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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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qenqote automates URL-formatting editing and can minimize the amount of manual editing needed when you include a URL in a stackexchange post.


Nov
19
comment How do I avoid tech/social errors in near-future fiction?
Consumer cell phones came on the market September 1983, about 10 years after first cell phone call in 1973, and were well-known by the late '80s, so use of only land-lines in a 1992 novel is even less forgivable than you said!
Oct
12
comment young age, youthful age?
Your parenthesized comment isn't relevant (except as a demo that the sentence is badly written) because “due to their age” is an explanation of why breakfast is important rather than an explanation of why the students don't see the importance of it.
Oct
9
comment How should I organize my journal as plain-text files?
Using less to view files, it makes little difference for searching whether it's one file or many. Just press Esc before the / or ? that starts the search; thereafter press n to get to next or previous instance of search pattern in the set of files that less is viewing.
Sep
23
comment Choosing a word according to its length
1. “Within a moment” isn't a reasonable phrase. You might instead say “A moment later” or “Within seconds”, but to expressly say something happened in less than an instant (which is what “within a moment” says) doesn't make sense here. 2. Rather than holding a cake, say carrying a cake. Hold sort of implies closing one's hands about something, which for a “huge birthday cake” doesn't make sense. 3. While “a cluster of stars in a night sky” may shine brightly, they do not light up everything around them, so the candles/stars comparison doesn't make sense (but still may be effective).
Sep
13
comment Attributing quotes to fictional characters
Also see Attribution: Quoting a Fictitious Character,
Aug
7
comment Tone and directness in email
@foggyone, oleaginuity (with no n before g) is supposed to mean how oleaginous something is.
Aug
6
comment Tone and directness in email
To reduce oleaginuity, I'd mark out from “which allows users” through “this in mind” and from “If so, could” through “favourable reply”.
Jul
31
comment Is the following analogy effective and clear?
Write “a sip from my glass”, not “a sip of my glass” (which would be a bit of glass). Or better, “I sipped from my glass, then...”
Jul
27
comment Techniques for creating variety in prose
@JaveerBaker, no had as used is either part of a phrasal verb meaning must (and in the future) or indicates having a day (at an indefinite time), or is a grammar error. Use “the day he had had to say goodbye to Cathy” if you meant for the day to be in the past.
Jul
20
comment How much can I talk about other people's works?
Re “I'm hard pressed to think of a case where a 21st century designer of airplanes looked for descriptions of flying machines in 15th century literature”, google for model of da vinci flying machine and note the hundreds of kits, plans, prints, etc. Da Vinci lived 1452–1519.
Jul
18
comment How much can I talk about other people's works?
@SSumner, see Edit items in answer
Jul
18
comment Swearing - Censor, allude, or include?
IMO “words ... even a construction worker wouldn't be caught dead saying” adds implausibility rather than humor or character. It may challenge the reader to think of what that hypothetical construction worker wouldn't be caught dead saying – which I imagine are words like heck, darn, fooie – and give a completely wrong effect.
Jun
27
comment Style Critique (1200 words)
@user5438, rather than using code blocks as you have, use quote blocks. That is, don't indent the lines; start the quote block with a > at left margin; use space, space, enter to break lines; use two enters in a row to end the quote block.
Jun
20
comment Why can't I write something longer than a few pages?
What's “longetivity” ? Also, “definate” is incorrect spelling of “definite”
Jun
16
comment Is the following allowed under the ungrammatical exceptions in fiction?
What does “don't break the crossline” mean?
May
28
comment think, I think, I don't think
It simplifies matters if you just regard “I don't think X ”, where X is some assertion, as equivalent to “I don't think”. Saves a few words, too!
May
6
comment How to format dialogue with an embedded long monologue
Also see Kate Sherwood's answer to What is a beat?, and answers by Lauren Ipsum and One Monkey to the same question.
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.