Writing in English: A Practical Handbook for Scientific and by Z. Svobodova, et al.

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21). Only when the counters fired was an expansion made and stereoscopic photographs taken, thus enormously reducing the waste of plates and time in scanning them. (This text is accompanied by a labelled diagram. The text under the diagram explains how each part of the cloud chamber operates) Similarly, when describing data in a graph or chart, the primary facts you want to highlight can be presented in the form of general statements in your text, with the detail merely left visible on the graph itself.

G. X identifies … as … X defends his position by arguing that …. X attacks his opponents with his statement that … X affirms his opinion that … Note that the 'reporting' verb can be followed by that … (or this can be omitted). Punctuation: there is no comma before or after that: Fred Hein explains that each person's heredity is unique, except for identical twins. The normal grammatical rules for writing indirect speech apply: * When the reporting verb is in the past tense, the verb tense in the reported clause, together with pronouns and time phrases may also have to be changed to indicate the correct time references.

The answer is always to present your work as clearly as possible. Is your text unreadable because of an overloading of numerals or, in contrast, are some important figures unnecessarily hidden within the text? The following are some general rules which should be followed, including correct examples: Numerals should not be used at the beginning of a sentence.

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