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Jan
27
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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comment Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark
That’s fine with really short things, but it would be incredibly unwieldy and illegible with long things like URLs, but even with shorter things like words or phrases.
Jan
8
comment Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark
I thought of that but the question mark is displaced by a significant amount, especially with a longer URL. And it does not address a list. Did you mean this http://foobar.baz/blah/someone/site/search?query=something&width=1024&height=768‌​;q=5&otherstuff=somethingelse;flashvars=one%20other%25thing%226?
Dec
14
comment How can you make “to be” explicit and simple in this future conditional sentence?
How about If Jerry gets bad… or If Jerry becomes bad… or If Jerry does not stay good…?
Dec
14
accepted Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark
Dec
14
comment Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark
I like the note about colon usage in terms of lists, but I don’t think it applies to the first case (introduction of a specific piece of related information). I already make a habit of putting URLs on a separate, indented line.
Dec
13
asked Sentences ending with both a colon and a question mark
Dec
13
answered What are the names of the pieces of a question mark?
Dec
5
revised “Everything is not…”
Removed nags to placate the naggers.
Dec
4
comment “Everything is not…”
Hehe, I guess I took your advice. :-D
Dec
4
comment “Everything is not…”
@Manhnax, would the question be any better if the words “really annoyed” were removed? Suddenly/magically the question becomes valid? It’s a simple question: is it legitimate grammar? would an English teacher complain?
Dec
4
comment “Everything is not…”
> Your perception is incorrect @Peter, well it is a subject perception. I had heard few, if any times for a few decades then pretty much every week (at least on screen).
Dec
4
comment “Everything is not…”
> If you want to annoy people using it, misunderstood them. Huh?
Dec
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asked “Everything is not…”
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Aug
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comment Why does the 3rd-person of verbs that end in -y follow the rule for plural nouns instead of verbs?
> the plural of fly (as noun) can be flies or fly, Huh? So I may have seen five fly? o.O > boy and boys, day and days Good point, but I wasn’t talking universally. > Just be happy that you don't have to learn two sets of rules. Technically yes, you don’t have to learn two sets of rules, you have to learn four inconsistent sets of rules: two for pluralizing nouns that end in -y, and two for 3rd-person verbs.
Aug
25
comment Why does the 3rd-person of verbs that end in -y follow the rule for plural nouns instead of verbs?
@kiamlaluno, again, that is a noun and you are pluralizing it. I don’t care about nouns or plurals. I’m talking about the 3rd-person verb.
Aug
25
comment Why does the 3rd-person of verbs that end in -y follow the rule for plural nouns instead of verbs?
Ross is correct.