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To clarify:
If I said "I couldn't care less," then thats what I mean, but if I said "I could care less," then I could mean/say it in a sarcastic way.

IngisKahn May 27, 2003, 2:26pm

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Trouble has many definitions. Among other things it can be a state or a specific situation. So depending on what you mean either one could be correct. Check out the definition and examples:

IngisKahn April 29, 2003, 10:10pm

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"Ranks" is the subject of the sentence. It is plural therefore you would say "have." Try removing the prepositional phrase: The ranks have increased...

IngisKahn April 29, 2003, 10:01pm

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I think that "with" is used because it sounds more personable than "in". Logically this would be incorrect. When something is embedded it is always embedded IN something. i.e. If an arrow is shot into a tree it is embedded IN the tree, not embedded with the tree. If I use "with" with embedded, (A is embedded with B) then I would take it to mean A and B are embedded in something. Obviously this is not what they mean when they talk about journalists embedded with troops, it just sounds funny to say a person is embedded in a group of people. Personally I think that embedded was a dumb word to use. Look it up in the dictionary:

In regaurds to the Post artical, the word "embedded" has nothing to do with "in bed" it just means to be fixed into something.

IngisKahn April 29, 2003, 9:26pm

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