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It is not strictly correct but it is probably correct enough for common usage. Ask yourself a few questions to determine how grammatical it is. For example: Can Everybody really be in Standardized Aptitude Test? No. The test is a specific thing that doesn't contain people. However, if it is commonly known among the people who are being spoken to that ...


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Presumably each book contains a certain set of important facts, ideas, exercises, etc. Let's call the first editions books 1.0, 2.0, etc, and the second editions books 1.1, 2.1, etc. If you want a reader to be able to go from book 4.0 to 5.1, then 5.1 needs to contain a chapter that summarizes the changes from 1.0-4.0 -> 1.1-4.1. In many fields this sort of ...


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Short answer: You can't. But you shouldn't worry about it. Good textbooks get updated. They are refreshed and corrected, new material is added, things are changed to reflect reader/student/teacher feedback, and items which are no longer valid are removed. This is a good thing. I'm not saying you have to put out a new edition every year, but updating a ...


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The comments on your post suggest therapy, and I think it is good advice. This is more than just writer's block or procrastination. It sounds like you have serious anxiety that's triggered by writing. Here are some things you might try if you can't afford a therapist. First, pick a book and copy the text out of it. This will help you get used to the ...


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Gee, I agree with what. You need a specialist. Something that helped me, though (I was a perfectionist, too) is this quote: "Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Leonardo da Vinci Give up perfection. Look at your writing as something that improves incrementally rather than something that is fixed. You can always come back and edit later; something ...


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I have struggled with my inner critic for a long time and here are some things that have worked for me: Talking to someone you trust about your writing: Everyone writes differently but I don't think anyone gets it how they want it first time. Find someone who is either an avid reader or studying English that you know and trust and show them some of your ...


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It would just be "cups" on the y axis of the histogram you are describing. (Though you could not explicitly show the numbered axis, put the number on the histogram bars, and title it "Cups" or "Cups Consumed" or "Cups per Year" as appropriate.



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