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Jun
11
revised When “you” is being used as a dummy subject
changed wording to add clarity
Jun
10
comment When “you” is being used as a dummy subject
@ChrisH - I can't think of a situation where using 'one' would be / seem incorrect. Care to elaborate...?
Jun
10
revised When “you” is being used as a dummy subject
Fixed some grammatical sadness upon review
Jun
10
revised When “you” is being used as a dummy subject
described my original thought regarding conversational English
Jun
10
answered When “you” is being used as a dummy subject
Jun
10
answered “omni”-prefixed word for “all seeing”?
Jun
10
answered More formal alternative for “get a handle on sth.”
Mar
23
answered Word to call a person that works in a store
Mar
19
comment Exact meaning of the Gandalf quote, “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”?
@ciechowoj - There are some guidelines for comma usage, but it often comes down to style. Number 4 at grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas.htm has an example similar to your original question.
Mar
19
comment Exact meaning of the Gandalf quote, “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”?
They most certainly could be left there permanently. They could (should) have been present from the first writing. In this comment, I placed them where I did for convenience in making the comma-enclosed phrase removable. There could also be a comma between "that breaks a thing" and "to find out what it is" because the second phrase there is also removable. That would then leave you with "He that breaks a thing has left the path of wisdom" which is a valid thought as well.
Mar
16
answered Pronoun : Antecedent :: Abbreviation : ___________ ? I.e., is there a name for the corresponding word/phrase to which some abbreviation refers?
Mar
16
comment How to refer to several titled individuals, “Mr x,y,z PhD”?
@WS2 -Oddly, it took me 7 links down Google's results before I found a source to show that. I've updated the answer accordingly. Thanks! Oh, and my Mom has used Messrs. in business correspondence ever since the '60s.
Mar
16
revised How to refer to several titled individuals, “Mr x,y,z PhD”?
Added derivation of answer.
Mar
16
answered Exact meaning of the Gandalf quote, “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”?
Mar
16
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Mar
16
comment Use of a pronoun with another person
It does, but it could have just as easily been 'Tommy and she' whom were mentioned in the prior, imaginary sentence...
Mar
16
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Mar
16
comment Use of a pronoun with another person
@JanusBahsJacquet - You are correct! Thanks, I've updated my answer to be more complete. By the way, I would certainly notice (and cringe inside slightly) were someone to say "Ted gave his tickets to me & Bob." It is not common usage in my experience and (as a native speaker in the US) I would suggest avoiding it. Instead, I recommend preferring the form provided in the answer.
Mar
16
revised Use of a pronoun with another person
Corrected, based on comment.
Mar
16
revised Use of a pronoun with another person
added additional explanation in guiding which form to use.