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After the author writes the book, he submits it to the publisher, who then suggests edits all over the book, which the publisher believes will improve the book. Thus, it's really the author's choice, but the publisher can be insistent. Such suggested edits can be done to the title, or just parts of the entire work itself. It's still the author's decision, ...


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I think they actually have less say over the matter than that. Richard Dawkins has written quite a bit about the lack of choice authors have over their titles. Dawkin's publisher actually refused to let him title his most recent book "The Only Game in Town"; he had to settle for his second choice: "The Greatest Show on Earth". He's also bemoaned the ...


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The second sentence feels grammatically incorrect because it's not a sentence; it's two fragments joined by a semicolon. That doesn't make it wrong, but that's probably why you're reacting that way. If you want to keep the fragment style, I would tweak it thus: Or perhaps not despite -- perhaps because of. I made two changes there. First, I ...


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"In the" sounds like it's going on for a while — a chapter or two. "At the" sounds like a point on a line: he describes everything in one or two paragraphs and then moves on. Both are grammatically correct, but I think they have slightly different shades of meaning.


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The more clout you have as a writer-- the more popular your books are-- the more control you have with future books. They renamed my first book and wouldn't take no for an answer. On the other hand, I was able to veto all but three of the content changes (which were good changes, in my opinion). A title can kill a book, but it shouldn't be the reason you ...


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You can include whatever sections you like; the real question is whether your advisor or committee will approve what you write. If the structure is made more logical, organized, and clear by having a section called “Actuator Design” within a chapter called “Actuator Design”, then go ahead and use such a section. There are cases where structure would not be ...


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The best reporting is as simple as possible, factual and as clear as the events reported on. Limit yourself to 6th grade reading level. When reporting opinions of participants, use quotes. Your opinions should be kept out of the reporting. Since your teacher is also asking for opinion, I would turn in two articles, and make the second an editorial where you ...


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If you truly mean the groom's speech, then I would hope that you are the groom, because otherwise you probably won't know enough information to make it a truly meaningful speech! The groom's speech is primarily about thanking everyone for their participation in the wedding. In fact, the groom's speech traditionally includes more "thank you's" than any of the ...


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Either is fine. But they have slightly different... connotations. "In the beginning" makes most people in the western world think/associate that ancient book called the (Christian) Bible. Which starts out with "In the beginning" ;-) So, it gets a more epic feel right off the bat than if I started with "At the beginning". "At the beginning" is more ...


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How about this: What are the best practices to use in this senario? I have a master GridView in my page which performs these actions: Add a new record Delete a record Search data bound to the GridView Display detailed information about selected records in the GridView For adding new records, I'm using a dialog or other ...


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I've made a few changes to the grammar, and tried to neaten up the text as best as I could while still keeping the essential meaning of what you wanted. I used "Facebook page" instead of a "Facebook website", since that seemed more correct I changed "questionnaire" to leaflets, as I assumed this is what you actually meant. I added in "Mubarak's ...


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The topic seems informal to me, and lends itself nicely to a more personal, less formal tone. I'm okay with it being not strictly grammatical. Given that, consider a version that is even less grammatical and more informal: Or perhaps not despite. Perhaps because of.



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