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I checked three widely used style guides (Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition; Words Into Type, third edition; and Oxford Style Manual), and they don't cover this question at all. For the most part, style guides are concerned with the use of ellipsis points to indicate omissions from quotations or to signal a speaker's voice or thought trailing off ...


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This is not something that is done very often, and I doubt style guides have anything to say on it at all. Finnegan's Wake, by James Joyce, opens with the continuation of the last sentence in the book, and it starts: riverrun past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle ...


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When you are writing "as angry as he is" you are using a very neutral form of comparison. Whereas using "so angry", you are noticing how extremely angry Tom is. In both case you are saying that the result of the lie is that Tom is angry. But you how you wrote it in class, you underlined that he was very angry.


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"The main point is that ...", "The problem is that ..." are perfectly fine. The alternatives you mentioned are inferior, if not incorrect. The Corpus of Contemporay Amercian English returns 2391 results for "the problem is that", while it only gives 124 results for "as the problem", none of which are used in the style that you (or to be exact, the reviewer) ...


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You can generally swap clauses in a sentence, insert a comma and retain its meaning. Def Jam cancelled the contract within three months. means exactly the same thing as Within three months, Def Jam cancelled the contract. Another example (from a random sentence found on this web page): Should introspection be encouraged in light of the new ...


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There is a difference of meaning between the first and the two other sentences. In the first sentence, Def Jam changed his mind within three months or did these two actions within that period of time. In the two other sentences, Def Jam canceled her contract within three months. That's how I see it.


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I would say yes, that is the correct way to go. The CMOS does not explicitly ask for licences, but it does not say they should not be there, either; in fact, according to CMOS 16, section 14.274 Audiovisual materials—elements to include, Documentation of a recording usually includes some or all of the following pieces of information: the name of the ...


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Neither. April Fools' Day represents a date, and no preposition is required at all. 22 June 1980 was a good day. For Oprah, Christmas Day 1979 brought many gifts. For Oprah, April Fools' Day 1977 wasn't funny at all. If you are discussing the year in toto and drawing attention to a particular day, then either in or of will work. In is probably more ...


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What you're doing here is anadiplosis, "repetition of a prominent and usually the last word in one phrase or clause at the beginning of the next" (MW). And yes, it's long been recognised as a specific rhetorical device which adds emphasis to the repeated word (see Wikipedia, among other sources). However, what makes it anadiplosis isn't the em dash; it's ...


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This is primarily a style question, although there is a strong consensus among style guides that mixing opening range words (from or between) with punctuation marks (a hyphen [-] or an en dash [–]) instead of with closing range words (to or and) is bad form. Words Into Type, third edition (1974), for example, offers a detailed guideline on this point: ...


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Henry Adams was a historian prone to making analogies between laws of physics and history, see Wikipedia entry. My take on A Law of Acceleration, by Henry Adams is that Adams is struggling to find a physical law that corresponds with the doubling every ten years of effective power produced by coal. He discusses things that progress linearly, and those that ...


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Your solution would be new-er because when you just say "newer" it does not emphasize the independent clause from the dependent clause. However, removing that first bit of text from the front would allow for both of the phrases to work. Basically new-er allows for more emphasizing. I hope that solves your problem :)



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