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Re: Motives vs. Motivation  •  June 1, 2003, 3:06pm  •  2 votes

The only context in which I can see both terms arising near eachother would be in storytelling. If an actor, with only a page of a script, must perform an act that fits into the story. The director m

Re: Social vs. Societal  •  June 1, 2003, 2:53pm  •  0 vote

I see the problem of one in which terms used from a science are finding their way into common usage. Often such events are followed by periods of abuse and misuse. Events, like a sudden epidemic t

Re: Em dash  •  June 1, 2003, 2:43pm  •  0 vote

There are, just to be contrary-- also situations where no space after or before is appropriate if not absolutely correct. In byline- dateline it is often the case that the byline receives no space but

Re: Trouble with Trouble  •  June 1, 2003, 2:20pm  •  0 vote

The usage of trouble in the sentences used initially is correct. In the way you seem feel more comfortable saying it, the word problem might be better suited.

Re: Commas, Periods, and Quotation Marks  •  June 1, 2003, 10:53am  •  0 vote

Joe, while I agree with your assessment of the rule I disagree with the example with which you chose to break it. The exclamation is implied as part of the quoted word so in this case it would make se

Re: Neither is or neither are  •  June 1, 2003, 10:38am  •  2 votes

Neither in this use refers to the implied word "choice" therefore is singular.

Re: Dual Purpose or Dual Purposes?  •  June 1, 2003, 10:31am  •  1 vote

Rufus is right. Vid: This knife has dual purposes. This knife is dual purpose. A knife of a different color. While potentially correct and illuminating IngisKahn's answer is reductio ad absurdam, an