Question marks and quotation marks

This feels like a really stupid question at my level but I couldn’t find any other resources to answer it, so here goes:

What happens when you have question marks and quotation marks (or exclamation marks) in a sentence. I know that punctuation goes outside of the quotation marks in Spanish, but for some reason it feels really wrong with question marks. For example, I tried to write this sentence the other day:

“Y yo en plan, ¿’en serio’?”

Or without the outer question marks: Y yo en plan, ¿”en serio”?

Should it be written like that or more like “Y yo en plan, ‘¿en serio?’”

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Combo theory: accident + manipulation of bodies

Hello there folks. I'm a relative newcomer to this case, and have spent the last several days having fallen down the rabbit hole. I've emerged with a solid theory that I would like to share with you all here, and perhaps hear what others have to say.

*EDIT* Updated my original article to include links to sources that I've relied on to come to the conclusions alone. I'll mark each addition with an *EDIT* for clarity.

As mentioned in my title, I believe there's a bit of a combination going on with this case. I firmly believe that the girls suffered an accident after getting "lost" - and the resulting minimal remains and oddities surrounding their belongings, are the result of tampering by the locals. Occam's Razor - the simplest solution is usually the correct one. Bear with me, because this is going to be a lengthy post. I'll make an attempt to go chronologically so it's easier to follow.

First, in everything that I've been able to find about both of these girls - aside from them both being intelligent - they weren't well versed in outdoors skills. This doesn't mean that they hadn't previously done hikes or things of the sort, but, for example - they weren't girl scouts. Sure, they knew how to use a compass and likely knew how to orient themselves directionally in relation to where the sun is rising and setting (more on this later) - but they weren't what could be termed, as wilderness trained or knowledgeable. Not saying they were dumb, just some things we don't inherently know to do until we've learned that information. What may seem to be common sense to some, is a completely alien thing to someone else. This is evidenced by their own journal entries - both girls were young, idealistic, arguably having the time of their life at the first portion of their trip, but faced a pretty harsh reality check upon arriving in Boquete and realizing just how difficult it was to converse with their host family. In reading their diary entries, their youthful naivete is apparent. Again, this is not a slam against them in any way - hell, I was the same at their ages.

*EDIT* First indication of their lack of wilderness knowledge and experience: they brought 1 water bottle, looks to be store bought, no bigger than a Dasani bottle between 2 of them, on a day hike that was clearly marked/estimated to be around 4-5 hours in full length. They also only brought one backpack of supplies. Kris' backpack and their compass were left in their room. While this does NOT indi

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Overtaken by Residual Sorrow in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona

LONG but very, very real. I’ve been waiting to write this one up because frankly, I still don’t know how to process it. Additionally: I am not xenophobic towards Spanish people, lol.

I have been rather fortunate in my experiences beyond the physical realm as being largely positive, even protective. The only times I have ever felt a dark or “malignant” force was as a sort of warning, like an alarm bell-kind of like if you meet someone and something is just “off” about them, and instinct tells you to stay away from them. I’ve had that feeing with both places and people. This experience, however, took me wholly by surprise- I’ve certainly found that having my guard down leaves me very susceptible to spirit interactions.

In the summer of 2017, I traveled to Europe for the first time to meet up with one of my best girlfriends. She had been studying in Paris and fell in lust with a Spanish guy who moved back to Barcelona- I had wanted to come and visit her in Paris but she asked me to meet her in Barcelona and we would then travel to Paris together. I’ve never been too keen on Spain personally; gothic architecture, paella, Picasso, all cool... but 500 years of Inquisition, brutality, torture, and cruelty are inexcusable. That kind of hatred leaves a mark deeper than time can heal.

Barcelona certainly isn’t the only place I’ve traveled to that I could describe as having “earth soaked with blood” (upon landing in Israel at age 13, that was literally my first thought-feeling. Not “new” blood; centuries upon centuries of it. I’ve also traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans, including concentration and death camps). However, what happened in Barcelona that sunny day in 2017 forced me to reevaluate my willingness to be a conduit for spirits.

We were on a free walking tour, winding through the narrow corridors of the Gothic quarter in the ruins of what had been the castle of those great assholes Ferdinand and Isabella. Our guide, a lovely jovial Australian ex-pat, led us 15 or so tourists single file through the alleyways. Tall stone walls almost entirely blocked the rays from the midday summer sun at times, shrouding us in a shifty, gloomy gray.

Occasionally, these alleys would open into courtyards, and as we approached one in particular traces of what sounded like music could be heard. As we were at the mouth of one particular courtyard about to enter, our guide lowered his voice to a hush and told us to have a seat on a low stone st

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Top mistakes while learning web development (and how to prevent them)

Introduction

I've been working as a frontend web developer for the last 3 years. I'm self-taught and made a bunch of mistakes along the way. I wanted to share with you guys my thoughts on some of the most common mistakes people make while learning programming and how to avoid them. Let's get started!

Not Setting A Timeline

Not setting a timeline or having a roadmap. Without a schedule to follow, you are going to feel less committed, time will just pass by, and you won't really have that drive to hit certain milestones (such as finish a course, build a project or start applying for jobs). Similarly, not tracking your time (you can use a Chrome extension like Toggl). Without knowing how many hours per day/week you're spending learning, time will just pass by and you'll have nothing to hold yourself accountable.

However, if you do have a roadmap and are tracking your time, you'll be much better equipped at seeing where you are, where you should be, and how much longer before you hit that next milestone.

Trying Too Many Programming Languages Right At The Start

I'm not saying don't try different programming languages and experiment, I'm saying that once you have an idea of where you're going ("I want a job in frontend web development", lets say), you're still bouncing around trying PHP, Java and C#.

When you're looking to get a job, specializing is key. You want to stick to one programming language, based on the job you're wanting to get. Don't get distracted by other languages. They're great and you'll get to them in time, but your focus needs to be on the core stack of the position you're after. You don't want to be a Jack of all trades, but master of none. You need to get vertical proficiency, not horizontal - and you get that by practicing that one thing, every day.

Consistency

When learning anything, consistency is key. If you've ever tried to learn a new language, French or Spanish, you know how important it is to be immersed in it. If you're immersed, you become a sponge and absorb everything that is being thrown at you. If you aren't, you're going to have a much more difficult time. With learning programming, consistency is the first step to being immersed.

Again, this comes back to having a roadmap and sticking to the timeline that you have set for yourself.

Not Learning How You learn

Not learning how you best learn things.

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How I got all 9s (study tips from a year 13)

I did a poll and the overwhelming majority wanted tips from me so here I go. This is going to be a long one so just skip to the subject you want.

I got all 9s in my GCSEs (English Lang, English Lit, RS, Maths, Bio, Chem, Physics, Spanish, Computing,) and an A star with distinction in Further Maths. All of my exams were AQA. I also wrote them with a fractured leg but that doesn't matter now lol.

For A levels I do Bio, Chem and Maths (and an EPQ) and I am applying for medicine (again I don't know if that is useful to know or not)

A lot wanted tips for essay-based subjects.

English Lit:

I struggled a lot initially with this subject but then ended up being my best GCSE. (only lost 1 mark)

You have a lot of books and quotes to memorise so my first tip of advice is to - don't. I know it sounds weird but the reason I say this is that it is an unnecessary waste of time and it can make you just blurt out as many quotes as you can on the exam without really analysing them. The key to this exam is understanding the material and being able to analyse quotes IN-DEPTH and with multiple different interpretations.

I made a heck load of essay plans for all the different themes and characters for each book. With each theme, I would think of 6 or 7 topic headings for different paragraphs and then pick out quotations that would be good for that topic. So that you don't spend a lot of time finding the quotes you need, try to sort out the quotes into the different themes as you go through the book. Then sort out the quotes under the topic headings into a logical order and write under each quote what interpretation you can derive from it. Try to think of 3 interpretations for each quote (you can't do this for each quote in the exam but at least you can do it for around half). Add in context where appropriate. You will find as you start to do all these that certain paragraphs will copy and paste themselves into different essays. Try to pick quotations that you know can get multiple interpretations for and can be reused for different paragraphs. By doing this, you will end up remembering the most important quotations anyway. The recipe to a grade 9 paragraph is around 5 quotes (2 or 3 quotes must be analysed in-depth), context, a wide range of interpretations from different angles, quotes that come from across the book and not just one chapter. Try to write your essay so it follows a logical structure. e.g. For an essay on the beast in LOTF, 1. the boys try to f

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A fluffy and funny way to mix BabyMetal and videogames (Civilization VI)

Let me tell you a fluffy story. Hope it will be funny to read.

Some moths ago, a fellow kitsune (can't remember who you are, man, sorry) talk about the video game 'Civilization' and to make a mod for it based on BM (awaiting your news about it, bro lol). This game, in short, is a franchise that goes by its VI edition (first is from 1991), an strategic game by turns in which you started as a civilization (Spain, France, England, Japan,...) around the year 4000 BC, and have to found cities and develop an advanced civilization around 2050 AC. Actually, you can win in many forms, including warmongering (conquer the World), scientific (be the first to colonize the Space), the diplomatic (been elected leader of the World), cultural or by religion (conquer the World with your culture/religion instead of your bombs). Or by time, if you have the highest puntuation at the last turn of the game. The shape of the world can be random every game or choose real maps as the Earth, Europe, Asia, ...

You can play against the AI or with another human players, in many form. In Spain works a dedicated site for this game (witn many players from Latinoamerica too, https://www.todocivilization.com/) similar to this BM subreditt where users organize games and even championships.

I wanna tell you what happened in a recently finished game where I participated, in a modality called PBEM (play by email), which consisted in that everyplayer play their turn and send by email to the following player (originally, you can do it by the Todocivilization page as well and, in the current VI version, the game do it automattically for you), in a similar way as the old regular mail chess games. These are very slow games, in this case we started in December 2019 and finish a few days ago, but some games has lasted more than 2 years. Besides, we created a thread for every game in that page and used to take the role of the leader of our civilization and talked with the other human player as if we were them, to chat, menace, declare wars, commerce, etc.

In the game, we choose our civilizations by random and for me was Korea (Queen Seondeok). A pity not be Japan, it would be perfect for this story.... My starting point was not good (I'm a standar player, not first class, I'm afraid), near to the South Pole. For this game, I decided to roleplay in Korean, using the google translator and other players did the same. One of them, the best player in the game by far

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Open book study group for The Linux Command Line, 5 ed. -- WEEKLY THREAD 2

Salutation: Good evening! I am a day late posting, as I was a bit sick and went to bed unexpectly early yesterday, but have been studying almost every day. I don't know about you but I had a great week for computer learning!

Standard preface:

  • These threads are not a substitute for reading the book; I am not attempting to summarize the text, and reply threads are intended to be discussion rather than analysis.

  • I will be updating these threads many times over the next few weeks with notes, corrections, and further details- especially this preface- and discussions are intended to continue for at least a few months. Take your time and learn the concepts, even circle back to some items at your own discretion, but do not skip topics or cut corners in the interest of "keeping up" with the lesson schedule. This behavior leads to gaps in your understanding, which defeats the entire purpose of the study.

  • I will personally try to refrain from referencing material which hasn't been covered yet in the text, but I'm not imposing that on others.

  • If you reference something substantially advanced, PLEASE MARK IT SPOILER TEXT. (I think the biggest problem with learning *nix is the intimidating, incomprehensible babble that bombards you from every direction when you join knowledgeable people.)

  • If you're on Windows, Microsoft has [a help page] to install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL; weird that they don't call it Linux Subsystem for Windows!) and you can install Debian from the Microsoft Store. There's nothing actually specific to Debian (yet) so really any Linux or Unix-family desktop operating software will be fine.

  • Here on Linux all we do is win, win, win no matter what. Cringe normies BTFO!

Overview:

This weeks' biggest theme for me was: what looks complicated, isn't. That is sure to be a very limited observation, but the last few lessons brought a lot of material in that I'd been seeing around, and it always looked very advanced but truly was not.

CHAPTER 5: WORKING WITH COMMANDS

Aliases, at last! Aliases are a frequent topic of discussion on subs like this one, and if you're really hungry for examples just check out the searchbar. Many of the more "colorful" distributions also have their own increasingly colorful package of aliases. This is my second-biggest watershed topic, behind advanced text editing.

My most frequently used aliases, by a lot!, are "x" for ex

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Homophobic guests didn't know I spoke Spanish

TL: DR at bottom.

I've worked in customer service for twenty-two years, with the past fifteen spent as a server. I'm currently employed at a chain restaurant that specializes in breakfast items that may or may not be adjoined to a retail establishment. I'm in my late thirties, but am often mistaken for mid-twenties, medium height, slender, brunette and very obviously gay. I mean, I'm so flaming I'm useful to have around during a blackout. I also have an acting background. You have to be an actor to last in the service industry.

About this story: all names contained herein are fictitious hence why there are quotation marks around them. Dialogue is pieced together to the best of my recollection and is paraphrased slightly.

Me: Sassy bilingual gay comedian masquerading as a server

José: Homophobic jerk who doesn't know I speak español.

Maria: José’s equally insufferable wife.

Lupe: Maria's apologetic mother.

One Friday, I came into work and it was just like any other day, except that I was midshift. This basically meant that front of house and back of house employees were down to the bare minimum. This also meant there was no takeout person. As a result, I was responsible for handling any to go orders that came in. I did five takeout orders before a coworker arrived to take over, all the while maintaining a three-quarters full dining room.

When I walk, I swish like a showgirl. If I'm in a rush, it's full-on flailing limp wrists. It's the way I've moved for well over thirty years and I, at nearly forty, have no intention of changing my mannerisms to suit anyone's insecurities.

In rushing back-and-forth from the kitchen to the hostess podium, I kept having to pass by a table of three that was conversing in Spanish. I got the inkling they were talking about me and it was confirmed when I heard “José” speak up. I was in mid diva strut when I heard it:

José: “¿El es maricon?” (Is he vicious homophobic slur?)

Maria: “El camina como una mujer.” (He walks like a woman.)

I froze and stared them down. I decided to not let on that I understood them just yet.

Me: “Hi. Can I help you with anything?”

Both José and Maria shook their heads no then started giggling when I walked away that's when “Lupe” spoke up.

Lupe: “¡Basta!” (Enough!)

There were other words exchanged and I didn't get everything, but it was clear Lupe was defending me. I was still taking care of to go orders and the guests in my section which, unfortunately, was right near their tab

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earthcontrol’s The Owl House Fanfic Masterlist — The Ultimate TOH Fic Rec

Final Edit: This post will be archived soon, so I've stopped updating it. You can always find the up-to-date version in the Recommended Fanfics List in the sub's sidebar.

#u/earthcontrol’s The Owl House Fanfic Masterlist

Thank you to u/pk2317 for allowing me to share this list on the r/TheOwlHouse wiki.

##Introduction: How to Use This List

Okay friends, I’ve read over 400 TOH fics at this point, and I’ve compiled some of the best into a single post for you to peruse. Fics are sorted into categories, with some being further sorted into subcategories, then listed roughly by increasing length. Categories and subcategories are based on common themes or vibes that I’ve noticed are popular in the TOH fanfic sphere. There’s a lot of variation within each category, so if you’re looking for something specific feel free to message me.

Multichapter fics are linked to their first chapter. Fic series are linked to the first chapter of the first fic in the series, whose title may differ from the series title I’ve given.

I’ve written brief descriptions for each fic, and included their completion status and rating. Note that each individual fic in a series has its own rating — I’ve given each series the most restrictive rating it contains. No fics on this list are rated Explicit. That being said, some fics on this list may deal with topics and themes that some readers may wish to avoid, such as child abuse or homophobia. Be sure to check the tags of any fic before reading.

Bolded author’s names indicate an author who has multiple TOH works on their profile — check out their other stuff, too! Descriptions within quotation marks are lifted from the author’s own summary, or directly from the fic itself.

As a note, almost all TOH fics contain Lumity to some degree, so don’t just look in the “General Lumity” category if that’s what you’re after — you’ll miss some of the best Lumity fics!

Fics marked with an “EC” are the ones I most highly recommend. This may be due to unusually high writing quality, production quality (ie. Addition of art and/or music), historical importance to the TOH fandom, or just because they’re a personal favorite. That being said, every fic on this list is well-written and worth a read — I wouldn’t rec them otherwise.

Fics marked with a “New” were added to the list in the last few weeks.

###Categories (and subcategories)

  • General Lumity Fics

    • Animatics

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No,Pope Pius xii was not a nazi nor tried to be

The twentieth century has been marked by genocides on an monstrous scale. One of the most terrible was the Holocaust wrought by Nazi Germany, which killed an estimated six million European Jews and almost as many other victims. During this dark time, the Catholic Church was shepherded by Pope Pius XII, who proved himself an untiring foe of the Nazis, determined to save as many Jewish lives as he could. Yet today Pius XII gets almost no credit for his actions before or during the war. Anti-Catholic author Dave Hunt writes, “The Vatican had no excuse for its Nazi partnership or for its continued commendation of Hitler on the one hand and its thunderous silence regarding the Jewish question on the other hand. . . . [The popes] continued in the alliance with Hitler until the end of the war, reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in payments from the Nazi government to the Vatican.”

Jack Chick, infamous for his anti-Catholic comic books, tells us in Smokescreens, “When World War II ended, the Vatican had egg all over its face. Pope Pius XII, after building the Nazi war machine, saw Hitler losing his battle against Russia, and he immediately jumped to the other side when he saw the handwriting on the wall. . . . Pope Pius XII should have stood before the judges in Nuremberg. His war crimes were worthy of death.”

One is tempted simply to dismiss these accusations, so wildly out of touch with reality, as the deluded ravings of persons with no sense of historical truth. This would underestimate the power of such erroneous charges to influence people: Many take these writers at their word. Stepping out of the nightmare fantasyland of Hunt and Chick and back into sunlight of the real world, we discover that, not only was Pius XII no friend of the Nazis, but that his opposition to them began years before the War, before he was elected to the papacy, when he was still Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the Vatican Secretary of State.

On April 28, 1935, four years before the War even started, Pacelli gave a speech that aroused the attention of the world press. Speaking to an audience of 250,000 pilgrims in Lourdes, France, the future Pius XII stated that the Nazis “are in reality only miserable plagiarists who dress up old errors with new tinsel. It does not make any difference whether they flock to the banners of social revolution, whether they are guided by a false concept of the world and of life, or whether they are possessed by the superstition of a race and blood c

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What are the unofficial "rules" of civilisation design?

Unofficial and in quotation marks, because these could change at any update. I'll bold the weakest ones that custom civs could just break without any impact, like the 1 exception rules.

  1. All civs have access to every technology in the town center (including town patrol), "gillnets", "heavy plow", "bow saw" and the standard mining techs. "Guilds" is the only tech from the market that might be missing.
  2. Except ships, cavalry and gunpowder, every base form of a generic unit can be trained. Every civ can further upgrade to longswordsmen and capped ram.
  3. Every civ has access to transport ships, galleys, 2 other war ships, and the war galley upgrade.
  4. Every civ can research the castle age attack upgrades and archer/infantry feudal age defense upgrades at the blacksmith.
  5. "Chemistry", "ballistics", "muder holes", "conscription" and "careening" are available
  6. Every civ has at least 5 monastary techs.

Now the "rules" that have exactly 1, often civ defining exception:

  1. They cannot fully upgrade all 3 trash units (except Spanish).
  2. They can upgrade to Pikeman, Elite skirmishers (Turks), two handed swordsmen (Persians). If they have a stable, they can train knights (Indians) and upgrade them (Saracens), as well as their scouts (Teutons).
  3. If they have all the feudal age defense upgrades, all the castle age defense upgrades are available (Tartars, Bumese and Malay) and at least 1 of the imperial age attack upgrades (Malians).
  4. They can increase their castles Hp (Aztecs).
  5. They have access to arson (Goths).
  6. If they have the camel rider, it can be upgraded to elite camel rider (Cumans)
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Some people says learning english is hard. In english are there any basic grammar rules that are complicated? Examples?

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
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>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
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>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
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>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
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>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
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>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
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>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
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Bug fix: [bitmapfont.cpp:1301]: Couldnt find texticon: location_pointerEine/location_pointerUna/location_pointerUma

Hello, fellow modders. If you, like me, have problems with this bug that multiplies by the second in HOI4, slowing down the game, I have found the solution.

Solution

The solution is really simple: you need to add two spaces before the closing quotation marks in the line 1538 in the core localisation file for your given language (core_l_braz for portuguese, core_l_spanish for Spanish, and core_l_german for, well, german). This file is found in your Localisation folder in the core game files.

This is how line 1538 should look like :

PROV_TOOLTIP_LOCATION_HEADER:0 "£location_pointer "

Alternatively, this line also works:

PROV_TOOLTIP_LOCATION_HEADER:0 "£location_pointer£"

This is how it looks like:

PROV_TOOLTIP_LOCATION_HEADER:0 "£location_pointer"

After this, you will see a small pin icon when you hover over a province, with the "Uma provincia /Una provincia/Eine provinz" determinative immediately a

fter, and a small boost in your game performance.

This is how the interface looks before the fix

This is how it looks after. Note the red pin and the \"Una\" determinative before \"provincia\"

Explanation

Contrary to what it is pointed out, it is not a missing texticon, but a core Localisation syntax bug in Spanish, Portuguese and German versions of the game. The mistake is between the 1538 and 1539 lines of the Core localisation file. Probably, the French version of the game has it too, but I can't said for certain, as it has only one space between the last word and the closing quotation (and I don't have tried said version before debugging the file).

For what I can reconstruct, the syntax mistake is due insufficient space to display de the texticon. In the English version, there are two spaces after the location_pointer line, before the closing quotations.

Be aware that, after every update, you may need to fix this again.

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Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism?

From: https://anarchistnews.org/content/notes-%E2%80%9Csocial-anarchism-or-lifestyle-anarchism%E2%80%9D

What do people think of Shawn's notes below? Is it a fair paraphrasing of Bookchin? Do you agree with his conclusions?

These are notes from a Reddit debate on “lifestylism.” They are by no means an exhaustive critique of Bookchin’s most divisive text, but perhaps they give some reasons to believe that more is not necessarily needed.

Looking at Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism: An Unbridgeable Chasm, these problems jump out immediately:

Part 1: Bookchin makes his sweeping statements about the two tendencies in the anarchist tradition, focusing on what he thinks of as “[a]narchism’s failure to resolve this tension, to articulate the relationship of the individual to the collective, and to enunciate the historical circumstances that would make possible a stateless anarchic society.” And then he proceeds to place Proudhon, the theorist of collective force, in the “personalist” camp, presenting an ungenerous reading of a single, decontextualized quote in place of an argument. In the process, he repeats the familiar claim—at best poorly supported by Proudhon’s own work—that he was proposing primarily a society of small producers. Nobody is forced to make generalizations about “classical” anarchism, of course, but if you decide to do so, it would seem that at least understanding the argument behind “property is theft” would be advisable. His treatment of Bakunin is similarly one-sided and if his claims about the intolerance of some anarchist communists and syndicalists to anarchist individualism are true as far as they go, they certainly don’t catch any of the complexities of the relations between anarchist tendencies in the early twentieth century. In the section on “Individualist Anarchism and Reaction,” he shows his prolier-than-thou disdain for most of the cultural expressions of anarchism, makes some dark and potentially icky comments about “outrageous behavior and aberrant lifestyles,” and then goes on to make the baffling claim that anarchist individualists weren’t much into theory.

Now, it is quite possible that Bookchin was so opposed in principle to anarchist individualism that he really had no idea about the theoretical debates in French individualist papers or the contributions of individualists to projects like the Encyclopédie anarchiste. But it’s hard to believe that he was unaware of the similar work in Spanish individualist p

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Punctuation of meanings

What is the correct punctuation to use when referring to a meaning in a linguistics publication? My inclination is to use single quotation marks as in:

  • ... casa has been upgraded from a ‘hut' to a 'house.'
  • Spanish uses the same preposition (en) to mean both 'in' and 'on.'

After all, the LSA uses single quotes for in-text glosses (e.g. Latin ovis ‘sheep’) and a meaning as in the above examples is basically the 'sheep' without the ovis.

The copyeditor for my new book systematically changed all my single quotes to doubles and I wanted to be extra-sure before asking them to change them back to single quotes. I normally follow the Chicago Manual of Style but they don't address this issue.

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Question about translations within dialogue

I am writing a fantasy novel, and my world has various languages. One thing I'm currently struggling with grammatically is something that should be relatively simple, but I can't find any info online.

I know it is typical to italicize words that are in other languages, but what about if a word is being translated? Is the translated word left alone or would that be italicized as well? Or would the word (or both) be put into secondary quotation marks?

Here is an example sentence. Which of these is more correct?

Nothing about the translated word changes: "Casa is Spanish for home."

The translated word is italicized (this is typically what I do, but I'm unsure about its correctness): "Casa is Spanish for home."

The word needing translation is in secondary quotation marks, translated word is italicized: "'Casa' is Spanish for home."

The translated word is italicized and in secondary quotation marks: "Casa is Spanish for 'home'."

Both words are italicized and in secondary quotation marks: "'Casa' is Spanish for 'home'."

Sorry if this is confusing. Trust me, it's confusing me too lol

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Crackdown 3 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Crackdown 3

Platforms:

  • Xbox One (Feb 14, 2019)
  • PC (Feb 14, 2019)

Trailers:

Developer: Sumo Digital

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 63 average - 22% recommended

Metacritic - 60

Critic Reviews (credit to OpenCritic for the formatting)

Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 3 / 5 stars

>Short and not very good, Crackdown 3 has few things to point to as reasons to exist.


Cerealkillerz - Patrice Naderi - German - 6.5 / 10

>With it`s weak story, a soulless presentation and repetetive gameplay, Crackdown 3 is a total disappointment after all. The game feels like a Remaster of the first title and continues the series of mediocre exclusives with only few, but outstanding honorable mentions for the Xbox One. Fans of the series should grab the title via Game Pass, everyone else should find plenty of other and better options.


Critical Hit - Sam Spiller - 7 / 10

>Cracking the formula it set out with 12 years ago, Crackdown 3 delivers the solid and structured, though limited, gameplay of gunning down your enemies while leaping across vast distance and heights. Even if nothing especially new has been added to that formula.


Culture of Gaming - John Powell - [8.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - Review Thread

All Credit to Open Critic for the collation of these reviews and the formatting of the review thread, please check out the website - https://opencritic.com/game/7898/monster-hunter-world-iceborne

Game Information

Game Title: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Platforms:

  • PlayStation 4 (Sep 6, 2019)
  • Xbox One (Sep 6, 2019)
  • PC (Feb 28, 2020) [Steam Says January 2020]

Trailers:

Publisher: Capcom

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 91 average - 100% recommended

Critic Reviews

Attack of the Fanboy - Jelani James - 4.5 / 5 stars

>If Monster Hunter: World is a revelation, then Iceborne is something more. It takes everything I loved about the original title, while improving the things that I didn't. Truly, even with some minor shortcomings, if the ideal form of Monster Hunter were to be given shape then this is just about as close as you could get.


CGMagazine - Cole Watson - [9 / 10](https://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-revi

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(Random Rant Post) The way this is being done...

This is kinda a rant. Getting a few things off my chest in a forum can be therapeutic. Even if I end up blabbing and making no sense and not touching it after. So, TLDR: All my anxieties, random things, that jazz. Who would've thought we'd have the 2008 sequel and Spanish Flu 2: Electric Boogaloo in the same year?

Yeah so now I'm just scared. I'm waiting on my package for this year and that's when it hit me. I'm not going to get any CARES money. EFC has always been BS anyways and everything is coming straight out of my parents' retirement. My father jokes about never retiring but I always feel guilty. I'm not going to get any WS money unless our lord and savior Shirley Ann decides to implement a FWS that can be done online. Assuming we have time and none of my profs assign 500-hour homework or takehomes because they think it's easier for some reason or it's somehow going to change how many of my classmates teeter on the line of academic integrity if anything it'll make it worse because they're going to be struggling. Barely anyone cheats without feeling hopeless or unhelped.

And they're going to reduce our package by X%, and assume that we pay for the big meal plan and double room when they calculate that. And they might force everyone to take the same meal plan.

We might be assigned random rooms with random roommates like the freshies which might not be so bad. But I can't do well under social uncertianty- I can barely function when things are predictable as is. I want to know I'm compatible with my roommate first. Due to family circumstances I'm terrified of anyone who is intoxicated. Not that they are dangerous, but that something is off, I don't even know what feeling it is. Even the smell of booze can set me off. I'm not going to judge anyone and I don't unless someone gets hurt, but I always get that fight or flight reaction. My roommate who parties understood that and was great with giving me a heads up and some space. I respect the hell out of that. They're very cool.

Allegedly ^([underscore, double-score, asterisks, 5000 quotation marks]) no partying will happen at RPI this year. I don't have any issue with it normally, but now it's just that your roomie might bring the rona back. Hopefully, we'll get a choice in Spring, hopefully people are smart about this.

From what I've heard the freshies are all being made to take the 19. I was hoping to be able to save money and take the 15 since I wake up late enough for lunch and if

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Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Oct. 12, 1987

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of /u/daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.


FUTURE YEARS ARCHIVE:

The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by /u/daprice82


1-5-1987 1-12-1987 1-18-1987 2-2-1987
2-9-1987 2-16-1987 2-23-1987 3-2-1987
3-9-1987 3-16-1987 3-23-1987 4-6-1987
4-13-1987 4-20-1987 4-27-1987 5-4-1987
5-11-1987 5-18-1987 [5-25-1987](https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/e8ta3
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Abbreviation of the word “para”

Hey all! How should I write the word “pa”, shortened of “para” in the following example: No encuentro palabras pa decirte: “No te vayas”

I’ve tried searching the rules but it didn’t really help. Could it be used as “pa” together with the quotation marks? My friend says yes, but I would only add an apostrophe after the two letters. Although, not sure that it is the correct way to abbreviate this word in Spanish. Thanks in advance!

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Album of the Year 2018 #5: Lupe Fiasco - DROGAS WAVE

Artist: Lupe Fiasco

Album: Drogas Waves


Listen:

YouTube

Spotify

Apple Music


Background

Lupe Fiasco is a rapper from Chicago who signed to Atlantic after dropping his Farenheit 1/15 mixtapes and grabbing the attention of rappers like Jay-Z. Jay-Z told him to sign to Atlantic because he was supposed to become the head of the label but it didn't work out.

After dropping two critically acclaimed albums with Food & Liquor and The Cool, Lupe went into a lot of struggle with Atlantic. The label scrapped his next album "LupEND" and butchered his next two albums, Lasers and Food & Liquor 2 Pt.1 by rejecting his songs/ ideas.

After fighting off Atlantic, they let him release his 3rd critically acclaimed album in 2015, Tetsuo & Youth, where he has pretty much free range of motion with his songs/features and didn't contain himself from sending shots at his own label.

Before Tetsuo & Youth got released, Lupe had a project in mind : Drogas Waves and Skulls. He wanted to have free range and felt like Atlantic shouldn't earn anything on those albums so he dropped Drogas Light, a throaway album to end his contract while announcing the Drogas project. The album was kinda considered detox status since it was post-poned like 10 times in King Push's fashion and a lot of Lupe fans weren't expecting this to drop anymore.

On September 21st 2018, Drogas Wave was finally released, we can note that the album leaked beforehand, which kinda killed the release hype and the sales.

I wrote a complete guide on Lupe's career if you guys wants to know more or get into his discography.


Review

Drogas Waves is a 24 track, 1 hour and 38 minute long concept album. Taking that into consideration, it's not an easy project to get into, and following the narrative in only one or two listens can be difficult. Lupe grew up to be a lyricist who enjoys seeing people check his lyrics 10 times before they und

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I'm a 33yo Research Scientist and earn £38,000 (~USD49,500) in Manchester, UK

Hello! I’ve been a long time lurker and always felt a little out of place since I don’t earn anywhere near as much as a lot of the MDs, I’m older but still living by myself, and I’m in academia which felt different to normal jobs. This was a great exercise and made me really look into my finances and understand everything, so instead of a vague idea of my assets/savings I now have a proper document to refer to!

Also want to preface that I don’t donate money usually, but I donate time (science outreach and mentoring youths from underprivileged backgrounds). It’s something that hung over from my PhD days, where I had some behind-the-scenes peeks on huge charities and realise how little of their money actually goes to a good cause. I do donate one-off (e.g. natural disasters, war relief etc.).

Section One: Assets and Debt

Retirement Balance (and how you got there): Never had one before my current employment (3yrs) – I wasn’t educated about retirement, and when I knew about 401k, I was already leaving the US (luckily I was only there less than 2yrs, so hadn't wasted too much time). I’m pretty sure I have some government-funded pension in some Nordic countries, I’ll find out when I retire I guess…Currently ~£9800 just from my contribution. I contribute ~9%, salary sacrifice, company contributes ~20%. Defined Benefit Scheme. I also contribute 1% extra to an investment portfolio managed by the pensions scheme – this used to be matched by my employer but is no longer the case (boo!).

Equity if you're a homeowner (and how much you put down and how you accumulated that payment): Own a small apartment by myself. Down-payment+legal fees £37,300. I had to pay down at least 25% of the total property value due to my non-permanent residence status.£3000 from savings, about £13,000 from old junior bank ‘bonds’ maturation and stocks sold, and the rest was a loan from my parents.Mortgage is for another 20 years at 1.84% (just renewed for tracker, no fees, LTV<60%, after a long discussion with my mortgage advisor), still owe £90,500. Will need to figure out what to do with partner, J, soon though. We don’t live together, but he’s planning to buy a forever home in 2020.

**Savings account balance:**Regular savers account: £1110.50 in regular savers account, I put in at least £100 a month (max £250). This matures yearly and pays 5% interest (interest calculated daily).

Easy access account: £4241.70 (1st year 5% interest for up to £2500, which will drop

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BSN nursing student in ICU and soon-to-be RN here: Here are ALL the books, resources, and literally everything I can think of that I wish I had or knew of prior to nursing school.

EDIT: If any of these links stop working ever, just direct message me and I'll fix them! Note: I've edited and updated this a bit now that I've graduated & have RN employment.

FIRST, a message to anyone not yet in nursing school: This post is mostly helpful once you get into nursing school, but it'll probably be very helpful to you even before getting in and starting for knowing what you're going into, and stuff like the A&P material in this post below may be especially helpful to you right now.

Tips for getting in: ABSOLUTELY apply to 5+ schools a year once you're eligible to apply! This is my biggest tip to everyone. Schools can be very competitive. I got into 1 of the 5 schools I applied to and I know most of the other students in my cohort who had similar outcomes. Don't put all your eggs in one basket and be aware that you wanna get your prereqs done pretty fast as many schools require you to have completed your prereqs within ~ the last 5-7 yrs or else they're too old and you'll have to re-take them. 5 years is the typical limit for the hard sciences especially. KILL IT in the sciences. Non-prereq grades don't matter too much, but hard sciences grades like A&P are most important. And for every question you're asked when applying for nursing school, tell a brief story that illustrates WHY you want to be a nurse (specifically! vs a doctor or an RT or a PT or an OT or Pharmacist or PA etc etc...all of these professions "help people"...so why NURSING?) and/or a story from your past that illustrates what kind of nurse you will become if they will just provide the training so you can become one. The nursing school staff listening to or reading your answers will extrapolate from your stories + your past experiences + what they know of the program they're running to determine what kind of nurse you will become and what you're about and whether you're a good fit for your program. Don't answer their questions in hypotheticals....tell STORIES! This is THE reason I got in for sure. Also to anyone who reads this, you can reach out to me via private message with questions or for tips here anytime whatsoever; this goes for anyone else on this subreddit.

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Review: The Psychology of Totalitarianism in Orwell's "1984"

George Orwell's "1984" needs no introduction. It is one of the most-discussed and influential books of the 20th Century. There is a greater-than-even chance that most of you have even read it. And even those who haven't are familiar with its ideas: doublethink; thoughtcrime; Big Brother is watching you; forbidden truths dropped down the memory hole. Winston Smith's struggle against the police state ruled by Big Brother is legendary. Orwell's 1984 has made an indelible stain on our national consciousness. Still, I think, for all its familiarity, 1984 is actually a neglected book. In its popularity it has become a cliche. And Orwell's best insights, his sharpest critiques, have become neglected and forgotten.

I would like to argue that 1984 is one of the great underrated books of modern times. But to demonstrate this, I think it is first necessary to discuss the discussion of 1984, and to consider how 1984 is perceived in the popular imagination.

Let's start with the a recent episode in which the specter of Orwell was invoked: the controversy over "alternative facts". Briefly: President Trump's inauguration crowds were compared to President Obama's, Trump claimed his were larger and the press claimed the opposite, one of his acolytes appeared on talk shows and in Trump's defense claimed to be presenting "alternative facts," national attention was immediately redirected to this ominous phrase, Orwell was trotted out in the discussion, 1984 overnight appeared on the national bestseller list. We are not interested in re-litigating this controversy -- which is already old news -- but the discussion of Orwell it provoked. Take as representative this piece, "Orwell, Alternative Facts, and Cosmic Doublethink" by Barry Vacker, a professor at Temple University:

> As a college professor, I have been teaching about our 1984-like culture for over two decades. In my "Media and Society" course, we explore how surveillance and doublethink have permeated our mediated culture and electronic consciousnesses. Among the many real world parallels is that a society with more surveillance requires more doublethink to justify the dominant political regimes — in America and the world.

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> All presidents and political tyrants—from across the spectrum—must believe untrue and unreal things about their supposed greatness, not just Trump. The best politicians hide their doublethink or find their followers, voters, and nation’s media share their

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Basically My Life From 2018 Til Now But It Doesn’t Make Sense Probably Kyle Pierce

Part 1: Summer of 2018

Ok so, I honestly have no idea where to start this. Well, I think the best way to describe how I was feeling at this time was really shitty, but the light at the end of the tunnel was incredibly bright. Now, the reason why I started here, even though this happened about… 20 months ago? Something like that, who the hell is counting. Well, I started to get anti-social, like really bad. I would honestly just want to be alone somewhere rather than hang out with my middle school “friends”. I put friends in quotation marks because nowadays I consider most of them to be fucking assholes except for one or maybe two, or three kids (Parking G and Mo I miss you). Well, the last time I saw those people was June...22nd? 23rd? Whatever, of 2018, right when my social anxiety said “Allow me to introduce myself!”. They were hosting a final reunion party and I decided to go, only to do basically nothing. I felt like a pest, so I stopped following everyone and just went on my own. I felt sad, but yet again, they made me feel like that, so jokes on them: fuck  y’all. After that, I didn't see most of them again, and I’m glad. At the end of this part, I’ll go on a massive fucking rant about who I think I need to talk with again, who I think should just ignore me and keep being them cause their lives are great, and the people who I think should kill- wait no, that’s a bit too far. Aha! The people who should go fuck themselves as well!
Going into high school, I had no idea what sport I wanted to play in the fall. I already knew what I was doing in the winter (indoor track) and the spring (baseball). But fall? I could do any sport I wanted to (except soccer). Eventually, I thought football was not going to be fun despite the amount of clout I would get, so I did cross country. Now, I’m not lanky of any kind. Hell, I probably have bigger arms than some of my teammates’s legs. I was.. 5’7” and 166 lbs at my peak. Nothing could go wrong when it comes to dual meets! (Everything. Almost. Went. Wrong.) Now, apart from the practices, I really enjoyed the socialization. I even have some really close friends from it and I would never be their friend if not for the sport (yes I called cross country a sport, the fuck you gon’ do bout it?). Overall, I really enjoyed cross country practices over the summer, and I’ll talk about the actual season later on. 
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How to automatically apply a style to a single character throughout a project

Hi there r/indesign, first time posting. Been googling this issue like mad but I can't seem to find the proper phrasing to get the answer I need.

In one of my previous projects, a client requested that the "upside down exclamation mark" (¡) be lower in the body of text so that it would not be mistaken for a lowercase "i" (it was a spanish learning book.) At the time I managed to make a character style that would automatically adjust the vertical position of the "¡" without affecting other characters.

However I have no recollection of how to do this, and I need to apply a similar effect in a new project. For reference, I need to adjust the characters « and » so that there is more spacing between them and the quote they are containing. Does anyone know how I can achieve this effect without having to find every quotation mark and adjust them manually?

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SHOULD I BE UPSET? My brother (21) got his girlfriend of 1 year (22) pregnant

Before I begin I want to explain the relationship I have with my brother Growing up, my brother has ALWAYS been there for me until the days he started to hit puberty. We have about a 4 year difference with each other, and looking at it from an older perspective-- I guess as a teenage boy you wouldn't think it's cool to still hang around and play with your little sister. Ever since then, my brother has shut me out. He's here physically, however the last time I've been on the same page emotionally/mentally with him was when we were both younger. He used to be my best friend and now he feels like a stranger to me. It fucked me up so bad growing up because my family was falling apart in front of my own eyes, and at 12 years old, I was exposed to so much problems in my family that I never looked at anyone the same anymore (this goes for nearly everyone I speak to; as a result of things I developed a panic disorder/anxiety disorder paired with SUSPECTING/POSSIBLE depression as clarified by my doctor) my family refuses to reason with me when I reach out for help

Getting to the point- My brother one day, brought a girl home claiming that she was his girlfriend, and without my parents consent he's basically given our "home" (I say it in quotations because it doesn't feel like a home at this point) as a second place to live for her. We're spanish, and she's pretty much American as it gets despite her background, so the only language she can speak is English. She OR my brother haven't really made the effort to introduce my family to their relationship or to her in general. I'll give examples: -When I come home from school, sometimes she'll be in the kitchen getting food out of the kitchen and she won't even look at me or say hello to me -When I encounter them together around the house and I walk by; it's either my brother talks to me and excludes her or vice versa She stays in his room constantly yet has taken up so much space somehow in my family dynamic. This has been going on for a year now and slowly my brother has been getting more and more distant each time I see him/am with him even though he's 5 feet away behind a door. Ever since the start of this relationship, he's gained a lot (and I mean a lot) of weight. His hair has thinned out He's gotten more lazy And has become more and more bold to my parents; to the point where both my parents are complaining about him every waking moment I am with him. Whether it'll be in the car or at home when my brother'

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Spanish and Latin American Student Association responds to the Daily article on the Venezuelan Crisis

Quoted from the Spanish and Latin American Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SLASA.Mcgill/posts/3005536146138471?tn=K-R

"Public Statement: Spanish and Latin American Student Association (SLASA) February 22, 2019

After reading the commentary on Venezuela published by the McGill Daily this past Monday, linked below, and listening to the Venezuelan student and alumni members of our community, we, the Spanish and Latin American Students Association of McGill University (SLASA), publish the following public statement:

The Venezuelan community has made it clear that they were deeply offended, hurt, and angered with the opinion published by the Daily. This opinion transmitted a self-indulgent tunnel-vision approach that is reflective of a small group with big voice on campus. Despite not being from the region in question, they have made it their prerogative to say that they don’t want foreign intervention while intervening in others’ affairs themselves.

This opinion piece fails to recognize that the people of Venezuela are capable of organizing their own path towards democracy by characterizing the current events as an undeniable coup. Speaking about the sovereignty of a country in such a reductive and arrogant way is one of the factors that has most enraged the Venezuelan community in McGill. The rhetoric of the Daily stimulates misconceptions by portraying the current political crisis in Venezuela as a scenario of left against right, when the real conflict that the people in the country are facing is a battle of tyranny against oppressed citizens.

The Daily published their opinion with quotation marks around the words humanitarian crisis. We’re not going to assume what they suggest by this, but want to clarify that what is going on in Venezuela is a tragedy. Millions of Venezuelan citizens living in the country are suffering one of the greatest humanitarian crisis in the history of Latin America. The facts speak for themselves: 87% of Venezuelans are below the poverty line and 52% of families can’t afford to meet their basic food needs. Furthermore, this crisis has generated a huge outflux of emigration, affecting neighbouring countries in the region. It is estimated that 3 million people have had to leave their home, much of them having to walk unfathomable distances in order to find refuge in neighbouring countries. We stand with our Venezuelan brothers and sisters as they face a dreadful period in their history.

Among the many inaccuracies th

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Some people says learning english is hard. In english are there any basic grammar rules that are complicated? Examples?

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
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>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
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>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
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>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
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>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
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For those that saw my english grammar question. Here's a helpful compilation of examples of complicated grammar rules that could be used to teach anyone, including your friends and future 100+ babies english in the future =)

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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This is for those that saw the english grammar question. Here'ss a helpful compilation of examples of complicated grammar rules that could be used to teach anyone, or for anyone to use to learn english in the future =) Any additions, please lemme knw

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Hello Americans, thank for helping with da english grammar question. Here's this helpful compilation of examples of complicated grammar rules that could be used to teach your friends, your family, or your 100+ future babies english in the future =) Any additions, please lemme knw

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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I do not think I asked here. Don't remember. But here's a helpful compilation of examples of complicated grammar rules that could be used to teach your friends, your family, or your 100+ future babies english in the future =)

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Some people says learning english is hard. In english are there any basic grammar rules that are complicated? Examples?

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Learning Resrouce: From the question I asked, comes this helpful compilation of examples of complicated grammar rules that could be used to teach your friends, your family, or your 100+ future babies english in the future =)

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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This is for those that saw the english grammar question. Here is a helpful compilation examples of complicated grammar rules so in which you can use to teach your friends or future 100+ babies in the future =)

Summary

Was looking for specific examples of basic grammar rules that were complicated

Or said by a user replying to a differenet user

>They want to know if there are any basic, complicated rules.

Basic gramamr rules are when they always are absolutely needed for sufficient clarity when communicating

A simple test is if it doesnt belong in a year 1 / 1st grade / age 5-6 class then it's not basic

List of examples

I don't consider any of these examples as basic. None of them seems basic to me.

but if you think any of these examples are always are absolutely needed, please explain / let me know why?

>I have a degree in linguistics, have taught ESOL for years and studied several languages at an introductory level. I have never seen anything that suggests to me that English is a difficult language to learn, compared to other languages.
>
>Two grammar rules do come to mind that I think are common but also difficult/different compared to other languages.
>
>English marks singular vs uncountable nouns:
>
>A very common mistake with learners are mistakes like Car is more expensive than ring, correction being obviously to add a//my/that or another determiner. rule behind this is actually rather obscure and complicated: Singular countable nouns in argument position require determiners. It seems that this is done to mark out singular nouns from uncountable nouns, but in my experience, most languages don't have any such marking. My guess is that closely related European languages would.
>
>English doesn't drop subject in finite clauses:
>
>In most languages you could say sentences like am hungry or is raining, but not in English, you must say I am hungry or It is raining. French is only language I know that also doesn't drop subject in these clauses, I at least know that Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, even an Inuit language I once studied... list goes on, all these languages drop subject.
>
>I can think of one or two difficult things about pronunciation two but I'm guessing you mean syntax.

Verbs:

  • Many verbs are barely conjugated.
    • For example, "to put" is same in present and past tense.
    • Other verbs are called "strong verbs"
      • and have a very different form in past tense,
      • which can be confusing (for example, fight and fought).
    • There are also a number of "phrasal verbs,"
      • which
... keep reading on reddit ➡

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Crackdown 3 - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Crackdown 3

Platforms:

  • Xbox One (Feb 14, 2019)
  • PC (Feb 14, 2019)

Trailers:

Developer: Sumo Digital

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 63 average - 22% recommended

Metacritic - 60

Critic Reviews (credit to OpenCritic for the formatting)

Attack of the Fanboy - William Schwartz - 3 / 5 stars

>Short and not very good, Crackdown 3 has few things to point to as reasons to exist.


Cerealkillerz - Patrice Naderi - German - 6.5 / 10

>With it`s weak story, a soulless presentation and repetetive gameplay, Crackdown 3 is a total disappointment after all. The game feels like a Remaster of the first title and continues the series of mediocre exclusives with only few, but outstanding honorable mentions for the Xbox One. Fans of the series should grab the title via Game Pass, everyone else should find plenty of other and better options.


Critical Hit - Sam Spiller - 7 / 10

>Cracking the formula it set out with 12 years ago, Crackdown 3 delivers the solid and structured, though limited, gameplay of gunning down your enemies while leaping across vast distance and heights. Even if nothing especially new has been added to that formula.


Culture of Gaming - John Powell - [8.

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