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You win. 

 There is one of those extensively long winded
responses that Leigh notices.  :-)   Jimski

--- Justin Woods <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> >> shorts, sandals, t-shirt.  no suit and wingtips,
> >> imho, is more comfortable
> >> than that.  and cheap, let me tell you...
> >
> >
> >---------shorts "is" more comfortable??  I agree
> thems
> >is.
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >> but it ain't the suits, brother--it's the ties
> that
> >> go with them.  no one is
> >> going to put that noose around my neck, no sir.
> >
> >-------Big Amen to that.  Preach it brother. 
> Jimski
> 
> 
> ha ha ha.  lots of grammar lessons today.  er,
> excuse me.  there [subject] 
> are [verb, plural] a lot of grammar lessons [object]
> today.
> 
> yes, thems is indeed more comfy.  the subject of the
> sentence was "no 
> suit," which "properly" takes the singular verb. 
> then i went back and 
> added wingtips... so yes, i should have made the
> verb plural.  ten hail 
> marys and ten i-before-e's [note the hypens, please,
> bk] for me.
> 
> you, brother jimski, [commas here indicate the
> parenthetical "brother 
> jimski"] did forget the comma with direct address. 
> Your sentence should 
> read as follows: "Preach it, brother."  also note
> that i did not separate 
> the subject from the object with a colon; rather, i
> employed the stand-in 
> [note the hypen, please, bk] object, "as follows."  
> 
> --justin


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