A different internal logic

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As editor for a parenting magazine, I get to go through submissions that are written by non-native writers of English, and I find it fascinating that the styles of the original language come through, even ‘in translation’.

Having been trained to write in the US, I follow the American system of logic: you start off by stating what you are going to say; provide the supporting arguments; then conclude by repeating what you said. So even within a paragraph, the main theme is always at the top, followed by the supporting evidence.

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