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#21 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:51 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.
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#22 Jean-Ralphio

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:52 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)
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#23 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:55 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)

It's just if you want to demonstrate that you are exclaiming the sentence then just use one exclamation point and walk away. You don't need to hit me over the head with it, it just looks kind of retarded.

Also, I asked you in the other thread but you didn't reply; who were you on the coma?

(Did I use that semicolon correctly?)
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#24 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:58 AM

Nope! You use semicolons to seperate two seperate thoughts that are in some way related! A regular colon is very fine there.

Thanks Michelle :) I've always been uncertain when using semicolons. One day I will get it right.
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#25 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:59 AM

Oh my, the nervous wreck is a grammar whiz. Who knew?

P.S. Sonic Tooth, my love, I see you have come to join in the grammar delight. How I have missed your brains.
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#26 steelydanfan

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:59 AM

colon and capital Who.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:01 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)

It's just if you want to demonstrate that you are exclaiming the sentence then just use one exclamation point and walk away. You don't need to hit me over the head with it, it just looks kind of retarded.

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#28 ron

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

which one is sonic tooth?
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#29 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

Uh, I believe it is the user named "sonic tooth," but I could be wrong.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

Nope! You use semicolons to seperate two seperate thoughts that are in some way related! A regular colon is very fine there.

or a -

"blah blah blah blah - blablablah".
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#31 steelydanfan

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:04 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)

It's just if you want to demonstrate that you are exclaiming the sentence, then just use one exclamation point and walk away. You don't need to hit me over the head with it. It just looks kind of retarded.

Also, I asked you in the other thread but you didn't reply: Who were you on the coma?

(Did I use that semicolon correctly?) no, you didn't.



(if you're getting picky, you made several mistakes. corrected in bold.)
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#32 bloop

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:04 AM

i hate it when people say "definatly", "defiantly", "defenetely", "definately", "definitaly" and various retarded forms of the word "definitely".
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#33 ron

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:05 AM

Uh, I believe it is the user named "sonic tooth," but I could be wrong.


Oh yeah, I didn't see that.
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#34 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:06 AM

I could not agree more. I mean, it isn't a complicated word by any means. Definite + ly -- simple grammar.
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#35 sonic tooth

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:07 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)

It's just if you want to demonstrate that you are exclaiming the sentence then just use one exclamation point and walk away. You don't need to hit me over the head with it, it just looks kind of retarded.

Also, I asked you in the other thread but you didn't reply; who were you on the coma?

(Did I use that semicolon correctly?)

three exclamation points are were actually intended to produce the exclamatory emphasis that most users are attempting. one exclamation point is intended to denote a higher intonation in quoted speech, an emphatic point to be made (much in the way italics are over-used), or something of that nature. but, it has shifted to a single exclamation point that completes the effect.

i'm of the opinion that semicolons can fuck off--unless they're separating lengthy elements of a list where punctuation marks are included in the clauses. yet, by common usage, you did not use the semicolon properly. that would be a colon, indicating that you are culminating a clause in what follows the colon. my preference lies with the mysterious dash--it's versatility is unbounded and strict rules do not apply in the same properness as other punctuation.
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#36 Nicholas

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

Oh my, the nervous wreck is a grammar whiz. Who knew?

P.S. Sonic Tooth, my love, I see you have come to join in the grammar delight. How I have missed your brains.


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What a jerk. I will hold you.
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#37 ron

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:09 AM

i'm of the opinion that semicolons can fuck off


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#38 Jean-Ralphio

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:12 AM

I do hate it when people use multiple exclamation points.

What if it's something like "Happy Birthday!!!"??? (threw in the multiple question marks for you)

It's just if you want to demonstrate that you are exclaiming the sentence then just use one exclamation point and walk away. You don't need to hit me over the head with it, it just looks kind of retarded.

Also, I asked you in the other thread but you didn't reply; who were you on the coma?

(Did I use that semicolon correctly?)

Yeah, I think that semicolon works well. Usually I use semicolons to join an incomplete sentence that shares the same subject.

I was mainly a lurker and hardly ever posted; no one of significance.
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#39 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:12 AM

I rather like semicolons; they're like a little chair for your clause to sit in and rest while you complete the other half of your thought.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:14 AM

Dance, whats your avatar all about?
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