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else vs or else

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 07:17 am
1. he needed his medication, else he'd die

2. he needed his medication or else he'd die.

are these both acceptable?
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 07:26 am
They are, but 'else' used alone without a preceding 'or' is somewhat old fashioned and non standard.
perennialloner
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 08:00 am
@centrox,
Thank you. I hear it in speech sometimes.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 08:07 am
It is casual and informal.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 10:34 am
@centrox,
'else' used alone .... old fashioned and non standard


Cen, I'd thought it pretty common, even call it 'vernacular'

https://www.google.com/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm#channel=mac_bm&q=everyday+language+is+called&*
perennialloner
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 11:26 am
@dalehileman,
I think he means it's non-standard in formal writing but might be wrong.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 12:05 pm
@perennialloner,
Yea Peren, b'l'v' that's exactly what it means
...I think
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 02:46 pm
@perennialloner,
You're right, as always dale is wrong, but you know that already, vernacular is linked to locale.

Quote:
the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
camlok
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:08 pm
@perennialloner,
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I think he means it's non-standard in formal writing but might be wrong.


He, Centrox, simply gave an uniformed opinion.

And Dale is right, which Centrox confirmed with his second reply.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:32 pm
@camlok,
What is a uniformed opinion?
camlok
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:44 pm
@roger,
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What is a uniformed opinion?


That could be, for example, someone who might understand the meanings of "uninformed" or "opinion" but can't grasp what it means when the two are combined.

"informed opinion" would be the much preferred option, doncha figger?
roger
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 10:56 pm
@camlok,
I was hoping to learn some special meaning of 'uniformed'. I'm left to assume there was a typo meaning 'uninformed' or 'informed'. I think I'll just leave that one where I found it.
camlok
 
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Reply Sun 9 Apr, 2017 11:03 pm
@roger,
My apologies, Roger. You did know. You were just trying to point out my spelling mistake. Thank you for being so up front and honest about it.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2017 11:33 am
@izzythepush,
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as always dale is wrong
Okay Iz but how 'zakly
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2017 11:35 am
@camlok,
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And Dale is right
Why, bless ya, Cam

See guys, we're not all TAT

...tho I think what Izx means has to do with the xact def of the term, vernacular, and y'know he could be right. He's very intelligent
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2017 11:36 am
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

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And Dale is right
Why, bless ya, Cam

See guys, we're not all TAT


Cam we need prof onya
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2017 11:41 am
@roger,
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uniformed opinion?
'Most allamine, Rog
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