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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by BitJam » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Good news! I am going to get published.

I have to take a few errors out of the manuscript of course, and they're going to be doing back and forths with me till it's all perfect. But it is gonna happen :D So happy. Got REALLY awesome critiques. :D
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:01 am

Wonderful news. Be sure not to add any of those long long words when you do the corrections. :happy:
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:52 am

Thanks guys!

Gordon, haha I am sorry but I HAVE to. Words that can be joined according to Dutch spelling/grammar regulations SHOULD be joined, otherwise they are simply incorrect. And I have to deliver a manuscript without errors.


I wish it were different. Those stupid words (when do you and when don't you) took the most time to correct. I also had " " errors (mostly where goes the comma, where goes the period. IS there a period?), but at least I made the same error consistently so that was sorted with an easy find-replace *giggle*
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:10 pm

Eadwine Rose - Periods and commas give me problems too. Usually insert a comma where a period should be used. making the sentences too darned long.
We were taught never to start a new sentence with 'And' or 'But' , so commas were used, when really a new sentence should be used. It was OK to start
with 'Also' but not with 'And'. Of course rules like this will vary with the language used. English has some odd conventions and rules, I am never sure
when (if ever) to use a semi-colon, so I tend to avoid them.
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:13 pm

Yeah.. I had semi-colons in my text, I reworded so those are now gone since you rarely see those in a book.

Too long sentences, yep.. when reading through I was critical. You can have short ones, that is ok. So I was critical of myself and neatened that to be more even. :)
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by anticapitalista » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:31 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
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Yeah.. I had semi-colons in my text, I reworded so those are now gone since you rarely see those in a book.
You should use a semi-colon or full-stop (US period LOL) not a comma here :p
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by BitJam » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:57 pm

LOL!

BTW: more on semicolons here: Was Kurt Vonnegut Right to Hate Semicolons?

Also:
Strunk &White wrote: Do not join independent clauses by a comma.

If two or more clauses, grammatically complete and not joined by a conjunction, are to form a single compound sentence, the proper mark of punctuation is a semicolon.
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:18 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Eadwine Rose wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Yeah.. I had semi-colons in my text, I reworded so those are now gone since you rarely see those in a book.
You should use a semi-colon or full-stop (US period LOL) not a comma here :p
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm

I often replace a semi-colon with a common for a colloquial style, but never in formal writing.
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Re: Are you a writer?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:18 pm
You should see my messages on facebook.

those look rughly like taht ;)

I am a lazy chirp.
Mind.. my chat messages.. NOT the timeline updates.. when I see an error I will correct it *giggle*
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