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cooljelly
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:25:51 AM
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I don't want to be seeming to be arguing.

Could you please tell me if the above sentence is correct gramatically? Pray
kapash_2000
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:28:14 AM
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I don't want to be seeming to be arguing.

Could you please tell me if the above sentence is correct gramatically?

I think the correct sentence would be 'I don't want beeing seemed to be arguing'.
thar
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 10:51:18 AM

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to seem is already a continuous action, so it does not need the continuous tense, and I cannot think of a situation where you combine continuous verbs, so I would say


I don't want to seem to be arguing
excaelis
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:35:00 AM

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I don't want to seem/appear argumentative but...
catskincatskin
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 12:17:31 PM
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It's correct grammatically. Thar's sounds more "normal". As for other situations, consider:

I don't want to be thinking that you are lying.
I don't want to be pretending that I'm staying.
He didn't want it seeming like he was faking.
She wanted to be singing while he was climaxing.

Etc. etc.
Tovarish
Posted: Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:17:05 PM
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I don't want to seem to be arguing,

It is usually followed by an However, or in the worst case, But,
being as they intent to anyway.

catskin, "She wanted to be singing while he was climaxing", I hope she didn't forget her lines!
srkdr68
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 4:11:53 AM
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thar wrote:
to seem is already a continuous action, so it does not need the continuous tense, and I cannot think of a situation where you combine continuous verbs, so I would say


I don't want to seem to be arguing





thar, your's seems to be short,to the point and correct.
GabhSigenod
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 7:24:24 AM

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"I don't seem to be arguing" seems fine to me.
thar
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 7:37:36 AM

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GabhSigenod wrote:
"I don't seem to be arguing" seems fine to me.


sounds like a deep philosophical paradox, to me

In my opinion, I don't seem to be arguing, but no-one seems to agree with me, so I am trying to change their minds!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 9:05:03 AM

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Srk,
what is your's is a mine. ;-)

money
Posted: Monday, March 7, 2011 9:50:04 AM
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I don't want to seem to be arguing.
Alias
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 2:01:55 AM
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I would like to see the context.
Thar and Ex "seem"right to me however a question springs to mind.
Why dont you want to seem to be arguing?
Are you arguing or are you not arguing but appearing to?

If it is the latter I would suggest the whole sentence/preamble to the statement/position you are about to express is superfulous, in my opinion.

For example I might say, I have some concerns about.....etc
or I have some concerns which are....etc.

Just my thoughts feel free to take them or leave them. Angel


asdofindia
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 11:55:43 AM
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I don't want to argue.
I don't want to be arguing.
I don't want to seem to be arguing.
I don't want to be seeming to be arguing.
I want to be seeming to be arguing.
I'm seeming to be arguing.
I want to be arguing.
I'm arguing.
Alias
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:00:53 AM
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asdofindia wrote:
I don't want to argue.
I don't want to be arguing.
I don't want to seem to be arguing.
I don't want to be seeming to be arguing.
I want to be seeming to be arguing.
I'm seeming to be arguing.
I want to be arguing.
I'm arguing.



Gosh you are a contentious soul my brother Asdofindia(laughs) Oh BTW what the hell is your signature about...I cant work it out...no offence but it sounds like someone excusing their sexual incompetence to their partner....(laughs) just pulling your leg Asdofindia...I not being serious....
Vax Pobiscum
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:11:28 PM

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Actually arguing ( weird looking word when you see it a lot ) is one thing.

Actually arguing and trying to pretend that you're not actually arguing ( when, in fact, you are actually arguing ) is a whole other thing.

If any of you guys had met my Mother you would have a keener appreciation of my keen appreciation of the fundamental disparity between these nice distinctions. Brick wall
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:14:39 PM

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excaelis wrote:

Actually arguing and trying to pretend that you're not actually arguing ( when, in fact, you are actually arguing ) is a whole other thing.


Don't know your mother, Ex,
but married for nearly 30 years ;-)
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:22:17 PM

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I feel ya, my brother !

As discretion is the better part of valour, sometimes cowardice is the better part of discretion.
Alias
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:11:13 PM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
[quote=excaelis]
Don't know your mother, Ex,
but married for nearly 30 years ;-)


Ex wrote: I feel ya, my brother !

Ex he said he doesnt know your mother...unless of course he is your brother by the same father but not the same mother...hmm it all sounds a bit odd to me...You dont have an affinity for boiling your butt in a steam room, running thru snow starkers whipping yourself with birch twigs and drinking copious quantities of Beer do you Ex.......it could be hereditary!!!

Err no offence intended JJ I am originally a Pom and look at how sad they are. THey invented Cricket and Soccer and they are crap at both!!! and if you include GB the Scots invented Golf and I cant recall any Mac....'s winning a tournament for awhile

excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:21:37 PM

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I like the birch twigs and beer part. Half brothers, perchance ?

ludic
Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:28:28 AM

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Back on topic,

I think it might be that cooljelly agreed on a particular point in essence, but, because of doublethought, was at the same time trying to present an opposite opinion, and trying to assure his/her partner of this Think .

I guess his/her sentence is wierd, but right Eh? .
asdofindia
Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 3:35:28 AM
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Alias wrote:
Oh BTW what the hell is your signature about...I cant work it out...


I got a warning about my previous signature from the administrator (saying that it violated a guideline which didn't exist when it was created). I had sent a PM that day to welcome a new member. And then when I tried to apologize to the administrator so that he doesn not see me as spam saying "I had missed the announcement of the guideline", I found that I could only send 1 PM per day. I had to continue to communicate with the community without risking expulsion (on grounds of spamming). And the only way I found to communicate with the administrator then was to change that signature to "Oh, my bad! Don't you worry, I won't last long".. I know it's pretty much the time to change it. Let me find a mondegreen too.

Edit: I know I need only 9 more posts to get past that 1 pm per day limit. But then, there would be another limit, won't there be?
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