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Standard User sobranie
(experienced) Tue 03-Jan-12 09:59:25
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
Tree has now fallen on head. Simples!
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jan-12 11:54:07
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by ian72:
In reply to a post by RobertoS:
What's that in English please?

then he and you if he not be you clearly have no idea of what Openreach's responsibilities are
Classic.... That sentence following the first wink
smile

"Classic" is close, more accurately "archaic".

I suppose it would be better as "then he and you if you not be he ...", and perhaps "... of the extent of Openreach's responsibilities", but otherwise I think you will find it is grammatically spot on. Maybe a little difficult for the "write as you speak", or even worse "write as you text" generation tongue, or those that can only handle single-clause sentences and not familiar with properly constructed conditional clauses.

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 03-Jan-12 12:01:24)

Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Jan-12 12:00:14
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Re: Fallen tree on overhead lines - Openreach not interested


[re: RobertoS] [link to this post]
 
Personally I think it needed a few commas as there were no natural breaks in the text. But, I think I knew what you ment and was only providing a little leg pull...

Perhaps:

then he and you, if he not be you, clearly have no idea of what Openreach's responsibilities are


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jan-12 12:03:37
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smile
I agree the commas may be useful for some readers but they are not necessary. Hence their omission in this case - a leg-pull as you surmise.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:12:57
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I find the commas essential and I am an English pendant and no fool! grin

EDIT: But no great speller as you can see.

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Edited by XRaySpeX (Tue 03-Jan-12 14:35:13)

Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:26:18
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I find the commas essential and I am an English pendant and no fool!! grin


You just "hanging" around then?

Sorry, couldn't resist and obviously further derailing this thread - but then as it had died months ago I don't think I am doing too much harm wink
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:27:36
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In that case you will have great difficulty reading a reasonably complex legal document smile.

I think we can all agree however that the post I was complaining about was of a rather low standard.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:28:22
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In reply to a post by ian72:
ROFL!

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:36:34
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Ouch! Corrected!

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-12 14:51:28
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
In that case you will have great difficulty reading a reasonably complex legal document smile.
But I don't smile and this forum is not a Court and 2 people have agreed that your English is wanting.

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