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Science of Survival
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN PUNCTUATION
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EXAMPLES OF ALTERATIONS IN WORDING
I produced 32 slides for the above video, but I only managed to produce recordings for the first 11 slides and I have no intention for making any more recordings. Here are all the slides that I made for this video:
Note, there are more slides and information about alterations in Science of Survival in earlier report at http://www.truelrh.com/5106_SOS/alter_SOS.html
RON HUBBARD’S WRITING STYLE /
PATTERN OF SENTENCE COMPOSITION
Once I finished making recordings on the subject of punctuation, I decided to build on my noted observation of similarity in sentence composition and punctuation from one book to the next and look for specific pattern commonalities across a number of books. I started from the point I made in a segment on OTHER BOOKS:
Usually, an adverb like THEREFORE should be punctuated with a comma; but, as we have seen, it seems to be a reoccurring trend in the original text across different books that such conjunctive adverbs or transitional phrases are not always punctuated with a comma.
This is an example of a kind of observation I was talking about that indicates toward the fact that the text for these different books was essentially produced by the same person, obviously the author of these materials L. Ron Hubbard, who also made the same type of choices when it comes to punctuation.
Then I specifically looked for conjunctive adverbs THEREFORE and THUS that I noticed were often not punctuated, and it was a similar pattern as with a dependent clause starting with “When” – some were not punctuated and some were. Note, I also have conjunctive adverbs highlighted in the slides above.
There was never any dispute regarding the fact that Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was typed by L. Ron Hubbard and so I also looked specifically into this book for the use of a SEMICOLON, and there was plenty, just as expected. I also highlighted some instances of the use of a COLON:
There was something very satisfying about going through this exercise. I started with a LOGICAL THOUGHT of how Hubbard would make the same type of choices when it came to sentence composition and punctuation, and this is exactly what I found across different publications – repeating pattern / style. It was yet another kind of proof that all these publications were written by one and the same person which is consistent with information in the original descriptions for many of these books that they were written / typed by L. Ron Hubbard.