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I agree with your comments except with one reservation. I'd submit that the comma is unnecessary and likely incorrect. Although your interpretation re healthier is grammatically possible, I think it's unlikely. Better still would be to rearrange the wording to "For a healthier alternative, substitute a lettuce leaf for the bun." I wouldn't abbreviate substitute, and I'd find the substitution very messy to eat :-) 

24 days ago

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You almost certainly want to use "affect" here—the issues have have an impact (or an effect) on their lives. Using "effect" as a verb here would mean that the issues initiate or bring about their lives, which could conceivably be correct in the case of a defining moment or transformation that sends their lives in a totally new direction. If that were the case I'd expect to see further description on this transformation. Again, you almost certainly want to say "affect" in this case. 

24 days ago

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The sentence makes no sense to me as written. Are you, yourself, being loved FOR something you did or expressed, or are you being loved WITH a small amount (portion) of love? Do you mean, "I had never been loved to such a small degree"? 

24 days ago

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The better wording would be "Try ringing the doorbell...." "Try to ring the doorbell..... implies that one might or might not be able to ring it, which is not the intent. Also, both examples provided are grammatically incorrect in that each example contains two sentences joined by a comma. They should be joined by a colon or a semi-colon or written as two sentences with a period (a.k.a. full stop), a space, and subsequent capitalization. 

24 days ago

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Arrgh! Just above this input box is one entitled "Did you know?", which contains the cringe-worthy tidbit, ""I am." is the shortest two words sentence in the English language."

24 days ago

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@amadar.29520 The usual abbreviation for estimate is est. Note though that on the Abbreviations.com home page, just to the right of the "Search" button, are three radio buttons. The middle one resets the search engine to allow you to enter a word and search for its abbreviation i.e. the opposite of the default function. 

1 month ago

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If one casts a vote but a finger much larger than the stars leads to the wrong one being registered (or if one simply has 2nd thoughts) there should be a way to revise (overwrite?) the vote.

6 months ago

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Entries receive votes that award them from 1 to 5 stars. Apart from that there is no ranking. How could you possibly "rank" USA against NASA against UNHCR?

6 months ago

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There are currently 99 definitions for the acronym BOSS. Entering the acronym in the Search box will take you here: https://www.abbreviations.com/BOSS

6 months ago

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—CLIP—
The disease name (which in many cases is different from the virus name) has been designated as COVID-19 by the WHO. The '19' in COVID-19 stands for the year, 2019, that the virus was first seen. The number '19' has nothing whatsoever to do with virus strains, genotypes, or anything else related to the virus' genetics. The virus name was announced by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020. See the February 11 World Health Organization Situation Report. This clearly states that "WHO has named the disease COVID-19, short for 'coronavirus disease 2019'.” —END CLIP—International Committee on Taxomony of Viruses https://talk.ictvonline.org/information/w/news/1300/page

9 months ago

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I have no issues with the gist of this entry, but in the first sentence "COVID-19" should not be used in apposition to "the name of the coronavirus", which is SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is the name of the disease, COrona VIrus Disease 2019. 

1 year ago

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To your first question, it is COVID or CoVID because this too is an acronym (https://www.abbreviations.com/term/2192794)

1 year ago

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