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User Name: dtpostel
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Last Visit: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:48:38 PM
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Topic: Introductory subject "It"
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:48:38 PM
Both work for me. The second seems more intense.
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laddu wrote:
Hi friends,

I am a little bit confused about the grammar used in the following sentence.

It was a windy night and raining hard, so he can't go out.

I think in this sentence "it" is used as an introductory subject for "Windy night".
Now I want to know whether the same "It" can be used for the "rain" also or we should use the seperate one and rewrite the sentence as

It was a windy night and it was raining hard, so he can't go out.

Please post your suggestions friends.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Topic: Ides of March
Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2014 4:51:44 PM
Alice Morgan wrote:
I didn't read it, but I did spend some time yesterday explaining to someone the meaning of the phrase and its origin.

Could I implore you to explain it here? Thanks in advance
Topic: how to make a title for an article?
Posted: Saturday, December 1, 2012 6:35:57 AM
leonAzul wrote:
thar wrote:
for a title, you do not need a complete sentence SVO.

For those who might not understand this abbreviation, "SVO" means "subject-verb-object."

This is the "normal" order of items in an English clause.

The "VO" portion of a clause predicates something about the subject.

When ales or wines are "VOP," that's good enough for me. Whistle

Thank for the education. "VOP"?
Topic: Giddiness.
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 9:15:03 AM
I spend most of my working hours at a keyboard and monitor. To relieve my eyes I have a supply of liquid for bubble blowing and wand. Periodically I sit/stand back and blow bubbles for the purpose of focusing on the floating orbs moving about over me. I go from one orb to another thereby exercising my eyes. I can feel the eyes working to focus on the floating objects.
Topic: 'How are you?''Only middling'
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:54:50 AM
I understand 'fair to middlin' was used to denote the quality of picked cotton being sold.
Topic: How to find my threads.
Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 10:43:51 AM
Dubai wrote:
Dear Forum members.
How can I find all the threads posted by me?

Go to "Forum Search" in the task bar just below the header toward the top of this page and click it. That will take you a blank search window where you should key in your Login ID, then click search. That should do the trick.
Topic: An original thing you have done to celebrate your birthday...
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:53:43 PM
For my 50th I completely overhauled my signature. I compounded the first letters of my name into one figure adding the balance of my last name to complete the signature. I really like using my signature; the compounded figure I use as my initials. I didn't do anything for my 60th; I am giving my 70th some thought. Angel
Topic: Ides of March.
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:16:31 PM
Now THAT was a LONG way to go for the punch line. Thanks for the tour. Applause
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:59:28 AM

Topic: Research Paper
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:53:17 AM
I suggest practicing bring spirituality into the "real" world. Practice looking for and seeing the "true" nature of all that we see with our senses, which is actually the vaneer of the "world." We are much like "fish that are not aware of water" in that we make spirituality something to be achieved when it is greater than our life in the physical. It takes practice to overcome our training of how the "world is" and begin seeing it in all its glory.