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"There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnake's tail." (Native American proverb, Navajo)

Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur. ("Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.")


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comment Anomaly I and II appear(s) to have …[or appear?]
anomalies number 1 and number 2 have or anomaly number 1 and anomaly number 2 have. E.g. Samples 1 and 2 are but not Sample 1 and 2 are.
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comment 'Aesthetical Qualities' - a term to describe pleasing characteristics in texts?
No, in my opinion, not at all. Pleasing is the effect, so to speak, and aesthetically is the source. Ice cream tastes good; good is the effect, taste is the modality. Pleasing is the effect; aesthetically (related to outward appearances or style of behavior) is the source, e.g. a profile can be pleasing or not. Maybe because of my profession, I may define aesthetics more rigourously, e.g. I might call in a Plastic Surgeon to repair a stellate laceration on a young boy's face (this happened) because of aesthetics. Medically Plastics is unnecessary. (The combination gets 1,890,000 hits).
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comment 'Aesthetical Qualities' - a term to describe pleasing characteristics in texts?
Not all aesthetic qualities are pleasing. Aesthetically pleasing qualities/traits would be the most common way to use this.
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reviewed Leave Closed About the present perfect tense
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comment Possession with the noun “need”
The journal's needs refers to the needs of one journal. The needs of journals refers to the needs of multiple journals.
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comment Why must the infinitive be used after “I am qualified to”?
Hi, Robbo, and welcome to EL&U. You might be interested in our sister site, ELL, which is a good site for basic English questions.
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comment What does “amletic” mean?
This is fascinating!
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comment What does “amletic” mean?
@DanBron - you should post that. Good job.
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comment The “explanatory” textually-presented preamble on a film
Exposition is a literary tool that is used to give information to the audience through dialogue, description, flashback, or narrative. This doesn't really seem to answer the question, as it refers to a wide range of things, including dialogue, per your source.
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answered The “explanatory” textually-presented preamble on a film
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reviewed Reviewed made of vs made up of
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comment made of vs made up of
oh, dear. NASA made a mistake. They wrote Water molecules are made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. How did they ever get to the moon?
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comment About the present perfect tense
People can and do use the present perfect to refer to things which should be expressed as the simple past. But the present perfect is not used "for effect" but for "meaning". There is a difference between them which is not negligible. If my edit is unhelpful, please roll it back.
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comment Too many commas in this sentence?
My pleasure. :)
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comment Word for “descending out of control”
Wow! Go, @brasshat!
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comment Too many commas in this sentence?
I'd remove the second comma. The sentence is long, but fine. Do you mean chores? You could use the simple past to shorten it up: was using/would work => used, worked.