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May
28
awarded  Popular Question
May
4
accepted Necessary relative followed by to-infinitive … conflict of level
May
4
revised Necessary relative followed by to-infinitive … conflict of level
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May
4
comment Necessary relative followed by to-infinitive … conflict of level
Thanks. I know that stuff is ambiguous. I was just wondering if it is something similar to dangling participle or some of that other stuff that English grammar has to offer. As for the context... taking off your street shoes to put on work shoes means you touch the shoes. Some people go and do a caipiriha right after that without washing their hands.
May
4
asked Necessary relative followed by to-infinitive … conflict of level
Apr
18
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
14
comment To reason about
Quick google search suggests it exists google.de/…
Apr
14
asked Colloquial term for “irritable bladder”
Apr
9
awarded  Yearling
Apr
3
comment Technical train terms
@bobro... train departing at platform 6 would definitely be "Gleis 6" (native speaker of German)
Mar
26
comment “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
On second thought... why do I get "proper" hits for "It's * years now that..."... on cranberry-Google... google.de/search?q=%22it%27s+*+years+now+that%22&btnG=Nach+B%C3%BCch‌​ern+suchen&tbm=bks&tbo=1&hl=de su ... sure, half or more are "It's been...." but I also get a lot for "It's almost * years that" on vanilla and at least some seem to be by natives. Don't get me wrong, I'm nt suggesting that it's correct. I'm just wondering about how wrong it feels. Like... "One of them cars is mine" is wrong but not.
Mar
26
comment “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
I did check Google Books too, after people here adamantly told me it was just wrong. However, I don't think Google books is the way to go when it comes to regionalisms/colloquialisms/language as it changes. There are some things in German that are considered wrong measured by official standards and yet EVERYONE does it so it's only a question of time till it becomes grammar canon. I was wondering if "It's [x amount of time] that..." was one of those things. That's why I stuck with vanilla. Either way, great answer. Thank you!
Mar
26
accepted “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
Mar
25
comment “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
@ParthianShot... how many did you look at? We're talking 35 million here. The ones on page one are indeed what you say but I am sure there are examples from native speakers in there as well (I have looked at about 10 pages)
Mar
25
revised “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
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Mar
25
asked “It's a long time that” - correct or not?
Jan
28
comment Missing reflexive when there's a preposition
Thanks a lot. I'd accept it but I kind of don't want to take away the "accept" from TRomano. So the up-vote will have to be enough :). Thanks for the link btw.
Jan
28
comment Missing reflexive when there's a preposition
Nice answer. However, there's one thing that bugs me. The claim that a locational PP is out of the domain of a sentence seems a bit arbitrary. Why is that? And more importantly, does that also hold for verbs to which the PP is pretty much a necessary part of the predicate. Like "I went to the mall". Does "to the mall" not belong to the domain (whatever that is)? If no, is there any reason other than random definition?
Jan
28
comment Missing reflexive when there's a preposition
@Araucaria... I think in the last sentence you meant grammati...oh wait, I got it.
Jan
28
accepted Missing reflexive when there's a preposition