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formidable

Postby bailey66 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:52 pm

Formidable- FORM e-dable or for MID able

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Re: formidable

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:14 pm

Yes
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Re: formidable

Postby Slava » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:38 pm

I've always gone for #2, but now that I've looked it up, it appears I have been wrong all these years.
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Re: formidable

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Webster approves of both.
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Re: formidable

Postby bailey66 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:26 pm

Webster approves of both.
Yeah, that's what i saw, but the first one i posted was first in the dictionary, and i prefer the second, or even more the French one.

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Re: formidable

Postby bailey66 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:27 pm

Webster approves of both.
Yeah, that's what i saw, but the first one i posted was first in the dictionary, and I prefer the second, or even more the French one, but only if it's the only word in the sentance.

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Re: formidable

Postby brogine » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:27 pm

You won’t find for-mid’-able in older dictionaries, or in the OED in this moment. It’s given, where it is, to reflect widespread ignorance.
Before you get all exercised, remember that ‘ignorance’ means ‘lack of knowledge’, not ‘stupidity’.


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