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  1. #76
    You're and Your, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    OK Ian.

    How about the classic answer, one by a man, the other by a woman of course:

    "A woman, without her man, is nothing."

    "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

    Or maybe even:
    "A woman without, her man is nothing."


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    Excellent, Patrick. Bravo. The correct answer; or rather, correct answers.

    Which was just to illustrate how punctuation is paramount. Meaning is dependant upon it. The above sentences have totally opposite meanings according to the punctuation.

    My little input in what I hope is seen as jovial rather than controversial

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  2. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Ah, but that is NOT what I meant. I meant that I was running to the store as fast as I could, would then buy some milk. Won't rush to check out, I like to browse. I might even buy more things! But I want to get there quickly as I am concerned that the store might close before I get there.

    So your interpretation was incorrect because of the ambiguity of what I wrote.
    Going back to your example:
    I'm going to the store to quickly buy some milk.

    To me, that doesn't say anywhere that you will go to the store quickly.

    If you reverse the "to" and the "quickly", then yes, meaning is totally changed, ie
    I'm going to the store quickly to buy some milk.

    But for me there is no ambiguity in either case - just a different meaning.

  3. #78
    Boy - I can't keep up.
    By the time I get the email notification there have already been a dozen new posts on this subject.

    Don't remember a Mac or related thread generating that many comments THAT quickly.

  4. #79
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    Here is a fun one. This is a sentence. All it needs is punctuation:

    Molly had had had Don had had had had had had had had a better effect.
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Here is a fun one. This is a sentence. All it needs is punctuation:

    Molly had had had Don had had had had had had had had a better effect.
    This one just gives me a headache . . . :~P
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

  6. #81
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    Here is a fun one. This is a sentence. All it needs is punctuation:

    Molly had had had Don had had had had had had had had a better effect.

    OK... maybe...
    Molly had had "had", Don had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect.


    Can I now take a brain break and enjoy a nice glass of my nice dry red wine U-Brew wine???

    Unfortunately, not from top BC grown grapes but still pretty damn good, but affordable...

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    I guess there are not enough Mac/iPhone/iPad problems to solve - so now we have 66 posts on English spelling and grammar.
    ...you forgot punctuation, and the original post's main topic: pronunciation.

    I am just now reminded of one co-worker saying to another, "You didn't pronounciate correctly."
    Last edited by toMACsh; 09-07-2019 at 09:41 AM.

  8. #83
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    Well done, Patrick! Got it in one. Although I think the comma and semicolon belong inside the quotes. But that is the sense of the sentence.
    Jake

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    But that is the sense of the sentence.
    And this entire thread is beginning to make less sense. LOL.

    I think we can give member "toMACsh" the blue ribbon prize for starting this thread which has lasted through 84 replies and still going strong.

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    ...and we haven't even scratched the surface of common errors that many people make (the future correct way?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    ...and we haven't even scratched the surface of common errors that many people make (the future correct way?)

    And maybe that's a good way to leave things, after all this is the mac-forums.com site, not an English language literary grammar class site. Lots of those around if any user wants to use them.

    And then I'm sure there must also be some new English text/messaging sites with advice as to how to use the new English style with the new internet devices, applications and sites.

    A good place to go to scratch the language surface some more, or at least get started.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    And maybe that's a good way to leave things, after all this is the mac-forums.com site, not an English language literary grammar class site.
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    I have just tried to read this thread and after the second page I started to loose the will to live, but being a true English man one has to try to keep one's head and not upset one even one time. Because if one does upset one then there can be one hell of a comeback on one's behalf. So one makes sure that one doesn't hurt one's feeling even one time one hopes? Especially if one is one's neighbour
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    My second page, starts with post #81. I never thought this would have gotten past 20.
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