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  1. xanana
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    [Writing] bibliography, citations, and ..

    My Fellow grammarians,

    I have a need to write a sentence which looks something like this:
    K-logging is affectionately referred to as "virtual memory stream", "backup brain" and "online knowledge".
    Now each of the phrases in the sentence (e.g. online knowledge, backup brain) was coined by different persons. What is the accepted way (for a newspaper or web article) of adding citation markers in the sentence to refer to the the originator of the phrase in the bibliography ?

    Next, in the same vein as words like synonyms, antonyms etc.. what word describes a pair of words which are opposites. e.g. high/low; fat/thin ..

    Thanks to everyone.

    Gavin

  2. gwendolinest
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    Hi Gavin.

    For quoted phrases, using inverted commas (as you have done) is fine. If you want to show the originator of each quoted phrase (eg, suppose X said “virtual memory stream”, Y said “backup brain” and Z said “online knowledge”), you can add the name of the originator in brackets after the phrase, as follows:

    K-logging is affectionately referred to as “virtual memory stream” (X), “backup brain” (Y) and “online knowledge” (Z).

    You can then add a footnote giving brief details of X, Y and Z and their sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by xanana
    Next, in the same vein as words like synonyms, antonyms etc.. what word describes a pair of words which are opposites. e.g. high/low; fat/thin ..
    Well, aren’t they antonyms? You mean a word to describe each pair of them? What about antithesis, then?

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  3. John D
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    antonyms

    Hi :) ,

    From Websters':- antipode, antipole, antithesis, contra, contradictory, contrary, converse, counter, counterpole, reverse.

    :wink:

  4. xanana
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    gwendolinest,

    How silly I am ? Yes, antonym was what I wanted. Since I didn't know its actual meaning (and didn't bothered to look it up); I thought it meant something else.

    Thanks everyone.

    Cheers,

    Gavin

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