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    Lightbulb single spokes=?

    The people asking the question all seem to come from Axia College/Phoenix University, so it is clearly a question they are pasting from an assignment into the search engines word for word. We have tried posting sticky answers saying that we do not have the exact answer and giving a few links to relevant sites, but these are ignored and we are asked about single spokes and sub-headers several times a month. It does not matter how many times we say that we don't know; all answers we have given are ignored and they keep posting the same question.
    Hi!

    single spokes =?

    Thank you!


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    Anglika,

    I had been reading the post with link you offered. The context in Post 1 is from Red5's link.

    How can you narrow your topic to a single spoke or to a sub-header spoke on a map? How does this type of prewriting activity prepare you for outlining? - Tdol's English Language Blog


    How can you narrow your topic to a single spoke or to a sub-header spoke on a map?
    I have no idea what single spokes refer to. Could you please explain? Thank you!

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    Re: single spokes=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
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    I have no idea what single spokes refer to. Could you please explain? Thank you!
    That makes two of us! I presume it's something to with producing diagrams to represent syntax.

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    Re: single spokes=?

    Aha Maybe you had trouble working out what that article was about because you were trying to understand "spoke" as the simple past of "speak". This sort of spoke is a radial line that joins the centre of a circle or wheel to its rim.

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    Morning BobK,

    I knew what 'spoke' as a noun is. I had looked up my dictionary. I have some ideas now. It is a metaphor. A wheel has many spokes and if a subject is too big like a wheel with many spokes, it would be too difficult for people to write well.


    Thanks for your attention again. Have a nice day.


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    Expanding on Bob's explanation, in the reference you gave, the phrase is related to the process of "brainstorming" in which all possible lines of discussion are mapped as if they are radiating spokes on a wheel, and the single spoke will be the single line of discussion that is selected to be followed up and expanded.

    So extending this, if you are planning an essay, you can note down all your possible lines of discussion as if they are radiating spokes on a wheel, and select a single spoke for expansion.

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    Hello Anglika,

    I understood now. Thank you for your answer.

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