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Old 07-10-2019, 02:15 PM   #16
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huh?

Maybe we oughtn't to beat the guy up so much for a simple enough error.

oughtn't to

ought not to beat the ...

ought not beat the ...

.. as far as mistakes goes, well who hasn't?
 
Old 07-11-2019, 05:49 AM   #17
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ought not to beat the ...
 
Old 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM   #18
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HA! just what I thought.
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◊ Ought is almost always followed by to and the infinitive form of a verb. The phrase ought to has the same meaning as should and is used in the same ways, but it is less common and somewhat more formal. The negative forms ought not and oughtn't are often used without a following to.
Don't worry, I won't beat you up about it.

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:07 PM   #19
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It's not often someone picks me up on grammar, but your probably right.

Is that Irish/British English, Australian English, Nigerian English, or American English? There's a whole pack of them. In fact I have a cousin who is a Professor of English.
 
Old 07-12-2019, 02:28 PM   #20
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It's not often someone picks me up on grammar, but your probably right.

Is that Irish/British English, Australian English, Nigerian English, or American English? There's a whole pack of them. In fact I have a cousin who is a Professor of English.
which one?
and I've always thought of redoing the English Language just to match my grammar. It would make it much easier, (that and how some words are spelled).

I usually go by how it sounds. that's why that oughtn't to beat, just didn't wound right to me.

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #21
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It's not often someone picks me up on grammar, but your probably right.
I assume your spelling mistake here was on purpose? A playful jab?
 
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No - a typo. I've left arm paralysis, and make typos often.
 
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