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English term English translation
grammar: questions arisen questions which/that have arisen (or which arose)
Leadtime The time interval between the initiation and the completion of a production process
round trip same as two-way
We are working to be number one in the market in
"a historic" vs. "an historic" 'a historic' for modern English
"attracted to discovering it" (AGAIN) My shot
"couldn't of found" could not have found
"nickel and dime" those which drain your pocketbook, nickel by nickel, dime by dime
"to" or "with" with
Entered by: liz askew
"we make art one cup at a time" our coffee(s) is (are) a work of art ...
'To Roll out' vs 'To Release' (for a software) "Roll out" means to install new software across a company network whereas "Release" is to launch a new product into the market
(the English article) leave it out - but reword...
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Entered by: Yolanda Broad
-wise suffix better to avoid it altogether and use "in terms of" or adverbs instead
100 times A day or 100 times PER day? 100 times per day
2 spaces after period. Can this be considered a rule in English? not any more....
6000 ml tumescent solution were/was infiltrated per session. 6000 ml tumescent solution was infiltrated per session.
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
a dozen distances 12 different distances (12 different lengths of distance to run)
a gardening/plant/flower metaphor needed ephemeral, transient, fleeting
a highly desired job component the next step most employees want very much is becoming part of a team or work group
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
a pain in the patootie a real nuisance
a roughly built "hut" shanty
a three-hour per week course a three-hour-per-week course
a vs. an with hierarchy / hierarchichal both are possible, but a is preferable
Entered by: Charles Davis
a-changing doesn't mean anything (conversational & poetical speech)
A-OK Abbreviation for "All (Is) OK"
ablaut ablaut - a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)
Entered by: Nikita Kobrin
Action vs. actions general action vs specific actions
Entered by: Sheila Wilson
affect vs. effect "Affect" is a verb, "effect" is a noun
African languages English, French, Afrikaans
all over the world - or - worldwide all over the world
all, all the, and all of the All acceptable, with exceptions
an easy-to-use device an easy-to-use device
an over-$2000 wrist watch a wrist watch worth over $2000
Entered by: NancyLynn
antecedent (noun) modified noun
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann
anthropomorphism Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to animals (or inanimate objects)
any one ... several ....together. should include one or more of the following materials
Entered by: airmailrpl
apologia, apology, apologie yes, there is a difference between apologia (apologie) and apology
are understanding and understand
Entered by: eski
Aren't I ..? or Am I not...? aren't I for spoken English - am I not for written English
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