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  • I thought "effect" was a noun and "affect" a verb, but I read "effected a change in a policy." Is that correct English?

  • What is the difference between "increase in" and "increase of"?

  • I can't finish my revised paper by the journal's deadline. What should I do?

  • The journal guidelines say I should use "title case" for my table captions. What does that mean?

  • Why was there no "the" before "height" and "weight" in this sentence: "Height and weight were measured at baseline"?

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  • The journal says to use a serial comma. What is that?

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