Author Topic: Ask Opus: On Grammar  (Read 13328 times)

Offline pb

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Re: Ask Opus: On Grammar
« Reply #60 on: December 01, 2009, 04:55:09 AM »
dear Opus,

we on MWC are used to your long, mysterious abscences, although it does lend itself to rumours.

Word is that you are in a cave, communicating with grammar demons. Or are on an archeological dig having chanced upon the old remains of the last used semi-colon in modern fiction. Some say you've wrapped yourself in parenthesis to write your Magnum Opus.

Whichever it is, be well, and here's to bump this thread a bit for all the new members to come and join the cult of Opus. 'He's like Santa Claus,' we are telling them. 'He comes out once a year.' ;)
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Re: Ask Opus: On Grammar
« Reply #61 on: December 01, 2009, 11:16:53 PM »
The grammar demigods desire a sacrifice.  Only VIRGIN sentences employing ALL parts of speech PERFECTLY are accepted.  Phrasal nouns and verbs are preferred but not required.  Points off for misspellings but they wink their eyes at the occasional comma splice.

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Re: Ask Opus: On Grammar
« Reply #62 on: December 01, 2009, 11:58:56 PM »
The demigods are so persnickety. Virgin sentences? I prefer a sentence whose been around long enough to know a dangling participle when she sees one.  :)
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