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Think of 'nope' as slang. 'No' has so many versions, it's impossible to count. I can think of a few. No - nope, nooo, nuh-uh are some of it. It's slang, just like saying 'yes' - yep, yessirrie, yup, ya-huh, and such.

Mikahbot September 29, 2005, 12:32am

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I hope people read this and even get into an argument with me, please. To MinervaMoon, For the love of pete, you do not make spaces between the ellipsis. You do it like this... not like . . . . Longer dots are...who the hell even does that? Anthony, I'm sorry that you're a teacher, but where have you heard students get two grades lower for making one false punctuation? So, are you saying that if I had a grade A paper, and used ... somewhere in the story, you'd give me a C? What kind of a school are you in the first place. Forgive my rudeness, but that just sounds ridiculous. Not even college professors do that. My God...please email me if I am wrong, but I think you guys are the ones wrong here.

Mikahbot September 29, 2005, 12:29am

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Uh...okay. Saying that something is ideal means that whatever the subject is, it's perfect or is close to perfection. Example: Having a mustang [car] is ideal. [I think I was sort of right...] Idea is something that gets invented in your head, like "Ooh, I got an idea! Let's go to a movie!" You get it? Idea and Ideal are similar, but are used in different contexts. Idea is a noun, and ideal is more of an adjective.

Mikahbot September 29, 2005, 12:15am

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Honestly, being a non-American, English is just as hard as learning Russian [I'm Ukrainian, but you'd think I was born here *wink*]. There is so much slang and word shortenings that it's crazy. You can say both "get it off of my hands" or "get it off my hands." -Get it off of my hands- sounds a lot more urgent than -get it off my hands-, so say whichever one you really preffer. You'll be understood either way [and here I was almost typing understanded...way to go, proper English -_-]. ^_^

Mikahbot September 29, 2005, 12:09am

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