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Apr
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comment When did “Pensylvania” become “Pennsylvania”?
@JasonC, right. Don't know what I was thinking. My apologies, Joe.
Apr
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comment When did “Pensylvania” become “Pennsylvania”?
It says "sic" after "Pensylvania" on the Liberty Bell link you've cited.
Feb
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comment Why is 'present perfect' present if it happened in the past? And why is it 'perfect'?
Thanks @Wayne, I've expanded my answer based on your feedback.
Feb
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revised Why is 'present perfect' present if it happened in the past? And why is it 'perfect'?
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comment “factoring” subordinate clauses with verbs that require indicative and subjunctive clauses
@Pitarou: Thanks. You're probably right about the speech of native speakers. Can you provide references to a style guide or a grammar textbook? This is very interesting and quite far from the prescriptive grammar I've been taught.
Feb
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comment “factoring” subordinate clauses with verbs that require indicative and subjunctive clauses
Shouldn't it be "There were a cat and two dogs." I would think that "a cat and two dogs" form a plural subject. What if "there were a dog and a cat"?
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revised Which is correct, “neither is” or “neither are”?
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