be given to me in the future (might happen or might not) will be ...
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in what = which?

Washington has barred companies worldwide from manufacturing chips for Huawei, the telecoms business, in what is a potential death sentence for its affiliate HiSilicon, China’s largest chip designer. ...
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How would you fill out the blanks in this document? “Done at …”

I am applying for a scholarship and I must fill out this page. I've never seen "Done at" phrase before. And, also at the beginning, there is I......... country........................date of ...
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Using perfect forms for ''for''

So, the rule I have been taught is that 'for' and 'since' must be used with perfect forms, i.e. I have been living in London for 3 years/since 2017. This presents two problems for me: 1.- What if the ...
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Is it correct to say “don't force the bottle closed/open because the threads of the cap and the bottle don't align well with each other”?

Sometimes, when we screw / unscrew a cap on / off a bottle, the external male thread of the neck of the bottle doesn't align well with the internal female thread the cap. And As a result, the cap ...
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What does “at the individual scale” mean in this context?

Our special series “Out of Work in America” tells the stories of unemployed Americans in their own words. For this project, The Times’s National desk collaborated with 11 local news organizations in ...
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Should I use “the” before “IoT”?

I wanted to know should I use "the" before "Internet of things" or "IoT" in sentences? For example, in this sentence: It is an important issue in ... IoT network. ...
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Is it natural to say “tuck in the flaps of the medicine box to close it”?

Medicine or pills are often stored in boxes like the above picture. Is the above box called "a pill box" or "medicine box"? And to close the box, we have to fold its flaps in a ...
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Please teach me what these sentences mean

It wasn’t that she looked as if you could have given her shillings—it was impossible to look less so. Yet when she finally drifted toward him, distinctly handsome, though ever so much older—older ...
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Is it natural to say “squeeze the toy chick to make it hiss” and “shake the toy chick to make it flash”?

I have a tiny rubber toy chick like the above picture. When I squeeze it, it makes some hissing sound. When I shake it, it flashes or blinks Is it natural to say "squeeze the toy chick to make it ...
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Why is “elite” pronounced as “EE-LEET” and not “E-LAIT”?

Why is "elite" pronounced as /ɪˈliːt/ -- EE-LEET and not /ɪˈlaɪt/ -- E-LAIT? Most of the words that end in ite are pronounced as AIT but "elite" is quite different. Lite, trite, ...
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What is 'Looped' railing?

This is the only description about it. Looped railing : These loops are as beautiful as they are solid. What is 'Looped' railing mean?
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How should I parse this sentence?

IEEE 754-1985 section 7.4(Underflow) says After rounding - when a nonzero result computed as though the exponent range were unbounded would lie strictly between K(which is some value). The following ...
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What is the correct preposition to use after “sign up”?

For example: The boy faked his age to sign up in certain websites. The boy faked his age to sign up to certain websites. The boy faked his age to sign up for certain websites. Which one is correct? (...
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Title of my proposed research paper [duplicate]

I'm asking if the title of my research paper is fine, it's entitled "Psychological Impact to Students Using Modular Learning Modality During Covid-29 Pandemic."
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Meaning of two expressions from a BBC article: “cheesy leftovers” and “taste buds”

As the Brexit goes to virtually non deal Brexit recently, I am currently reading this article from BBC. First question: The headline has this Post-Brexit trade: Pricey wurst and cheesy leftovers I ...
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What's difference between “to be concerned with”, “to be concerned about” and “to be concerned for”

I found phrases to be concerned with and to be concerned about in my textbook, and it says that there is some difference. But I don't understand it for now so I would be thankful if anyone explains ...
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What do you call the painted image done on a car?

What do you call the painted image done on a car? I think there's a specific terms used by people who do the paint job for custom cars, but I can't remember what it was.
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Is it correct to say “Sweetie, don't stretch the neckline all the way to show off your shoulders like those girls on TV like that”?

Some young women wear some special type of tops like the above picture. The top could be a sweater or Tshit or any top can be made into it. What is the common term for it in everyday conversation, for ...
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Is this called “a display stand with a base”?

Note that: The information on the panel could show menus of a restaurant as the above picture. Or, it could show some instruction that you often see in university or school. Or, people may put some ...
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Sea creatures that have the suffix 'fish'?

I think of two sea creatures of which their names end with the suffix 'fish': Cuttlefish, shell-fish, although by definition they aren't real fish. Are there more names of sea creatures (which aren't ...
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plays most beautifully

a. He plays the guitar, the drums and the piano, but he plays the piano most beautifully. b. He plays the guitar, the drums and the piano, but he plays the piano the most beautifully. c. Tom, Pete and ...
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Saying it from the heart

I'm saying it from the heart. I don't say things off a script, I say them from the heart. Does "say something from the heart" work instead of "saying something from the bottom of the ...
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Should I use “make” or “makes” in this sentence?

In this sentence should I use make or makes? Massive scale, along with rapid growth make/makes it different.
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I sent or I had sent?

Which one of the following sentences looks correct:- I sent you a message I had sent you a message I just sent a message to you. Which one to use? Or is there any better way to say/write?
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meaning of “somebody comes through”

As you will see in the recipe section, Lindsay came through beautifully. The recipes are truly wonderful. I'm guessing it means something like "did/finished the job". Is that right?
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“Since” of “after” when talking about something in past?

...50 years after the beginning of his career or ...50 years since the beginning of his career Lets suppose that we are talking about someone whose career is endede already, or someone who has died ...
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What's the word to call late dinner together with early breakfast

Midwii off the night cooking dinner like 3 am, how do you word it out if you eat dinner/breakfast together at 5:00 am in the morning?
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Is this sentence natural semantically?

I resist to use I turn the lights on brightly, redly, etc instead of I make it shine brightly, redly, etc.
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On the Blockchain or in the Blockchain

I am not native Engish I have a hard time to distinguish between on and in cases like "the cloud" or "the Blockchain" For instance: that software is in the Blockchain or on the ...
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Is it ok to use “would” for future reference?

Is the below sentence correct:- we would be using these spices from next time onwards. Probably, would is used as past tense for will, but if the above sentence is correct, than why are we using it ...
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What's the passive form of this sentence?

Their students don't break the window. I just tried almost everything but it still doesn't make sense.
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Is it strengthen or streengthening?

Following the rules of the gerunds, it should be strengthening at the beginning of a phrase. However, I am not sure in this context. Is it correct strengthening here or should be replaced by ...
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What part of speech is “up” in the following sentences?

I walked up to the ATM. I looked up at the sky. The way I see it, "up" is an adverb in both sentences. Meanwhile, "to the ATM" and "at the sky" are prepositional ...
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I need some help understanding a sentence

This is a sentence I came across from the novel '1984'. Parsons, his attention caught by the trumpet call, sat listening with a sort of gaping solemnity, a sort of edified boredom. Here what are the ...
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The usage of “preposition + noun”

I’ve asked question about the title’s, but I don’t see any coherence in the usage, that some of them sound natural and others don’t. For example, they said “Through the wood is the nearest way.” ...
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Using “the” before “load balancing”

In this sentence, should I use the before load balancing? And I wanted to know whether I should use done or performed in this sentence? In this architecture, .... load balancing is done not only ...
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Why “does” the Extinction occur?

Why does the Extinction occur? Can I place "does" in that position? What is the correct position of does?
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What does “make one's self to mockery” mean?

This phrase is from W.B.Yeats' "If I were four and twenty". The full sentence is cited here: When I was a boy William Morris came to Dublin to preach us into Socialism. After an appeal from ...
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What do here understudy, substance and entertainers mean in this passage?

Even though the prime entertainers in every one of the three generations remain the equivalent— instructor, understudy, and substance—the advancement of connections among these three increases from ...
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Scope and usage of 'not' in a sentence

I intend to say in the following statement that good people should pledge not to be silent and the righteous should win over the non-deserving. I'm not sure if the 'not' is being extended to the ...
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Generalizing or theorizing or abstracting?

Consider the following statement: He has blood on his hands and a knife, he must have stabbed somebody. Now if I change the above statement to: If a man has blood on his hands and a knife, he must ...
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What is the difference between “split the money” and “go dutch”?

I refuse to be treated tonight; let's ( ________ ). a. ante up b. split the money c. go dutch d. up the snakes e. divide out I can't figure out what to choose between "split the money" ...

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