[Balin] I don't want your drama

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[Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:46 pm

Several times a week, Ariana tells Sydney she has committed a certain grammatical error, although she has not. Why?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby WiZ » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:59 pm

Ariana = H/A/F?
Sydney = H/A/F/M? (darn androgynous names)

First she = Ariana? Second she = Ariana?

Is the relation sheep between the two relevant? Are they friends? Lovers? Family? Colleages (or boss/employee)? Fellow students? Student and teacher/tutor/supervisor?

Is Sydney's reaction to this news relevant? If so - annoyed? indifferent? amused? pleased? horrified? motivated to do better or be more aware?
Is Sydney (or Ariana) making this error in writing? Orally?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:19 pm

Ariana = H/A/F? Late teens to young adult. Yes to H/F
Sydney = H/A/F/M? (darn androgynous names) Same as above, H/F

First she = Ariana? Second she = Ariana? Both refer to Sydney

Is the relation sheep Are NZers required to spell it that way? between the two relevant? Yes Are they friends? Friends, but also... Lovers? Family? Colleages (or boss/employee)? ...no to rest, but this is closest Fellow students? Student and teacher/tutor/supervisor?

Is Sydney's reaction to this news relevant? Not particularly If so - annoyed? indifferent? amused? Probably this pleased? horrified? motivated to do better or be more aware?
Is Sydney (or Ariana) Sydney making this error in writing? Orally? This
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby WiZ » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:38 pm

Ewe got it, Balin

Do they both have the same native tongue? Are they both speaking in the same language? Are they from different countries/backgrounds? Is one of them an exchange student, or some other kind of foreigner billeted?

Are they members of a club or organisation? Toastmasters? Are they working on a newspaper or some other communications-based exercise?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:50 pm

Do they both have the same native tongue? Yes Are they both speaking in the same language? Yes (English) Are they from different countries/backgrounds? Irrel, assume No Is one of them an exchange student, or some other kind of foreigner billeted? Irrel, assume No

Are they members of a club or organisation? Toastmasters? Are they working on a newspaper or some other communications-based exercise? No to these
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Enjay » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:55 pm

Does Ariana actually think Sydney has made the error? Does Sydney believe Ariana when she says that Sydney has made the error?

Is the error a real error, but Sydney hasn't actually made it? Or something that is commonly claimed to be an error, but actually isn't?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:55 pm

Does Ariana actually think Sydney has made the error? No Does Sydney believe Ariana when she says that Sydney has made the error? No

Is the error a real error, but Sydney hasn't actually made it? Yes Or something that is commonly claimed to be an error, but actually isn't?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:59 pm

Has any of them relevantly made the error earlier? Has someone else? Has any of them made another relevant error?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 am

Oxford comma relevant? Differing rules in differing manuals of style? Is the "error" (which isn't actually an error) written? Verbal?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:02 pm

Has any of them relevantly made the error earlier? No Has someone else? No Has any of them made another relevant error? Yes, Sydney

Oxford comma relevant? No Differing rules in differing manuals of style? No Is the "error" (which isn't actually an error) written? Verbal? The error (which is an error) that Sydney hasn't made can be written or verbal, but I believe is more common in writing
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby GalFisk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:37 pm

Is this said to remind of the actual error? To tease? Make fun? Is it an in-joke between them? Is it said so that others relevantly hear it?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Is this said to remind of the actual error? Yes To tease? Make fun? But a little of these as well Is it an in-joke between them? To an extent Is it said so that others relevantly hear it? No
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby gregoryuconn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:00 am

Is the error a double negative? A dangling modifier? But perhaps in this case the alleged dangling modifier was actually correct, like if you say "Hiding in the cupboard, I have finally found you": but you really were hiding in the cupboard and popped out and discovered them (as opposed to you finding them while they were hiding in the cupboard) so that's not actually a dangling modifier?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:59 pm

Is the error a double negative? A dangling modifier? This is the stated error, yes
But perhaps in this case the alleged dangling modifier was actually correct, like if you say "Hiding in the cupboard, I have finally found you": but you really were hiding in the cupboard and popped out and discovered them (as opposed to you finding them while they were hiding in the cupboard) so that's not actually a dangling modifier? No
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby gregoryuconn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Did she say something with a modifier that was correctly used? Perhaps something that in another context wouldn't have been correct?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:49 pm

Did she say something with a modifier that was correctly used? Perhaps something that in another context wouldn't have been correct? What she said didn't involve modifiers
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Doriana » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Is the other relevant error also a grammatical error?
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:14 am

Is the other relevant error also a grammatical error? Yes (with mild svv of "grammatical")
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Re: [Balin] I don't want your drama

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:13 pm

Title relevant at all? If so, are they actors? in a play? in a musical?
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