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Old 01.12.2014, 15:35
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The importance of correct grammar

This is the title of an email that I received from SBB today


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Old 01.12.2014, 15:43
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Re: The importance of correct grammar


Nice!
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Old 01.12.2014, 15:47
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

What's wrong with it?
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The joy of giving head.

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Old 01.12.2014, 16:04
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What's wrong with it?
Nothing wrong with it grammatically if you take the colon into account but if you just read it straight as one sentence then what Porsch said.

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Old 01.12.2014, 16:06
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

You guys have dirty minds
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Old 01.12.2014, 16:06
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Nothing wrong with it grammatically if you taken the colon into account but if you just read it straight as one sentence then what Porsch said.
Yes. Fortunately SBB got it right
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Old 01.12.2014, 16:19
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

I prefer a modified version which I left on my boss's desk:

"The joy of leaving: I'm off to holidays with SBB"
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Old 01.12.2014, 16:20
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

So the title should be "The importance of correct punctuation"

Good joke nonetheless!
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Old 01.12.2014, 16:38
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So the title should be "The importance of correct punctuation"

Good joke nonetheless!
True
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Old 01.12.2014, 17:03
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Nothing wrong with it grammatically if you take the colon into account but if you just read it straight as one sentence then what Porsch said.
You learn something new everyday!
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

And one for the French speakers.

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Old 04.02.2016, 22:07
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

Ok, and a second one.

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Re: The importance of correct grammar

Ouch
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Old 04.02.2016, 22:13
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

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Yes. Fortunately SBB got it right
I would argue this point
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Old 04.02.2016, 22:36
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And one for the French speakers.

Very much in the news today- as the new simplified French grammar rules have been published. Apparently the ^circonflex is no longer necessary- and there have been plenty of examples on FB and elsewhere about why it should definitely remain.

But the above examples make little sense as the basic French is just not correct at all
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Yes. Fortunately SBB got it right

One could argue that the line is not grammatically correct with the colon because "The Joy of giving" is not a complete sentence.
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Old 05.02.2016, 00:24
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But the above examples make little sense as the basic French is just not correct at all
Not grammatically correct, but nevertheless French "as she is spoke" by many of the masses -- i.e. you'll often here constructs like this in slang.

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One could argue that the line is not grammatically correct with the colon because "The Joy of giving" is not a complete sentence.
Nor does it need to be. All that's needed prior to the colon is a clause.

"Rome: was it built in one day?"

or, of course,

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens".



(It's more the use of a complete sentence after the colon that aggravates some grammaristi. )

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Old 05.02.2016, 00:30
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Re: The importance of correct grammar

Here is official news that have leaked from the French language school ...

End of the circumflex? Changes in French spelling cause uproar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35496893

What's next? Will they also remove Umlaut from Grrman language?
I, for one, already started somewhat enjoying all those ü ä in daily use
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