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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2010, 11:42:20 am »
http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/who_1.asp
Final Score: 10/10

First try :)

Yeah, me too.  The him/he test works well.   ;)
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2010, 11:53:19 am »
I am with you on this. As a university professor, I have become sickened by the lack of functional literacy of modern society.

I only wish that more people understood how to use the Oxford Comma,
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2010, 12:03:16 pm »
I have a bowl-full of serial commas, Oxford Commas, and Harvard Commas for breakfast every day!
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2010, 12:13:11 pm »
I have a bowl-full of serial commas, Oxford Commas, and Harvard Commas for breakfast every day!

As we seem to be moving in a certain direction, which style guide are we going to adhere to? Chicago 13th Edition, MLA, or Harvard?

My vote is for Chicago.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2010, 12:21:03 pm »
I was leaning towards Hawaiian pidgin, but I'm with you on Chicago kine talk story.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2010, 05:06:44 pm »
Speaking of Oxford Commas . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_i1xk07o4g
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2010, 05:12:39 pm »
OK - OK a hint...
Subject vs object.
That would require you to be able to correctly identify the subject of the sentence, which you seem to have failed to do.  So the answer to "Who do you think (should look it up for me)" is you, because you need more practice ;) ;D ;D ;D
Ok, it occurred to me that I was wrong here.  I mis-remembered the sentence.  It's true that "Who do you think (should look it up for me)" is correct, but since I didn't specify it's fair to assume that the sentence actually was "Who do you think (I would have look it up for me)" and that should be whom.  My bad.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2010, 12:25:19 am »
Prepare for lockdown!!!

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #53 on: December 17, 2010, 01:36:12 am »
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2010, 01:51:29 am »
Speaking of Oxford Commas . . .


Man, that was worse than being Rick Roll'd.

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2010, 05:08:20 am »
A man works hard all week, so he doesn't have to wear pants all weekend.

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2010, 07:14:43 am »
Speaking of Oxford Commas . . .


Man, that was worse than being Rick Roll'd.

Coal... nothing but coal for you!
Perfect!  You know I'll just make diamonds out of it, right?

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2010, 09:13:10 am »
What, no coal porter?  I figured that one would have a permanent tap on your kegerator.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2010, 02:13:19 pm »
That reminds me of a completely unrelated story... My FIL said something about listening to Cole Portser, and Sarah, my 6-year old, turned with a look of absolute shock and said, "Did you say, 'cold water?'"

The look and tone reminded me of Sammy Davis Jr. in Cannonball Run - it was priceless!

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2010, 06:01:40 pm »
What, no coal porter?  I figured that one would have a permanent tap on your kegerator.
Tasty :)  But I have no permanent taps, do you?
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