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Re: English Question

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am

I'LL CLEANSE MY COLON RIGHT NOW!

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Re: English Question

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu May 02, 2013 10:40 am

The Oxford comma is a matter of preference (if you are an immoral philistine), but my big beef is with not using a comma to separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, as if it were merely a complex sentence! There can be no compromise on that! :x :x :x
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Re: English Question

Postby b.lumpkin » Thu May 02, 2013 10:44 am

nietoperz wrote:It's 'is.' Nintendo is a company, singular.

For it to be plural, the sentence would have to be something like, "The staff at Nintendo are the most family-oriented..."

your example isn't correct either
staff is still a singular noun, though collective of a group. Take away the identifier Nintendo and the correct phrasing is still = "The staff is the most family oriented..."
"Members of the staff at Nintendo are the most family-oriented..." would be correct.

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Re: English Question

Postby bkthomson » Thu May 02, 2013 10:45 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:The Oxford comma is a matter of preference (if you are an immoral philistine), but my big beef is with not using a comma to separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, as if it were merely a complex sentence! There can be no compromise on that! :x :x :x


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Re: English Question

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu May 02, 2013 10:47 am

bkthomson wrote:
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Re: English Question

Postby Mr. Log » Thu May 02, 2013 11:05 am

You can have my Oxford Comma when you pry it from my cold, dead keyboard! :smt013

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Re: English Question

Postby Keb » Thu May 02, 2013 11:32 am

I blame all of this on Vampire Weekend!

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Re: English Question

Postby Rockman » Thu May 02, 2013 11:43 am

I wish I knew how to write properly :cry:

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Re: English Question

Postby SuperginraiX » Thu May 02, 2013 12:36 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Never compromise!

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Re: English Question

Postby Zero » Thu May 02, 2013 12:55 pm

Oh man; there's some great grammars happening at this thread.

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