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Could you please help me pick the right word or tell me if some words are optional?



  • Try to be finished/done with your work by the time I get here.



  • You cab pick/choose what post you want to occupy.



  • The noise scared me since/as/because I was asleep.



  • I had a hard time waking up just like every other day. (does this mean everday or every 2 days? And is this how you’d say it?)



  • Coffee is supposed to wake you up and keep you awake. (can you say this) don’t know



  • I used the computer during/on my break.



  • Make sure all the print is (in) the same font and size. (in??) how would you say this?


Thank you
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Could you please help me pick the right word or tell me if some words are optional?


  • Try to be finished/done with your work by the time I get here.

  • You cab pick/choose what post you want to occupy.

  • The noise scared me since/as/because I was asleep.
The above sentences are correct either way you choose to write them

  • I had a hard time waking up just like every other day. (does this mean everday or every 2 days? And is this how you’d say it?)
This means everyday

  • Coffee is supposed to wake you up and keep you awake. (can you say this) don’t know
Yes, supposed is correct

  • I used the computer during/on my break.
As with the first three sentences, either way is correct


  • Make sure all the print is (in) the same font and size. (in??) how would you say this?
In is correct

Thank you

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I would agree on most of the answers mentioned above - with one exception:

"every other day" usually means "every second day"!

-> in this context, the expression "every other day" really isn't very clear.

You might rather say: "I had a hard time waking up, just like any other day." Or even: "I had a hard time waking up, just like every morning."

My suggestions so far... Emotion: smile
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Try to be finished/done with your work by the time I get here. Both OK. done is more casual.
You cab can pick/choose what post you want to occupy. Both OK. pick is more casual.
The noise scared me since/as/because I was asleep. All OK. I'd use because. since is iffy.
I had a hard time waking up just like every other day. (does this mean everday or every 2 days? And is this how you'd say it?) I'd say, As usual, I had a hard time waking up today.
Coffee is supposed to wake you up and keep you awake. (can you say this) don't know Sounds fine to me.
I used the computer during/on my break. Both OK. during is a bit more formal.
Make sure all the print is (in) the same font and size. (in??) how would you say this? It would depend on the position of the stars and on my mood. Emotion: smile I might leave outin. But then again, I might put in in. Both OK.

CJ