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Old 01-03-2009, 08:58 AM
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I thought there was an and in a number that has some sort of decimal, such as "nine and four tenths".
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:48 PM
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At the end of Miscellany I've put a very short bit about numerals. I'm thankful for the other suggestions even though I haven't used them. We want to write about the basics, not the trimmings, and I'm afraid I think hyphens are a trimming.

I say 'one hundred and one', but neither way is worth condemning, or talking about.

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:37 AM
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This is more about spelling than grammar, but I suppose it would make sense to have it in here anyway, since this is a Pokmon board. Plus there's already a "where you use apostrophes" section, so...

Pokmon is spelled "Pokmon" with an , not "Poke'mon" with a random apostrophe stuck in there after the e. "Pokemon" is okay if you can't type an or don't know how, though, since anything is better than sticking an apostrophe in the middle of the word where it doesn't belong.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:41 PM
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Thanks. I added it at the bottom of the section about apostrophes.
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Default Re: Simple Grammar

In the section about "to, too and two", it is stated that "too" is used only in cases such as "the water was too hot". This is incorrect, however -- "too" can also mean "also". As in, "I am coming, too!".
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I'm not sure if this is too advanced, but the differences between nouns and verbs in words like 'practice' or 'advise' might be useful to add.

Also, Americanised numbers sound all awkward. 'Two thousand and nine' sounds better than 'two thousand nine'. It just sounds lazy and unrefined.
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:03 PM
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I've used Mirry's idea. Lorem Ipsum, I think if we wrote about that kind of word we'd come up against too much trouble. The difference between licence and license exists in British English but rarely in American English, and there are more examples like that. We'd end up having to write about -ize and -ise words, too. Really, it would be too complicated. Thank you, though.

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Old 12-19-2010, 02:33 PM
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By the way, I can't use the long, "proper" dash because I don't have a keypad and i'm not sure the mac allows it. As for the accents, I'll just find a complete translation of any Italian verb and copypaste all the accents (the e, the i, the o, and the a).

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^Proper dash, as in "—" instead of "-"? That's easy: alt+shift+-.
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And control+alt+letter for an acute, like control-alt-e for .
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More accurately, alt+e+ (whatever letter you want the accent for). , , , , and all the capitals are available as well, along with (alt+u), and (alt+i).

Oh, and ctrl+shift+k yields this: 
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I'm on a PC, so I guess the shortcuts are diferent. =/
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Yeah, I'm on a mac, so...

There's also all the Roman letters, and other things: (as opposd to $) ™ ∞ • ≠ ∏ † ∑ œ ∂ ƒ ˙ ∆ ˚ … Ω ≈ √ ∫ ≤ ≥

...And I'm not even going to start on alt+shift...
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Roman letters? do you mean the Greek alphabet?
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Yes, I meant Greek. See how much I know!
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Macs don't have the Roman alphabet. That's how bad they are.
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That is true. Whenever you see someone talk |13k D15, just think, "Poor them, they must have a Mac."
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Yeah, I'm on a mac, so...

There's also all the Roman letters, and other things: (as opposd to $) ∞ ≠ ∏ ∑ ∂ ˙ ∆ ˚ Ω ≈ √ ∫ ≤ ≥

...And I'm not even going to start on alt+shift...
I love you now (not like that). What if you want the accents the other way (as in for italian)?
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(alt+` or ~)

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[00:31:16] @dingram: makiri an you make someone a driver real quick
[00:31:19] #makiri: why
[00:31:19] @dingram: just so they can say something
[00:31:21] @dingram: and demote them
[00:31:26] +Superbird: inb4 demotes dingram to driver
[00:31:26] @dingram: i want to see if my bot logs the message
[00:31:32] @dingram: no it cant be me
[00:31:45] #makiri: who am i drivering
[00:31:47] +AnotherDimension$$: Me
[00:31:49] @dingram: uh Superbird
[00:31:51] +Kirito11: me lol
[00:32:12] +Superbird: wait rly
[00:32:18] @dingram: i just chose a random active user
[00:32:23] @dingram: just say something
Superbird was promoted to Room Driver by makiri.
[00:32:24] @dingram: anything
[00:32:32] %Superbird: cool
[00:32:34] %Superbird: yay
[00:32:34] @dingram: ok done
[00:32:36] %Superbird: this feels awesome
[00:32:37] @dingram: ty makiri
[00:32:38] %Superbird: while it lasts
[00:32:41] +z2porygon: lol screen shot
[00:32:54] @dingram: you can demote now :3
[00:32:57] +AnotherDimension$$: Superbird
[00:32:59] +AnotherDimension$$: Warn me
Superbird was promoted to Room Voice by makiri.
[00:33:02] @dingram: just doing testing with bot
[00:33:05] +Superbird: well that was fun while it lasted
[00:33:12] @dingram: im glad you didnt like mute anyone
[00:33:13] @dingram: or anything
[00:33:16] +z2porygon: lol
[00:33:21] +Superbird: i shouldve though
[00:33:24] @dingram: no
[00:33:24] +Superbird: ill make a note for next time
[00:33:25] @dingram: ;-;
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