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answered Dealing with Extreme Distances - Space Travel
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comment Directly quoting a source who also has a cited source
This question is answered in my answer here: writers.stackexchange.com/a/13014/5645
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comment Can section headings in a paper be questions?
When you say you searched, did you go to your library and pick up a copy of the MLA Handbook? I find that students today tend to confuse academic research with using an internet search engine.
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answered Can section headings in a paper be questions?
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comment Typesetting: Losing the “fi”
My question above ("What exactly is your question?") remains. Are you trying to create a PDF file that is searchable despite using ligatures. Solutions are all over the web: google.com/search?q=seach+ligatures Or do you want to know how you can search a PDF with ligatures? Then just type the ligature in the search box!
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comment Typesetting: Losing the “fi”
By the way, you will have the same problem searching for words when they go across a line break: "walking" will not match "walk-ing". The problem is not the "fi"-ligature, but the stupid search algorithm. If it is good, it will know ligatures and match them with the separate letters. See for example tex.stackexchange.com/questions/67848/…
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comment Typesetting: Losing the “fi”
Why these letters? Because the dot from the "i" comes so close to the dot at the upper end of the "f" (in some fonts) that they no longer look good. Why one and why a different symbol? Because a ligature is one letter, not two.
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answered How to develop a more regal language
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comment Typesetting: Losing the “fi”
What exactly is your question? And how is that related to writing? Also, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typographic_ligature
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comment Video game gameplay script
Also this and the links at the end: ocw.mit.edu/courses/comparative-media-studies/…
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comment Video game gameplay script
Go to a university library and browse Google Scholar from their computers. They will have bought access to many journals, and Google Scholar will show direct links to the PDFs. Game studies is not my speciality, else I would quickly grab something that I know could help you, but I don't have the time to do the research right now. It seems that this journal is open access, maybe there is something for you: gamestudies.org/0601/archive
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comment Video game gameplay script
Research "game studies" and read some scholarly articles to see how this is done. Google Scholar can be of help (or confusing). Also: google.com/search?q=video+game+transcript
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comment How to develop a more regal language
Basically you are attempting to write in a language you are not familiar with. So you have to learn it. I would suggest finding videos or transcripts of British Parliament proceedings, writings by noble authors, and similar sources. One recommendation: don't overdo it. Readers might find such language tiring.
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answered Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
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answered Citing and Quoting events in Games
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comment Past tense vs present tense
Sorry, @Nicole, English is not my mother tongue, and in German the United States are consistently plural, abbreviated or not. Feel free to edit my answer to correct any mistakes, or to replace my examples with better ones.
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comment How to structure paragraphs of dialogue properly?
If you use the 1st way, there should be a new paragraph when the speaker changes (i.e. before "However"). Each paragraph has one subject, especially in dialogue.
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comment Long or short form?
Yes, but do you write your stories in English? No one expects you to write perfect English in an internet forum, but if you want to write literary texts, mistakes are an obstacle to understaning.
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answered Long or short form?