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Mar
21
accepted Avoiding “and” as a sentence structure
Mar
20
asked Avoiding “and” as a sentence structure
Mar
18
comment What's the appropriate way to write numbers in educational contexts like papers?
Gigili, her point is that it varies from one place to the next. There isn't a standard rule that covers all contexts.
Mar
17
comment Preventing the symbolic conflict of “Hunger Games” from overshadowing widespread social plight
Reading back through my answer, I think it would be more useful if I made some generalizations that weren't so specific to this series. I ought to speak of literary techniques in general, not just details that only apply to this story. But similar to this being a case-study test question, this is a case-study test answer: to be improved in future iterations.
Mar
17
revised Preventing the symbolic conflict of “Hunger Games” from overshadowing widespread social plight
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Mar
17
awarded  Editor
Mar
17
revised Preventing the symbolic conflict of “Hunger Games” from overshadowing widespread social plight
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Mar
17
answered Preventing the symbolic conflict of “Hunger Games” from overshadowing widespread social plight
Mar
17
comment Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
What a great resource.
Mar
17
comment Petty Character
Excellent answer.
Mar
17
comment Trying to indicate that the frequency is annoying
@jon_darkstar The last rephrasing is good. The first 3 are quite purple, I agree. The first one: [initially seemed-->started off],[127th-->hundredth],[took a nasty turn towards annoying(do you hear how weird that sounds?)-->took a nasty turn for the worse]. The middle two cannot be saved, they're simply too overwrought and elaborate for something that should be expressed in 10-15 words or even less. Metaphors are meant to simplify, not complicate.
Mar
17
comment Trying to indicate that the frequency is annoying
I'm sorry, I actually find your rephrasing too blunt and a little awkward. I know I've shown up on the scene a bit late, but (depending on the point-of-view and style) I would suggest "It is infuriating how often I am asked this question," or "It is not the question which bothers him, but rather the frequency with which he hears it," or even "Though being of an innocent nature, the question is asked with intolerable frequency."
Mar
17
comment Can I write reference books about a fictional universe from an existing franchise?
:( you got me...
Mar
16
answered Can I write reference books about a fictional universe from an existing franchise?
Mar
15
answered Need help to rephrase this sentence to prevent a run-on
Mar
15
awarded  Supporter
Mar
15
awarded  Teacher
Mar
15
answered Balancing loads of equally-important characters
Mar
15
answered Writing for all ages?