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    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    It seems that some people use the term "universal statement" about part of an essay.

    http://www.brunswickschool.org/wickn...ng_process.htm

    "Conclusion

    Restate the thesis

    to bring the reader back to the main point using

    specific references. Now, make some general statements which give

    advice to all people or a recommendation which would apply in most situations. This is

    called a universal statement because it is not specific to one literary piece, person, or situation."

    http://www.narragansett.k12.ri.us/NH...itanalysis.htm
    "The conclusion is one paragraph, as well. At this point, you should step back from the specifics of your subject and relate it to the world as a whole, a universal statement, if you will; this makes your topic relevant to the reader. Remember that this is the last thing your reader will read; therefore, a restatement of your Thesis Statement, a summary of your arguments and some thoughtful reflection is vital to leave the reader with a good impression."

    http://www.colegiobolivar.edu.co/Eng...an%20Essay.htm


    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ent%22+writing

    Thanks, Red! :D

    Did you post that to the questioner?



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    #12
    I posted a link to a site that was a study aid to the work, which should set him\her right. If they wanted the work done for them, well...

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    #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Thank you for that very thorough explanation. :D

    Can you help with this: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2607

    Perhaps you know what a universal statement is?

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    Sorry, I don't. My guess would be that it is some sort of "moral of the story" that applies to situations outside the book's context, but that would be just a guess.
    I think that is not far off, actually.

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    #14

    Re: viruses vs virii

    Quote Originally Posted by cjmuk
    The most commonly used version is 'viruses', but 'virii' is regarded by some as the 'proper' spelling.

    Which is correct? [and why?]

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    The plural of virus is viruses. This tendency is sometimes called hypercorrection. A similar habit is the often-reviled "between you and I". And finally, what is the plural of octopus? Either octopodes or octopuses, but never octopi.

    http://www.bisso.com/ujg_archives/000079.html

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    I have never heard 'octopodes' used. Have you?

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    Re: viruses vs virii

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    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I have never heard 'octopodes' used. Have you?
    -podes, -pede, foot (e.g. pedestrian)

    Etymology

    octopus, 1758 as genus name, from Gk. oktopous "eight-footed," from okto "eight" + pous "foot." Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. (Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us is the L. noun ending that takes -i in plural. octoroon.)

    www.etymology.com

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    #18
    I accept it's correct, but was wondering if you had ever heard it used, because I haven't. I've heard the form used elsewhere- dim memories of school Biology lessons. I just wonder if you know anyone who'd aroder the octopode salad in a restaurant. I have heard someone say 'these spaghettei', but I'm yet to meet an 'octopodes' user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I just wonder if you know anyone who'd order the octopode salad in a restaurant. I have heard someone say 'these spaghettei', but I'm yet to meet an 'octopodes' user.
    In general, not unless they're Ancient Greeks or subscribe to the rules of their grammar

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    #20
    London is very mutlicutlural, but I believe we are low on Ancient Greeks.

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