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#31 wvcubsfan

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:28 AM

 

 

SYNTAX ERROR NATION.

 

Seriously, a sentence always starts with a capitalized letter, it's not "im" it's "I'm" and proper names are also to be capitalized. I don't have the best grammar in the world, but at least I make an attempt. I will now return the soapbox to it's rightful owner.

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I hate you. I mean really really hate you. /s

 

I'm not an English teacher or anything, but shouldn't there be a comma in that rant of yours?



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:05 PM

 

 

 

SYNTAX ERROR NATION.

 

Seriously, a sentence always starts with a capitalized letter, it's not "im" it's "I'm" and proper names are also to be capitalized. I don't have the best grammar in the world, but at least I make an attempt. I will now return the soapbox to it's rightful owner.

soooo, im thinkin Grammer Nasi Nation?

I hate you. I mean really really hate you. /s

 

I'm not an English teacher or anything, but shouldn't there be a comma in that rant of yours?

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:35 PM

Are we discussion if "really really" needs a comma between the "really really?"

If so what is the first "really" modifying.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:10 PM

Are we discussion if "really really" needs a comma between the "really really?"

If so what is the first "really" modifying.

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

Are we discussion if "really really" needs a comma between the "really really?"
If so what is the first "really" modifying.

 
really
Well that interjection needs a capital letter and an ending punctuation.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:02 PM

Are we discussion if "really really" needs a comma between the "really really?"

If so what is the first "really" modifying.

 

There are those who say that repeated words should be separated by a comma. I tend to do so in my own writing. (E.g., "I think that, that cat has hairballs.")

 

Many punctuation choices come down to taste, however, and I don't consider an omitted comma in most such circumstances to be erroneous... especially given the growing trend to err on the side of omitting optional commas.

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:10 PM

Are we discussion if "really really" needs a comma between the "really really?"
If so what is the first "really" modifying.


There are those who say that repeated words should be separated by a comma. I tend to do so in my own writing. (E.g., "I think that, that cat has hairballs.")

Many punctuation choices come down to taste, however, and I don't consider an omitted comma in most such circumstances to be erroneous... especially given the growing trend to err on the side of omitting optional commas.

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.
Yeah that's the standard but repitition like that should be avoided.

As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.



As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

 

 

When I said "poor taste", I was just being diplomatic. Omitting the final comma is a moral failure on the order of embezzling.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:22 PM

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.



As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

 

 

Nevermind  MG, feel free to delete this post.


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.


As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."
 
Nevermind  MG, feel free to delete this post.
NEVER, and there are still plenty of style guides that omit the serial comma. They are mainly British guides or the AP (Asspciated Press) Style Guide. I do like how Brits refer to the comma as a half-stop and the period as a full stop. I use with my students to help them understand the difference between the two.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:55 AM

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.

As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

When I said "poor taste", I was just being diplomatic. Omitting the final comma is a moral failure on the order of embezzling.

Really? I find the serial comma to be otiose.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

 

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.

As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

When I said "poor taste", I was just being diplomatic. Omitting the final comma is a moral failure on the order of embezzling.

Really? I find the serial comma to be otiose.

 

Really?  I find this entire conversation obtuse.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

 

 

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.

As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

When I said "poor taste", I was just being diplomatic. Omitting the final comma is a moral failure on the order of embezzling.

Really? I find the serial comma to be otiose.

 

Really?  I find this entire conversation obtuse.

 

 

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

 

 

 

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.

As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."

When I said "poor taste", I was just being diplomatic. Omitting the final comma is a moral failure on the order of embezzling.

Really? I find the serial comma to be otiose.

Really?  I find this entire conversation obtuse.

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