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Would the following sentences be correct?

You were more concerned with being pedantic.

I felt you were being pedantic.

You wanted to have a pedantic conversation.

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At least there's nothing ungrammatical about them. Could you elaborate on why you have doubts about their correctness? –  Jonik Aug 25 '10 at 17:15
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how very meta... –  Ken Aspeslagh Aug 25 '10 at 21:42
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LOL! +1 for Ken's comment. –  Ants Aug 26 '10 at 8:36

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

All three are syntactically correct and all seem fine to me as semantically correct. The third one seems a little fuzzy, but I am perfectly fine with calling other non-human things pedantic (e.g., gcc). I'd argue that one down to a style issue.

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