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#209940 - 03/08/13 10:19 AM Are both sentences correct?
Lionel Koh Offline
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1. Since young, I have been been healthy.

2. When young, little did I realize the importance of learning.

Are both sentences correct? Thanks.


Edited by Lionel Koh (03/08/13 10:25 AM)
Edit Reason: typo

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#209942 - 03/08/13 11:47 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Lionel Koh]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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My contribution (and I am sure there will be better ones;)

Since I was a youth, I have been healthy.

As a youth, little did I realize the importance of learning
(or education).
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#209943 - 03/08/13 11:58 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Lionel Koh]
jenny jenny Offline
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Hi Lional Koh; yes, in the vernacular of the vulgar correctness is determined by the successful transfer of information. But no, when speaking informally often connecting words are implied that should be included when speaking to pedants.

1. Since (I was) young, I have been been healthy.

2. When (I was) young, little did I realize the importance of learning.

So, Yes and No; such is language smile

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#209947 - 03/08/13 07:04 PM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Faldage Offline
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I'd go with jj's versions. LJ8's versions are OK but no point in changing "young" to "a youth".

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#209950 - 03/09/13 01:33 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Faldage]
Tromboniator Offline
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One "been" is sufficient, though.

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#209951 - 03/09/13 07:22 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Faldage Offline
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Ha! This old proof-reader didn't even notice that. Good work, Tromboniator.

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#209952 - 03/09/13 09:50 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Faldage]
jenny jenny Offline
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Ah ha! The old proof reader is getting old. In future posts I will try try to slip an errror or two into my postings to monitor his decline.

_______________________________________________:D

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#209953 - 03/09/13 06:03 PM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Faldage]
Tromboniator Offline
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Thanks, Faldage. My antennae are tuned from years of reworking program material for plays and concerts in community theater. Very few of the performers, players, directors, and conductors can write a coherent statement, let alone an autobiographical paragraph, plot synopsis, or introduction to a musical composition. The conductor who has finally achieved competence in writing has, of course, recently retired.

I'm nowhere near perfect, but I don't think I miss much.

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#209954 - 03/09/13 08:12 PM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I have the same antenna connection from too many years
of teaching high school. Correcting and correcting some more.
At times just overlook things because it is easier to do.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

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#209956 - 03/10/13 05:09 AM Re: Are both sentences correct? [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
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Posts: 782
Loc: Alaska
The conductor I mentioned just returned from his snowbird winter in California, and this evening we went to a play together. I told him of this discussion, and he was (appropriately) astounded that I'd dubbed him "competent."

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