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Re: English

May 11, 2016 06:59AM
I would be the last person to favour a proscriptive over a descriptive approach to grammar, but since you know what it is when blocks of text are hard to read, can I ask you for a small favour? Could you perhaps start using the indicative instead of the subjunctive in the simple present? It makes your posts so hard to read and there are so many of us for whom English is just a second or third tongue. Thanks a bunch!

Also, I know it's just a slang expression, but some people are a bit sensitive to just tossing the word Nazi around as if they're just a Language Police. After all, this being the English language, there are so many synonyms around. Thank you for being considerate!




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" You cannot have been always at longbourn!"

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Agnes BeatrixMay 09, 2016 11:23AM

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Rae ElaineMay 10, 2016 11:56PM

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Mari A.May 11, 2016 06:59AM

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Sarah WaldockMay 09, 2016 07:49PM

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Agnes BeatrixMay 10, 2016 06:44AM

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RebeccaLSMay 08, 2016 03:59PM

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Jim G.MMay 08, 2016 06:28PM

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Jean M.May 08, 2016 05:48PM

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Rae ElaineMay 09, 2016 12:48AM

But Darcy doesn't know that about the Gardiners at that point in the novel.

GracielaMay 09, 2016 07:01PM

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Jim G.MMay 09, 2016 11:04AM

This has always been my interpretation as well. (nfm)

PeterMay 09, 2016 12:08AM

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Rae ElaineMay 08, 2016 03:11PM

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MichelleAMay 08, 2016 05:37PM

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Jim G.MMay 08, 2016 10:48PM

Re: I read it that way too, Michelle (nfm)

Sarah WaldockMay 08, 2016 07:46PM

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Jim G.MMay 08, 2016 06:57PM



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