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Re: Might could  •  February 24, 2012, 4:01pm  •  0 vote

"...throw out some extremely improper English around me and I will not even waste my time getting to know you." Promise? "Might Could" is a great expression that follows the edicts of the likes

Re: your call will be answered in the order it was received  •  January 24, 2011, 7:12am  •  0 vote

What about: Calls are answered in the order of their receipt?

Re: One of the most...  •  January 23, 2011, 4:43am  •  1 vote

Brian W said: "So, I grant you, it is a commonly used construction. Yet I assert that it is a violation of grammar. The two situations can co-exist." It is in no way a violation of grammar. Certai

Re: Amount of people  •  January 23, 2011, 12:45am  •  0 vote

I agree that to talk about a number of people or cars makes much more sense and sounds better than to talk about an amount of people. But this seems to me to have more to do with the meaning of words

Re: One of the most...  •  January 23, 2011, 12:29am  •  0 vote

I can't believe that anyone these days would say that split infinitives are unacceptable. The so-called split infinitive has never violated any rule of English. Please cite any modern grammar book tha

Re: Over exaggeration  •  November 30, 2010, 3:51pm  •  0 vote

PS if we can talk of a big exaggeration as opposed to a small exaggeration why can't we qualify the word in other ways?

Re: Over exaggeration  •  November 30, 2010, 3:48pm  •  2 votes

For a political party to exaggerate the benefits of their policies would be normal. But if they exaggerated said benefits beyond what even the most gullible of the populace on the loose could take ser

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  November 30, 2010, 3:29pm  •  2 votes

If you are doing a test, "correct" is what your teacher says is correct. Otherwise it is not a very useful word in the context of a living language. There is no official grammar of English, and no

Re: semi-colon and colon in one sentence  •  November 30, 2010, 2:57pm  •  0 vote

As far as the punctuation is concerned, your sentence seems fine to me. There is no reason you can't use a colon and semi-colon in the one sentence. It does sound a little formal with a couple of

Re: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?  •  November 30, 2010, 2:36pm  •  4 votes

Frank, Everything you have said makes me very very happy!