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Topic: Noted with thanks.
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:49:23 AM
I think it depends on what the speaker means. If the boss tells the worker that the worker cannot do something he wants to, the worker might reply "Noted. Thanks." or "Noted, thanks.", which gives the impression that the worker will do as he's told but is not happy about it. Personally this sounds more common to me than "Noted with thanks" but maybe that's just my American ear.
Topic: What does 'out of jurisdiction' mean?
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:45:43 AM
"Out of jurisdiction" -- you have no power there. If you break a law in Paris, then London (for example) will have no jurisdiction over your crime.

If a mother tells her child that he cannot have a cookie, the child has no jurisdiction over the decision.
Topic: come to inf. get to inf. ...
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:42:33 AM
My vote goes to A.

A. You will come to understand the doctrine after a long time of …
B. You will get to understand the doctrine after a long time of …
C. You will grow to understand the doctrine after a long time of …
D. You will learn to understand the doctrine after a long time of …
E. You will gradually understand the doctrine after a long time of …
Topic: How to read numbers 1n words
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 3:16:10 PM
You count the characters from the right. Take for example 78797521:

521 = hundred value; five hundred twenty-one
797 = thousand value; seven hundred ninety-seven thousand
78 = million value; seventy-eight million

Put together you have seventy-eight million, seven hundred ninety-seven thousand, five hundred twenty-one.

I hope this helps.
Topic: I have had vs I had
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:28:15 PM
Where is thar when you need him? ;)

My contribution is that what sounds most natural to me -- and this is speaking, not writing -- is "I've had customers request a refund when they returned their items broken." I am prepared to be corrected, though, by the experts.
Topic: on/in ... on/of
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:25:28 PM
I think they're both correct but the second one sounds more natural to me.
Topic: choice remarks
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:24:03 PM
>gave him a few choice remarks

Give someone a piece of your mind, which I now realize probably wouldn't help a non-English speaker, so let's say it means to criticize someone, tell him what you really think.
Topic: The smart money was on half a century, at the outside
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:03:09 AM
"Smart money" means a bet that is likely to win; those who bet money on an outcome that is likely are betting smart money.

"At the outside" means at the longest -- he is not likely to live longer than half a century.
Topic: Other Side
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:34:54 PM
I thought it was a reference to the other side of the ocean, as in England. It would make sense that some 'thing' was unavailable there, whereas it is less likely for the 'thing' to be unavailable in New York versus San Francisco.
Topic: reassurance
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:13:16 AM
Noun 1. reassurance - the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence

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