scyllacat

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Recent Comments

on: “My writing books” or “Me writing books”?

Except, @goofy, in the example given, "me" is not an object ...

on: wrong, incorrect, bad

I was all set to say the same thing as mshades; they're more...

on: Usage rules for adverbs

Ah, so there is a reason it sounds wrong. Thanks Jayles....

on: Usage rules for adverbs

oh, dear. The grammatical issue here MIGHT be splitting the...

on: want it that way

Yeah, "I want it IN that way" would imply something other me...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

Everyone's pretty much said it. In written stuff, it's redu...

on: “I recommend that you do not” vs. “I recommend you not”

yeah, the first sentences are wrong. The verb "do" is gener...

on: Past Perfect vs. Past Tense

Oh, that's annoying. I assumed I could give you a reason I ...

on: i’s vs “i”s

I prefer the first one. It's the one I was taught, and the ...

on: Difference between “lying” and “misleading”

To lie only requires that the speaker not tell the truth. I...

on: Whom are you?

The answer to your question is "not a chance." The verb "to...

on: Interrogative use of perhaps/maybe

Yes. It's not ever going to work for formal English. If yo...

on: Plural of Yes

I believe "Yesses" is correct. It looks really funny, I kno...

on: “she” vs “her”

No, you could NOT both be correct. The pronouns have to mat...

on: There was/were a pen and three pencils...

I disagree. This is one of those cases where sound matters....

on: A piece of irony

Joke's on you. "Ignert" is a colloquial form, frequently pro...

on: Space After Period

It's a style issue, not a rule. There's nothing to argue AB...

on: Fetch Referring to People?

Possibly regional, given the division, but yes, in the South...

on: Difference between a release and a waiver

Agreed. This is not a grammar issue. Grammatically, "waive...

on: Capitalization of dog breeds

#1 is right--except I'm not sure if I should capitalize ""Fr...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

I'm fascinated by the idea that came to me that this person ...

on: Why Don’t We Abolish Irregular Verbs and Nouns?

I was going to leave what would probably become an increasin...

on: Teams — is or are?

Sorry. Hopeless American, I don't know these names you're t...

on: There is/are progress and improvements.

I would so not write that sentence, but if it were necessary...

on: Defining a proper noun

It seems to me that anything COULD be defined as a proper no...

on: On Tomorrow

Sounds like it's just an old-fashioned way of saying things ...

on: Speaking with negations

Also what Nigel said. I can imagine the exasperated parent ...

on: Wet vs. Whet

Agreed. "Whet" is correct. An appetite is an intangible an...

on: Teams — is or are?

"Team" is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective...

on: Cut on/off

That's curious. I don't know why. Have you only ever heard...

on: Sleep / Asleep

I have heard it as a dialectic form here in the Deep South. ...

on: Green eyes

Jealousy is the "green-eyed monster," so if someone calls yo...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

Ok, I was speaking in the legal sense. I suppose I should h...

on: Where does the period go?

Oh, I'm going to have fun here. This question is easy, i...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

P.S. "UPS and FedEx will not deliver to PO boxes." Min...

on: “dis” vs “un”

Wow, this is a great question. Given the examples, I guess ...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

I don't know, you must live in Crazyland, from my point of v...

on: Please be advised....

It reminds me that they say, in German (or at least they did...