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I've just finished an anthology written by folks who work in higher education. I've noticed an ubiquitous and peculiar stylistic fillip that didn't appear in my textbooks when I was in college.

It appears most often as the bridging sentence between paragraphs, in the form:

[Things concluded & proven] comma then comma [introduce this new concept/approach/fact]

Where did this come from? Does this "comma then comma" replace an earlier rhetorical move I didn't notice?

How can I make it go away?

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Date: 2017-07-26 03:09 am (UTC)
sovay: (I Claudius)
From: [personal profile] sovay
[Things concluded & proven] comma then comma [introduce this new concept/approach/fact]

So it's like "if . . . then" without the if?

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Date: 2017-07-26 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] replyhazy
sounds a bit jane austeny or somethin'.

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