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comment Character with extreme manners
(continued) In combination with some more research I've been able to deduce sentences follow a very simple [greeting] + [low key message] + [high key message] pattern in dialog; and a sort of monolog/story-telling pattern when expressing broad ideas. Sentences also would seem very short and usually complete—no one part of the message tacking too many syllables or containing too many complementary words (which seem reserved for "bang sentences"). A thesaurus seems like a very good tool to get that upper class crust; albeit cheap, searching for a less used relative does seem to do the trick.
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comment Character with extreme manners
The "Class: A Guide Through the American Status System" was pretty interesting and gave me a good leap in the right direction. Thank you. You may wish to add that to your answer; I'll give it more time but that was pretty helpful so I'll gladly accept it if a better answer is not provided.
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comment Character with extreme manners
The plot/story is actually pretty light hearted and the characters a little crazy—more importantly the timeline is present/future, not past/victorian (I'm actually trying to avoid using "expired" words if possible). I understand what you're saying but what I need is just a character that acts/talks the part for a certain angle I'm trying to pull with the story, not a dramatic character, or a character with social problems (that would have been more straight forward to research). But thank you for the answer nonetheless; I don't think I can make too much out of the letters however. :)
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comment Character with extreme manners
"My Aunt Agatha, the one who chews broken bottles and kills rats with her teeth." …is not really what I'm looking for. When I say manners I'm not referring to discipline (nor bad disposition), just language ticks. But ty for the link, I'll take note of it. :)
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comment Dashes vs. Commas vs. parentheses?
Excellent answer, +1. But please use em dashes there — (Alt + 0151). It is also important to note the em dash can be used as a interruption or to mark a unfinished part of a sentence: "Oh look, a cute kitt— WHAT the hell!?". I prefer them over ellipsis … (Alt + 0133), which was suggested in another answer.
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comment What to do about noun clusters
when first letter is capitalized, no re-phrasing should happen. This is like "National Aeronautics and Space Administration", you take it as-is. Should you re-phrase it people may not realize you're talking about NASA anymore. ;)
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comment What to do about noun clusters
you misread. What I meant was that your reformulated sentence looks similar to google translate sentences, not that you've used google translate there. It is toooo similar ;) gives a very bad impression to the reader. Terminology like that mustn't be altered!
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answered What to do about noun clusters
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comment What to do about noun clusters
Technically "Web Product Provider" may be a technical term, in which case you have killed it's meaning and probably confused the reader at the other side. Also, the way you changed it, if I were the one reading, I would have guessed you passed it though google translate...
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comment What is the preferred way to type out ellipses?
On the web, try to use the … (i.e horizontal ellipse) if you can. Example… :)
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answered Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
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answered What is the proper way to write time in a manuscript?