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August 18, 2011
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I. s.a.y. w.e. d.o.n.t u.s.e. e.n.o.u.g.h. p.e.r.i.o.d.s. L.O.L. :)
French uses the verb "décapitalizer." I'm a teacher at a college, and I have seen the term "decapitalize" in textbooks. I suggest that you use this because of the French and the textbooks.
Actually, Mr. Are You All Retarded?, why would you waste your time posting if you really thought we were all retarded. Your neediness is obvious, so I just want to let you know that you are safe here and that we will validate you and tell you that you are smarter than your daddy recognized :)
@ are you all retarded?
Your response is brilliant. So deep and insightful. What a brain you must have!
"Group" is a collective noun. I'm an American, and the following sounds awkward to me:
"A group of people are on the attack."
But this sounds correct to me:
"A group of people is on the attack."
Is it the opposite for you English out there?
What happens when I use a collective noun in these sentences:
"There is a group." "There are a group."
Since the verb is determined by the term "group," the British would choose the second sentence as correct, but the second sentence sounds ridiculous to my U. S. of American ear.
To be even clearer about my problem with collective nouns, here are a few more sentences, which seem incorrect to me, though they follow the British rule of always treating collective nouns as plurals:
"There are the team, Manchester United, leaving the field in glory.""There are the band, Radiohead, conquering the world.""There are the group of Americans messing up grammar for the rest of us."
I can't stop laughing about richardpry's pronunciation of "people". I shouldn't laugh, and no one should challenge him on it--an IQ of less that 70 is correlated to his exact pronunciation: "pee-po". LOL!
The lyric is indeed correct as it stands. I suggest that the proper expansion is most likely this: "I want it to be that way."
You can get the response you want by asking this question:
What does the following say: 'Manmohan Singh is the Fouteenth Prime Minister of India'?
Isn't grammar separate from style, and aren't you talking about style, BobH? As I understand it, punctuation falls under the category of style.
Pebbles--Just a minor comment on one of the terms you used, "higher-ups". It should actually be "highers-up". Check out the discussion entitled "Someone else's" and look at the comments about the plural of "passer-by".
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