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How to say more correct

I heard a saying which explains life's path of a person... It explains that if you chose your life's way (path), you should follow it until the end of your life... If you chose your way, go to the ...
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I spilled some powder detergent on the floor

I know that "spill" will sound natural with "liquid detergent". But will it sound natural with "powder detergent"? I spilled some detergent on the floor. (It is a "powder detergent", not a liquid ...
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Word Request: Something that is garbage but looks very valuable on the surface

I need to used this in context of information technology phrase "garbage in - garbage out". Except I'm trying to describe a situation where garbage out looks very convincing and useful to a human ...
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What is the alternative of “primarily…secondarily,… and thirdly,… ”?

I am writing a scientific manuscript in which I have to describe an experimental protocol. The used sentence should show the priority of picking up biological samples depending on their origins. The ...
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What do you think has happened with her?

Is it a correct sentence: What do you think has happened with her? it looks like both parts - "you think" and "has happened" require the same word - "what" but here is only one "what". If we give ...
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Using “a” or not before a disease name

Which sentence is correct: He has a poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. He has poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
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A person who is always in front of the computer

I have a friend who is always in front of the computer and spends a great amount of time surfing the internet or doing anything related to the computer. How can you describe this person in a word?
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A question about verbal noun

I'm a beginner in English, and I have a question. When do we use the verbal noun of some words (Like "Charge") that are both nouns and verbs? For example, what is difference between "Battery charge ...
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Does every singular countable noun must be used with an article with it?

Source There are categories of nouns like:proper nouns, common nouns, material nouns, compound nouns, countable nouns, uncountable(nouns) or mass nouns, collective nouns, concrete nouns, abstract ...
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“The first to know” Vs. “First to know”

What difference in meaning or otherwise does the inclusion or omission of the definite article make in this sentence? When that day comes, you will be (the) first to know. I would like to add ...
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“to be made” vs“that are made”

I believe that the advantages of buying a property greatly outweigh the short-term savings to be made by renting. In above sentence what is the role of to be in ("to be made")? Can I write "that are ...
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“Past perfect progressive” vs “past progressive”- Can we use the adverbial phrases of time with past progressive?

I know one of the main differences between past perfect progressive and past progressive is the fact that the latter can be used when the duration of an event or its exact timing is not important to ...
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Correct usage of “and more generally”

What I am trying to say: "It is important to design efficient selection algorithms and more generally efficient resource allocation algorithms". Note that the resource allocation algorithm include the ...
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Reduced relative clauses

a. Trees which fell in the storm have resulted in several accidents. b. Trees falling in the storm have resulted in several accidents. a. Teams which have completed the first round go into the ...
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Various Cases of Using Apostrophe

I have two questions on using apostrophe: Why an apostrophe has been used here after "s" in "The 69’ers’ drummer, Tom Callaghan" while the same thing does not happen after "s" in the "Beatles" in ...

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