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Lionel

Member Since

September 1, 2011

Total number of comments

3

Total number of votes received

4

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Pled versus pleaded

  • September 1, 2011, 5:33pm

Stan,

I'm with you. Pleaded does seem to imply some grovelling and in a legal case particularly, there should be no bias. It is simply the the plea which is subject to proof.

“for long”

  • September 1, 2011, 5:17pm

It's about what's implied:- by saying that you didn't see her for long, the implication is that too have seen her for longer would have been preferable.
If you were talking about someone whom spending more than a minute with would be like dying, then it's length itself that is again where the emphasis lies, 'I saw her for the longest time'.

Try putting 'enough' after long to see the effect.

Word in question: Conversate

  • September 1, 2011, 4:59pm

To Michelle,

Perfectly said.