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Simple Grammar

Ruby

Night can outbalance day
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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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FnrrfYgmSchnish

...probably not posting here too much anymore.
This is more about spelling than grammar, but I suppose it would make sense to have it in here anyway, since this is a Pokémon board. Plus there's already a "where you use apostrophes" section, so...

Pokémon is spelled "Pokémon" with an é, not "Poke'mon" with a random apostrophe stuck in there after the e. "Pokemon" is okay if you can't type an é 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.
 

Ruby

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Thanks. I added it at the bottom of the section about apostrophes.
 

Mirry

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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!".
 

Lorem Ipsum

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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.
 

Ruby

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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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SonicNintendo

Happy 15th, Pokemon!
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).

Just in case anybody was wondering.
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
More accurately, alt+e+ (whatever letter you want the accent for). ó, í, ú, á, and all the capitals are available as well, along with ü ï ö ë ä (alt+u), and î ô â ê û (alt+i).

Oh, and ctrl+shift+k yields this: 
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
Yeah, I'm on a mac, so...

There's also all the Roman letters, and other things: ¥ ¢ £(as opposd to $) ™ ∞ § ¶ • ≠ « ∏ ø † ∑ ® œ å ß ∂ ƒ © ˙ ∆ ˚ ¬ … æ Ω ≈ ç √ ∫ ñ õ µ ≤ ≥ ÷

...And I'm not even going to start on alt+shift...
 

Ruby

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Macs don't have the Roman alphabet. That's how bad they are.
 

Pwnemon

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That is true. Whenever you see someone talk |13k D15, just think, "Poor them, they must have a Mac."
 

SonicNintendo

Happy 15th, Pokemon!
Yeah, I'm on a mac, so...

There's also all the Roman letters, and other things: ¥ ¢ £(as opposd to $) ™ ∞ § ¶ • ≠ « ∏ ø † ∑ ® œ å ß ∂ ƒ © ˙ ∆ ˚ ¬ … æ Ω ≈ ç √ ∫ ñ õ µ ≤ ≥ ÷

...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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