I have a question regarding the structure of rules text in regards to abilities and effects.
Incinerate deals 3 damage to target creature or player. A creature dealt damage this way can't be regenerated this turn.
All of that text is on a single line.
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it into its owner's hand instead of into that player's graveyard.
Draw a card.
Here, much like Incinerate, we seem to have a Spell Ability that generates a one-shot effect as well as a continuous effect - both on a single line.
Remand differs, however, in that it seems to also generate a 2nd one-shot effect.
This question is perhaps pedantic, but I'm trying to reconcile the following.
Abilities generate one or more effects,
609.1. An effect is something that happens in the game as a result of a spell or ability. When a spell, activated ability, or triggered ability resolves, it may create one or more one-shot or continuous effects.
...but sometimes these effects are listed in separate paragraphs, as if they were themselves abilities (like alternate costs etc.), and sometimes these effects are listed in one paragraph and are seemingly sharing a subject, or "linked" in some way.
I can find traces in the rules of linked abilities, but the sentences that begin each of the above cards' rules text seem more like linked-effects of a single ability (the spell ability), and I can't find anything mentioning that.
What does the extra paragraph/line break signify? Why is it there sometimes and not there others?
According to the following, which calls out what paragraph breaks mean, Remand's 2nd paragraph could be interpreted (obviously incorrectly) as an "ability".
112.2c An object may have multiple abilities. If the object is represented by a card, then aside from certain defined abilities that may be strung together on a single line (see rule 702, "Keyword Abilities"), each paragraph break in a card's text marks a separate ability.
Does Remand generate 2 effects or 3 upon resolving the spell ability?