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Correcting Wordfast and Wordbee XLIFF locale code error

If you export files from Wordbee platform and then try importing them into Wordfast Pro, the latter might report the following error: “Error converting .xlf. … Reason: Invalid locale code”. If this happens, you will need to edit the files manually. Locate your XLIFF file and open it in a text editor. It has to be […]

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Grammar

Asking questions with the verb “mean”

Asking questions with “mean” can be confusing. Let’s dive into the explanations. Question form with ‘mean’ This is how you construct a question with the verb mean: – What does ‘auxiliary’ mean? Don’t use: What means ‘auxiliary’? Preposition ‘by’ in questions with ‘mean’ If you form a sentence like “What do you mean by ‘auxiliary’?” you […]

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Grammar

Grammar: will have + past participle

Construction of will have and past participle is rather interesting. It is used to “express certainty or confidence about the past” (Swan 622). Examples of will have and past participle A student is given this sentence to rephrase by using WILL  (taken from Spotlight on CAE): Paul said he would call April to tell her he’s not […]