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Post by rajah » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:48 am

What's an Oxford Comma? Do you mean an apostrophe?Regards .............Dick



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:49 am

What's an Oxford Comma? Do you mean an apostrophe?Regards .............DickGoogle is your friend, and a help.



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Post by esseff44 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:12 am

The rule about not turning nouns into verbs (or verbalobes) == a rule that no longer existsSome of our most common verbs began life as nouns; email me if you disagree, and be creative: "Blood was roostertailing from the gash on his leg."I always thought the rule was that any word in English could be turned into a verb. '"But me no buts" is a favorite example. There are many more here:[/break1]wikiquote.org/wiki/X_me_no_Xs]http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/X_me_no_Xs



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Post by BFB » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:13 pm

What's an Oxford Comma? Do you mean an apostrophe?Regards .............Dick[/break1]mediabistro.com/galleycat/oxford-comma-dropped-by-university-of-oxford_b33357]Oxford comma being dropped by Oxford.



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Post by Welsh Dragon » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:32 pm

Although I'm British I'd never heard of the Oxford comma before I came to the US, although I habitually use it.



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Post by rajah » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:15 pm

What's an Oxford Comma? Do you mean an apostrophe?Regards .............DickGoogle is your friend, and a help.Its just a bloody comma.



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Post by Suranis » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:25 pm



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Post by rajah » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:30 pm

Good one SuranisRegards ..........Dick



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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 pm

The rule about not turning nouns into verbs (or verbalobes) == a rule that no longer existsSome of our most common verbs began life as nouns; email me if you disagree, and be creative: "Blood was roostertailing from the gash on his leg."I always thought the rule was that any word in English could be turned into a verb. '"But me no buts" is a favorite example. There are many more here:[/break1]wikiquote.org/wiki/X_me_no_Xs]http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/X_me_no_XsVerbing weirds language.http://madshakespeare.com/wp-contentsrc ... es.jpgI'll note that quite often, the verb form of some word is a pet peeve to them, but if you actually look it up in a usage dictionary like the OED, the verb form goes back hundreds of years.



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