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    ^troo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    while your input is welcomed
    Welcomed or welcome???

    This grammer stuff ain't not half difficult, ain't it

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    ^
    in the case of welcomed, I am using the passive verb.
    It is, you see, welcomed by me.

    A simple subject object swap, sounds far more natural than "I welcome your opinion."

    "Your opinion is welcome" is also fine.
    the adjective is used rather than the verb and alludes to the opinion being a welcome one, though not necessarily by the recipient and owner of the proud clinic.
    Ergo, the choice of 'welcomed' is the better option in this circumstance at least.

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    Sorry, but I have to agree with CMN on both points

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    ^although I think there MAY be a difference of usage, I think the average person understands both in exactly the same way, hence the difference is lost in translation

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    The other one has already been answered to my satisfaction by me. there is no difference in usage these days whatever you or Burr believe
    You are wrong and it has become quite fashionable for British people who must not have learnt correct grammar to call all incorrect speech either 'common usage' or 'American English'.

    Did they teach grammar in British schools in the seventies, eighties and nineties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Did they teach grammar in British schools in the seventies, eighties and nineties?
    They did in Wales.
    Not in England.

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    Interestingly enough, we have tenses in Welsh that mirror the English tense system.
    A bastardisation through translation I believe.

    A green to anyone that can tell me what tense I'm writing this in

    "Rydw i wedi bod yn chwarae........"


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    future imperative.

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    ^
    And a red for anyone that gets it wrong.

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    ^^
    were you in the pub over the last couple of evenings at any point begbie?
    me and Marmite and Elsie were playing spot the TD poster.

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    'Continually' vs. 'continuously' is a question of semantics, not grammar.

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    ^
    Amen.

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    ^^^No no and no, I'm back in K.L.

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    I think this thread needs a serious clean-up already.

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    why?
    This isn't ajarn.

    they moved my clinic into the pub over there.
    It was deemed trollish in nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I think this thread needs a serious clean-up already.
    Is this grammatically correct ?

    A number of cultures seem to add redundant words to sentences.

    Canadian ...eh

    Jewish .... already

    Singapore ...lah

    Glaswegian....so it is.

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    it's very American.
    they have disposed of the use of the perfect tense.

    "I have done it already"
    becomes
    "I did it already"

    It's twisted and utterly wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
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    why?
    This isn't ajarn.

    they moved my clinic into the pub over there.
    It was deemed trollish in nature.
    no idea why either.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Jewish .... already
    I didn't mean it like that. More an emphasis on the short time frame, eh.

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    ^Then you should have said 'This thread is only three pages long, and it already needs a clean up.'

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    I thought the original statement made perfect sense... maybe it could have been written better, but most posters on here are as thick as two short planks, so who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Then you should have said 'This thread is only three pages long, and it already needs a clean up.'
    I could've said that, but there was nothing wrong with what I wrote, so I'll stick with that.

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    alright already, but it wasn't grammatically correct.

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    The Star Trek phrase 'to boldly go where no man, etc' is grammatically incorrect.

    It should be 'to go boldly'.

    Grates on me that does.

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