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#182013 - 01/24/09 09:05 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]
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"presposition" a pre-position held by a presbyterian.

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#182015 - 01/24/09 10:03 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]
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Originally Posted By: PastorVon
"So what if I (pastor von) began a sentence with a conjunction?"



I just thought that not starting a sentence with a conjunction would be the sort of prescriptivist poppycock you'd subscribe to.

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#182020 - 01/25/09 10:22 AM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]
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The question was "So?" I.E. "So what if I (pastor von) began a sentence with a conjunction?"

Descriptive-grammatically speaking, and ceteris paribus, there is nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. Happens all the time. Prescriptive-grammatically speaking it is a solecism (or an enormity).
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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#182036 - 01/25/09 02:33 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
The question was "So?" I.E. "So what if I (pastor von) began a sentence with a conjunction?"Prescriptive-grammatically speaking it is a solecism (or an enormity).


Naw. It ain't near big enough to be an enormity.

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#182038 - 01/25/09 05:44 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage]
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a smallity?

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#182156 - 01/29/09 12:29 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Zed]
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would that be miniscule?

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#182157 - 01/29/09 01:07 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]
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miniscule is opposed to majuscule, to be pro forma.

-joe (but I don't think that works in context) friday

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#182162 - 01/29/09 03:33 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: tsuwm]
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no, miniscule is actually opposed to uncial. I just had to throw my bit of wisdom in there. wink

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#182163 - 01/29/09 04:18 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]
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uncial - relating to or written in majuscule letters

-joe (def'ns for all occasions) friday

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#182178 - 01/29/09 07:57 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
The question was "So?" I.E. "So what if I (pastor von) began a sentence with a conjunction?"Prescriptive-grammatically speaking it is a solecism (or an enormity).


Naw. It ain't near big enough to be an enormity.

How 'bout just a normity then?

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