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    Hi, I don't know what thread you mean.
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    How much do you study on average each day?
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    Yes you are correct, in many respects the stream of consciousness style of writing breaks the standard rules of English. It can make interesting reading, I am particularly fond of Woolf though she is not easy, however it is not a good model for standard English of course. Steam of conscious is a relatively rare and often difficult form of English. I didn't know Emily Dickinson created commas of different shapes, that's interesting, but that sort of rule breaking is common with the stream of consciousness style.
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    Hi, yes that's fine, though you can drop the "from" so "No matter which angle..."

    Good stuff.
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    Oh it sounds like you are not having a good time of it. Yes I can have a look through your work but it will have to be a little later on. Not having a good day myself.
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    You did quite well--much better than the samples that you sent me of what the other translator had done.
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    About "conform", I can't say for sure about the particular translation. I saw you had mentioned it, and I wrote something about it earlier tonight.
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    I think the ideas for editing/correcting I sent in my last message are pretty representative. You did quite well--much better than the samples that you sent me of what the other translator had done--with some things to try and re-word here and there. The sort of things that probably come with experience.
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    Hi, Virginia, I quickly read through your recent messages--that's great news about the new translation company you contacted. I'm not sure how much I can help with some of the stuff you sent--the challenges of translation can take a while to get the hang of, and you seem to understand some of the issues. But when you deal with that word-for-word type of company, the results are probably going to not be so good, I wouldn't waste too much time on them.
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    I think 'below' is perfectly acceptable. You could say equally use the phrase 'does not conform to' - but either works!
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