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Nov
19
comment How would I keep using past tense with resulting actions
To the user who flagged this as possibly off-topic: I think this question is probably okay. It's about using grammar as a tool, not about asking if a specific phrase is grammatically correct. It also uses its example phrases as exactly that: examples. While the answers get a bit involved with grammatical issues, I think this is more about how to use a grammatical principle than just correcting a phrase's grammar.
Nov
19
comment IS vs ARE question
This is off-topic for multiple reasons: Asking for rephrasing, asking about whether something is grammatically correct, and asking for proofreading are all firmly off-topic here. Have closed this question, but you might consider browsing the English site. I imagine this may have already been addressed there, and you may get an answer that explains the grammatical issues more thoroughly than we can.
Nov
19
comment How can I establish ownership over my work?
I think that, if you need what is specifically legal advice, you'd get more comprehensive answers on the law site. However, that won't fix the problem, which is, with all respect, your fears; addressing those is the only way to fix this problem.
Nov
18
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Nov
12
comment Is there a name for the **writing** tic/technique in which the **writer** inserts an aside beginning with “well”?
I think people are addressing your question in terms of spoken English for a very good reason: The examples you give are all dialogue, so of course the answers will follow suit. If this is unacceptable to you, then I don't understand what your question is asking. (Yes, the downvote is mine.)
Nov
10
comment Is there a name for the **writing** tic/technique in which the **writer** inserts an aside beginning with “well”?
Related on ELU: Is Valley Girl speak “like”, entering the language?, also Is there a word for “umming”?
Nov
10
comment Is there a name for the **writing** tic/technique in which the **writer** inserts an aside beginning with “well”?
I think this is on-topic here, but would probably get more in-depth answers at the English site. Would you like me to send it there?
Nov
10
revised What does an internship for freelance writing entail?
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Nov
9
comment What does an internship for freelance writing entail?
In addition to asking here, you could also peruse the internship tag over at the Workplace site for more information about how internships work.
Nov
9
comment What does an internship for freelance writing entail?
This question is very vague and hard to answer; it would certainly depend on the company and the exact position. Did you ask them during the interview?
Nov
9
comment What is the difference between yellow journalism and sensationalism?
On hold until we get more information.
Nov
9
reviewed Leave Open Can you do a “selective” word count in Scrivener?
Nov
9
revised Include both foreword and introduction in small report
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Nov
5
revised Can you do a “selective” word count in Scrivener?
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Nov
4
revised Should I put diagrams into a formal essay?
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Nov
2
comment What is the difference between yellow journalism and sensationalism?
If this has to do with writing/journalism, it's on-topic, but just asking for a definition isn't on-topic here. Kyle, can you please give more information as Matt has requested?
Oct
28
comment Immortal cultural themes
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about literature, not writing or a related field.
Oct
26
comment How do writers differentiate personal beliefs from the messages of their writing in public discourse?
@AnonymousAuthor - While it may be a bit early in your career for you to worry about this, that doesn't mean you can't ask the question. Welcome to Writers, and thanks for the good question.
Oct
22
revised Format keyboard keys in documents
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Oct
19
comment Writing a 15-page summary
Welcome to Writers. We have some people who know more about academic writing than I do, but I'll ask the obvious question: Does your school or department have any guidance on this, like a style sheet or a style guide you follow?