Jasper

Joined: June 9, 2012

Number of comments posted: 139

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A New Correlative Conjunction?

I suppose this more of speculation and bit of a question. I ...

Modal Remoteness & Tense

To preface, I have been studying conditionals for the last f...

“a letter that had requested” vs. “a letter that requested”

While doing some homework for literature, I constructed thes...

“as” clause and tense

From “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin: “She sat wi...

Past vs. past perfect

I had always wondered about a construction (of conjugation w...

Chary

This word has been driving me crazy. Figuratively speaking, ...

Misplaced clauses?

Can clauses be misplaced because I always thought that they ...

Recent Comments

on: Which sound “normal” to you?

D sounds the most natural and followed by A. B sounds str...

on: therefore, thus as conjunctions

@ps.nikki, "Clause; conjunctive adverb, clause" is the fo...

on: A New Correlative Conjunction?

@Warsaw Will, Funnily enough, I've actually thought of cl...

on: A New Correlative Conjunction?

@jayles Maybe: SVO for "Who hit the teacher?" or IsVO ...

on: On Tomorrow

@Hairy Scot, Um, yeah, sorry about that. After I had just...

on: On Tomorrow

@Hairy Scot, Well, Monday is answering the adverbial ques...

on: On Tomorrow

@Hairy Scot, I think the exclusion of the preposition is ...

on: “You have two choices”

@Hairy Scot, I used intransigent because you're unwilling...

on: “You have two choices”

@Hairy Scot, Yes, the way that the syntax, which has fort...

on: “You have two choices”

@Hairy Scot, But that's the thing two, three, four, etc. ...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

@Mrs. Davenport, Because of your post, I researched the t...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

@Mrs. Davenport So, you're saying that African-Americans ...

on: A New Correlative Conjunction?

@Warsaw Will, Sorry, for the late reply. Yes, I am aware ...

on: Inch vs. Inches

@Nathaniel George, .5 of an inch=1/2 (of) an inch and .75...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

@Warsaw Will, "The writer of that Atlantic article thinks...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Here's the excerpt from that Sesquiotica article: "First ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

@sundy, But that's the thing: language is not always log...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

Forgot to post this: That is why I posted the links. Origins...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

@Warsaw Will, I found something that pointed in the direc...

on: Semicolon between sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction

@jayles, The only significant problem that I can think of...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

And: http://people.sc.fsu.edu/~jburkardt/fun/wordplay/sht...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Brus, I'm not sure it is political correctness. It's clo...

on: Pronouncing “str” like “shtr” as in “shtrong” “shtrange”

I have found this: Only the media could pick up and run w...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Warsaw Will, Yes, you're right. By my second post, I def...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Paul Reynolds, There is nothing to correct in "It is she...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Warsaw Will, Yes, I was wrong about the anecdote. I wil...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

*site...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Peter Reynolds, Perhaps, it is endemic to females, but y...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

@Peter Reynolds, You don't have knowledge of formal gramm...

on: troops vs soldiers

@Emil E or M, I don't think anyone here would care if you...

on: “Anglish”

@AnWulf, On rereading your question, I seem to have misin...

on: “Anglish”

Definition 1a of Substantive (noun): "A chest or box for mon...

on: who vs. whom

@Warsaw Will, But the question remains: are those men who...

on: Horizontal Stripes?

I have never heard stripes being used solely vertical. Strip...

on: Pled versus pleaded

I don't know what it is, but "snuck" to me sounds better tha...

on: “The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Whoops, didn't realize it was pun; I was thinking of it as d...

on: “The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

*In the first paragraph, static should stative....

on: “The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

@Warsaw Will I disagree. Bored can act as adjective and t...

on: “The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Bored is acting as an adjective here. This is because nothin...

on: tonne vs ton

I find the use slightly innovative because it takes an old (...

on: “Anglish”

@AnWulf, I will take you up that offer about providing qu...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

@Warsaw WIll, Yes, that question with "first, secondly, t...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

@Warsaw Will, I was on the internet a few months ago look...

on: Modal Remoteness & Tense

Sorry for the delay in responding. Although I have since rem...

on: “Anglish”

@AnWulf, First, on Etymonline's giving of different roots...

on: Modal Remoteness & Tense

@Warsaw Will Yes, I agree with your point on number one. ...

on: Selfie

Shelfie, that is great....

on: Modal Remoteness & Tense

@Jayles, Yes, I am aware of mixed conditionals, but have ...

on: “a letter that had requested” vs. “a letter that requested”

Yes, okay, that makes sense. All that the relative clause is...

on: On Tomorrow

* I mean spoken prevalence....

on: On Tomorrow

@Teacher According to Google's Ngram, it started about 17...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

@Brus, I disagree. I do not believe an ellipsis is implie...

on: “Anglish”

@AnWulf, Yes, some of those silly rules are nothing but t...

on: Plural form of anonymous

Just to throw my two cents in, "Thus, the heroes of today...

on: Motives vs. Motivation

@Jayles I don't think there is a connection between motiv...

on: “Anglish”

I like both, but I would probably use brotherhood more than ...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Edit: Sentences 3 through 5 should be removed because they a...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

@T_reason Your argument is, I believe, a non-sequitur. Yo...

on: Backward vs. Backwards?

Some of those changes are ghastly while others are reasonabl...

on: Tell About

As an American, I would have to say it is dialectical. I don...

on: “as” clause and tense

Yes, I thought that it had been used because it was a factua...

on: “The plants were withered” Adjective or passive?

Both A and B practically mean the same thing. C reads odd to...

on: Past vs. past perfect

@Warsaw Will I don't quite understand your second post. Y...

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

* viola should voila....

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

' "...But if [you think] you [can] keep coming in late to wo...

on: Adverbs better avoided?

@Warsaw Will Agreed. Passives are perfectly fine. @Wil...

on: How did “trans-” become “x-”?

@Spence The Xmas isn't actually "exing" out Christ, but i...

on: why does english have capital letters?

*"the" should be "than"...

on: why does english have capital letters?

@aragond You are either unfathomably stupid or you are ju...

on: On Tomorrow

*Scratch out the second 'not'....

on: On Tomorrow

I don't think the phrase is not even logical. Tomorrow, I be...

on: “There can be only one” or “there can only be one”?

@Helcio Fernandes, Actually, I reflected upon this questi...

on: Chary

Oh look, a troll....

on: Five eggs is too many

@Warsaw Will, Ah, I forgot about numerical S-V agreement....

on: Five eggs is too many

I would have to agree with Tim33 on the first part. But I mu...

on: Past tense of “text”

*Remove the 'are'....

on: Past tense of “text”

@Really?? We're are not ignorant of the rules of English,...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

@Captain Typo, First, Lego's demands that people use Lego...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Whoops, the fallacy that if only a few people know or believ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Jayles is just stating a fallacy, the appeal to popularity, ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

@AnWulf Why do have the need to bash and get rid of Latin...

on: When “that” is necessary

@Warsaw Will, I am not Jayles. And on the note of that no...

on: Word in question: Conversate

@smitty No one cares....

on: When “that” is necessary

"That" can be a demonstrative pronoun or a relative pronoun....

on: One of the most...

Yes, I don'r consider those as errors either. But most presc...

on: One of the most...

Actually, considering that errors is being compared to more ...

on: Misplaced clauses?

Warsaw Will, What kind of linguist books do have? I wish t...

on: Misplaced clauses?

Thank you, Warsaw Will....

on: intend on doing?

Happy New Year, Warsaw WIll and everyone else! Anyway, I ...

on: intend on doing?

Whoops, your not you're....

on: intend on doing?

Although I would not say it sounds wrong, its grammar, which...

on: concerning

Denkof Zwemmen, Is your outcry because of concerning bein...

on: my being vs me being

What about "warned"? I have a hard time accepting "warned" a...

on: Medicine or Medication?

On Porter's lyrics, I think was merely to maintain a rhyme w...

on: Verb-tense agreement for a quote that is still true

On Porter's lyrics, I think was merely to maintain a rhyme w...

on: American versus British question

Hairy Scot, http://images.wikia.com/bloons/images/8/83/Ho...

on: “Bring” vs. “Take” differences in UK and American English

I found this article helpful: http://www-personal.umich.e...

on: Complete Sentence

theshockdoctrin, The verb is "delivered" but the subject ...

on: “Bring” vs. “Take” differences in UK and American English

I want to say it is because the two words are so similar. Bo...

on: Not just me who thinks... or Not just me who think... or Not just I who think... or Not just I who thinks...

Yes, I did that just because I wanted to compress the phrase...

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