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    ^Split infinitive.

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    so now we're into physics?????????

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    nothing wrong with split infinitives.
    especially in sci-fi shows.
    lily appears to be somewhat of a pedant.
    i believe she should open her own clinic, not free of charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/split%20infinitive
    The split infinitive has been present in English ever since the 14th century, but it was not until the 19th century that grammarians labeled and condemned the usage. The only rationale for condemning the construction is based on a false analogy with Latin. The thinking is that because the Latin infinitive is a single word, the equivalent English construction should be treated as if it were a single unit.
    While I had no fuckin' idea what it was called, I have always thought it is just bad writing to use therms such as the example:
    Quote Originally Posted by same place
    I decided to quickly and directly go home
    For some reason just sounds wrong; whereas,
    "I decided to go home, quickly and directly." has much more literate, even melodious, sound and appearance.

    The other example on this page:
    Quote Originally Posted by you know where
    To really learn a language...
    again sounds immature and trite. I would prefer to see or use;
    "To learn a language well." (note the absence of the word "really").
    I guess that's just my personal preference, though.

    There are time I will want to use the word "But" to begin a sentence this being a cursed no-no when I was going to school. When, O Great Wise Ones, do you think this is appropriate? When is it not? What are the rules!?!?

    Are there any real, hard and fast rules in English Grammar? Or are they all just guidelines? When are these guidelines applied and when can they be ignored?

    How do I know???

    But that's a subject for another thread.
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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    What are the past forms of 'to shit'?

    I prefer shat - as in the cat shat on the mat - it's got a certain je ne sais quoi about it.
    But I've heard the cat shit on the mat.

    And even the cat shitted all over the mat.

    What form of shit is the best?

    Is there a difference between American shit and British shit?

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    shit, shat, shit.

    definitively.

    "i shit daily."

    "i shat yesterday"

    "i have shit thrice today, my belly hurts like a tractor"

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    Isn't that final shit a noun?

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    Perhaps, I had shit my pants by the time the 30th Chang was put in front of me.

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    ^^



    i have no idea what you talk of.

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    merkan shit rules!

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    crapped, turded, arse-puked,

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    ^
    mods are welcomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
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    mods are welcome.
    ah, that's better

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    Book 'em Dano or Dano, book 'em.

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    Is Danbo grammatically correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazbut View Post
    Book 'em Dano or Dano, book 'em.
    ^
    Vocative case.

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    CMN is a grammar god.

    i just felt like typing that before i pass out

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    So can you tell me, CMN, what's the difference between historic and historical and why is historical often pronounced with a mute H by well spoken people?

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    Can you make a sentence that has in it, "and and and and and" and make perfect sense?

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    There should be spaces between the and and and and and and...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    "i have shit thrice today, my belly hurts like a tractor"
    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Isn't that final shit a noun?
    No. It is the present perfect verb tense.

    It is still a current issue because the effects of having shit three times is still relevant to the time of speaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    "i have shit thrice today, my belly hurts like a tractor"
    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Isn't that final shit a noun?
    No. It is the present perfect verb tense.

    It is still a current issue because the effects of having shit three times is still relevant to the time of speaking.
    CMN has edited his third sentence.

    He initially had written- I had a shit.

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    Hence

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    ^^



    i have no idea what you talk of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keda
    There should be spaces between the and and and and and and...
    I can remember that one
    Something about signwriting a pub sign was it ?

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