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S2000magician
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On Sep 22, 2015, NYCTwister wrote:
They get chopped up on an regular basis

Or, simply, regularly.

Nobody uses adverbs any more.
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This is a mute point.
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On Sep 22, 2015, S2000magician wrote:
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They get chopped up on an regular basis

Or, simply, regularly.

Nobody uses adverbs any more.


At least not on an regular basis.
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This is a mute point.

I saw what you did. Clever.
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On Sep 22, 2015, S2000magician wrote:
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On Sep 22, 2015, NYCTwister wrote:
They get chopped up on an regular basis

Or, simply, regularly.

Nobody uses adverbs any more.


Hemingway said that from Tolstoy, he learned to distrust adverbs.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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So it's not "can it core a apple"?



Nobody's going to comment on that? God, I feel old!
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On a poster:

I like cooking animals and my family.

Use comas. Don't be a psycho.
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On a poster:

I like cooking animals and my family.

Use comas. Don't be a psycho.

Ahem . . . commas, perhaps?
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Spelling and grammar are two separate issues.
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I recall an exercise from 4th grade. Correctly punctuate this line of words grammatically.

that that is is that that is not is not is not that it it is


It's not too difficult and success is its own reward. ain't dat truthly? as they say hereabouts
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That that is, is. That that is not, is not.

Is not that it?

It is.
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that that is is that that is not is not is not that it it is

The one that I recall is:

John where Jim had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher.
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I don't recall either of those.

But I do recall this: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_......_buffalo
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I've noticed a lot of people saying things like, He did it quick, instead of quickly.

I'm always afraid to post anything in grammar or spelling threads. Suddenly I can't get through a sentence without dithering.

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I remember once when I was a kid seeing that someone had scrawled, "You rot bad," in chalk on the street.

I couldn't pass it by. I borrowed some chalk and corrected it to, "You rot badly."

I was a little odd as a child.
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One thing that a lot of performers forget is that conversational language really has different rules and conventions than the written word. The failure to understand this is the reason why so many scripts sound pompous, stilted or memorized.
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I thought some of you fellas would enjoy this article:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/2015090......ctuation
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A fine article arthur -- thanks. In addition ...

many people who read stories, articles, poems, etc out loud break the text into lines on the page
so that a rhythm can be created and sustained -- also to force breathing and to slow down.

This too is punctuation, of sorts, and an echo of Cicero.

Then there is always Victor Borge ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpIbdZhrzA
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