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#157332 - 03/16/06 07:51 PM Re: Question for our card-carrying prescriptivists:
My fiance', a widow, is wondering if there is a word that refers to a deceased spouse's relatives?
Greetings, and good evening all,
My fiance's deceased husband's mother, lives with her, as she did while the husband/son was living.
My fiance' feels uncomfortable introducing her as ,"My deceased husband's mother", which is exactally who she is, but my fiance' feels uncomfortable with that verbage.
As she introduces me to her kid's relatives, she feels "odd, uneasy, or uncomfortable explaining to me that it is her (insert the missing term for deceased husband's relative, here).
So does ANYBODY know if such a term, or reference exists?
#157333 - 03/16/06 08:53 PM Re: Question for our card-carrying prescriptivists
… if 'then' is not a conjunction, then 1 implies a causal relation.
--language user, but not prescriptivist
I would say that the causal relation is implied only if it were "[If h]e did this, then he did that." The "then" is optional, thus "If he did this, he did that" would imply a causal relation but "he did this, then he did that" would not.
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