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Re: Non native English speaker is checking whether a phrasing should be filed a minor bug report.

On Wednesday 01 December 2010 05:55:44 Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 20101130_183342, John Hasler wrote:
> > Cybe R. Wizard writes:
> > > Having been taught the same rule, I also find the sentence nonsensical
> > > and for that same reason.
> >
> > I was also taught that rule.

It looks to me as though the reactions to the original email can be used  to 
distinguish accurately between the Americans and English among us! ;-) 

And before anyone reacts, I mean "English".  The Scots, Welsh and Irish among 
us probably use yet another structure (or other structures).

I didn't actually get my grammar book out.  (And this is conversation, not 
literary, so even my teachers would have accepted "didn't" for "did not".)  
So I await the shots. ;-)


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