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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #330 on: January 31, 2020, 01:52:11 AM »
Hello there :grin:

"...the likelihood of symptom improvement requires trustworthy data relevant to the specific profile of each patient."

Is it ok to say 'trustworthy data'? Or is something like 'reliable data' more adequate in this context? :notsure:

To me 'trustworthy' seems to be something honest and erm...worthy of trust but that's not the main idea here. What they're going for is the idea that their data is robust enough to be replicated.

On re-reading your initial request I would word it "...the likelihood of symptom improvement requires reliable data pertaining to the specific profile of each patient."

That's good, thanks Bluenose! ;D
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« Reply #331 on: February 17, 2020, 01:02:53 PM »
What do you call a private home that has been completely paid off? :notsure:
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« Reply #332 on: February 17, 2020, 03:17:09 PM »
A phrase that I've heard used is something along the lines of "X owns her home free and clear."

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Free and clear means there are no encumbrances secured to the property such as a lien or mortgage.

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This may be a US-centric phrase, and it wouldn't surprise me if the UK and Australia use different terminology.
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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #333 on: February 17, 2020, 05:24:38 PM »
A phrase that I've heard used is something along the lines of "X owns her home free and clear."

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Free and clear means there are no encumbrances secured to the property such as a lien or mortgage.

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This may be a US-centric phrase, and it wouldn't surprise me if the UK and Australia use different terminology.

Cool, I've never heard that term before.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #334 on: February 17, 2020, 06:52:09 PM »
Ok, another stupid question: what do you call a property/house which still has financial encumbrances attached to it? Specifically one still owned by a lender such as a bank.
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« Reply #335 on: February 17, 2020, 06:56:34 PM »
i dont think there is a single term in non-jargon language, but a house that iz paid for is often referred to as "mortgage-free," or informally az "paid-off."

like, "it took twenty years to get our house paid-off .  . ."

or, "we still owe, but it will be paid-off next year.


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« Reply #336 on: February 17, 2020, 07:02:27 PM »
i dont think there is a single term in non-jargon language, but a house that iz paid for is often referred to as "mortgage-free," or informally az "paid-off."

like, "it took twenty years to get our house paid-off .  . ."

or, "we still owe, but it will be paid-off next year.

Yeah, I need something a just formal enough to go in a questionnaire  ;D
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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #337 on: February 17, 2020, 07:03:04 PM »
Ok, another stupid question: what do you call a property/house which still has financial encumbrances attached to it? Specifically one still owned by a lender such as a bank.

So could such a property be called "mortgaged"? :notsure:
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« Reply #338 on: February 17, 2020, 08:35:21 PM »
Ok, another stupid question: what do you call a property/house which still has financial encumbrances attached to it? Specifically one still owned by a lender such as a bank.


So could such a property be called "mortgaged"? :notsure:

Not a stupid question. Yes, mortgaged is correct, and people do use the term, though "in mortgage" is more standard usage. See "Can You Sell Your Property While in Mortgage?"
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« Reply #339 on: February 17, 2020, 08:40:26 PM »
Ok, another stupid question: what do you call a property/house which still has financial encumbrances attached to it? Specifically one still owned by a lender such as a bank.


So could such a property be called "mortgaged"? :notsure:

Not a stupid question. Yes, mortgaged is correct, and people do use the term, though "in mortgage" is more standard usage. See "Can You Sell Your Property While in Mortgage?"

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« Reply #340 on: February 17, 2020, 08:50:28 PM »
'Mortgage' is such a strange word. Sounds like death. Maybe that's adequate. :notsure:

ETA: Heh, I knew the 'mort' sounded familiar!

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... from Old French mort gage (“death pledge”)...

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #341 on: February 17, 2020, 10:54:39 PM »
Yeah, I need something a just formal enough to go in a questionnaire  ;D

sometimes semi-formal documents like automobile titles refer to "existing liens," where a lien is a claim on the property by a creditor.

" i can't sell my house because there is an existing lien on it . . ."


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« Reply #342 on: February 18, 2020, 01:38:17 AM »
Yeah, I need something a just formal enough to go in a questionnaire  ;D

sometimes semi-formal documents like automobile titles refer to "existing liens," where a lien is a claim on the property by a creditor.

" i can't sell my house because there is an existing lien on it . . ."

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Re: Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #343 on: August 19, 2020, 07:42:09 PM »
Hello again :grin:

I have a question regarding "sooner" and "earlier".

Would you say something like:

"Loss of memory precision occurs earlier in adolescent males compared to females" or "loss of memory precision occurs sooner in adolescent males compared to females" :notsure:

The idea is that males lose memory precision at around 14 days while females at around 28 days. Half the time. 

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Re: I Need Help From All You Native Speakers Once Again
« Reply #344 on: August 19, 2020, 09:40:41 PM »
Either works but I prefer 'earlier' in this context.
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