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The concept is straightforward: when I’m in the early, planning stages of a project…
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Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 am Post
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:00 am Post
Mac wrote:(13) Page 4The concept is straightforward: when I’m in the early, planning stages of a project…
The comma between early and planning is not needed. Personally—to reduce the "I" count from 3 to 2 in that sentence—I'd go for:
The concept is straightforward: early in the planning stages of a project…
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:20 am Post
... I tend to take a piece of A3 paper and just write my thoughts and ideas all over it, in no particular order, making notes off of one idea and drawing lines and arrows between them ...
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Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:02 am Post
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:55 am Post
xiamenese wrote:With the comma, to me, the "early" and "planning" are two separate modifiers of "stages", so that the "early" implies that planning is one of the early stages of the project;
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:20 am Post
Mac wrote:xiamenese wrote:With the comma, to me, the "early" and "planning" are two separate modifiers of "stages", so that the "early" implies that planning is one of the early stages of the project;
The comma essentially replaces "and", which would mean the sentence would read...
The concept is straightforward: when I’m in the early and planning stages of a project...
That would imply that the early stages of the project come before the planning stages of the project, which, I think, would not be accurate. If that was the case, then the sentence would be...
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:29 am Post
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:20 am Post
Though it is common in vernacular speech, especially in the USA, the preposition off of is not acceptable in standard English.
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:03 pm Post
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:33 pm Post
MimeticMouton wrote:With the comma, both "early" and "planning" modify "stages"; it doesn't necessitate them being exclusive: consider that "early, grey hours of the day" does not indicate two separate sets of hours, early ones that come before grey ones, but "early grey hours of the day" suggests that there are later hours also grey. Thus, the early stage of the project may be the planning stage. Arguably you could remove the commas and place "planning" in brackets: "When I'm in the early (planning) stages". That would demote the importance of planning in the sentence, though, which wouldn't serve Scapple very well.
Regarding extraneous prepositions: I think Keith wrote this whole section, so I'll thank you to stop blaming Americans.
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:52 pm Post
KB wrote:Neither, they are simultaneous - the planning stages *are* the early stages. Thus: "early, planning" not "early planning".
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:10 pm Post
Mac wrote:If, as you say, the planning stages *are* the early stages, then the comma is not needed.
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