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Postby שועל on Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:24 pm

Technically it doesn't have to be there. I had one uni. prof. who murdered anyone who didn't put a comma before and and, but I also had two in my senior year who thought it was better to not to have one. They said the flow was disturbed. Since it could go either way, I felt no need in changing it. It personally makes no difference to me.


But I don't know, I didn't major in English. Perhaps the modern proper way is with the comma. I would love to know, so I could have gotten a perfect score on my term paper instead of 1 point off.
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Postby Wildekarrde on Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:34 pm

Proper grammar does dictate that it be there, but its not some major issue.

I suppose the problem really comes down to people being able to question things like "that depends on what your meaning of the word 'is' is."
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Postby שועל on Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:28 pm

I only half grasped that last bit, but I am now upset as I should have gotten a perfect score.
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Postby Wildekarrde on Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:40 pm

it was Bill Clinton's trial, he argued that the whole thing depended on "What your meaning of the word 'is' is." It was more than a little amusing...
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Postby שועל on Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:06 am

Aw man only a political genius could argue that point and not lose all his credentials.
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