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Joined: December 11, 2011
Comments posted: 5
Votes received: 9
@Warsaw WallThank you very much for your thoughtful reply. Sorry for being so quick to judge you.I know we're probably tearing Colon to shreds with all these side issues. But since I deserve partial credit for your post inspired by Levant, could you tell me the link?Cheers.
April 5, 2013, 4:54am
"I wouldn't be so quick to correct somebody period, even if they really were wrong, which personally, I doubt if Jolie is."
Hmm. Since you yourself were "so quick" to correct Levant for correcting Jolie, I wonder if that makes you hypocritical. I sure hope it wasn't because they said they're non-English speaker.
April 3, 2013, 11:03pm
My English is American. Still, it's too bad that we have to be sparing in using the colon. Just like in a good piece of music, it can add color to our prose.What's next, dashes, semi-colons? Are we going to be reduced to just commas and periods?
July 21, 2012, 11:13am
Clause - A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
December 11, 2011, 10:37pm
To all the smart people in this discussion: Read The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. You will learn that there is no absoluteness in using the colon.
"But even so, there was a directness and dispatch about animal burial: there was no stopover in the undertaker's foul parlor, no wreath or spray."
"The squalor of the streets reminded him of a line from Oscar Wilde: "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
December 11, 2011, 10:29pm
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