Throwing shit at the Wall: Day 1

This is a warm up post. I’m testing some stuff before I actually start writing – for whatever reason. Decided to post to WordPress as pretty much nobody’s gonna read this, and I also need to keep this saved and accessible, if not private. Wait, can you do private posts?

Ah yes you can. I’ll decide on whether or not to enable that setting once I’m done writing the text – probably won’t need it, because, as I said, I don’t really think anybody will read it. Except that one person who gets email notifications. Or does everybody get email notifications? I can’t be sure. Let’s assume, then, that you did get a notification, so if you’re reading this that’s where you came from. In this respect I’m pretty sure nobody falls in that category – it would probably be fair to say people barely even check their emails. If they do it’s probably GMail. GMail should be sending the messages to the Social or Updates tab. Nobody checks any tab other than Primary, and that’s assuming they open their mail in the first place.

So that’s it, then – I’ll leave this post open for all to see. If anybody does get here through their email, they can tell me. It’ll become a survey, of sorts. If they got here through the website in general, or by accident – wow. I welcome you, and request you to comment on what appears to me to be an overuse of commas and hyphens by me. Comments on grammar wouldn’t hurt either, as that’s the reason I’m doing this anyway. I do think I’m using “I” a bit too much, along with oversimplified stuff I can’t put a name to, like that right there. Either way, it should be sufficient practice for the freefall stage in the examination – planned write-ups should commence in a week or less. Also, could somebody point out better ways to start a sentence loosely based on the tone of the previous one without starting with “Also”?

Or “so”, for that matter. If I remember correctly ISC penalises (penalizes?) sentences that start with conjunctions or “or”. Wait, so I can’t start with “And”, but what other conjunctions exist? What are conjunctions, again? Hold on, let me google it.

Google says conjunctions include “and”, “but”, and “if”. So we can start sentences with some conjunctions. If we couldn’t that’d be terrible. But doesn’t conjunction mean joining two sentences? If that’s so, I shouldn’t be able to start sentences with them – can’t join a null to a sentence here. But then again, English is quite weird as a language to start with, so at this point I’m not really sure – because I distinctly remember some words that we were taught back in primary – they joined sentences (wait that’s a conjunction right there), but you could add it to the beginning of a compound sentence. And I don’t really remember the words right now, hold on. It was something pertaining to causality, wasn’t it? I’ll use Google again, let us see what comes from it. Of it? Comes from it or comes of it? May as well Google that too. Hold on.

The first search term – it led to this website called gingersoftware. Ignoring the four different types of conjunctions that I just came (got?) to know of, it’s pretty elementary and doesn’t really tell me what I needed. The types and rules don’t help either. Ah, well. Onto the next search.

Search term “comes of it” leads to several dictionaries, leading me to believe that’s the correct one. However, “comes from it” doesn’t fare as badly as the first sentence led me to believe – you get something about context, a link pertaining to some law concept, and a word reference forum. Maybe, just maybe, clicking on the links instead of just glancing at them may help.

I’m basing my final decision based on Macmillan Dictionary’s definition of “come of”. Almost everything in the “comes from” search term turned out to be law related. Maybe if I were a lawyer, but I’m not. So, “Comes of”, I choose you. Allow me to add the actual definition here for a minute. Yes, I know I can’t do this in the paper but if you thought I’d write an essay in this format, then you need some lessons in – I don’t know, ISC marking? I can’t really see what I’m typing right now as editor’s in the corner and notifications keep popping up.

Okay, fixed all the typos that came of that notification mess. So as I was saying, you need lessons in ISC marking if you think this essay would be acceptable in an examination. Actually, if you do figure out the marking scheme, let me know. There’s no telling what actually constitutes a good write-up as per examiners; and if they accept endless tirades with no observable goal, that’d be interesting to know. Oh wait, I got off track. So as I was saying, here’s the picture of the definition:

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Oh, dear. So it turns out you can’t just copy an image and paste it. Fiddling with the controls to add the image was a bit messy, as I forgot how to correlate obvious symbols to their intended meaning.  None of that really matters, as I have achieved my goal.

I think I’ll stop right here. Will read this later. It’ll give me an idea of how I write in between my planned sections, and, hopefully, how to fix my errors. If you did end up here and are still reading, I have two things to ask you: what are you doing?( x 2)

Bye for the moment.

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13 thoughts on “Throwing shit at the Wall: Day 1

  1. 1. Notification via email. “Social” inbox.
    2. Eating chocolate fudge.
    3. Eating chocolate fudge.
    No comments on grammar owing to the fact that you probably can figure out the errors by yourself.

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      1. First paragraph:
        “warm up post” – colloquial language, not to be used in essays.
        “…-for whatever reason.” – Poor sentence construction and the hyphen isn’t helping your case.
        “Decided to post…” – Phrasing can be much better. You’re not sending a telegram where you have to save money by using the minimum number of words, nor is this a tweet where you’ll have to limit yourself to 140 characters. It wouldn’t hurt to write “I decided” instead of just “Decided” and “going to” in place of “gonna”.
        Oxford comma. – Please be a little more selective as to where you use this tool of punctuation.
        “Wait…?”- I get that this is a narrative but this is the first of an overload of interrogative statements and that’s not always appreciated in formal essays (not that this is a formal one but then you’re training yourself for ISC.) Interrogative statements, if used at all, should be pithy, sharp and few in number. (By few, I mean not more than two.)

        This is just the first paragraph. The rest are way longer and it’ll take quite some time to analyse all aspects of it.

        Get the gist, though?

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      1. Aar debona. No worries. Jokes apart, a blog post is not the best place to initiate a conversation and given that we barely have a week left for ISC, there is no point giving you my email (unless you have already discovered it via other sources).

        All the best.

        And bhai, tui ke jey you start a conversation with SGR on the comment thread of someone else’s blog?

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      2. > (unless you have already discovered it via other sources).

        Lol

        > And bhai, tui ke jey you start a conversation with SGR on the comment thread of someone else’s blog?

        Arrey. Why not. Not like Abed minds.

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  2. ….a new subject is going to be talked about as part of a conversation. “We’ll come on to the pros and cons of the deal once we are done with the paperwork.”
    I know you know the sexual connotation of come on to so no need to explain.

    Come on: Usually used in cases of objects starting to function and often used in case of illnesses. “I could feel a migraine coming on when Kabir started to talk.”
    “As soon as they walked through the door, the lights came on and everybody yelled, ‘Surprise!’ “

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