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Post 1

Pimms

Please peruse:

past-time > pastime
passed > past

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink
(pleasure passing points)


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point please?


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Post 3

Pimms

Posting perfecting practically perfect prose politely

Pimms smiley - ok


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Post 4

Wand'rin star

Could you also look at what's happened to the first sentence:
betwhttp://homepage.mac.com/rscaife/Menu3.htmleensmiley - starsmiley - star


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How very odd ... that wasn't there when I looked first time ... will have to call the PTB ...

As for the language issues ... still don't see your point I'm afraid Pimms ... possibly being dumb ... in fact it's more than likely!


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Post 6

Pimms

I give up! The first tpyo has been corrected (probably at the same time as that weird link was thrown in - it wasn't there when I first looked either) which was in the first paragraph of the discombobulating section.

The second is in the footnote 'past the watershed' is better isn't it?

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink


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In a word, no!

In two words, no no!

Passed is the verb as opposed to its altogether more adjectival homophonic alter-ego, past ...

trust me ... I'm a smiley - doctor


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Post 8

Pimms

It was just a suggestion, actually I prefer 'after the watershed'smiley - winkeye, not that the phrase makes much sense anyway on a website.

I smiley - grovel to your superior knowledge of grammar.

Pimms smiley - stiffdrink
(incidentally, as a fan, have you perused the PR entry on Calvin and Hobbes?)



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Post 9

Vandervecken

It really depends whether the intention was "it is past the watershed" or "it has passed the watershed". I feel more natural writing the former, personally.


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Post 10

Clelba

i have more pedantry!
surely a design museum *is* a public building? smiley - winkeye
smiley - nahnah
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Post 11

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smiley - nahnah

It could be a private design museum ...

as for the past/passed issue ... the latter was my intent ...


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Post 12

Smij - Formerly Jimster

We've fixed those now - and to err on the side of caution, we went for 'after'.

Cowards? Us?

Um, yes smiley - biggrin


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but "passed" was right ...

Oh well ...

smiley - tongueout


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Post 14

Clelba

i thought it should have been past smiley - winkeye
but what do i know?
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Post 15

Vandervecken

Of course it should have been 'past'.

"It's passed the watershed" begs the question "What has?", whereas "It's past the watershed" is clearly using 'it' in exactly the same sense as that employed when refering to the time of day (e.g. "It's past nine o'clock"). What, if anything, the word 'it' actually refers to in this context is of course an open question, but I would guess that it must be the 'constantly-updating current instant of time'.

Does that help? Probably not. Pass that bottle, we're too sober by half...


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