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12:01 AM
@AIQ Sure enough, yes. Alternatively, "Coastal Gaslink has proven to be an efficient method in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions"
I'm not sure about the adjective global. "Greenhouse gas emissions" is a variable, but it can only be global if everyone adopts this method? I have no idea what Coastal Gaslink is.
I mean it's technically correct but it seems unnecessary to mention, unless it's about to link to a study that has measured "global greenhouse gas emissions" over a certain timeframe
 
AIQ
Thanks ... So Coastal Gaslink is a project in Canada that will essentially export liquefied natural gas to Asian markets ...
 
@AIQ You use "are" to emphasize the growth of a project. If 350 indigenous blah blah are working on the project, the current number of employees and staff in general is 350 (as of a certain date)
OTOH, there have been huuuge projects that involve many people over the years, so you might say "35000 people have been involved in the making of this drug"
This doesn't mean a cramped space full of 35000 people. If the project spanned two decades and the janitor was changed thrice, all three might be in this 35000 figure.
 
AIQ
oh
So by "as of Jan 2020" they mean that in Jan at that particular time 350 were working?
 
Often used when different companies were involved at different time intervals
@AIQ Yeah. It might have started with 10 people, gone up to 500, but now it's 350 people listed as staff there
 
AIQ
Ok so now that it is August, what is the right way to say this? I wrote
"In January 2020, more than 350 Indigenous workers worked on the project"
 
12:11 AM
"By Jan 2020, more than 350 Indigenous women and men, including Wet'suwet'en community members, were working on the project"
"as of" is an alternative, but I think it might imply the "have been", even with "were working". Not sure.
 
AIQ
Okay I see ... that makes more sense ...
But "By Jan 2020" excludes the month of Jan
 
You could mention the date of the article. "By Jan 20th 2020"
And link to the article at the end of the sentence, or anywhere earlier if it required it.
 
AIQ
1:05 AM
Woahhhh
ngram is now up-to-date
2019!
 
 
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3:37 AM
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AIQ
7:29 AM
I am writing to a potential employer the second time, turning in a written test ...
How do you address someone like that
if you can assume their sex/gender but damn this is Canada
their name suggests they are female
the first name is Rachael last name say ABCD
in my first email I wasn't sure if I should say "Ms. ABCD" so I wrote "Hello Rachael ..."
I am going to email her tomorrow and I am wondering if I should say the first name or say "Ms. ABCD"?
 
I think your safest option is "Ms."
 
AIQ
"Ms. Last name" right?
 
Yes
If they correct you, which seems very unlikely, you can always apologize, but you don't really call a potential employer by the first name
 
AIQ
damn that was a disaster I realize that now
 
It's probably becoming less weird though
 
8:08 AM
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AIQ
5:04 PM
A project is going to build a work camp in a region. This means some workers will be coming into the region from other regions. Residents of the region are worried that outsiders will come and spread Covid-19.
Does this make sense as a title? "Concerns over COVID-19 in Work Camps"
or does it sound like the concerns are of those who are in the work camps?
 
AIQ
5:51 PM
Is this more clear?
> Concerns about the Transmission of COVID-19 through Work Camps
 
 
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8:58 PM
@AIQ What is it a title for? the first one seems fine, but there may be a way to make it more descriptive based on what the title is being used for
 
AIQ
9:23 PM
@ColleenV Hello ... It is for a powerpoint presentation
 

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