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Old 16th July 2007, 23:41   #106
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A quick doubt in the above sentence.Should the usage be like ".. posts filled with the right amount of humour." or Should it be ".. posts filled with right amounts of humour."
Muni, thanks for the compliments

I think I would stick to "the right amount of humour". It sounds more correct to my ears.
While the other option doesn't scream wrong, it just doesn't feel right.
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Old 16th July 2007, 23:47   #107
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I would either say
1)(in a respectful manner) would you be kind enough to elaborate ? (or)
2)(in a matter of fact manner) could you elaborate ?
The two sentences above are not similar at all. Here is a quick interpretation of what I mean. My perception only.

1) Here, the fact that the person being addressed is capable of elaboration is a given, you are requesting for that elaboration.

2) Here, the person is being asked respectfully if it is possible for him to elaborate.

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Old 16th July 2007, 23:57   #108
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Yeti, I waved my magic Google wand and dickshunary.com says anyways is also archaic. As your friends would tell you, Google is my Bible.
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Yeti, I waved my magic Google wand and dickshunary.com says anyways is also archaic. As your friends would tell you, Google is my Bible.
Oh well, then I stand corrected. If the mighty Google says it's archaic, then it must be. Anyhoos, thank you Threepio.
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Actually, Sam, you should have asked me to elaborate. Not to elaborate further!

Possibly, explain might have been an even better choice of word.

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Oh well, then I stand corrected. If the mighty Google says it's archaic, then it must be. Anyhoos, thank you Threepio.
Ain't nothin', mate.
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My turn to blush.

This thread is fantastic. Thank you everyone!! Keep it coming.
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"Veerappan was shot dead in a shootout today. The dreaded Brigand is no more.May his soul rest in peace!!!".

Here I dont intend for his soul to rest in peace and have used the additional exclamation marks to convey the opposite meaning.
come on, the man is dead!
give his soul some respect. lest you should have his soul haunting you.

what I think may be a suitable (still unnecessary) usage of multiple exclamation is,

"oh my god !!!"

where you are emphasizing.
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The English language does not specify multiple exclamations. It is generally made to attract the attention of the reader, nothing more.
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The English language does not specify multiple exclamations.
Yes, but Asterix comics use them
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Obelix will attract the attention of the readers more than the exclamations & his menhirs can ever do. So it is quite pardonable there i guess.
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Hey i got one too.
What does it mean when people put "(sic)" in the middle of their sentences? What's the correct usage here?

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Hey i got one too.
What does it mean when people put "(sic)" in the middle of their sentences? What's the correct usage here?

Amitoj
I've generally seen it used when quoting text, to indicate that there's a mistake in the original (quoted) material.
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I've generally seen it used when quoting text, to indicate that there's a mistake in the original (quoted) material.
Absolutely correct. When quoting someone's speech, or text, if something appears wrong and you want to make sure people understand you didn't say it, he did lol.

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Another nice thing to do is (sp?)

While writing something, if you just have this feeling that you've spelt a word wrong, just adding a (sp?) will explain to the reader that you are aware that the word might be wrongly spelt.

Example: He was driving dangereusly (sp?) from Mumbai to Pune.
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Hi All,

Thanks for the comments and replies on 'anyway'. So I concludes that both can be used, and to be precisely in grammar, it is better to stick with 'anyway'.
Anyway, I was using that only.

Here comes my next shot:
What is the most polite way to say, "You will not be able to do it"
The sentence has to be polite, but should stress the point that in no way he can do it. (No doubts, mights etc)

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