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Old 09-25-2011, 11:56 PM   #41
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Really? I'd never have guessed! Your posts are always concise, grammatically correct, and to the point.

Now should I have put in that last comma, or not?
Opinions will differ. Commas split up the last part of the sentence into measures, with each measure an equal rhythmic unit and with a rise in pitch at the end of each measure before the last. If it's three measures: "concise | grammatically correct | and to the point |" then there should be a comma after "correct", but if it's only two measures: "concise | grammatically correct and to the point |", then there should be no comma after "correct" because it doesn't end a measure.

I think there are three measures, so I say yes, use the comma.
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Yes, really. Thank you for your kind words, as always.
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Really? I'd never have guessed! Your posts are always concise, grammatically correct, and to the point.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:06 AM   #43
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Please kindly remember that some participants to the discussions on this website are non native speakers.
I doubt very much if there are any American Indians (true natives ) posting here.

Don't worry about it...
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How about those who proudly inject "mute point" or "for all intensive purposes" into conversation. Or politicians who can't pronounce nuclear like Carter, Bush II, Palin to name a few - and Carter studied graduate "nucular" physics and was part of the Navy "nucular" submarine program. How on earth?
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I doubt very much if there are any American Indians (true natives ) posting here.
I'm Osage and Cherokee on my mother's side.
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What chaps me (I've actually learned to chuckle) is when folks on TV/radio say stuff incorrectly.

The most obvious one is further and farther. You'd think folks that get paid to speak would know how to speak properly.

I'll cut em a little slack on the who and whom stuff.
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And people who insert inappropriate apostrophes, (or should I say "Apostrophe's"?), for just about every word ending in an "s".
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:00 AM   #48
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They invited him and I to a party....

They invited him and me!!!

You wouldn't say "They invited I to a party", would you?
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Sorry for the interruption.
Thanks for the apology. It's certainly appropriate and appreciated.

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Old 09-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #52
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OK, therefore you are only incorrect in up to 95% of your posts, as related to language usage ...
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The importance of grammar & punctuation:
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Language buffs take note — Page 7 of the contract states: The agreement “shall continue in force for a period of five years from the date it is made, and thereafter for successive five year terms, unless and until terminated by one year prior notice in writing by either party.”
Rogers' intent in 2002 was to lock into a long-term deal of at least five years. But when regulators with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) parsed the wording, they reached another conclusion.
The validity of the contract and the millions of dollars at stake all came down to one point — the second comma in the sentence.
Had it not been there, the right to cancel wouldn't have applied to the first five years of the contract and Rogers would be protected from the higher rates it now faces.
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What chaps me (I've actually learned to chuckle) is when folks on TV/radio say stuff incorrectly.

The most obvious one is further and farther. You'd think folks that get paid to speak would know how to speak properly.

I'll cut em a little slack on the who and whom stuff.
This one drives me nuts too!
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Since we seem to be getting very picky here, isn't this thread in the wrong sub-forum; shouldn't it be in Other? Where are the mods
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Since we seem to be getting very picky here, isn't this thread in the wrong sub-forum; shouldn't it be in Other? Where are the mods
I think they must be loost.
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Since we seem to be getting very picky here, isn't this thread in the wrong sub-forum; shouldn't it be in Other? Where are the mods
Okay, I moved to the uvver forum.
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Mom is that u?
My mother was an editor. You only THINK your mother was strict about spelling and grammar!

I even used punctuation correctly way back then.
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