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#182013 - 01/25/09 02:05 AM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: PastorVon]  
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"presposition" a pre-position held by a presbyterian.

#182015 - 01/25/09 03:03 AM 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.

#182020 - 01/25/09 03:22 PM 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).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#182036 - 01/25/09 07:33 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.

#182038 - 01/25/09 10:44 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Faldage]  
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a smallity?

#182156 - 01/29/09 05:29 PM Re: Writing Help: Capitalization [Re: Zed]  
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would that be miniscule?

#182157 - 01/29/09 06:07 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

#182162 - 01/29/09 08:33 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

#182163 - 01/29/09 09:18 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

#182178 - 01/30/09 12:57 AM 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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