But Isn’t Any More?

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brogine
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But Isn’t Any More?

Postby brogine » Thu May 13, 2021 7:34 pm

How can anyone with even a rudimentary education write
‘. . . was a former . . . .’?

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Re: But Isn’t Any More?

Postby Audiendus » Thu May 13, 2021 10:22 pm

He/she may be dead.

"President Eisenhower was a former military commander."

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Re: But Isn’t Any More?

Postby brogine » Fri May 14, 2021 2:58 pm

Well done! And thanks! But I’ve seen this several times in reference to a living person.

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Re: But Isn’t Any More?

Postby Slava » Fri May 14, 2021 7:05 pm

It sounds suspiciously as if you expected a modicum of proper grammar out there in the internot. I think I lost hope when I read of how the officer who died in the January insurrection "lied in State." Perjury after death? :evil: :cry: :?
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Re: But Isn’t Any More?

Postby brogine » Fri May 14, 2021 8:07 pm

I’ve probably inveighed tediously on this before, but I get a kick out of “ . . . but both sides are still far apart on key issues . . . .”

Gee, methinks, that’s a shame. I thought only one side was far apart.

And this, from the San Francisco Chronicle many years ago (I have the clipping somewhere):
“ . . . they were watched like hawks when they were younger.”


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