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Nov
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Oct
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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
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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?
@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
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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?
Ross is correct.
Aug
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asked Why does the 3rd-person of verbs that end in -y follow the rule for plural nouns instead of verbs?
Jun
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comment Is “Didn't used to have been” a valid structure?
@Robusto, @Colin, actually, I’d say it’s because didn’t use to is hard to use in a real sentence. It sounds okay on its own, but it does not fit in an actual sentence; you would have to insert an “it” or something: didn’t use it to….
May
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accepted Is there a better / correct term for the de facto usage of ‘ironic’?
May
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comment Is there a better / correct term for the de facto usage of ‘ironic’?
So they’re dilettantes as well? Okay then; thanks.
May
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comment Is there a better / correct term for the de facto usage of ‘ironic’?
@NateMPLS, well there goes the rest of my night… :-|
May
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comment Is there a better / correct term for the de facto usage of ‘ironic’?
So then people who nag that the use of the term “ironic” is incorrect in that context are just being pedantic?
May
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comment What does “P.U.” (in reference to stinkiness) stand for?
It’s not the letters ‘p’ and ‘u’, it’s a “word” (and may not even have an official spelling like most guttural noises), and I’m fairly sure it’s supposed to be an ‘f’ sound at the beginning, not a ‘p’. That said, I too am having trouble finding an authoritative spelling/definition for it.
May
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comment Advice for using multiple same-gender personal pronouns in the same sentence
That could work for a novel or something, but it’s too prosaic for uses requiring more flat, narrative text.
May
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comment Ambiguity when a sentence contains multiple possessive pronouns
I was thinking that Billy’s friend and Billy’s father were there. sounded too verbose. I suppose that removing the “his” could actually help. That’s not bad.
May
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asked Is there a better / correct term for the de facto usage of ‘ironic’?
May
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asked Ambiguity when a sentence contains multiple possessive pronouns
Apr
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comment What is the correct way to pronounce 'router'?
@Martin, you do realize that a lot of people pronounce travel lines like route 66 as r-out right? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an airplane being re-rooted, only re-r-outed.
Apr
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comment Using the gerund two times in a row
@John Assymptoth, He was considering running for office. She was avoiding telling him. I ended up stopping watching it.
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