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What Does the Backwards 3 Symbol Mean?

With so many signs and symbols in mathematics, it is sometimes hard to decipher or even understand what each one stands for. For instance, the backward 3 symbol (ε) — what does it mean, and how do mathematicians use it in equations?  The ε symbol, also known as epsilon, represents the closest number to zero, …

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Todays or Today’s: Which Is Correct?

Today is going to be a beautiful day. Or, if you would like to say it more informally, “Today’s going to be a beautiful day.” Apostrophes can sometimes be a bit tricky, especially when used for words that have plurality, like “todays” versus “today’s.” In most situations, the word “today’s” is correct. The apostrophe can …

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Is it a Year or An Year? Which Article Is Used Before Year

Many students know the difficulty of writing an essay with the necessary dates to mark important events. Is it “a year” or “an year?” Which article comes before the word “year,” and when is it appropriate to use a different article?  In the word “year,” the “y” is used as a consonant, so “a” would …

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Which in Turn: Using this Common Phrase in the Proper Context

The number of technicalities and exceptions to grammatical rules in English can be discussed and broken down. Still, variables need to exist to allow for the usage of specific phrases, such as “which in turn.” “Which in turn” means “because of that” or “one after the other.” You can use the phrase “which in turn” …

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