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by the gaucha
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Correct Intro
Replies: 20
Views: 8477

Correct Intro

What discourse maxim are you flouting that makes it impossible for me to understand the last 5 messages? I am not critizicing, just wondering. Perhaps because I´m not American? Or a 2nd language speaker?
by the gaucha
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: THE WORD "IF"
Replies: 17
Views: 6284


IF doesn´t have a definition as the one you could get for a content word (nouns, adjectives, most verbs, etc.), because it is a function word. It has a meaning if it is in context. It gives meaning to the clause, for example, it may convey condition, it may introduce an indirect"yes/no" question, et...