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post #7381 of 9842
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
It's correct but its usage is awkward. It is usually recommended that "which" be employed only for non-restrictive clauses.
By whom? I see this but it's an exemplar of some of the problems associated with prescriptive grammar. "That" has too many ellisions and meanings and sounds equally awkward in some sentences (see here). Normative grammar was pretty much dealt the death blow by Chomsky before both of us were born. In this case, though, I'll oblige. It does sound odd.
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Originally Posted by why View Post
By whom?

The Oxford American dictionary I consulted before posting. lol
post #7383 of 9842
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Originally Posted by why View Post
By whom? I see this but it's an exemplar of some of the problems associated with prescriptive grammar. "That" has too many ellisions and meanings and sounds equally awkward in some sentences (see here). Normative grammar was pretty much dealt the death blow by Chomsky before both of us were born. In this case, though, I'll oblige. It does sound odd.
Chomsky = teh suck. I guess we'll never see eye-to-eye. ~ H
post #7384 of 9842
The site seems significantly faster during the late hours. Props!
post #7385 of 9842
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Chomsky = teh suck.

I guess we'll never see eye-to-eye.

~ H

It's not a matter of preference of form. You might as well say Einstein sucks.
post #7386 of 9842
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Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
It's correct but its usage is awkward. It is usually recommended that "which" be employed only for non-restrictive clauses. Cars which make Al Gore wet is restrictive so "that" is more appropriate.

[/grammar nazi]

how about we use that plus which. As in, "Cars, that which make Al Gore wet". I've seen it in a few areas. And, what's with Al Gore being wet? Did he grow a vag since leaving office? Besides, your Canadian, what makes you all an expert on English?

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Besides, your Canadian
Too obvious here, T.
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Too obvious here, T.

I thought it was consistent; keeping with the theme of poor grammar, but you're probably right.
post #7389 of 9842
I missed the demoument. When to Aspire leave us?
post #7390 of 9842
Hey, Admins, there's a vBulletin option that may be in this version, or possible to add, to allow members to sticky their own threads to the top of a forum for themselves. (They see it) I would love to se that here.
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Hey, Admins, there's a vBulletin option that may be in this version, or possible to add, to allow members to sticky their own threads to the top of a forum for themselves. (They see it)

I would love to se that here.
Just subscribe to the thread and use that instead.
post #7392 of 9842
It's really not an "instead" option. These are entirely different functions. You don't see subscribed threads here unless you specifically go through the effort to visit the subscribed threads section on your profile and click that. (Which I usually don't) Subscribing mainly allows you to be notified of an update when you're away from the board. Personal Sticky (aka "MySticky") allows you to monitor threads you find important then read and reply to them without browsing through every page of updated threads first. I would love to see it here, but I just googled it and see that it's only available for current versions of vBulletin.
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What happened to the Chicago teen beating thread?

Just came across it in Google Reader...did it disintegrate that quickly?
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What happened to the Chicago teen beating thread?

Just came across it in Google Reader...did it disintegrate that quickly?

I'm curious why this vanished as well.
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What happened to the Chicago teen beating thread?

Just came across it in Google Reader...did it disintegrate that quickly?

Anyone???
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