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    A Person Whose Parents Are of Different Races

    Hi, What would you call someone who has a black parent and a caucasian parent? Métis? Biracial? Something else? Thank you for your time.
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    One must submit his

    "One must submit his application by June 15." The above sentence sounds wrong to me: "his" should be "one's" if you ask me. What say you? Thank you!
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    Past Participle

    "As you have requested, we have conducted research in order to ascertain whether we can make out an argument that Twitter somehow imposed upon itself an obligation to act through its Terms of Use and Rules." Any idea why the writer is using the past participle? The past tense sounds more...
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    Attach

    I'm not sure I understand the intransitive use of "attach" on the site I've linked to below. I think it means "applies" or "is applicable," but would like to know what you think. When does jeopardy attach according to the U.S. Supreme Court? | Answers Encyclopedia: Facts and answers verified...
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    Name of a Puzzle

    "M D M D F S __. Fill in the next letter." Do you know what's the name of the above puzzle? Is it an algebra puzzle? Thanks!
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    Of

    "The department provides services for all of the companies of the group." Leaving out the first "of" would be technically wrong, in my opinion, though I realize that in spoken English it's often left out. Do you agree? Thanks!
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    Mediate

    I'm not sure what "mediate" is supposed to mean below: "As a policy, Twitter does not mediate content. Users are allowed to post content, including potentially offensive content, provided that they do not violate the Twitter Terms of Service or Rules." It might be short for "we don't get...
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    Mutatis Mutandis

    I'm not sure if I'm using the expression "mutatis mutandis" correctly. I'm trying to say that only the year in the payment schedule below will change. "The amount of €500,000 will be paid in three installments as follows: - 35% before or on January 1, 2013; - 55% before or on March 1...
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    Nor

    "Respondent is not making a legitimate noncommercial nor fair use of the disputed domain name." (WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2012-1462) Shouldn't "nor" be "or"? Thanks!
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    Revert to Someone

    "I will revert to you early next week." Is the above sentence an example of business speak? "Revert" is being used to mean "get back," but I can't find this meaning of "revert" on freedictionary.com (revert - definition of revert by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.). Thanks!
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    Officious

    "'Shall' is one of those officious and obsolete words that has encumbered legal style writing for many years." (Federal Plain Language Guidelines: Use “must” to indicate requirements) I don't know what the writer means by "officious." None of the definitions provided on thefreedictionary.com...
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    Doubt If

    "I doubt if there was anyone in tennis who felt Djokovic was capable of such outright dominance." Read more: Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon 2012 - Tennis - Bruce Jenkins - SI.com. The sentence sounds better to me without the "if." Is it really necessary? Thanks!
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    Conditioned on

    "Your access to and use of the Services are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms." Shouldn't "conditioned" be "conditional"? Thanks!
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    Comma

    "Whether that person is you or someone else, I don't know." Is the comma after "else" correct? I don't think there should be a comma there. Thanks!
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    In Writing

    "If necessary, the parties will draw up a plan, in writing, detailing the materials to be used." I think "in writing" is superfluous because "draw up" implies it. What say you? Thanks!
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    For

    "The minimum personal liability insurance that you can purchase with every homeowners policy is $100,000 per occurrence for both bodily injury and property damage caused to a third party." Shouldn't "for" be "of"? One would say "occurrence of something." Thanks!
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    Comma

    "Your email of June 1, 2012 to Mr. X has been forwarded to me for response." Shouldn't there be a comma after "2012"? I believe there should, but I've observed that people rarely put one there. Thanks!
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    Dear Sirs and Madams

    Is it ok to use "Dear Sirs and Madams" as the salutation in a formal letter or email? I don't like "Ladies and Gentlemen" because it sounds like something you'd say at the beginning of a speech. "Dear Sirs and Madams" gets quite a few hits on Google. Thanks a lot!
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    An excellent reading

    At the bottom of the site below, it is stated, "We wish you an excellent reading." That sounds a tad odd to me. To you? What's Euformag Thank you for your feedback.
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    Invoice

    "If the inventory falls short of 10 days, X will pay back the previous month's discount to Y within 30 days of receiving invoice." I'm wondering why there's no article before "invoice." I think it should be "within 30 days of receiving the invoice" since we are talking about a specific invoice...
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