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Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon] #182013
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"presposition" a pre-position held by a presbyterian.

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon] #182015
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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.

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon] #182020
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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).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: zmjezhd] #182036
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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.

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage] #182038
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a smallity?

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Zed] #182156
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would that be miniscule?

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon] #182157
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miniscule is opposed to majuscule, to be pro forma.

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

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: tsuwm] #182162
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no, miniscule is actually opposed to uncial. I just had to throw my bit of wisdom in there. wink

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon] #182163
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uncial - relating to or written in majuscule letters

-joe (def'ns for all occasions) friday

Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage] #182178
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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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