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englisch:working-with-texts [21.11.2021 (10:57)]
retemirabile [Always write about a text in the present tense]
englisch:working-with-texts [21.11.2021 (13:00)] (aktuell)
retemirabile [Always write about a text, a movie, a play … in the present tense]
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 ====== Working with texts ====== ====== Working with texts ======
  
-===== Always write about a text, a movie, a play … in the present tense  =====+===== Always write about a text, a movie, a play … in the present  =====
  
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 ^✅ Correct^ ❌ Wrong^ ^✅ Correct^ ❌ Wrong^
-|“The author **writes**”|“The author <del>wrote</del> …”| +|“The author **writes**” |“The author <del>wrote</del> …”| 
-|“She **argues** …”|“She <del>argued</del> …”|+|“Joe **speaks** very quietly in this scene.”|“Joe <del>spoke</del> very quietly in this scene.”| 
 +|“The two characters **argue** with each other …”|“The two charaters <del>argued</del> with each other …”|
 |“The writer **questions** if …”|“The writer <del>questioned</del> if …”| |“The writer **questions** if …”|“The writer <del>questioned</del> if …”|
  
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-^✅ Correct^⭕️ Better but not ideal^ ❌ Wrong^ +^✅ Correct^⭕️ OK, but not ideal^ ❌ Wrong^ 
-|The author writes that many US citizens are in a “mood of fatigue and apathy” **<wrap hi>(l. 7)</wrap>**\\ \\ ▶ Best option because the **line reference is clear** and still as **unobtrusive [unaufdringlich]** as possible. The **literal quote** [wörtliches Zitat] at the end is marked by **quotation marks**  [Anführungszeichen]|The author writes //<wrap hi>in line 7</wrap>// that many US citizens are in a “mood of fatigue and apathy”. \\ \\ ▶ Not ideal because the line reference has too much weight by making it part of the sentence structure, the literal quote does have quotation marks – so this option is not wrong but also not as good as the first one|The author writes that many US citizens are in a mood of fatigue and apathy\\ \\ ▶ Wrong because \\ (a) there is **no line reference** at all and \\ (b) the last couple of words are a **literal quote** that is **not marked by quotation marks**|+|//The author writes that many US citizens are in a “mood of fatigue and apathy” <wrap hi>(l. 7)</wrap>.//\\ \\ ▶ Best option because the **line reference is clear** and still as **unobtrusive [unaufdringlich]** as possible. The **literal quote** [wörtliches Zitat] at the end is marked by **quotation marks**  [Anführungszeichen]|//The author writes <wrap hi>in line 7</wrap> that many US citizens are in a “mood of fatigue and apathy”.// \\ \\ ▶ Not ideal because the line reference has too much weight by making it part of the sentence structure, the literal quote does have quotation marks – so this option is not wrong but also not as good as the first one|//The author writes that many US citizens are in a mood of fatigue and apathy.//\\ \\ ▶ Wrong because \\ (a) there is **no line reference** at all and \\ (b) the last couple of words are a **literal quote** that is **not marked by quotation marks**|
  
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 +==== How to write line references ====
 +
 +There are some abbreviations [Abkürzungen] for writing line references that you should know: 
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 +^What you write^What it means^Further explanation^
 +^l. 7|line 7|refers to [bezieht sich auf] just that one line|
 +^l. 7 f|line 7 and exactly **one following line**| refers to lines 7 and 8|
 +^l. 7 ff|line 7 and the following line**s**|refers to lines 7 and //some// lines after it|
 +^ll. 7 – 10|lines 7 to 10|refers to exactly those four lines, the double “l” is for the plural “lines”, it’s usually not used with the “ff” abbreviation|
  
englisch/working-with-texts.1637488624.txt.gz · Zuletzt geändert: 21.11.2021 (10:57) von retemirabile