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comment “One of the courses I took that year was x” where “x” is a unique identifier
I had meant to write it in italics, but thanks for the comment/clarification. (I had just made up a course name to replace the one I used in my original sentence, sounds like the John Doe of courses for me is Intro to Literature :).
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comment “One of the courses I took that year was x” where “x” is a unique identifier
Thanks, I wasn't offering the other examples as alternatives to the first one, but had given them to demonstrate what I felt (at the time) was awkward about the first. It doesn't feel that way now, and it does sound like a good idea to have someone else proofread for you :)
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comment “One of the courses I took that year was x” where “x” is a unique identifier
Ok, thanks @Jim (and Scott). I had written it instinctively, and when I came back for a second draft it started to bother me...
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comment “One of the courses I took that year was x” where “x” is a unique identifier
@Scott Now that you put it that way, it seemed OK to me, too. How about the original sentence I wrote, does that also seem perfectly fine?
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comment Incorrect? “I only have one distinct memory from the movie, a scene where …”
No problem, @Alex. Thanks for the clarification.
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comment Incorrect? “I only have one distinct memory from the movie, a scene where …”
Thanks, I'll consider that, too, and see how it fits with the rest of the paragraph. (The colon is a typo, I assume?)
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comment Incorrect? “I only have one distinct memory from the movie, a scene where …”
Can't vote up due to my low reputation, but thanks!
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comment Incorrect? “I only have one distinct memory from the movie, a scene where …”
Thanks. How about an em dash instead of the comma, would that work (i.e., would it allow me to leave out the "that of")?
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