Author Topic: Grammar that makes you cringe  (Read 610291 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6275 on: 18 November, 2021, 08:27:38 pm »
They are accompaniments which complement the main dish. Or maybe which compliment it.

Then again, does it mean all the little bits and pieces you can put together to make something larger? You know, the accomponents?

<pedant>

I think you mean 'complement'…

I am warming to the term 'trimmings'.

Simple, unpretentious English is best!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6276 on: 18 November, 2021, 08:51:58 pm »
They are accompaniments which complement the main dish. Or maybe which compliment it.

Then again, does it mean all the little bits and pieces you can put together to make something larger? You know, the accomponents?

<pedant>

I think you mean 'complement'…

I am warming to the term 'trimmings'.

Simple, unpretentious English is best!
<super annoying pedant>
Complement is in the first sentence, compliment in the second.
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hellymedic

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6277 on: 18 November, 2021, 09:16:36 pm »
Yeah, you win!

T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6278 on: 21 November, 2021, 10:46:10 am »
ISTR someone, possible not OTP, disparaging (or even deprecating) the use of the word decade.  Does anyone know why?
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Guy

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6279 on: 29 November, 2021, 08:24:42 pm »
Dear fellow member of the Narrow Gauge Enthusiasts FB group, while I really liked your video of 90cm gauge electrics working heavy mineral trains, did you really have to describe your video as "very unique"?
This age thinks better of a gilded fool / Than of a threadbare saint in Wisdom's school
Thomas Dekker c1598

cygnet

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6280 on: 29 November, 2021, 08:38:46 pm »
ISTR someone, possible not OTP, disparaging (or even deprecating) the use of the word decade.  Does anyone know why?

Was it along the lines that a decade is a ten year period, and not necessarily the period of years with nY as the last two digits, where n is a constant and Y is a variable?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6281 on: 30 November, 2021, 02:53:00 pm »
We are "working hand and love" with our partners.  :D
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Tim Hall

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6282 on: 30 November, 2021, 03:15:12 pm »
We are "working hand and love" with our partners.  :D
It's when they say "towards a happy ending" that you might want to get worried.
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T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6283 on: 30 November, 2021, 03:33:07 pm »
ISTR someone, possible not OTP, disparaging (or even deprecating) the use of the word decade.  Does anyone know why?

Was it along the lines that a decade is a ten year period, and not necessarily the period of years with nY as the last two digits, where n is a constant and Y is a variable?

No idea. AFAIK it can even mean a group of 10 things, although you almost never see it used that way.
But they never got to Carcassonne.