[TR] needs repaired
bk13 at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 28 21:16:11 MST 2020
Some people have an eye for this type of thing. In my case, I'm drawn
to extra spaces between words or a single space after the punctuation at
the end of a sentence.
On 1/27/2020 12:52 PM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> Warning: This is not Triumph related.
> I’m an uptight New Englander who was taught English grammar by nuns
> who had sticks. 8-). Face Book, was the first place I’d seen this
> usage. Now it appears in a mailing list message.
> “Needs Restored like that one.”
> I look at that and first wonder, needs restored what? Then deep in
> the recesses of my mind, I hear Sister Thomasina saying “You will
> write ‘needs to be restored’ 100 times on the blackboard. When you are
> done, you will write ‘needs restoration’ 100 times as well.”
> So, since it is not a Triumph question, if people want to answer
> privately, super. Do you use this sentence construction habitually?
> In what part of the country do you live? I was not an English major.
> I’m definitely not a great writer and don’t spell everything
> correctly, but I’m extremely curious to find out the extent of the
> usage and this is a nice friendly group who may be able to help me.
> Let’s hear it for fluif.
> Ron L’Herault
> ** triumphs at autox.team.net **
> Donate: http://www.team.net/donate.html
> Archive: http://www.team.net/pipermail/triumphs http://www.team.net/archive
> Unsubscribe/Manage: http://email@example.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Triumphs