01-15-2013 01:09 PM
Let's all drive gray cars in the rain and low visibility with our lights off. What good is driving without a little bit of excitement, apparently?
01-15-2013 01:17 PM
01-15-2013 02:18 PM
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First person, especially first person singular, is strongly discouraged in technical or scholarly writing, but I have seen plenty of formal writing that uses it, e.g. letters of appreciation at work.
Originally Posted by Ivy
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01-15-2013 02:59 PM
Good point. Even the rules of formal writing aren't all of one accord.
Originally Posted by Coriolis
01-15-2013 03:01 PM
"We" is used in academic papers, too; and some single-author papers use the "royal we" to refer to that single author. Some fields use it more than others, and some editors get all up in arms about it. Here, check it out.
I'm all for framing thoughts/sentences in the least awkward and cumbersome way possible.
01-15-2013 03:48 PM
I think some of you are taking english classes and some of you are helping them out with their homework.
01-15-2013 04:45 PM
01-15-2013 04:46 PM
01-15-2013 04:49 PM
If you're having typology problems, I feel bad for you son. I can type 99 people, but myself ain't one.
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