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omitting words pt. II

 
 
Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 09:56 am
1. no matter (what) the case,
2. whatever (is) the case, OR whatever the case (is)

in formal writing, which option is preferred/required? If neither, please provide an example for the better option. Thank you.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 01:40 pm
@perennialloner,
Peren just briefly 'cause don't xpkt 2b around long, I'd have selected 'no matteer what the case'. No kiddin'; but your actual q is too compl for me. Good knowin' u
perennialloner
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 02:58 pm
@dalehileman,
where are you going? i hope things are well with you. i should've been clearer. 1 and 2 are examples with two or in the case of example 2, three options each.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 03:56 pm
@perennialloner,
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where are you going?
Penn, God knows. I wonder if you can recommend a sci/philo/psyche site

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i hope things are well with you.
Thank you Penn. All is indeed well with me except in maybe one minor regards. I thank my pantheistic God everyday tho, I can still see, hear, walk, taste, and almost think

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i should've been clearer.
It's difficult. Alla time I find I do things , abbr, curtail, etc to where the esl can't 'stand me, and often the Engl Expt

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1 and 2 are examples with two or in the case of example 2, three options each
Quite obvious now and I shoulda realized it.

in (1) I still like to delete the 'what;' but in (2) I note subtle diffs. I'll think about it

...tho in (2) I definitely pref (a)



On nother subj emtrel;y, doesn't the jumpin' up and down at the bottom of the ed. window bother ya. For 18 yrs it's been drivin' me nutty
perennialloner
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 05:40 pm
@dalehileman,
thanks for your help. yes, you're very lucky to be healthy at your age. i know it's hard to lose your mind, but you're still here offering sound, if difficult to decipher, advice and information.

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[On nother subj emtrel;y, doesn't the jumpin' up and down at the bottom of the ed. window bother ya. For 18 yrs it's been drivin' me nutty
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i'm not sure what you mean. do you mean the scrolling?

specifically, i don't know what "ed. window" refers to.


centrox
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 05:43 pm
@perennialloner,
perennialloner wrote:
i know it's hard to lose your mind

Man, it's hard!
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 06:47 pm
@perennialloner,
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if difficult to decipher
t's to save keystrokes of course; but I rationalize that it encourages the esl to q

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do you mean the scrolling?
No peren, the bottom of the box actually jumps up and down

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what "ed. window" refers to
My apolos: 'Editing window,' referring to the box you get to type in
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2017 06:48 pm
@centrox,
perennialloner wrote:
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i know it's hard to lose your mind
to which Cen,
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Man, it's hard!
Wait 'til ur 86, you'll see how easy it gets


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Morbi at tempus eros
Does that mean, 'I find it morbid that sex is only a temporary posession'
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ekename
 
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Reply Sun 30 Apr, 2017 12:34 am
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