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    nothing remotly like ..

    The following sentences are talking about the disadvantages of using techniques in writing and I am not sure what the red part means. Can you help me?

    Unfortunately, advanced technology now allows the writer the luxury of countless editings; a temptation many writers find hard to resist. So, a passage , endlessly reworked may end up nothing remotly like the original and completely out of place when compared with the rest of the text.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    The following sentences are talking about the disadvantages of using techniques in writing and I am not sure what the red part means. Can you help me?

    Unfortunately, advanced technology now allows the writer the luxury of countless editings; a temptation many writers find hard to resist. So, a passage , endlessly reworked may end up nothing remotly like the original and completely out of place when compared with the rest of the text.
    After editing texts get changed out of all recognition and, as a result, they usually do not fit in the surrounding context very well.

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    #3

    Re: nothing remotly like ..

    no where near in meaning = remotely

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    Re: nothing remotly like ..

    It means not at all similar, not even close.

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    I am still confused. What does the red part mean?

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    #6

    Re: nothing remotly like ..

    It means it will be very wrong, in that context.

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    Over-editing of a passage within a written document can result in it becoming no where near its original meaning.

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