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(no subject) [Jul. 12th, 2006|05:05 pm]

Hi, new member, have been looking for something like this!

Quick question, which should be obvious, but I'm just having one of those days.

... could help him enlist the cooperation of ....
... could help him TO enlist the cooperation of ....

Thanks for any help!
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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2006|10:20 am]

Nice to join this community.

I cannot remember the answer to this question, and it bothers me. What part of speech are "like" and "as"? Thanks very much for your response.
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hey [Apr. 12th, 2006|09:51 pm]

Hey I'm new to this community, and I really wanted to improve my grammar skills, but I'm horrible at correcting my grammar mistakes.
However, I edited this story like three times and I wanted you guys to see if there is any other mistakes I haven't seen or corrected.
Thanks I appreciate it very much

My short story:


While I was stared out at the rain splashing the windows; I started to feel irresponsible for the constantly dripping tap. “Ma, why can’t you call the janitor to fix the tap?” I asked, “Oh never mind about that, its free good water, and at least it’s washing of the extra dirt and it’s faster. I don’t really need to put in a lot of energy into washing then” she said lazily. I then placed my cup beside the sink, which was loaded with dishes, “Ma, I’m going to take a shower” I yelled as I went into the bathroom. After the shower, I came back to look at the sink, but I still saw droplets trickling down from the tap. However, when I looked at my feet, I realized that I forgot to wear my slippers, “Oh no!” I pretended to shriek. I then ran out into the storming rain, where I felt every drop of water hitting my skin, but then I saw a head peering out a window yelling “ What in the Lord’s name are you doing out in the rain? You’re going to get sick, come in right now” she demanded. “No Ma, it’s free water, and at least it’s washing of the extra dirt and it’s faster. I don’t really need to put in a lot of energy into washing then” I said bitterly about my “dirty” feet.

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Quick grammar question [Jan. 15th, 2006|03:58 am]
Hello. I don't really know if this community is still active, so I may be wasting my time. I'm looking for advice on how to punctuate the following sentence from an essay: "The insatiable desire for knowledge, the intrinsic motivation to learn, the love of reason; all these are the legacy of my younger self, and among my most valued assets as an individual." For whatever reason, I initially used a semicolon to separate the two halves of the sentence, but seeing as though the clause preceding the semicolon CERTAINLY isn't independent, I really don't see why that could work. Would a dash be a better choice here? Thank you for your advice.
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Ask... [Jun. 4th, 2003|12:14 pm]

The purpose of this community is not to make fun of grammar or punctuation errors. Instead, it is to help others use standard grammar and punctuation in their writing.

Ask me questions about grammar, punctuation, spelling, or style. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find it.

I've not managed a community before, so I'll see how it goes!
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