Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Hipparchia Registered Senior Member

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    While I must reluctantly concede that the last point is apparently true, I am adamant that in a properly regulated world it would not be.

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  3. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    In a well furnished polity,perhaps.
     
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    Refurnished home, refurbished commodities.....

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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Agree. 'tis indeed an abomination.

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  8. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I am going to buy a lot of furniture for my new house.

    Correct?
     
  9. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Correct.
    You might also say "mucho furniture for my new pad"
     
  10. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Continual vs. continuous.

    What difference?
     
  11. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    mucho little.
     
  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    What is difference between continual and continuous?
    What is the difference between continuous and continual ...
     
  13. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Normally vs. normatively, what's the difference?
     
  14. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Why don't you tell us?
     
  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know, you tell me nah.
     
  16. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Normal - according to rules or standards -
    Normative - pertaining to what one considers the norm to be, and how to achieve it.

    E.g. "Saint should look up definitions himself" is a normative statement - it's setting out what ought to be (whether it is achieved or not), what one thinks should be the normal.
    The normal, however, (the expectation, the most frequent outcome) is that Saint does not look up the definition himself.
     
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  17. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Tomorrow you and I/me will play football at 5pm in school's field.

    me or I ?
     
  18. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    You and I
     
  19. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    but i heard most people say "me".
     
  20. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    I say it too, but it's not grammatically perfect correct English...passable yes.
     
  21. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe you should focus on improving your grammar? "What is the difference"
     
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  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    "I". The way to tell is to leave out the "you" and see what sound right. "Tomorrow me will play football" doesn't sound right therefore it's "I", you and I.
     
  23. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It should be "Why does furniture have no plural?"
     

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