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    Jokes, the last think one acquires

    Dear all, you will find a first attempt of mine with a small taste of humor in it (actually the ps). This is an email I would send tomorrow morning to my colleagues. Please read the email and comment as needed Dear all, I would like to thank you for the nice birthday card I have received for...
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    Facing discrimintation and insulting attacks

    Dear all, I am Greek (and really proud to be) living and working outside Greece (actually in some other European country) and the number of insulting verbal attacks (against me and my country) has increased lately. Although I understand most of the time the others arguments against my county, I...
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    Basis or Bases

    Hello everyone, I know the word base which I usually find in mathematics context. I am not sure if the plural of this word is basis or bases (for me both are correct). Could you please shed some light? I would like to thank you in advance for your help Best Regards Alex
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    The bigger... the more?

    Hello everyone, I would like to write a comparison sentence with comparative and comparative. "the bigger hypotenuse gets the more the line impinges in the cell" Hows does it sound to you? Is it correct? I would like to thank you in advance for your help, Best Regards Alexandros PALAIOS
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    Adjectives for essays

    Hello. I would like to collect some adjectives that might be used to describe people. Then I would try to choose some of them that might describe me. Below you will find some of them Adjectives with positive meaning: hard-work (or hard-worker?), diligence, unpretentiousness, prudence...
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    Distinction

    Hello, I have heard that someone took his qualification with unanimous distinction.. What does it mean? Is it a phrase or is it completely wrong? I would like to thank you in advance for your help Best Regards Alex
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    unanimous distinction

    Hello, I have heard someone that took his qualification with unanimous distinction.. What does it mean? Is it correct? I would like to thank you in advance for your help Best Regards Alex
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    interest, rate of interest, interest rate

    Hello everyone. I will go to the bank today to ask about deposit accounts and their interest rate the accounts offer. Could you please help me what is correct for the bold letters? interest interest rate rate of interest. I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Best Regards
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    My wife and I vs Me and my wife

    Hello I would like to ask you if there is any difference between a.My wife and I or b. My and my wife. Could you please let me know if they can be used interchangeably? I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Best Regards Alex.
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    as early as VS as soon as

    Greetings everyone. I am trying to track down the differences and similarities between as early as and as soon as. Similarities: They can express sometimes the same meaning: let's do this as early /as soon as possible. Differences: If I am right one difference is that as soon as can be used...
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    dizzy/faint

    Today I was on a plane that was shaking during the whole trip. During the trip I was feeling dizzy/dazzled/woozy. After the flight I wanted to vomit/ throw up. Could you please help me find the correct words? I would like to thank you in advance for your help Best Regards Alex
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    vicinity vs neighborhood

    Hello everyone :) Could you please help me understand the difference between vicinity and neighborhood? When do you use each one of these two words? I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Best Regards Alex.
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    Short version of bio.

    I would like to write into an email the following "Below you will find a short bio version(in English) while attached is the full version (in German)." I want to write "Below you will find" to express that the bio is written directly under my sentence. I do not also like the word bio... I...
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    Guys for girls

    Hello. When I am addressing two or more males (eg. colleagues) sometimes I can use the word "guys". There are people at work that use that. What if I want to address two or more female colleagues. Is then guys appropriate? I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Best Regards Alex.
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    Expressing Sympathy

    Hello One of my colleagues goes back to his hometown as one of his relatives is seriously ill (he would probably die soon). I would like to apologize if my words above are too harsh but I need some help and guidance with this type of vocabulary. So here are a few questions that I would like...
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    walking + work

    Hello, Yesterday I had a talk with a new guy in our work. He was asking me where I was walking while I was in my home town? I could not understand what he is talking about but finally he told me that he wants to know where I was working ... I didnt know that you could use walk for experssing...
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    by no means

    Hello I need some help with the by no means phrase if I am not an expert then As I am by no means an expert -or- As I am not by no means an expert I would like to thank you in advance for your help Best Regards Alex.
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    pronunciation vs accent

    Hello :) I would like to know what is the difference between pronunciation and accent? If I accentuate(write verb?) the works wrongly.. then I have a bad pronunciation or a bad accent? I would like to thank you in advance for your help. Best Regards Alex.
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    probity vs integrity

    Hello Everyone. I am try to make the distinction between probity and integrity. It seems that these two words have the same meaning. Could you please help me understand if there is any slight difference between these two verbs and if are just the same when do you use each of them. Best Regards Alx
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    It's an ocean out there

    What does it mean? For me it sound like a phrase used to describe amounts of something. For example, It is an ocean full of desperate people outside the parliament protesting against salaries reduction. Does it sound ok to you? Best Regards Alex.
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