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Old 05-06-2009, 05:36 AM   #91
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Shakespeare is dead, so you'll have to make do with H_TeXMeX_H's answer.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 06:18 AM   #92
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Yeah, right, Shakespeare is dead. Next thing you'll tell me that Elvis and Hitler are dead, too.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 07:23 AM   #93
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Yeah, Elvis shot himself and Hitler died from an overdose of peanut butter and bacon sandwiches.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 08:28 AM   #94
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Hwt ic
 
Old 05-06-2009, 09:29 AM   #95
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I agree -using 'at' is usually better. 'in' is usually more specific -like if you are naming the building where something was done.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #96
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Yeah, Elvis shot himself and Hitler died from an overdose of peanut butter and bacon sandwiches.
BrianL, why do you always believe all those conspiracy theories? Elvis is alive - He was charged for killing Laura Palmer and is now an asylum seeker in one of South American countries.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:00 AM   #97
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BrianL, why do you always believe all those conspiracy theories? Elvis is alive - He was charged for killing Laura Palmer and is now an asylum seeker in one of South American countries.
Yeah, I know ... currently he's hanging out at Hitler's Argentinian villa. Probably discussing world domination with Hitler over a cup of tea.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 12:58 PM   #98
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Hitler had a sex-change operation and changed his name to Margaret Thatcher.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #99
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another one:

is it correct?
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In this present document are some ... bla bla (damn long subject, although verb is before)
what is it correct?
Quote:
For those elements, which are ...bla, it shall be done ... bla bla
or
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it shall be done ... bla for those elements, which are... bla
 
Old 05-06-2009, 05:35 PM   #100
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For those elements, which are ...bla, it shall be done ... bla bla
is correct. The sentence is about "those elements" and would be "those elements, it shall be done....". The bit starting "which are..." is a qualifier for the elements.

So, to steal from Rowan Atkinson, you could use a similarly constructed sentence to illustrate:
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My aunt, who I live with, has a budgie called South Sea Bubble
(This sentence is not a correct sentence, but it's from a comedy sketch). The sentence starts of with the aunt, qualifies it to say he lives with her and then moves on to discuss the budgie.

The sentence, grammatically correct is
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My aunt, with whom I live, has a budgie called South Sea Bubble
(Whole sketch can be found on a "Not The Nine O'Clock News compilation).
 
Old 05-07-2009, 12:57 AM   #101
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is correct. The sentence is about "those elements" and would be "those elements, it shall be done....". The bit starting "which are..." is a qualifier for the elements.

So, to steal from Rowan Atkinson, you could use a similarly constructed sentence to illustrate:
(This sentence is not a correct sentence, but it's from a comedy sketch). The sentence starts of with the aunt, qualifies it to say he lives with her and then moves on to discuss the budgie.

The sentence, grammatically correct is


(Whole sketch can be found on a "Not The Nine O'Clock News compilation).
thank you, it helps
and the other 2 sentences, might they too be correct or wrong?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 11:57 AM   #102
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It depends on the subject of the sentence. Is the subject the elements or the actions to be taken?
 
Old 05-07-2009, 12:20 PM   #103
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You should provide more complete sentences with a bit of context too. That way you'll get the best possible answer. You have to realize that in many cases context is important, and in all cases the whole sentence is very important.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 04:44 AM   #104
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I have a very basic question: some minutes ago I posted a message in a forum and I wrote:
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version 2 does not have the =~ operator
is this an error? Maybe I should negate "to have"?
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version 2 has not the =~ operator
Thank you.
 
Old 05-13-2009, 04:53 AM   #105
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version 2 does not have the =~ operator
Is the right one, the other looks all wrong.
 
  


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