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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 13:54:36
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From: Fabien Mosen
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 15:28:52
Message: <3C4884F6.6040206@skynet.be>
"Unnecessary complicated devices".

(I don't remember the exact topic, but something like that has already
  been done in the past).

Fabien.


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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 16:15:54
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"Fabien Mosen" <fab### [at] skynetbe> wrote in message
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> "Unnecessary complicated devices".

unnecessARILY complicated devices,
or
unnecessary, COMMA, complicated devices?


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From: Fabien Mosen
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 16:21:43
Message: <3C48915A.8010109@skynet.be>
Greg M. Johnson wrote:

> unnecessARILY complicated devices,
> or
> unnecessary, COMMA, complicated devices?


What's the difference ?  And why is a comma required ?

Fabien.


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From: Greg M  Johnson
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 16:32:45
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"Fabien Mosen" <fab### [at] skynetbe> wrote in message
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>> unnecessARILY complicated devices,

could be a dialysis machine that is powered by 1000 mice on exercise wheels


>> unnecessary, COMMA, complicated devices?

 could be a complicated machine that waves to every car that passes by your
house and flashes the registered owner's birthdate after doing OCR on the
license plate.


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From: Fabien Mosen
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 16:34:58
Message: <3C489475.8030902@skynet.be>
The later, I think.  Wait for the announcement.

Fabien.


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From: Dearmad
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 18 Jan 2002 17:05:01
Message: <3C489D7E.34F4FB7A@applesnake.net>
it would be nice to be able to start VOTING... sheesh!
-- 
Current obsession: "Ballet pour ma fille."
http://www.applesnake.net


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From: Peter Popov
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 19 Jan 2002 12:22:18
Message: <vbni4ukomuonknq61h0cco00rjvoe0hclk@4ax.com>
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 22:19:22 +0100, Fabien Mosen
<fab### [at] skynetbe> wrote:

>What's the difference ?  And why is a comma required ?

In the first case, 'unnecessarily' is an adverb modifying the
adjective 'complicated.' In the second case, both 'unnecessary' and
'complicated' are adjectives modifying the noun 'devices.' In this
case a comma is needed to enforce a pause between them and thus divide
the emphasis equally among them.


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From: Chris Howie
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 19 Jan 2002 19:19:29
Message: <3c4a0d11@news.povray.org>
> >What's the difference ?  And why is a comma required ?
>
> In the first case, 'unnecessarily' is an adverb modifying the
> adjective 'complicated.' In the second case, both 'unnecessary' and
> 'complicated' are adjectives modifying the noun 'devices.' In this
> case a comma is needed to enforce a pause between them and thus divide
> the emphasis equally among them.

Unnecessarily, complicated devices...   (incorrect)
Unnecessarily complicated devices...   (correct)

If one adverb modifies another, no comma is placed to separate them.  In
this case, it is "unnecessarily complicated," not "unnecessarily devices,"
so there is no comma.

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From: John D  Gwinner
Subject: Re: Can someone tell us new topic?
Date: 5 Mar 2002 17:11:40
Message: <3c85429c$1@news.povray.org>
The second was "Unnecessary" not "Unnecessarily"

                  == John ==

"Chris Howie" <cra### [at] yahoocom> wrote in message
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> > >What's the difference ?  And why is a comma required ?
> >
> > In the first case, 'unnecessarily' is an adverb modifying the
> > adjective 'complicated.' In the second case, both 'unnecessary' and
> > 'complicated' are adjectives modifying the noun 'devices.' In this
> > case a comma is needed to enforce a pause between them and thus divide
> > the emphasis equally among them.
>
> Unnecessarily, complicated devices...   (incorrect)
> Unnecessarily complicated devices...   (correct)
>
> If one adverb modifies another, no comma is placed to separate them.  In
> this case, it is "unnecessarily complicated," not "unnecessarily devices,"
> so there is no comma.
>
> __________________
> Chris Howie
> cra### [at] yahoocom
> http://winimizer.virtualave.net
>
>


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