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Pronunciation: aunt

a couple

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Re: Contractions  •  April 24, 2006, 3:46am  •  0 vote

Sounds to me more like laziness. I doubt their grammar teachers teach this rule.

Re: “while” adverb or conjunction?  •  April 6, 2006, 9:39pm  •  5 votes

Here are some arguments that it is an adverb. I'm curious if anyone thinks these hold any water. ---------- The sentence contains an adverbial clause; the "while it is still young" being a depende

Re: Is ‘love’ continuous or not?  •  February 8, 2006, 3:54am  •  0 vote

Remember "I'd hit it?" They should've just stuck with that one.

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  January 31, 2006, 1:41am  •  2 votes

It's similar to "oi" in England, which is said more to get someone's attention than as a greeting. Skinhead punk music is commonly called "oi," which always annoyed me in North America. Shouldn't

Re: Chink  •  January 23, 2006, 2:32am  •  0 vote

Nony Mouse: And what are you then, invisible? Let me tell you, I despise people of no colour, and I wouldn't let them into my home because you don't know what they're doing. You don't even know if

Re: I/Me function in brackets.  •  January 3, 2006, 8:00pm  •  0 vote

I third that opinion.

Re: “Tilting at Windmills”  •  January 3, 2006, 5:21am  •  0 vote

I hate that cliche so much. There's only one person who ever used it without sounding like a prat.

Re: a couple  •  January 2, 2006, 2:43am  •  0 vote

Well that's what's so irritating about this. The sentence has two parts: 1) There is a couple (collective identity) 2) The couple are leaning on the wall (two individuals) I seriously don't

Re: a couple  •  December 30, 2005, 2:59am  •  0 vote

Makes sense, Tim. And I would if I could, peon, but it was written by a Korean student and they won't take "rewrite" as an answer.

Re: ____ and he?  •  December 15, 2005, 1:37am  •  0 vote

If you want to see if the sentence makes sense, just take out the words "and" and "Ariel." So if the sentence is, for example, "He and Ariel have funny names," then you'd get "He has funny names."

Re: Much different  •  December 7, 2005, 1:50am  •  0 vote

I think it only works in the negative. It doesn't seem much different. X It does seem much different. But I wouldn't use it in an essay.

Re: Plural form of anonymous  •  November 17, 2005, 1:08am  •  0 vote

Anonymous is an adjective and cannot be pluralised in English.

Re: Spell checkers  •  November 16, 2005, 9:12pm  •  0 vote

Here's something stupid my spell-checker just told me. The sentence is, "Which one do you like the best?" The word "do" has that squiggly red line. The spell-checker recommended i change it to "doe

Re: Steak - correct pronunciation  •  October 31, 2005, 9:20pm  •  5 votes

It sounds the same as "stake."

Re: Data  •  October 30, 2005, 11:32pm  •  0 vote

Data is a non-countable noun, like food. You don't say "All the food were great at the buffet."

Re: Everyday  •  October 23, 2005, 9:28pm  •  2 votes

I really hate this mistake. "Everyday" is synonymous with "normal" or "routine." It is an adjective. "Every day" means "daily." Another one that gets my goat is "nevermind." It's a Nirvana

Re: worthwhile debate  •  October 18, 2005, 5:30am  •  0 vote

Other alternative: He rolled the R for all it was worth.