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. ;-)