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Topic: Comma after "by that time"
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:54:27 AM
I have just found a bunch of grammar rules on this matter.

The second paragraph reads as follows:

“It is permissible, even commonplace, to omit a comma after most brief introductory elements — a prepositional phrase, an adverb, or a noun phrase”.

The rest of the rules are also are worth reading.

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/commas_intro.htm

Topic: An example with the verb 'proclaim'
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:31:48 AM
pjharvey wrote:
Compare "I proclaim that she is innocent" with "I was talking with a member of the jury that proclaimed her to be innocent".
In the second sentence it is stylistically better to use "proclaimed her to" to avoid a repetition ("...that proclaimed that...").

Absolutely.
Topic: An example with the verb 'proclaim'
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:02:27 AM
pjharvey wrote:
It could, but I prefer the original wording.

“Proclaimed that she” is more than twice as common “proclaimed her to”, though.

proclaimed that she,proclaimed her to
Topic: WAKE UP, MODS/ADMINS
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 2:20:22 PM
BobShilling wrote:
TFD wrote:
we have been in communication with some of the users in question and will continue to monitor the situation.

Thank you.

I would like to join Bob in expressing our thanks to TFD.
Topic: WAKE UP, MODS/ADMINS
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 12:16:16 PM
Applause Applause Applause

Wonderful. I am very glad we are not going to have forum members, even “those who have submitted hundreds of helpful posts over quite a long time”, as mods. That would inevitably lead to abuse of power, sooner or later.
Topic: Present Simple
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 9:21:57 AM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Helenej, it was clear from the start that I meant DUMP.

It wasn't clear even for thar. If it was clear to him, he wouldn't have said, "I assumed it meant 'dump'."

'Bump' and 'dump' are two different words in English, you know.
Topic: WAKE UP, MODS/ADMINS
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 9:17:12 AM
BobShilling wrote:
We know what mods should do.

Good. The main thing is that now you know that they don't need to "have submitted hundreds of helpful posts over quite a long time".
Topic: Present Simple
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 9:11:42 AM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
What is the purpose of asking such a question?

The point is quite straightforward. Your second sentence about "bumping" makes no sense, which makes it difficult to understand the situation you tried to picture.

As you can see now, thar made his assumption of your meaning - 'dump', not 'bump'. I had made mine.
Topic: Present Simple
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 8:20:11 AM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Tonight I talk to Marry! Tomorrow she bumps me!

I am afraid it is difficult to discuss such an example as it makes little sense, if any.

Hits you or bumps into you? Why should she do this after you talk to her?

No, I'm serious. No criticism. Just trying to imagine the situation.
Topic: WAKE UP, MODS/ADMINS
Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 8:07:45 AM
BobShilling wrote:
The only people asked to be mods in the forums I mentioned are those who have submitted hundreds of helpful posts over quite a long time…

What we obviously need here is to have a person who would make others observe the forum rules. That’s it.

A moderator doesn’t need to “have submitted hundreds of helpful posts over a long period of time”.

A forum moderator must edit posts if they contain inapporpiate language, delete those posts if necessary, show yellow cards to those who violate the forum rules and then ban those people for a certain period of time if they do not improve.

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