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answered “I didn't spend” vs “I didn't spent”
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comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
The hyphens I used were not to separate the syllables but to highlight the pronunciation. Edits made
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
But you're very correct. I'd rather use 'keep a score' on the T-shirt, than allow anyone to think that it was meant in a negative way.
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
@everyone: I recollect 'keep track', 'keep pace' and 'keep time' too. Although 'keep tempo' is something I haven't come across, but going with the pronunciation theory, I guess 'keep tempo' is also ok. I'll say, it's been nice to discuss this with you guys. Un-biased opinions on English from y'all are a refreshing change from the biased opinions I get to hear. Thanks guys!
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
Got it! 'keep score' sounds wrong because of the pronunciation of 'score' which comes immediately after 'keep'. The addition of 'a' as 'keep a score' eases the pronunciation in the same way as we use 'an' before any word that begins with a letter that sounds like a vowel. @Kosmonaut: I used the word 'largely' because I didn't want to shift from the topic of the original post. Although I do believe there's a reason for softwares to give 'UK English' and 'US English' as two separate options. Lets just say English always was and is a changing language. No boundaries.
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answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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answered Is “a total of 10 payments” singular or plural?
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
@Rhodri: I've heard of "keeping pace", "keeping time" etc, but not "keep pace", "keep time" etc. That's what I meant.
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answered Is there an idiomatic equivalent of “I really loved what you said”?
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
What you mentioned is just one of the meanings of 'score'. google.co.in/…
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
"...keep track of..." would be correct. I'm mostly exposed to UK English, and I've never heard of phrases like 'keep time', 'keep pace', 'keep tempo'. Grammatically, they sound very wrong. I'm open to corrections if I'm wrong...
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
It has to do with T-shirts in the sense that I want the correct English sentence to be on the T-shirt. I'm ok with casual English on T-shirts, but for this particular T-shirt, I wanted the right sentence. 'keep score' sounds wrong because it's at the end of the sentence. It may have sounded ok if it was "Did you keep score for that team?". Here, 'keep score' isn't at the end of the sentence, so somehow it sounds ok.
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
"Keep score, keep time, keep tempo, keep track" - aren't these the American short-forms of phrases? Like how aeroplane was shortened to airplane. I'm not from the UK, but I believe that since that's where English largely originated, UK English is the correct English. From that perspective, is "Keep score" correct or not (Note that in the sentence I've given, 'keep score' is the end of the sentence. If you used 'keep track' at the end of a sentence, would it still sound correct? It doesn't, to me )?
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
It's the "...keep a score..." part that I'm asking about. I'd like the English to be correct.
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comment Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?
@Reg: thanks for the edit
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asked Is “if winning isn't everything then why do they keep score” a correct sentence?