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    I am considering studying Linguistics. I am for sentence structuring more then verbs and nouns. I am leaning toward core words over synonyms. In using the title or subject, it is the epitome of the whole piece. I am using a software called grammarly, I am very impressed with it. I have created my own (style) of writing. Any points are embedded into (eclipses) and if I need to verify a point then I use a link. My style is freestyle and not numbered listed, that's why I use freestyle writing. What is PHP tags? Any advice on my new style would be greatly appreciated. Paul/pljames

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    Please don't post your texts in bold. There's no need for it.
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    I am interested in what you are trying to do, but I don't understand some of your terms. I should say, though, that I am very suspicious of "free-style" writing. Could you send us an example?

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    I have a fanaticism about being understood. I want to be (perfect) in my writing, so I can be understood. Grammarly is free to me. What other writing software is available? I do not know where a comma goes are verbs and nouns. Grammarly helps me put commas and correct spelling mistakes. Paul

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    To me freestyle writing is what comes to mind. No order per say. The order so to speak is (my style of writing). Embedding my points into (eclipses) and if I need to clarify any of them then I link them. Also order to me is (123/abc) type writing. To me I feel my style is better than creating another sentence within a paragraph for more reading. The embedding of a point or clarification is immediate and does not have to be reread by some vertical order. This e-mail is my free style writing. Paul

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    Paul, Yes, I can understand what you write -- for the most part. But I think you may be "missing the boat" by not using what is there to used with the punctuation system.

    As I believe I have said elsewhere in this forum, the English language spelling system has some real problems. And knowing your parts of speech is mostly useful when you go to learn a foreign language. The study of syntax and its illustrating with Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming is great fun, but not really necessary. BUT... the punctuation system has SO much to offer.

    I am just now finishing a "mini-course" on punctuation through Youtube videos. These begin at
    2.76.1 Punctuation Begun - YouTube
    and go on for about 24 short videos. There are 17 marks and 84 uses described in the reference I am using. Once you get control of them, the are fun to use.

    Frank

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