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Hi,

In assessing one's writing, if you see these words in the Holistic Scale, would you be wondering what it is saying? Would the use of 'elaborations' be odd? Do you always put a period after each one? When you have the word 'little' in front of 'sense', does it mean 'small' with no positive or negative polarity perspectives(?) in place?

Scale 5: Possible digressions or elaborations confusing.
Scale 2: Typically little sense of beginnings or endings.

Sorry another question: Why does it have a singular verb?

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Hi,

In assessing one's writing, if you see these words in the Holistic Scale,I'm not familiar with the term 'Holistic Scale', but I'll try to answer anyway
would you be wondering what it is saying?No, these comments seem straightforward
Would the use of 'elaborations' be odd? No.
Do you always put a period after each one? You mean after the comment about Scale 5 and the comment about Scale 2? I'd say a period is optional. They are just phrases, not full sentences that require more careful punctuation.

When you have the word 'little' in front of 'sense', does it mean 'small' with no positive or negative polarity perspectives(?) in place? It means 'not much'. eg She has little money. You can't say 'She has small money'.
If you are asking wheter the word 'little' is positive or negative, I'd say it depends on the context. Here, 'little' means more is better.

Scale 5: Possible digressions or elaborations confusing.
Scale 2: Typically little sense of beginnings or endings.

Sorry another question: Why does it have a singular verb?

This paraphrase and quote comes from ... The writer is thinking of it as one text.
Consider a simpler example, eg The best wife and mother that I know is Mary.

However, I'm not sure if it makes sense to say that something is both a paraphrase and a quote. Is that possible?

Best wishes, Clive
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CliveHi,
I'm not familiar with the term 'Holistic Scale'...

Hi Clive:
Here's an example
Holistic Scale