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How to display numbers in speech?

Hi all Just a quickie . . . ! I am writing a sci-fi book at the mo, and there is a fair amount of technical jargon – with a LOT of numbers. In speech, is there a correct / most suggested way of writing numbers? e.g. 3 or three? I curr...

Minister claims lecturer reported for 'hate speech' for teaching history, sparking angry denials

‘We have found no evidence of any complaint of hate speech made against our lecturers,’ says King’s College London...

An Easy Speech-to-Text Option for Word, OneNote, and PowerPoint

Word, OneNote, and PowerPoint users have a new speech-to-text option. A new dictation option has been added to Office 365. The dictation tool will transcribe your spoken words into text on your screen. This afternoon I tried the dictation o...

Free speech pledge for universities

The universities minister promises clearer rules to protect free speech and open debate on campuses....

Claims students have created university free speech crisis have been 'exaggerated', says report

'The report into free speech at universities has uncovered that there is no crisis of student censorship on campuses. It really is much ado about nothing'...

‘Intolerance’ threat to university free speech

Open debate in university must be protected from intimidation and bureaucracy, say MPs and peers....

More Tory MPs will be sent to universities to 'protect free speech' after Jacob Rees-Mogg student protest

Party chairman Brandon Lewis vows to 'step up speaker programme' in response to scuffle...

Campus free speech fears ‘whipped up’, says university boss

‘Misleading evidence’ creating moral panic on free speech, claim universities...

‘Free speech can beat extremism’

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates....

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Writing Death Scenes

A lot of people agonize, quite understandably, over how to write a good love (or sex) scene. But in this thread I thought it might be good to discuss how to write a good death scene. For the purposes of discussion I would prefer to focus on...

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