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Old 08-17-2006, 12:41 AM   #361
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Brian, you just brought the Simon and Garfunkel "I am a Rock" song to mind.
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And a rock feels no pain bot knows all things;
And an island never cries cyborg's always right.


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Old 08-17-2006, 12:47 AM   #362
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You just reminded me of the song Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles:

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Defensible, but unintuitive to me. I would use the nominative, probably for reasons of stylistics--I think it's more forceful to emphasize the subject of the action--and generality--it's applicable in all cases. Let us go then, you and I...
"A group of us taxpayers"?
um, okay.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:55 AM   #364
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um, okay.
I was asking if you meant to type, "A group of us taxpayers," because as the sentence stands it has no pronoun, and I was racking my brain trying to figure out what was intended. That's what I came up with, because it seems the construction most likely to be questioned. If my guess is wrong, please let me know.
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Brian, you just brought the Simon and Garfunkel "I am a Rock" song to mind.
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And a rock feels no pain bot knows all things;
And an island never cries cyborg's always right.


Incidentally, you can tell by my use of assonance that I have a different vowel in "thing" than most people.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:58 AM   #366
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All right, that's the second time someone's told me that since post 300. What have I done now?
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I was asking if you meant to type "A group of us taxpayers", because as the sentence stands it has no pronoun, and I was racking my brain trying to figure out what was intended. That's what I came up with, because it seems the construction most likely to be questioned. If my guess is wrong, please let me know.
o, then yes
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All right, that's the second time someone's told me that since post 300. What have I done now?
Nothing, it's just that I didn't quite know how to answer your post, without looking dumb.

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