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Postby Rhakios » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:38 am

Brian Hunter wrote:Little Miss Muffet
? on her Tuffet...

How should it be then, if we are using proper English? Then explain to me what the spider was doing!


Little Miss M did this at some point in the past, hence "sat". The state of the computer related objects is displayed in the pictured as current, so "seated" would be better. Even "set upon" would work, though sounding a little contrived.
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Postby Brian Hunter » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:52 am

dandnsmith wrote:Sat, and sat - a good pair of examples, Brian, where it really is correct (unlike the start of this thread).


Phew! I sat here worrying about what your reply would be!
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Postby nelz » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:55 am

Rhakios wrote:
Brian Hunter wrote:Little Miss Muffet
? on her Tuffet...

How should it be then, if we are using proper English? Then explain to me what the spider was doing!


Little Miss M did this at some point in the past, hence "sat".


It's still wring, as she was "sat... eating". The same mixed tenses, but such things are considered acceptable in verse.
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Postby towy71 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:09 am

nelz wrote:It's still wring, 8<-----.
Are you Fronch?? I love Crabtreeisms ;-)
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Postby nelz » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:53 am

No, but my minkey is :P
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Postby Brian Hunter » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:02 am

nelz wrote:
It's still wring, as she was "sat... eating". The same mixed tenses, but such things are considered acceptable in verse.


Good point nelz. We definitely need to get to the bottom of this.
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Postby Marrea » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:37 pm

Graham continues the trend (LXF 162):

"I can even work on the keyboard whilst sat in economy class, ..."

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Postby Marrea » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:52 pm

So Colin White steals my thunder to win LXF 164's letter of the month. That's not fair ! :D


Marrea wrote:Graham continues the trend (LXF 162):

"I can even work on the keyboard whilst sat in economy class, ..."

:)
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:40 am

Well, did you write in Marrea? Otherwise no cause for complaint.

Anyway, Sat is perfectly acceptable, it's the day after Fri and before Sun. ;)
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Postby Marrea » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Rhakios wrote:Well, did you write in Marrea? Otherwise no cause for complaint.


No, I very rarely write to magazines. It’s much more fun making a nuisance of myself on forums. :wink:
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Postby Rhakios » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:23 pm

Marrea wrote:No, I very rarely write to magazines. It’s much more fun making a nuisance of myself on forums. :wink:


I'm sure I don't know what you mean <insert pious smiley here>
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