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by lousanders
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Parallel Construction 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Parallel Construction 2

Good to those above?

Many thanks.
by lousanders
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gerund Phrase
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Gerund Phrase

Thank you, Phil.
by lousanders
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neither Candidate or Either Candidate
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Neither Candidate or Either Candidate

Thanks a lot, Erik.
by lousanders
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Neither Candidate or Either Candidate
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Neither Candidate or Either Candidate

Is it

1) "I can't stand either candidate."

Or,

2) "I can't stand neither candidate.

And why?

Many thanks.
by lousanders
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Gerund Phrase
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Gerund Phrase

Trying to determine the rule for adding "ing" to "ensure" in this sentence:

Ms. Smith is committed to ensure [ensuring] that everyone has equal rights.

Is there a quotable rule?

Thanks.
by lousanders
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: the red-white-and-blue flag
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

the red-white-and-blue flag

Set 1 the red-white-and-blue flag the red, white, and blue flag Set 2 a tall steel-concrete-and-glass building a tall steel, concrete, and glass building I know it's probably better to write "a tall building of steel, concrete, and glass", but I was very curious which is the better of the two exampl...
by lousanders
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Parallel Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Parallel Construction

Thank you.
by lousanders
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Parallel Construction 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Parallel Construction 2

1) Either he is crafty or he is stupid. ("Either he is crafty or stupid" is poor parallel structure because you also need the words "he is" after "or". Agreed?) Good with the parallel structure in the remaining three examples below? 2) He is either crafty or stupid. 3) He is not only crafty but also...
by lousanders
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Parallel Construction
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Parallel Construction

In this sentence: "She also loves to read, especially learning about the lives of Old Hollywood starlets", should it be "especially learning" or is just "learning" okay? I wonder because in the first part of the sentence "to read" is in infinitive form, whereas "learning" is a gerund. Should these v...
by lousanders
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Pronoun
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Pronoun

Which is correct - 'he' or 'him'?

Joe said, 'He I don't know.'

Thanks.
by lousanders
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Your Preferences Once Again, Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: Your Preferences Once Again, Please.

I will refrain from using the abbreviations 'a.m.', 'p.m.', 'i.e.' and 'et al.'. Because 'et al.' ends with a full stop, would the sentence-ending punctuation be ... 'et al.'. (with the .'. ending punctuation)? The period must end the sentence here. Is the  .'.  ending punctuation technically corre...
by lousanders
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "Fewer Than / Less Than"
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: "Fewer Than / Less Than"

Thank you, Erik.
by lousanders
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Your Preferences Once Again, Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Your Preferences Once Again, Please.

In lieu of italicization, I prefer to place the following prefixes in quote marks. Would you go with number one or two below in terms of punctuation? Do the commas go inside or outside of the quotation marks? (1) The prefixes “mega-,” “giga-,” “tera-,” and so forth are parts of measurements in accor...
by lousanders
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "Fewer Than / Less Than"
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: "Fewer Than / Less Than"

Thank you, BonnieL.
by lousanders
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "Fewer Than / Less Than"
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

"Fewer Than / Less Than"

I know the rule governing these, but I see them written both ways. In your opinion ( and this is strictly your preferences ), which would be your grammatical picks below - "fewer than" or "less than" in each example below? I've numbered them for ease of response. (1) Fewer than / Less than 15% of th...