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#207062 - 09/09/12 05:48 PM Re: It's a typo [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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more sweeter?

Just teasing, Candy! Positive,Comparative, Superlative.


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#207073 - 09/10/12 11:46 AM Re: It's a typo [Re: Candy]  
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I know...no offence taken.

It was typo as Wofa said....but maybe I was 'sweating' too!

#207077 - 09/10/12 03:38 PM Re: It's a typo [Re: Candy]  
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I was actually referring to the "double comparative"
like " more better", don't worry about it. Sweeter
is itself the comparative of sweet, doesn't need the
"more". Just the teacher in me, always correcting
grammar, even when it does not need correcting. Thanks
for not taking offense.


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#207079 - 09/10/12 07:22 PM Re: It's a typo [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I was actually referring to the "double comparative"
like " more better", don't worry about it. Sweeter
is itself the comparative of sweet, doesn't need the
"more". Just the teacher in me, always correcting
grammar, even when it does not need correcting. Thanks
for not taking offense.


The most unkindest cut of all.

#207081 - 09/11/12 12:25 AM error analysis [Re: Faldage]  
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Actually I would postulate it was an editing-incompletely error more than a typo. That it started out something like "...it's more fun knowing which one it is..." and got edited from " more fun" to "sweeter" except that "more" didn't get erased. And then sweeter had the lapsus digitae and came out sweater.

(There, now doesn't that sound authoritative? And I wasn't even the author!)

But we know what you meant, anyway. In this case, at least, I'm a descriptivist.

#207088 - 09/12/12 07:56 AM Re: error analysis [Re: Candy]  
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I want G to be right so much (mainly because of the iguanas) so I vote G


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#207102 - 09/12/12 09:58 PM Re: error analysis [Re: bexter]  
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I like that one too bexter, also because of the iguanas but I got to stick to my hash.

#207103 - 09/13/12 01:16 AM Re: error analysis [Re: BranShea]  
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#207113 - 09/13/12 10:08 AM Re: error analysis [Re: Candy]  
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Gee Bex, thanks and luv you too olly.

A few more votes to come, I think...

#207114 - 09/13/12 10:15 AM Re: error analysis [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

.......
But we know what you meant, anyway. In this case, at least, I'm a descriptivist.


I couldn't have put it better Wofa laugh

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