Author Topic: Grammar that makes you cringe  (Read 371846 times)

Kim

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5375 on: September 01, 2019, 01:24:05 pm »
It a natural preamble and as such forms a useful part of speech.  Obviously it's redundant in writing, but this sort of thing is an occupational hazard with informal writing styles.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5376 on: September 02, 2019, 01:02:49 am »
Well, I think I agree with you

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5378 on: September 16, 2019, 09:33:42 pm »
My 2p on the "so" meme:

I will start a sentence with "So" as a shorter form of "And therefore".  So I wouldn't start a paragraph with it - it acts as a weak conjunction joining the two sentences.

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5379 on: September 17, 2019, 07:07:55 am »
A pub for people who preserve the distinction between plural and singular.
Funnily enough (?) I've just heard Paul Merton survive a related challenge on Just A Minute;
he'd used:
"Innkeepers"
&
"Innkeeper's"
 and thus gained a point for an incorrect challenge.
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