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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    An action noun is a noun denoting action. "Belief," for instance, is an action noun. "Inspection" is another. "Arrival" is another.
    Thank you. My original point was it was strange that "hospital " was being used as an action noun, albeit in a grammatically awkward way.....................

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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Thank you. My original point was it was strange that "hospital " was being used as an action noun, albeit in a grammatically awkward way.....................
    I don't think they're using it as an action noun, I think they're just dropping the article "the." Instead of saying "Johnny's in the hospital" they'll just say "Johnny is in hospital."

    Kind of like how we say "Johnny is going to school" or "Johnny is at sea" rather than "Johnny is going to the school" or "Johnny is at the sea."

    It's weird, but, like Leo said, I don't think that usage is grammatically correct in the UK either. It's just kind of colloquial.

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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I don't think they're using it as an action noun, I think they're just dropping the article "the." Instead of saying "Johnny's in the hospital" they'll just say "Johnny is in hospital."

    Kind of like how we say "Johnny is going to school" or "Johnny is at sea" rather than "Johnny is going to the school" or "Johnny is at the sea."

    It's weird, but, like Leo said, I don't think that usage is grammatically correct in the UK either. It's just kind of colloquial.
    Thanks again Peter, I find language very interesting, and as I eventually intend earning my living in a horsehair wig with a ruff at my neck, I am attempting to understand it, and become as proficient as I can. Most people on these boards find any reference to words and grammar unutterably boring, so it is a pleasure to discuss them with someone as knowledgeable as yourself.
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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Nothing is messed up, my usage is 100% right and i have facts to back me up while you have nothing but your OPINION lol

    You
    said that i was "wrong" that was a lie
    you just said above i mixed them up, that is also a lie

    your OPINION may be that but thats all it is, grey is more commonly British but the fact remains my usage of it is 100% accurate.

    you should have contempt for being uneducated about the actual topic you tried to make up or about your dishonesty

    the fact remains that grey is 100% accurate, if you disagree PLEASE PLEASE teach me a lesson and factually prove me wrong. or continue to lie about LMAO

    if you disagree by all means PLEAS PLEASE PLEASE factually prove that i was wrong for using it, i cant wait to read this and watch you make an even bigger fool of yourself

    never mind ill do it myself, one minute and a quick google search

    1.)Merrian-Webster
    Grey - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    Definition of GREY
    variant of gray

    2.) The AMERICAN heritage dictionary of the ENGLISH language.
    American Heritage Dictionary Entry: grey
    grey (grā)
    Share:
    adj., n. & v.
    Variant of gray1.

    3.)grammarist.com Grey vs Gray
    Gray vs. grey - Grammarist



    BOOM

    you lose again

    so the FACT remains my usage of gray is 100% accurate

    its not wrong
    i didn't mix anything up
    and you saying otherwise is a lie or shows you are uneducated about the topic at hand

    no please give us the spin about how you are right and these dictionaries and grammar are some how wrong LMAO

    remind me who is intellectually lazy again and why you must have contempt for your laziness right now

    you lose
    are you ready to show integrity and admit that statements you made below are FACTUALLY wrong or are you not interested in honesty and integrity.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You know that gray is spelled with an "a," don't you? You've even got it wrong in your sig line.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Actually, though, "grey" is the British spelling, and "gray" is the American spelling. Since you're American, I thought I'd give you a heads-up that you're spelling it wrong.
    Dropping some knowledge bombs your way.
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    I tried to provide you with some free knowledge, which, you were obviously too prideful to accept. Carry on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    You mix up "grey" and "gray" because you're lazy and don't know any better. You had no idea that "grey" was the British standard and "gray" was the American standard, you just fumbled in to this conversation. Your cavalier approach to education shows how intellectually lazy you really are, and I have nothing but contempt for laziness.
    lets see what you do?
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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    Thanks again Peter, I find language very interesting, and as I eventually intend earning my living in a horsehair wig with a ruff at my neck, I am attempting to understand it, and become as proficient as I can. Most people on these boards find any reference to words and grammar unutterably boring, so it is a pleasure to discuss them with someone as knowledgeable as yourself.
    Thanks Leo. In my opinion, the reason you find language interesting is because you are an intellectual. Language, after all, is at the root of all thought and reason, at the root of all knowledge, and, in some ways, at the root of what it means to be human. Words, after all, are what distinguish us from animals. Therefore, your interest in language is actually an interest in knowledge and humanity itself.

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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    are you ready to show integrity and admit that statements you made below are FACTUALLY wrong or are you not interested in honesty and integrity.

    lets see what you do?
    "Gray" is British English. I'm done having this conversation.

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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    "Gray" is British English. I'm done having this conversation.
    i think you mean grey, look even you cant keep your stories straight
    yes grey is more popular in britian

    fact remains grey is also a 100% acceptable English variant
    fact also remains that your bolded statements are 100% false and or a lie, will you admit that FACT or not?

    up to you integrity and honesty or not
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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Lets talk more about grammar.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    'Vile law': French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest




    Wow this guy shot himself in a protest against equality, good job moron!

    I wonder if this guy actually had something wrong with him which would be sad or if he is just that much of a bigoted cook which he wont be missed by me one bit and the world is a better place.
    Nobody gives a **** about the opinions of a dead man.
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    Re: French activist kills himself in Notre Dame Cathedral in gay marriage protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Thanks Leo. In my opinion, the reason you find language interesting is because you are an intellectual. Language, after all, is at the root of all thought and reason, at the root of all knowledge, and, in some ways, at the root of what it means to be human. Words, after all, are what distinguish us from animals. Therefore, your interest in language is actually an interest in knowledge and humanity itself.
    No, philosophy is the root of all reason and knowledge. Language is a tool to communicate effectively and efficiently the knowledge and reason gained by philosophy. Our intelligence distinguishes us from animals, far greater than written language. Which while powerful in and of itself, is but one consequence of our intelligence.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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