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amazed

Member Since

April 26, 2007

Total number of comments

26

Total number of votes received

46

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Latest Comments

Sorry UIP, but you're quite wrong. In formal logic, "all X are not Y" does not in fact mean "no X are Y" -- rather, it means "not all X are Y.

Jeez, Patricia ~ what is it your love-making that leads you to PITE afterward? Too muh verbalization? Or not enough? ;->

Big, red bull vs red, big bull

  • April 17, 2008, 12:01pm

I want to know why no one called Whitney on her so-called "rule"....

OK vs Okay

  • April 17, 2008, 11:39am

Still, Bill, plausibility does not always equal correctness.

“This is she” vs. “This is her”

  • February 25, 2008, 12:49pm

Actually, John, Abby Normal's analogy with speed limit rules is right on target. You failure to see the clarity of the analogy goes directly to her opening suggestion: as you take the stance of a linguist (observer) rather than grammarian (prescriber), then your opinions and viewpoints are irrelevant -- and in fact distracting -- in any discussion of what is CORRECT. So if the query is "which is correct", your response is not germaine.

By the way, I love your user name, Abby!

Capitalizing After the Colon

  • February 14, 2008, 10:57am

with respect to Voltaire ~ because, after all, how can one NOT respect Voltaire? ~ I agree with Ryan on this, and Abigail. Thanks to you both in seeing it and expressing it simply and clearly.

How should I...? vs. How would I...?

  • January 11, 2008, 2:46pm

... and then there is this usage of "should"--
"What would you say should I decide to arrive earlier than planned?"

When to use verbs with an s or without

  • January 11, 2008, 2:34pm

That was awfully cavalier of you, Emily!

Younger vs. youngest

  • January 4, 2008, 2:39pm

Yes, still a purist.
Sorry.

Idea Vs. Ideal

  • December 27, 2007, 2:57pm

I'm always amused ~ and amazed ~ by how many people posting declarations of "fact" on this website use appallingly bad grammar, spelling and punctuation in their posts!

Questions

A couple... April 26, 2007