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What do “former” and “latter” refer to, here?

Here I am trying to peer into the meaning of this below paragraph (full version here).Being a non-native English speaker I am struggling in making sense, especially the bold part.The paragraph : ...
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Starting a new paragraph after ending the old one with a question

An example might involve ending one paragraph with the words ... So why is ___ so high? and then starting the next paragraph with something like this: If we take a look at __ ... Is it ...
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Choosing the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph

The sentences given below, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labeled with a letter. I have to choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices ...
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Should a pilcrow disambiguate the beginning of one paragraph?

The correct usage of the pilcrow sign "¶" (as I understand) is to begin a paragraph, or to indicate a paragraph on a page that is not laid out with ordinary paragraph line-breaks. I'm writing a ...
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Placement of a sentence describing coming paragraphs

Let's suppose I've got the following sentence: Quantification provides the following advantages: independence of measurement, freedom from bias and increased accountability. Now suppose I write ...
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How do I deliver multiple paragraphs into one line?

I have a message that spans on multiple paragraphs but the medium I'm using allows for only one line. Is there an official way to do this? I've seen some people use a single slash (with spaces around ...
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What is the difference between a ¶ Pilcrow Sign and the § Section Sign?

The following symbols have both been introduced to me as a 'paragraph symbol'. With the help of ShapeCatcher and Wikipedia, I found out that ¶ is officially known as the Pilcrow Sign § is ...
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Breaking a sentence over multiple paragraphs

I want to break a sentence into multiple paragraphs. This is a simple example: As the clock ticks down to the finish, only time will tell if Captain Bob — Slubgob, the alien explorer ...
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Em dashes or ellipsis over multiple paragraphs [closed]

JUST KILL IT ALREADY Please consider this blurb: The next year will tell whether Joe -- his father -- and the girl with the secret past -- -- can work together to solve the mystery, or be ...
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Why avoid writing one-sentence paragraphs? [closed]

I am told to avoid writing one-sentence paragraphs. What are some good reasons for following this rule?
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How to break a paragraph of running text with a example block or figure?

This may have been asked before, but I couldn't find it with my limited vocabulary of linguistic terms. When writing a paragraph of running text that's broken up by a (code) example block or figure, ...
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using both Past Simple and Past Perfect in the same paragraph

Is there a rule about consistency within a paragraph, of using past tense and past participle in alternate sentences? In my writing class, I notice some writers mix the two freely. Since I see this ...
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Does “Here's an example” end a paragraph, or continue it? [closed]

After explaining something you wish to give an example. You write "Here is an example." Is "Here is an example." the last line of the paragraph explaining the idea or is it the first line in the ...
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Which Sentence Does Not Belong Here? [closed]

I am trying to figure out the sentence that does not belong to this paragraph. The researchers developed three criteria for the test subjects. The test subjects needed to be women because the drug ...
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How to refer back to the final sentence of the last paragraph?

I'm wondering about the "distance" over which one may refer back to a point recently made. For instance, there are obviously no problems with the following construction: "...therefore, Method A may ...
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When to repeat a paragraph?

I was reading through this article recently, and I noticed that the first and seventh paragraphs are identical. Stylistically speaking, is it common to repeat entire strings of text as shown here? ...
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What exactly is a run-on paragraph?

I recently learned there is such a thing as a run-on paragraph. Whenever I write stories my paragraphs become a page or longer at times, so I began to wonder if I make run-on paragraphs. I haven't ...
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“Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon.” What's the meaning of this sentence?

What is the meaning of the italicized sentence in this paragraph? From basement to sky rise the tenements of an alien colony. Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon. Behind those ...
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How to represent a link in an APA style? [closed]

I was reading more on the APA style but somehow I got stuck that how can I represent a link in an APA style. Below are the links I have - ...
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Adding a new line to this statement

In the following statement: After confronting Nick about it he said “I have helped you out in the past you owe me for that!”. Should the quoted text be put on a new line and rephrased? This is ...
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One argument, multiple paragraphs? [closed]

How do I structurally split up an argument into multiple paragraphs? Let's say I'm using two texts as evidence for one argument, and I want to devote one paragraph to each text. What would the ...
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How to properly number paragraph according to APA style [closed]

If an article cites (Mara, 2010, “Mission,” para. 1) using APA style, does para.1 refer to first paragraph within the "Mission" section? or the whole page?
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How to Properly Cut Content and Show Content is Cut

I hope this is the proper place to ask this question: I have a news article that I am citing for a post online. I am quoting part of the article but I am going to quote the first part of the article ...
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use of constant

I read this article on the Syrian upheaval on a Prospect Blog. A week is a long time in the diplomatic efforts surrounding the Syrian conflict. Just when it looked as though key elements were ...
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Which tense should I use when presenting a table of data?

I have a table and the description of the table as followed: Table 7 presents the likelihood of OPT occurrences from the time annotated sentences; V-RB refers to the sentences which contain ...
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How to use refer to previous literature/researches in research papers?

I am talking about the topic Singapore English and I want to briefly survey the previous researches on the same topic. Do the following sentences sound natural in English? In literature on Singapore ...
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Is it a poor practice or is it incorrect to create a new paragraph that directly continues from the previous paragraph? [closed]

I am currently writing a test strategy for my sixth form Computing project. In order to meet the grading criteria I also have to justify my test strategy. I have the following text: Although ...
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Is it necessary to begin a new paragraph after a person speaks?

When I was in school, I was taught to always begin a new paragraph after a quotation or after a speaker concludes a segment of dialogue. However, in recent years, I have seen authors abandon this ...
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When do you leave a space in a paragraph and when do you not?

I am not fully sure if this is the right place for this question but I am guessing has something to do with structure and usage so hopefully it is alright here. Apologies if not. I am getting ...
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Why does the multi-paragraph quotation rule exist?

The answer to this question clearly explains the standard rule that when you have multiple quoted paragraphs, each new paragraph starts with an opening quotation mark, but only the final quoted ...
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“Book paragraphs” vs “book snippets”

In the following book page, I have both paragraphs (which is a block of the same type of text) and some special paragraphs which are statements forming a special praying sentence. Here is the ...
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Is it proper grammar to omit an ending quote at the end of a paragraph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I use quotation marks in sections of multi-line dialogue? Why aren't double quotes always closed? In some books I've read, the ending quote will be omitted if ...
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Parentheses around more than one paragraph

Does English allow one to put parentheses around more than one paragraph? Example: Paragraph 1. (Paragraph 2. Paragraph 3.) Paragraph 4. (Of course, this is just a simple example. ...
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How should I use quotation marks in sections of multiline dialogue?

If I want to introduce a “pause” between lines of dialogue from the same person by inserting a spacing line, how should I use the quotation marks correctly to indicate continued dialogue? I really ...