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(Mental Floss)   "The complex houses married and single soldiers and their families." ....Grammatically correct? Yup   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 9
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2013-03-10 02:19:32 PM
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
 
2013-03-10 02:26:58 PM
The author of a 19th century grammar guide lamented the fact that one could "run to great excess" in the use of -ing participles

Mr. Tulip agrees.
 
2013-03-10 02:35:26 PM
from TFA:
"The rat the cat the dog chased killed ate the malt."

Hard to believe it doesn't need a comma, or two
 
2013-03-10 02:39:02 PM
I will always have a strong affinity for Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.
 
2013-03-10 05:53:27 PM

Bob_Laublaw: I will always have a strong affinity for Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo.


Ummm, I believe you mean, "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
 
2013-03-10 06:14:40 PM
That was not hard to understand.

The complex (1) houses married (soldiers, 2) and single soldiers (3) and their families (4).

Not hard.
 
2013-03-10 06:21:43 PM

Sargun: That was not hard to understand.

The complex (1) houses married (soldiers, 2) and single soldiers (3) and their families (4).

Not hard.


No, but it's probably not the best way to express the idea.  If 98% of your audience ends up wondering if DOMA allows houses to marry, you may wish to rewrite.
 
2013-03-10 06:33:28 PM
#5 and #7 are run-on sentences. Technically they are grammatically correct, but in poor form.
 
2013-03-10 10:17:03 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Sargun: That was not hard to understand.

The complex (1) houses married (soldiers, 2) and single soldiers (3) and their families (4).

Not hard.

No, but it's probably not the best way to express the idea.  If 98% of your audience ends up wondering if DOMA allows houses to marry, you may wish to rewrite.


Pshaw.  typical home-o-phobia.
 
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