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Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? #213442
12/04/13 07:14 PM
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If I toss a piece of tissue paper on the ground and I am caught in the act, I could be fined $300 as a first-time offender.

Are all the bold words fine in the sentence?

Thanks.

Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh] #213445
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Without comparing them to others you might want to use
like 'drop' instead of 'toss', they are OK.

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 12/04/13 09:42 PM.

----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: LukeJavan8] #213446
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Drop could be accidental, toss is unequivocally deliberate. In any case, the sentence is fine. I would probably say onto rather than on, but I suppose that sounds a bit stuffy.

Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Tromboniator] #213461
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drop/toss: too true, Peter.
I was think of "on accident'.

Stuffy? Nary a bone in you.


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Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh] #213464
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On is perfectly fine for colloquial speech, Lionel. Don't let Tromboniator scare you off.

Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Faldage] #213467
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Absolutely. No argument from me.

Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Tromboniator] #213474
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I don't think he'll be 'scared off'...he has a thirst
to learn grammar. Not that you meant really frightened
away, Faldage, but I getcha...Keep it up Lionel,
it's impressive.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh] #213475
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Originally Posted By: Lionel Koh
If I toss a piece of tissue paper on the ground and I am caught in the act, I could be fined $300 as a first-time offender.

Are all the bold words fine in the sentence?

Thanks.


No lionel, the words in bold are not "fine", what they are is merely "correct". Ask yourself:

1) What point did I want to make in this compound sentence?
2) To whom am I writing?
3) Did I ask if my word use was "fine" because the word "fine" was in my forebrain?
5) Ignore Faldage. He thinks he is the cat's pajamas.

Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: jenny jenny] #213479
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cat's pajamas??

had to look that one up: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cat%27s_pajamas

sort of like the eel's ankle.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Are all the bold words fine in the sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh] #220876
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No. The fine's all wrong. LITTER BUGS SHOULD BE SHOT!

Think two eyes are better than three eyes.

If I (ONE) toss a piece of tissue paper on the ground and I am (CHUNK) caught in the act, I (TWO) could be fined $300 as a first-time offender.

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