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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 12:55 PM

Sen. Warren : Trump calls me Pocahontas because...

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Reply Sen. Warren : Trump calls me Pocahontas because... (Original post)
syringis Nov 2017 OP
Wounded Bear Nov 2017 #1
MontanaMama Nov 2017 #2
syringis Nov 2017 #3
Demit Nov 2017 #5
syringis Nov 2017 #7
LiberalLovinLug Nov 2017 #16
pokerfan Nov 2017 #21
PJMcK Nov 2017 #6
MontanaMama Nov 2017 #15
syringis Nov 2017 #24
marylandblue Nov 2017 #4
MontanaMama Nov 2017 #11
Gothmog Nov 2017 #8
Cryptoad Nov 2017 #9
Thor_MN Nov 2017 #10
BadgerKid Nov 2017 #12
Wolf Frankula Nov 2017 #13
whathehell Nov 2017 #14
lagomorph777 Nov 2017 #17
Glorfindel Nov 2017 #18
Brainstormy Nov 2017 #23
crazycatlady Nov 2017 #19
Puzzler Nov 2017 #20
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #22

Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 12:56 PM

1. K & R...that's funny...nt

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:03 PM

2. Better than he...

I know I know...but it drives me nuts.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:12 PM

3. Hello MontanaMama

"better than him" is wrong ?

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Response to syringis (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:43 PM

5. The (implied) full sentence would be "better than he does"

 

"He" is the subject of the (implied) verb "does." So yes, "him" is wrong.

If you just say "better than he does" you sidestep the whole issue

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Response to Demit (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:50 PM

7. Thank Demit

I have read that. Some grammarian say both are correct.

I do prefer "than he does".

Great, I have learned something. Thank you again

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Response to syringis (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:04 PM

16. Don't want to pile on but...

also "jealous" would apply to having ill feelings towards someone out of sexual or romantic personal conflicts. I think the word you are looking for is "envious".




But a great meme regardless!

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Response to syringis (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:22 PM

21. Apparently, it depends

on whether than is being used as a conjunction or as a preposition:

http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/than_I_me_than_he_him.htm

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Response to syringis (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:55 PM

15. Hello syringis

Normally, you use the structure pronoun + verb after "than" such as you are better than he is. I'm cringing a little bit that I posted what I did..old habits die hard. My days as an English major are long behind me.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:48 AM

24. Hello MontanaMama

Don't let your old habits die.

As non native English speaker, it helps me a lot.

I have not seen what was grammatically wrong.

French and English sentences structures differs. I try as much as I can to think in English before writting but it is not enough.

Please feel free to correct me anytime, you will do me a great favour by helping to improve my English.

I appreciate very much DU. The least I can do, is not to punch too hard your language.


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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:14 PM

4. A meme for you

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:22 PM

11. I'll take that!

It has been said before...

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 01:58 PM

8. I love this meme

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:08 PM

9. right on!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:21 PM

10. Thank you!! I needed a laugh.

 

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:37 PM

12. Racist/hate speech would get the average person fired/expelled.

Universities don't put up with it. Why it is allowed to exist in government, which should represent everybody?

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:48 PM

13. Remember tRump achieved the impossumbull

He lost money running a casino.

Wolf

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 02:49 PM

14. I love it!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:05 PM

17. Ow that hurts!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:31 PM

18. Trump calls me Pocahontas because

he's envious that Native Americans know how to run a casino better than he does.

There...fixed it!

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 09:15 PM

23. Thanks.

was about to do that.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 03:50 PM

19. if my song parody writing abilities come back to me

This would be ripe for parody

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 04:01 PM

20. Is Trump even aware that Native Americans are real?

Iím serious.




-Puzzler

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:40 PM

22. K & R

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