Tag: style

33 Is the language of The Economist artificially complex? 2018-03-27T13:41:45.367

25 To Google something: capitalize or not? 2014-06-30T08:31:26.283

19 Same word used multiple times in a sentence 2013-01-31T05:50:31.003

7 Using the comma separator before 'such that' 2014-06-02T15:07:42.317

7 Using "no" to emphasize a negative statement 2015-11-03T04:26:23.827

6 How can I ask "What's up" in aristocratic style? 2015-02-26T19:58:20.553

6 Should there be a comma in "In this talk, I will …"? 2015-06-30T09:55:04.357

6 Can there be a "handwritten paper"? 2017-07-16T14:31:08.037

5 When does one write a number as words and when as digits? 2013-01-24T22:08:27.220

5 Asking 'the pleasure of your company' in an invitation 2014-01-30T08:57:44.380

5 When is "'s" needed after a possessive "of"? 2014-04-02T16:53:30.153

5 "The Collins French Gem Grammar" and "Collins French Gem Grammar" -- why use an article? 2015-02-25T01:59:08.373

5 "says Vitali, a dagger at his hip" 2015-03-23T13:21:26.963

5 How to invite a couple when I don't know husband's name? 2016-01-25T06:27:27.130

5 "process used to manufacture Atinumab" vs. "manufacturing process of Atinumab" 2017-04-05T08:58:04.320

4 'any' vs. 'all' in "the best of 'any'/'all' generation[s]" 2013-03-18T17:09:56.990

4 Combining a sentence 2013-05-06T22:44:56.280

4 Can I start a sentence with 'and' 2014-03-18T02:26:19.567

4 Title capitalization of hyphenated words 2014-05-31T22:40:31.747

4 Usage of word ME with nouns 2014-07-30T12:21:32.670

4 When does an exclamation mark come midway in a sentence? 2015-02-26T05:39:57.993

4 How does a native speaker choose one word over its synonym(s)? 2015-03-24T10:36:14.240

4 equal size, equal-size or equally-sized? 2015-05-05T08:01:09.363

4 Should I use Present or Past perfect for describing a case in a figure? 2015-06-25T07:34:59.790

4 Acknowledging someone had an impact on your choice of career 2017-01-04T11:46:58.223

3 Which goes in parentheses? An abbreviation or a full form? 2014-02-28T10:23:32.417

3 Omitting repeated words like "have", "has" and "his" 2014-03-02T10:05:18.827

3 Why do we need "as" in "as listed in the following table"? 2014-06-25T00:15:44.690

3 Performing several actions on the same thing - "(verb) it, (verb) it and (verb) it" OR "(verb), (verb) and (verb) it." 2014-10-20T04:13:20.167

3 Is using "while" instead of "whereas" discouraged in academic writing? 2015-03-24T10:21:35.840

3 Phrase choice: "lay/were lying" vs. "were laid (out)" 2015-03-31T01:12:24.967

3 'not only reflected ..., but also the fact that ...' 2015-07-16T21:29:52.323

3 Is it necessary to repeat "had" in the following sentence? 2015-07-23T15:51:19.130

3 Using "of" or apostrophe, which is more common? 2015-08-26T21:02:09.163

3 Avoiding subject repetition in the body of a business letter 2015-11-02T20:39:58.520

3 Is 'Thanks to' a Gallicism to be avoided? 2015-11-04T07:44:38.523

3 Is using "general plan of structure" appropriate in biology? 2016-10-27T00:25:38.747

3 Is "precipitating cause" a pleonasm? 2017-03-27T10:46:45.217

3 "Behind each other's back" <-- is 'other's back' correct here? 2017-04-13T13:52:18.300

3 "correspondence with" vs "correspondence between" 2018-01-09T20:50:14.760

3 What are the rules of Parallelism? 2018-08-31T18:07:54.383

3 Are three dots (...) used to indicate only ellipsis? 2019-05-12T13:27:02.560

2 Does the following sentence have redundancy? 2014-01-13T18:37:42.680

2 How to tell a professor "I read your paper and I enjoyed to read it"? 2014-01-15T12:25:33.743

2 “So fast went the bus” 2014-01-16T04:33:48.160

2 Enhancing unclear sentence 2014-01-25T08:00:43.717

2 How to avoid multiple "of-phrases" in one sentence? 2014-01-27T18:23:05.803

2 What writing styles should I follow for my SOP(Statement of Purpose) to Graduate schools in The States. 2014-05-14T21:52:21.320

2 A question about the sentence structures of the following examples 2014-11-30T00:32:56.587

2 A resume can have a title as RESUME? 2014-12-12T07:12:46.413

2 Too many independent clauses? 2015-03-04T18:10:57.903

2 Is it OK to use short and simple sentences consecutively? 2015-06-23T14:56:12.783

2 Using 'prepositional phrase' at the end 2015-07-12T16:58:07.233

2 "He became, as the Guinness Book of World Records called him" - is it okay to repeat the pronoun? 2015-07-15T16:38:42.630

2 Why make a suggestion rather than asserting it? 2015-12-12T06:34:43.680

2 Numbers: ordinals and cardinals 2016-07-24T09:59:33.877

2 Do word contractions and brief sentences make for a more conversational speech? 2017-04-14T00:58:57.423

2 Best way to say I keep on doing something? 2017-06-05T16:40:05.220

2 Is using unnecessarily long words bad practice? 2017-07-13T21:43:54.530

2 "Expanding his chest went out of the room." 2017-07-21T12:44:49.997

2 Can you use “the undersigned” and “I” in the same paragraph? 2017-12-06T23:16:54.720

2 Can 's express plural? 2017-12-28T13:44:06.480

2 "Not a" vs. "no": "a baronet and (no/not a) peer" 2018-03-29T11:02:10.703

2 Velocity- and displacement-proportional forces 2018-11-23T15:38:37.417

2 Unclear English sentence containing "with was" 2019-03-16T23:00:28.787

2 When do I hyphenate compound nouns used as adjectives? 2020-07-23T10:12:56.710

1 Is this correct usage of commas before and? 2013-04-14T07:03:30.667

1 Interpreting a Bertrand Russell piece 2013-05-17T17:41:31.177

1 Joining two sentences. I wrote six versions, but not satisfied 2014-02-09T06:45:34.107

1 Can I have your feedback on this sentence? Is it wordy? 2014-12-10T18:23:56.323

1 When should I use capital letters after a colon? 2014-12-12T13:45:00.827

1 How to find letters exemplifying high-quality, heightened, or highly educated letter-writing styles? 2015-03-08T04:45:51.263

1 Is this funny or correct or...; 2015-03-09T12:52:52.940

1 Which pair of sentences sounds better? 2015-04-22T08:39:02.507

1 As is , as it stands & as it is 2015-05-21T19:03:59.227

1 How much information should I jam into a sentence 2015-06-23T08:08:35.280

1 "a hundred" vs. "a hundred of" 2015-06-29T20:07:03.160

1 How to use the terms we devise in an article? 2015-07-01T08:21:11.650

1 Should I change the position of these clauses to make the sentence fluent 2015-07-10T13:39:08.203

1 How should I punctuate a list of predicates which all have the same subject? 2015-08-17T09:20:06.090

1 is this subject repetition incorrect or just inelegant? 2015-08-20T17:56:05.790

1 Sentences of the form "the x, the y" 2015-10-22T07:31:35.283

1 when to use "will" and "may" in a sentence. 2015-10-24T05:46:44.447

1 The bat roost microclimate measurement 2016-03-02T04:35:34.023

1 How to get a native-like English style of speaking ? 2016-03-15T16:35:47.683

1 Is this sentence stylistically correct? (not grammatically) 2016-03-25T04:21:40.680

1 Common passive forms - 'foot was hurt' versus 'foot got hurt' 2016-04-19T15:23:17.887

1 Is it right to say "While I was back on my way home" 2016-06-01T15:31:27.327

1 "Literary feel" of writing 2016-10-09T03:34:23.717

1 Is the phrase 'for me' wrong? 2017-01-14T07:29:19.023

1 "my mother was my powerhouse" and "father a school of thoughts" 2017-02-05T13:10:18.410

1 Correct way to use "beholden to" 2017-02-12T21:50:34.333

1 "We are going inside to the someone's heart" vs "We are going into someone's heart" 2017-02-28T18:22:05.623

1 Would a native speaker consider this dialogue natural? 2017-04-15T01:50:12.240

1 Difference between ' and " 2017-05-29T17:41:46.780

1 My request letter sounds awkward and I'm not sure how to end it 2017-06-15T15:06:14.120

1 Is this passage natural for a native-speaker? 2017-06-17T06:35:47.363

1 "just now" vs "only now" 2017-11-12T13:25:22.993

1 "To be" or NOT "to be" 2017-11-17T16:38:29.457