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Samir Hafza

Joined: December 11, 2011
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@Warsaw Wall
Thank 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?

Samir Hafza April 5, 2013, 12:54am

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@Warsaw Will

"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.

Samir Hafza April 3, 2013, 7:03pm

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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?

Samir Hafza July 21, 2012, 7:13am

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Clause - A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.

Samir Hafza December 11, 2011, 5:37pm

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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."

Samir Hafza December 11, 2011, 5:29pm

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