Literature
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Phraseaurus
Phraseaurus
Phrase Equivalent Word Example using Phrase Example using Word Letters Saved
100% complete Complete The item was of limited use because it wasn`t 100% complete. The item was of limited use because it wasn`t complete. 4
A good idea Wise It is a good idea to check the forecast before going sailing. It is wise to check the forecast before going sailing. 7
A great deal Significantly This helps a great deal. This helps significantly. -1
A number of Multiple The machine consists of a number of parts connected together. The machine consists of multiple parts connected together. 3
A single One There is a single item in the box. There is one item in the box. 5
Am going to Will I am going to solve the problem quickly. I will solve the problem quickly. 7
All the same Nonetheless 1
As a result Therefore; Consquently The car was damaged, as a result I had to walk home. The car was damaged, therefore I had to walk home. 2; 0
Brought about Engendered The new government brought about cultural change. The new government engendered cultural change. 3
Brought over Integrated I brought over the prototype changes I integrated the prototype changes 2
Brought forward Advanced The start date cannot be brought forward because it is fixed period contract The start date cannot be advanced because it is fixed period contract 7
Came about Occurred; Happened; Ensued The problem came about because of bad maintanence. The problem occurred because of bad maintanence. 2; 2; 4
Carried out Done; Undertaken; Performed The work was carried out to a high standard. The work was done to a high standard. 7; 1; 2
Come across; Came across Encounter; Discover This is the most dangerous animal to come across in the wild. I came across a skeleton whilst trekking through the jungle. This is the most dangerous animal to encounter in the wild. I discovered a skeleton whilst trekking through the jungle. 2; 3
Come back Return I will come back next year. I will return next year. 3
Cut down Reduce I would like to cut down my caffeine intake. I would like to reduce my caffeine intake. 2
Deal with Manage I know how to deal with the situation. I know how to manage the situation. 3
Did have Had I did have the item on display. I had the item on display. 5
Does sound "Looks" It does sound like Acme Co is well placed to win the work. It looks like Acme Co is well placed to win the work. 5
Draw up Produce; Construct I will draw up a plan of action. I will produce a plan of action. 0; -2
During the X of Y Whilst X Y These people were identified as criminals during the examination of evidence. These people were identified as criminals whilst examining the evidence. 4
Focus on Cover This chapter will focus on software engineering. This chapter will cover software engineering. 3
Found out Learnt; Discovered I found out that X was broken when I tried to use it I learnt that X was broken when I tried to use it 3;-1
Get around Circumvent This device will get around the security measures. This device will circumvent the security measures. 0
Get by Manage I can get by without the lost item. I can manage without the lost item. 0
Going on Happening What is going on here? What is happening here? -1
Greater than Beyond Level of detail greater than that currently provided Level of detail beyond that currently provided 5
Had a chat with Spoke with I had a chat with John yesterday I spoke with John yesterday 5
Head off Leave; Depart I will head off soon. I will leave soon. 3; 2
In a position Ready We are in a position to proceed with the sale We are ready to proceed with the sale 8
In isolation Alone Neither system in isolation provides a complete picture of the network. Neither system alone provides a complete picture of the network. 5
In the end Eventually I will get there in the end. I will get there eventually. 0
Is required to Must Fred is required to work until 7 p.m. Fred must work until 7 p.m. 10
Is it possible Can Is it possible to travel by boat? Can I travel by boat? 11
Is left Remains Delete all files until only one is left Delete all files until only one remains 1
Just deserts Nemesis 5
Kick out Emit The computer will kick out a message every minute. The computer will emit a message every minute. 4
Knock(ed) down Demolish(ed) The house was knocked down. The house was demolished. 2
Knock on effect Consequence A knock-on effect of this change is faster execution. A consequence of this change is faster execution. 4
Let down Disappointed I felt let down by the decision. I felt disappointed by the decision. -4
Make sure Ensure We want to make sure this works. We want the ensure this works 3
Makes sure Ensures This procedure makes sure everyone is safe. This procedure ensures everyone is safe. 3
Managed to find Found Fred managed to find his car. Fred found his car. 10
Make up for Compensate This device can be used to make up for the lack of security. This device can be used to compensate for the lack of security. 1
Makes use of Uses Fred makes use of system X because it is simple. Fred uses system X because it is simple. 8
Must have Need The box must have enough space for all the items. The box needs enough space for all the items. 5
My ones Mine These are my ones. These are mine. 3
No way of knowing Don`t know I have no way of knowning X I don`t know X 15
Odd job man Factotum 3
Pick up Collect I will pick up the parcel at 10 a.m. I will collect the parcel at 10 a.m. 0
Pull out Extract 1
Put off Allay 5
Put you off Deter you Don't let that put you off Don't let that deter you 2
Put up with Tolerate I will put up with the poor accomodation because it is cheap. I will tolerate the poor accomodation because it is cheap. 3
Proceed to Start We can proceed to X now Y is complete. We can start X now Y is complete 5
Rather than Instead of 1
Rule out Disregard; Preclude X rules out Y. X precludes Y. -2; 0
Sleep walker Somnambulist 0
Step in Intervene Fred had to step in because the meeting was getting out of hand. Fred had to intervene because the meeting was getting out of hand. -2
Straight away Immediately I shall fix it straight away. I shall fix it immediately. 2
Swallowed up Subsumed; Incorporated Company X was swallowed up by company Y. Company X was subsumed by company Y. 4
Take the place of Supplant; Supercede I will take the place of Fred in the front office. I will supplant Fred in the front office. 9
Taken a look at looked I have taken a look at... I looked at... 6
That which What 6
The case TRUE This is not the case for X. This is not true for X. 4
The odd The occassional The odd problem happens. The occassional problem happens. -15
The other day Recently I saw it happen the other day. I saw it happen recently. 5
The time When The next full release will be the time we update the document. The next full release will be when we update the document 4
The way How This chapter describes the way I solved the problem. This chapter describes how I solved the problem. 4
Those ones Those Those ones are mine. Those are mine. 4
Through the use of With; Using; By I solved the problem through the use of algebra. I solved the problem using algebra. 14; 13; 16
Throw away Discard I will throw away the smaller item. I will discard the smaller item. 3
Turn into Become I will turn into a better person next year. I will become a better person next year. 3
Work out Determine I need to work out how to add these together. I need to determine how to add these together -1