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Profile: Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
User Name: Peter O'Connor - Dundalk
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Last Visit: Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:26:02 PM
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Topic: acronym
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:26:01 PM
Topic: Can I replace "he" with "his car"?
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 6:09:06 AM
Either is fine. I'd drop the 'high rate of speed' for a rate of speed or high speed or simply .. at speed.
Topic: Are native speakers concerned with stresses on words when speaking?
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:20:48 AM
We in Ireland literally pull our hair out when Americans (mostly US) mangle Irish names by stressing the wrong letter or syllable d'oh! but what's even worse in now some Irish persons are using Americanisms emphasising the 'h' in words/names when in Irish/Gaelic it's silent and suppresses consonants around it. Pray
Topic: Question 1: —biting it so hard his teeth sunk into it. == —biting it so hard THAT his teeth sunk int
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:50:45 AM
d'oh! These examples could very well be used to show the difference between US and British English - ironically here in Ireland we tend to use both systems, getting pulled up the odd time with cries of "That's an Americanism" but few take much notice. I suspect that spoken English at least is 'fast becoming' the norm. Whistle
Topic: Is the comma required?
Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:19:43 AM
I wouldn't use one after the word 'clip'.
Topic: I don't remember when was the last time I went to the cinema.
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 1:58:49 PM
To be honest, I can't remember either.
Topic: Summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 4:36:25 AM
I'm sure there are others, but these two certainly are good - especially now in the depths of a northern winter. But Summer is coming!
Topic: Is it OK to leave out "from" before "5pm to 8pm"?
Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:43:02 AM
See/listen to Dolly Parton's "9 to 5". No issue there either. Boo hoo!
Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 7:44:27 PM
Weird, but interesting!!
Topic: Is the hyphen needed?
Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2:41:15 PM
No it's un-necessary. (Just like that). Dancing

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