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Former pictures: Dakota puddles (prairie potholes), 2012-01-30; Yellowstone River icicles, 12 Dec 2011; Black-and-white ducks on YR, ca 6 Jan 2012; Eagle in eastwind snow, on south bank of YR, 15 Jan 2012; Sunlight & shadows on riverbottom, 5 Feb 2012; Duck in park puddle, June 2011; Trumpeter swan pair on YR, 13 Feb 2012; American Avocet on YR, 10 May 2012; Pelicans flying above YR, 24 June 2012, and pelican in YR, 16 May 2012; Rainbow above Livingston Peak, 23 July 2012; Rose/squirrel, 21 Nov 2012; old Bangalore station, Dec 2004; Bighorn sheep, Zion, 8 Nov 2013

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May
5
comment Writing style — comma, period and re-referring the object of the first sentence again as subject in second sentence
When you asked this in ELU (Writing style — comma, period and re-referring the object of the first sentence again as subject in second sentence) I wrote: Many readers will be so put off by the incorrect grammar and wording of the three examples that they will not concern themselves with whether the words "flow". Examples: subject-verb number disagreement, missing prepositions, missing articles.
Apr
16
comment What are the advantages of different date formats in resumes and CVs?
Also see ELU questions What is the best format to use when writing out dates?, How to write date range succinctly and unambiguously in American written English?, What's the correct way to format a date range, time range, and days of week in a single line?, Date format in UK vs US,
Apr
12
comment Comma between the following clauses in AP Style?
I don't have a copy of AP stylebook but gather from apvschicago.com that AP has some rules allowing use of colons.
Apr
12
comment Comma between the following clauses in AP Style?
IMHO, your question is flawed. (1) The clauses “the first goes upstairs” and “the second goes outside” do not have the same subject. First is the subject of the first, and second of the second. (2) Either or both of the commas in the example can be removed without introducing any ambiguity.
Apr
10
comment Automated correction of google translated documents
If you add the errors in your comment (spaces before commas, “more ever” instead of “moreover”, “i” instead of “I”, and the runon sentences) to your list of correctable mistakes, I think it will be clear to you that it is not trivial to correct simple mistakes.
Apr
10
comment Automated correction of google translated documents
translator, since you edited your comment into the question, you can delete your comment.
Apr
8
answered Ideas for nicknames of characters in a story
Apr
6
revised A more effective way of writing this dialogue:
two typos
Apr
6
answered A more effective way of writing this dialogue:
Apr
2
answered Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
Apr
2
comment Words in author's native language?
@JohnM.Landsberg, re “not knowing the word is not English is highly unlikely”, I agree with “unlikely” but not with “highly unlikely” as I've seen it a few times. Re “The targeted audience is those who speak the language of the main body of the text”, fully agree.
Apr
1
answered Words in author's native language?
Mar
26
comment Should I write about how the character solved some riddle or let the reader solve it himself
Also, it may be relevant that while most of the world writes 29/02, in the U.S. many write 02/29.
Mar
26
comment Should I write about how the character solved some riddle or let the reader solve it himself
Why don't you say rounds instead of circles, for a bit of rhyme.
Mar
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
23
comment Critique wanted for a fantasy prologue
The ideas are clear and interesting but could be expressed better. I suggest reading through the answers to most of the questions listed in right sidebar. Several of the suggestions in those answers will be useful.
Mar
22
answered Releases needed for picture books?
Mar
21
awarded  Commentator
Mar
21
comment Getting details of a past century right
How long ago is the previous era? What country is the locale in?
Mar
21
answered Getting details of a past century right