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Another Grammar Question?


Bing.alau
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I am beginning to think that maybe it is me. But every time I see the word "as" instead of "Has" I get a little niggle in my mind.

"He as just gone over to the shops" instead of "He has just gone over to the shops". why a little thing upsets me I do not know. Do other people get these feelings?

I know I am not really in to grammar myself, I winced at school when my teacher used the phrase "Subject and Predicate" at the beginning of an English lesson. I still do not know what it means. So why does this irritate me?

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flycatcher1

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Or even the Conservative one.

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Aitchbee

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... "Tip-toe through the tulips" was a 'spin-off' modern equivalent, made famous 'n' poplar by Tiny Tim.

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SillBill

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"gay" conservatives? perish the thought! on the other hand.....

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john bunyan

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SillBill etc.

Just to be clear. My father was a navigator in Lancasters , in the RAFVR, KIA on the way back from Berlin on 23 Aug 1943. I am 75. My mother was in the WAAF as a driver in Coastal Command,(1942 - 1944) driving vehicles from the large bomb trolley trucks to driving a staff car for the CO Coastal command. AVM Sir Phillipp Joubert de la Ferte (I think). I was using shorthand earlier. In my time we had a great rapport with the RAF, from parachuting to helicopter operations and RAF Regiment training , plus being trained (and practising) in setting up a hasty "field" runway to land a C130 at night. That did not stop healthy banter. We used to do PT in RAF Akrotiri and did a sideways "crab - like" skip past the officers mess in the mornings. Sorry that this is boring to non service folk!

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SillBill

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Well that clears up the WAAF RAF/WRAF controversy! I do believe I was right in saying that it hinged on your age JB!

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morddwyd

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"morddwyd- you must admit that "going down the Primrose Path" does sorta have Gay overtones! lol"

Only in this gay obsessed world that we now seem to inhabit.

If I went on about, and constantly displayed, my heterosexuality the way some people do their homosexuality I'd be accused of being a dirty old man.

I have no feelings either way, as long as it doesn't frighten the horses, but it does seem to get an inordinate amount of attention.

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flycatcher1

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Bing.alau. Congratulations for surviving the Korean War. Last month a close relation was at a dinner, in his honour, in Korea. The assembly gave him a toast and then another one in thanks for what the British did for Korea in the war.

He lives in Gloucestershire but had no knowledge of the " Glorious Glosters". Another forgotten war?

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flycatcher1

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John Bunyan. You must be very proud of your Father. He was a man of Class and Discernment in his choice of Aircrew Trade.

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flycatcher1

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SillBill. I was referring to the Primrose League - with tongue in cheek!

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john bunyan

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flycatcher1

Thanks, yes but 55000 others were KIA and FE's father and many others did an equal or even "better" job. Indeed I think that the whole of the armed forces are an example to us all these days (with a very few exceptions)

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