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How might I punctuate the following sentence? Students, stop cutting in line(?)stop throwing food(?)and stop leaving trash.
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Rudy, a linguist and translator who is researching certain aspects of grammatical interference, asks...
Are the two following sentences grammatically correct? If so, is there, in your opinion, a difference in "meaning"? "Yesterday Harry and Sally met each other." "Yesterday Harry and Sally met."
Anne answers...
First, both sentences are grammatically correct. Second, I have tossed and turned each sentence over and over, trying to find some hidden distinction between them. So far, I have failed. I believe these two sentences, in essence, say the same thing.
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