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Topic: Is the comma after "be" needed?
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 5:14:31 AM
thar wrote:
No, because this is not something someone said, it is something that does not mean that within the flow of the sentence. So in my opinion there shouldn't be a comma there.
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Topic: shopping mall
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 3:54:03 AM
How did "shopping mall" come about when "mall" has the same meaning?

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Topic: Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'?
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:46:39 PM
Thanks, FounDit.
Topic: Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'?
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:13:10 PM
I thought verbs like "mention" and "discuss" are not followed by the preposition "about". I should appreciate it if someone could clarify why Oxford dictionary has accepted this.

1. Shouldn't it be 'were' as the antecedent is 'thought'?
2. Can 'would' replace 'should'?

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Topic: Which sentence is punctuated in the British way?
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:55:58 AM
Thanks, FounDit.
Topic: Is 'so' missing from the sentence?
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:46:35 PM
palapaguy wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
It's also true that larger dog breeds have shorter lifespans than their smaller counterparts. Scientists are still unclear as to why this is. Some believe that they age faster because of the strain their size puts on their bodies, and vets recommend geriatric check-ups on larger dogs at about seven years of age. Smaller dogs, by comparison, have geriatric check-ups starting at 10 or 11 years old.

Should there be a 'so' at the end of the following sentence? Scientists are still unclear as to why this is.

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"So" isn't needed.
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Topic: I went to/for a wedding dinner.
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:43:44 PM
ozok wrote:


I went to a wedding dinner (reception).


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Topic: Is the comma after "be" needed?
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:35:59 AM
Hi moderator,

Please delete the above incomplete question. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Thanks.

Elaine

Topic: Is the comma after "be" needed?
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:38:44 AM
Dr Lee said her younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang and her only seek to honour their parents’ wishes, and have nothing else to gain.

Is the comma after "be" needed?

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Topic: Is the comma after "be" needed?
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:37:20 AM
The usual wording would be, “Dr Lee said that she and her younger brother seek only to honour their parents’ wishes, and have nothing else to gain.”

Is the comma after "be" needed?

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