Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files within 24 hours. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More


Ling Guy

Joined: September 23, 2011
Comments posted: 1
Votes received: 2

No user description provided.

Recent Comments

The reason all those forms are acceptable is because, based on linguistic theory, that spot after the comma can be filled by a complement or a referent, the complement being "that" and the referent being "it". Both are transitional, but the "it" version is redundant in the information it effectively relates, that being some situation X where person B was mean to person A at some time where t<present (t was before present) where said situation has a direct effect on the future repsonse (repsonse= t>present with the condition of meanness having being asserted)...if that makes any sense :P. Thusly, that is somewhat preferable in simply acting as a segue into the next action while holding onto the information previously stated.

Nevertheless, redundancy occurs throughout language in many facets (i.e. adverbs differing from adjectives only in what they modify and an -ly ending, the meaning of the adjective base is the same, the -ly simply shows acknowledgement that that adjective (modifier) is modifying a verb instead of a noun

Ling Guy September 23, 2011, 1:56pm

2 votes    Permalink    Report Abuse