gandalf

Joined: December 14, 2005  (email not validated)

Number of comments posted: 5

Number of votes received: 2

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Re: you all  •  December 14, 2005, 2:57pm  •  0 vote

"You all" means "all of you". The problem with you by itself is it's unclear whether it's singular or plural. I think that ambiguity is at least one reason why "Hi, you" wouldn't work as a greeting. Y

Re: North or northern  •  December 14, 2005, 2:44pm  •  0 vote

Texas is divided into informal regions: North Texas, East Texas, South Texas, West Texas. It and a couple other states might be exceptions, but what about cities? Everyone in the area knows what north

Re: “my tire flattened”  •  December 14, 2005, 2:24pm  •  0 vote

I've heard "flatten out" or "flattened out" a lot in colloquial usage, but that doesn't make it proper. It's not a rule that every transitive verb describing changing the state of something can be int

Re: Hyphen, N-dash, M-dash  •  December 14, 2005, 1:02pm  •  1 vote

What about spaces? I've long been confused about whether to whether to space around dashes -- m-dashes I suppose -- or put them right up against the words. MS Word automatically changes a dash surroun

Re: Use of multiple periods  •  December 14, 2005, 12:52pm  •  1 vote

The rule is that an ellipsis should always have spaces between the dots. However, if you're typing in MS Word you should type them together and AutoCorrect will replace them with a single character.