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Punctuating Character A’s reaction in Character B’s speech

Definitely separate paragraphs, because each speaker always gets their own line unless people are shouting an identical thing in unison. If there’s an interruption–as in, the other person interrupts the first person’s sent...

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Use of Abbreviations in Narration Speech

Hello, English native forum friends. I’m opening this post because I’m in doubt about the use of the regular sci-fi abbreviations in third person narration.Some usual abbreviation examples: lab = laboratorymod / modi = body modi...

Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension

A couple of months ago I discovered a new text to speech tool called Voicepods. When I first tried it and wrote about it Voicepods would only create voice recordings based on text that you wrote. This week Voicepods launched a free Chrome e...

‘Offensive’ student T-shirts are ‘hate speech’

Students from Lancaster University were pictured wearing T-shirts with rape and child abuse references....

Parts of Speech Quest

ABCya offers hundreds of fun and educational games for elementary school kids. Parts of Speech Quest is one of the games that was recently featured on ABCya’s homepage. Parts of Speech Quest is a series of nine games that, depending u...

Universities: Is free speech under threat?

BBC Reality Check looks at whether universities have banned books, speakers or changed course content....

Just How Free is Free Speech on Ontario Campuses?

Free speech is officially mandated on Ontario campuses this year, but just what does that mean? From students to teaches to workers, there’s a lot of people on campus and everyone’s got something to say. Of course, free speech isn’t r...

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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...

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