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A word repeated too many times in close confines can sound trite, but look at the would-be repetition as an opportunity to exercise your creativity. Instead of looking for a synonym, consider the places where you would repeat Norwegian as opportunities to provide more information about the subject. To learn more about Norwegian, I meet with Dr Bångun ...


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Yes, there's a general rule against repeating a word, but like many rules, it must be applied reasonably. If you're writing about Norway and the Norwegian language, it's likely you'll have to repeat "Norway" and "Norwegian" a fair number of times. While common words can often be replaced with synonyms, proper nouns usually cannot. I would definitely NOT ...


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It's hard for me to give advice on word repetitions without seeing the whole piece. Just knowing how many times the word "Norwegian" is used isn't enough to allow me to comment.


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If it were just a word in a foreign language, then yes, italicize it. But the word has been well known and used in English for about 70 years, and English is very flexible when it comes to stealing words from other languages. I'd say that — though it have begun life as a Deutsche abkurtzung (German abbreviation) — by now it can be considered an ...


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No, it shouldn't be. It's a word that a majority of the English speaking population is aware of. It stands for National Socialism in English, or in German, Nationalsozialismus. It's a different usage of Nazism. In any essay I wrote, I capitalized it as a proper noun but never italicized it.


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You said I haven't the foggiest notion of what is being asked of me here. i'll assume that you mean "in order to get an agent" This isn’t Hollywood where you need to have a reel, or an art school, or gallery, where you need to present a portfolio, or a university where you need to present sample essays. You need to already have sealable product ...


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Why would a publisher want to republish your previously published essays? If you are Barack Obama, this will work, or if your blog has a million readers each day. Otherwise it is quite unlikely. Unless you are famous or your work has acquired a cult following, publishers want original content. And don't try to trick them by deleting the essays from your ...



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