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Grammar Question

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by hanker565, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. hanker565

    hanker565 Senior Member

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    Gents - have a grammar question for the literary minded members here. Writing a note for a friend - which if any are correct?

    A) During this time, I have heard him be called many things.
    B) During this time, I have heard him called many things.
    C) During this time, I have heard him being called many things.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Joffrey

    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    You're missing the fucking poll.

    I vote B. Actually all three seem fine.
     
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  3. dah328

    dah328 Distinguished Member

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    They're all grammatically correct with the possible quibble that "that time" might be more appropriate than "this time" for actions that occurred entirely in the past. The verb constructions you've chosen differ only in grammatical aspect.
     
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  4. hanker565

    hanker565 Senior Member

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    Joffrey and dah - appreciate it!
     


  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    B or C
     


  6. grit

    grit Senior Member

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    They're all correct. I prefer B to A slightly, because it emphasizes the calling over the being. C has a slightly different meaning, because it emphasizes that you were there while he was being called these things.
     


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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Can you swing by and do my laundry???
     


  8. why

    why Distinguished Member

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    A is not correct. Proof positive that the average SF poster is only semi-literate.
     
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  9. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    :lol: "Oh, papa Homer, you are so learnED."
    "Learn'd, son. It's pronounced 'learn'd"
     
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    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    yeah, what him said.
     


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