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A simple servant of the Lord; Roman Catholic.

  • Spelling problem?

    Example:

    I dwell in the shelter of the Most High.

    Both Grammarly and various word processors fail the sentence due to the misuse of modifiers.

    However, if I add a hyphen as noted below it will pass.

    Most-High.

    What would be the proper method to use since the sentence is based on religion.

    Additionally, perhaps someone can suggest an alternate word that retains the value of Psalm 91.

    Thank you in advance.

     

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay3 months ago
  • Bowing before royalty?

    I am familiar with the word "nods" which is a slight movement of the head.

    Additionally, the term "profound" would be a movement that bends at the torso to a large degree.    

    However, I don't know the term for a simple bow of gesture that is briefly performed that would move the torso slightly.    

    Therefore, I wonder if the word "bows" would be the correct term that covers a variety of forms.

    The Japanese have specific terms for the bow in reference to the amount of body movement. 

    Although, my question is related to the English bow. 

    Furthermore, the above is related to the male gender, who approaches royalty/nobility.

    Thank you in advance.

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay3 months ago
  • Western wall?

    My question concerns the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

    Are the prayer slips pushed within the ashlar block cracks folded? 

    Personally, I would think to fold the prayer slip is more secure, secret for only G-d to read.

    However, as a gentile, I am limited in my understanding and require one from the Jewish culture/religion to provide the answer.  

    Thanks in advance.

    1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality3 months ago
  • Military soldiers?

    What is a battalion of soldiers that stand in a military file called, prepared to receive orders?

    The above large amount of soldiers are not in a parade, nor show any type of salute, simply waiting in a strict file for the commander's order to advance forward.

    Thank you in advance.

    4 AnswersMilitary4 months ago
  • Absence of oxygen in space?

    When a spacecraft rocket fires in space does it release smoke?

    I am writing a short story where a spacecraft releases smoke to provide camouflage.

    However, I don't want to write something that would not be truthful.

    Thank you in advance.

    9 AnswersAstronomy & Space4 months ago
  • Which vs That?

    Below is a sentence where the word "which" or "that" can be used.

    However, only one of the above words would be more accurate. 

    The faithful push slips of folded paper ________contain written prayers into the ashlar block cracks.

    This sentence has me confused since the slips of paper are folded; unreadable.

    However, where the slips are placed appears restrictive to the sentence.

    I would choose to use 'that" although I am not sure. (comma removed for clarity).

    Any advice would be appreciated, along with your reason.

     

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay4 months ago
  • Sentence structure?

    Below is a sentence that has a few choice words that may be incorrect and/or unnecessary.

    Example:

    The magician transforms into pale green particles of light that disappear.

    1. Does the sentence need "of light" to make sense?

    2. Should the word "that" be replaced with ", which" since added information appears after the subject/object?

    I tend to believe the word "that" would be correct since the added information is minimal, but uncertain if my view is correct.

    Additionally, the addition to the sentence "of light" may not be necessary.

    However, from a reader's perspective it may be a requirement.

    Thank you in advance.

     

    Words & Wordplay4 months ago
  • Selected word choice?

    Below is a sentence where the word "which" or "that" forms a complete sentence.

    However, I am not sure which one is proper for the English language.

    Example:

    A loud scream wails from Enterprise as a bright green aura exits the circumference of its hull, which illuminates the quadrant.

    or

    A loud scream wails from Enterprise as a bright green aura exits the circumference of its hull that illuminates the quadrant.

    --

    The two examples seem to sound correct, but only one is more accurate.

    Please, determine what sentence would be more proper via the English language.

    Expand on your reason for selecting one in reference to the other.

    Thank you in advance.

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay4 months ago
  • Fictional spacecraft?

    I am writing a short story on a fictional spacecraft.

    Technical clarity regarding science & astronomy is important.

    Would the term "hallway" apply to the walkway tube between two compartments, or is "passageway" preferred?

    Furthermore, please expand on what you believe would be the proper term.

    Thank you in advance.

    5 AnswersAstronomy & Space4 months ago
  • Use of hyphen?

    Would the following two words require a hyphen?

    spherical shaped

    Example sentence:

    Two green orbs travel down a spherical shaped passageway.

    or

    Two green orbs travel down a spherical-shaped passageway.

    Thank you in advance.

    1 AnswerWords & Wordplay4 months ago
  • Complete sentence?

    The following is a short group of words.

    However, I am not sure if it's a complete sentence.

    Three against one.

    ---

    Please, specify why it is, or isn't, using the English language rules.

    Thank you in advance.

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay4 months ago
  • That vs which?

    Below is a sentence that is puzzling for me to understand.

    The word "that" or "which" within the text could both be used, but only one word would address the context properly.

    The tank swerves onto a bumpy rubble terrain, which reduces its forward speed.

    or

    The tank swerves onto a bumpy rubble terrain that reduces its forward speed.

    Please, provide a reason for using the proper word.

    Thank you.

    2 AnswersWords & Wordplay4 months ago
  • Idiom use?

    I noticed two variations of the following idiom, but wonder which one is the correct method via the English language.

    1. Two can play at that game.

    or

    2. Two can play that game.

    What would be the difference concerning the two?

    I believe the meaning as follows:

    The tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.

    Example:

    Should an enemy close a particular door to prevent entry, another method can be used to locate a second entry location.

    Thank you.

    5 AnswersWords & Wordplay5 months ago
  • How is the word "your" expressed in a sentence?

    The word "your" appears to be addressed in a singular manner where one person is speaking to another.

    Would it be possible to use the word "your" when speaking to two individuals?

    Please, provide an example of the latter method.

    Thank you.

    6 AnswersWords & Wordplay5 months ago
  • How does Quantum Physics differ from Cosmology?

    I require a term that applies to the study of the universe, primarily how the theory of relativity concerning curving & warping may reduce space travel.

    Physics5 months ago
  • "from" vs "of"?

    Two soldiers approach their captain.

    The fearless soldier speaks:

    Have we not fulfilled our duty?

    What more do you ask ______ us?

    Selecting between 'from" or "of," what word is the correct one to use?

    Please, explain your reason that justifies the English language.

    1 AnswerWords & Wordplay6 months ago
  • Comma use before "then"?

    Clauses can become tricky, consider the following sentence.

    Professor Smith enters the portal then disappears.

    I am unsure if the above sentence requires a comma after the word portal.

    What is the proper method to use with the English language?

    A. Professor Smith enters the portal then disappears.

    or

    B. Professor Smith enters the portal, then disappears.

    I am trying to avoid the common "and then'' since screenwriting only uses "and" with items/things or two characters.

    Example: 

    Carol and Bob walk to the door.

    Bob holds a book and pencil.

    Thank you in advance.

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay6 months ago