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#102354 - 05/05/03 06:19 AM Collecting wild mushrooms???
consuelo Offline
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In reply to:

you could perhaps also use "wild mushrooms" for collecting wild mushrooms" (My hobby is wild mushrooms=my hobby is collecting wild mushrooms)


The hobby in question would be hunting, not collecting. The thrill is in the chase. I found enough morels this weekend for a nice meal for two. The twelve hours I spent in the woods were my real reward.



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#102355 - 05/05/03 12:10 PM Re: diagram
wow Offline
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everyone who knows what i mean raise their hand, ... puzzled looks on everyone elses faces asking "What is diagraming?

Waving both hands madly -- Me! Me! Me !
Wwnt to a convent school ! I wouldn't want to try a complex sentence today, but I was a whizz in the sixth grade! And I amazed the English professor in college by diagramming and then correctly answering questions on parts of speech, clauses, subs, etc ...
Talk about things you'll never use !!!


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#102356 - 05/05/03 04:08 PM Re: Collecting wild mushrooms???
Capfka Offline
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Wasn't there a rather faux pop group called Hunters and Collectors? You stealing registered trademarks again, Connie?


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#102357 - 05/05/03 09:31 PM Re: Grammar: is or are?
heni79 Offline
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Registered: 05/01/03
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'd like to thank everyone again for taking time to read my post and to offer me some much appreciated help. I can't believe how great you guys have been! You have been so nice to me for answering my question so thoroughly. I certainly didn't expect it! Also, thanks for the warm welcome! I'll be sure to stop by often. Take care, everyone! --Heni


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#102358 - 05/05/03 11:21 PM Re: diagram
of troy Offline
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sorry \/\/O\/\/! i should have realize you would know too!

and remeber BOY FANS? That is how you know you have a dependant clause.. But, Or, Yet, For, And, Nor, S(and.. and.. its not complete, because is missing.. but boy fans gave you a heads up..(and the list works for sentence fragments too.)

and to find a copulative verb, or a predicate adjective..
an earwig, to the tune of yankee doodle dandy, sing
Be Seen Feel Become Appear,
Look Taste Grow Sound Remain Smell
Copulative verbs take nomnative,
precicate nouns as adjectives!

(and that is the lesson for the day!)

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#102359 - 05/06/03 02:19 PM Re: diagram
slithy toves Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 320
Loc: Sarasota, Florida, US
Here's how I learned 'em way back when:

Helping (or auxiliary) verbs:
be am is are was were been
have has had
do does did
may can must might
could would should shall will

Then the linking verbs--we didn't use the word copulative--sounded vaguely dirty:
be am is are was were been
become grow seem appear
taste smell sound look and feel

I always liked that order, ending as it does with the five senses.

I hasd a seventh-grade English teacher who considered sentence diagrams an art form. It was so drilled into us that I'm sure I could, given enough chalkboard space, do a compound-complex sentence with beaucoup prepositional and participial phrases, even now.


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#102360 - 05/06/03 02:29 PM Re: diagram
Capfka Offline
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I has a seventh-grade English teacher who considered sentence diagrams an art form. It was so drilled into us that I'm sure I could, given enough chalkboard space, do a compound-complex sentence with beaucoup prepositional and participial phrases, even now.

I'm sure you can get treatment for your complaint, slithy. In the meantime, take two aspirins and see your prescriptivist grammarian in the morning!






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#102361 - 05/06/03 02:49 PM Re: diagram
Faldage Online   sleepy
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He said he could diagram sentences; he didn't say he could proofread his own work.

Don't ya just hate it when a simple typo turns out to be grammatically incorrect?


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#102362 - 05/06/03 07:11 PM Re: diagram
slithy toves Offline
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Awright awready! See edit above. When will I learn?


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#102363 - 05/07/03 09:15 PM *hehheh*
consuelo Offline
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Loc: Caribbean
When will I learn?
Was that a rhetorical question, Slithy?


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