ENGL final review

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dependent clause
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A clause that begins with a subordinator (or dependent word)
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But at times create beautiful situations as well. (fragment or complete sentence?)
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fragment
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ways to vary your sentences
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Adding a dependent thought, Placing adjectives or verbs in a series, Beginning with an opening word or phrase, Adding a second complete thought to a sentence.
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What is the attitude in the thesis statement “Media Violence is harmful to society”?
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is
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A writer should develop their supporting points with specific details because:
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Details excite the reader’s interest and details serve to explain a writer’s point.
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You (do, do not) need a blueprint (or a plan of development) to create a strong thesis statement.
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do not
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Is the following an effective thesis for an essay? Recreation is an important part of people’s lifestyles.
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No, it is too broad
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Is the following an effective thesis for an essay? Living in a small town can be boring, but it can provide business opportunities.
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No, it contains more than one idea
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Is the following an effective thesis for an essay? When I was eight years old, I got a parakeet.
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No, it is too narrow
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Plagiarism (is, is not) ok if you use a reference page
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is not
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An in-text citation is found
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in the text of the paper, next to the sourced material.
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Citations will change_____________
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dependending on source material.
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What does each body paragraph begin with?
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A topic sentence
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methods for introductions:
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Begin with a general statement of your topic, Start with an idea or situation that is the opposite of the one you will develop, Explain the importance of the topic to your reader.
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In outlining, you must distinguish between major ideas and ________.
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minor details
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good ways to conclude your paper
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include a thought-provoking question, end with a prediction or recommendation, end with a summary and a final thought.
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examples of prewriting activities?
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Brainstorming, clustering, mapping
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Notes for your research paper can be in the form of:
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paraphrasing, direct quotations, summary
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Another name for clustering is:
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diagramming
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what should you ask yourself when revising sentences?
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Did I vary sentences? Do I have a consistent point of view? Do I use active verbs?
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When revising content, you should ask yourself______________.
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Is my essay supported,organized, and unified?
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advantages of learning how to write essays?
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Makes you think more logically, Helps you write job application letters, improves your chances of success on written tests.
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In freewriting, you should be concerned with:
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constantly writing.
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Unity
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Advance a single point and stick to it
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Support
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Support your point with specific evidence
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Coherence
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Organize and connect specific evidence
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Sentence Skills
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Write clear, error-free sentences
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Synonyms are words
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that are similar in meaning
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In which stage of the writing process is a computer helpful?
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Deciding on the order of sentences and paragraphs.Generating a list of items to write about.Substituting more effective writing during revision.
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In what process should a writer consider revising his or her sentence skills?
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Proofreading
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An introductory paragraph may ________.
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begin with an idea that is the opposite of the thesis, relate an incident or a story, contain a quotation
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Which rhetorical appeal is the most effective?
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All rhetorical appeals are equal in effectiveness. Their success is dependent on how the writer uses them.
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Using logic to support your claim is what type of rhetorical appeal?
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Logos
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Amber paid _____ ($46.99, forty-six dollars and ninety-nine cents) for a used copy of her history textbook.
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$46.99
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About _____ (60, sixty) percent of my classmates work full time and commute to campus.
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60
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My professor has a habit of saying ” ______ (etc., et cetera)” when he ends a sentence.
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et cetera
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Mason and Noah will meet us at the basketball court by _____ (3:30, three-thirty).
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3:30
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The snack bar at the stadium charges _____ (3, three) dollars for a bottle of water
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three
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In the following sentence, modifiers are used correctly: true, or false? Before undergoing surgery, the nurse took the patient’s vital signs.
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false, this comes across as if it were the nurse undergoing surgery.
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In the following sentence, modifiers are used correctly: true, or false? At the support group for new mothers, Samantha gave me advice about potty training.
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true
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In the following sentence, modifiers are used correctly: true, or false? Rudy enjoys eating curries from the Indian delicatessen with a lot of spices.
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false
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For a report that presents examples of the ways different authors develop their characters, you would use writing that emphasizes both _____.
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exemplification and comparison and/or contrast
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The security officer wondered _____ (whose, who’s) cell phone and car keys were left in the restroom.
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whose
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The school is renovating _____ (its, it’s) classrooms, so lectures are being held in the courtyard.
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its
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Plurals that end in -s show possession by adding
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an apostrophe
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I probably _____ (wont, won’t) renew my gym membership next year.
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won’t
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names that end in s must have ____to become possessive.
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‘s
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Contractions ___________ in formal writing.
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are not common
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The fourth step in writing a research paper is to _______.
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plan your paper and take notes on your limited topic
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To find current books on your chosen topic, you should _______.
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search through an online commercial booksellers, visit the Library of Congress Web site, use an Internet search engine and appropriate key words
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The _____ is a list of all the holdings in the library.
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library catalog
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The second step in writing a research paper is to _______.
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limit your topic and make the purpose of your paper clear
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If you are researching a topic, then you should search by _____.
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subject
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When writing a research paper, you should first _______.
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select a topic that you can readily research
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_____ is the process of taking one thing and breaking it down into parts.
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Dividing
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A college admissions Web site page that breaks down and categorizes the geographical make-up of its incoming class is an example of writing that emphasizes _____.
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division-classification
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A recipe is an example of a piece of writing that emphasizes _____.
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process
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If you want to tell your colleague how to save files on the company’s new system, you would use writing that emphasizes _____.
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process
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Which is the correct punctuation that separates two independent clauses in the same sentence?
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semicolon
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for dramatic effect, the ______ indicates a longer pause than a comma.
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dash
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Which punctuation do we use to show an in-text citation?
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parenthesis
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the hyphen connects
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the compound adjective.
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Which punctuation is used to signal an interrupting thought?
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dash
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Which punctuation belongs in the spaces? Jack’s time overseas _____ 10 years _____ gave him a much better understanding of other cultures.
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open and closed parenthesis
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Parentheses are
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useful in setting-aside additional information that isn’t part of the flow of the sentence.
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In what kind of essay might a writer consider the consequences of choosing a community college over a four-year university?
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cause and/or effect
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In an essay that emphasizes_____, a writer shows how two things are similar or different in order to understand each of the two things more clearly and, at times, make judgments about them.
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comparison and/or contrast
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If you want to convince a friend that living on the coast is better than living in the mountains, you would use writing that emphasizes both _____.
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comparison and/or contrast and argumentation
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If a student has information that is not supported by an in-text citation, it may be:
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plagerism
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Your paper should be in ____ format.
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APA
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Every student should be using APA type of style when _________
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citing sources
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The peer reviewer brings a similar knowledge of writing and “__________” for the topic.
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fresh eyes
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One of the benefits of the peer review is:
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Students will be exposed to new ideas.
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What is a questions should a peer reviewer ask?
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Is evidence or support needed?
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reasons to do a peer review?
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Peer review provides another set of eyes on your paper. It gives the writer the point of view of the reader. The peer reviewer brings a similar knowledge of writing and “fresh eyes” for the topic. Part of the benefit of peer review is that students will be exposed to new ideas
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Reviewers should try to think about what _______________ is targeted by the text and offer suggestions for ways that the writer might alter the organization of ideas, language, or overall tone to best fit that ___________.
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audience, audience
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When reviewing online, make sure to __________for typos before sharing them.
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check your annotations
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You should ________________ what the writer is trying to say before offering your suggestions
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always
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If you disagree with the writer about a point they made in their text, the best practice is to:
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Respectfully tell them why you feel their point isn’t well supported.
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A best practice is to make________________that refers to several parts of the paper rather than commenting on the same thing repeatedly.
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one comment
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questions the peer reviewer should ask
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Who is the audience?What is the main idea? Are examples needed?
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To avoid unintentional negative outcomes, peer reviewers should:
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assume the writer is being sincere when making claims even if the ideas seem strange
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During a peer review, focus on:
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understanding what the writer is saying before offering any suggestions
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Is evidence or support needed?
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look for sweeping generalizations,unsupported claims that look like facts, & facts that are not common knowlegde
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Is the topic appropriate to the writing task?
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As you review the draft, ask your self if the topic is too general or is it too specific. Determine if the draft adequately examines all of its points
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The role of the reviewer does not include:
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comments on the writer, not the writing.
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The first thing a reviewer should do is to identify what he or she thinks is the main idea in the draft. If that does not match what the writer intended, this information _____________
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is valuable to the writer.
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When peer reviewing, _________send a response when aggravated or angry.
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NEVER

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