[TR] needs repaired

DAVID MASSEY dave1massey at cs.com
Wed Jan 29 09:56:56 MST 2020

 Then: "He has three horses, two brown dogs, and cats."  Question: What color are the cats? 

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From: Wbeech at flash.net <wbeech at flash.net>
To: DAVID MASSEY <dave1massey at cs.com>
Cc: bk13 <bk13 at earthlink.net>; triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>; lherault <lherault at verizon.net>
Sent: Wed, Jan 29, 2020 9:45 am
Subject: Re: [TR] needs repaired

Brown of course, same as the dogs. 

“Cactus Jack drinks coffee black......” M.Murphy

On Jan 29, 2020, at 7:19 AM, DAVID MASSEY <dave1massey at cs.com> wrote:

 OK.  "He has three horses, two brown dogs and cats."  Question: What color are the cats?

-----Original Message-----
From: Wbeech at flash.net <wbeech at flash.net>
To: Brian Kemp <bk13 at earthlink.net>
Cc: triumphs <triumphs at autox.team.net>; Ron L'Herault <lherault at verizon.net>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Subject: Re: [TR] needs repaired

Brian,Don’t forget the Oxford comma, drive me nutsB

“Cactus Jack drinks coffee black......” M.Murphy

On Jan 28, 2020, at 10:16 PM, Brian Kemp <bk13 at earthlink.net> wrote:

 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:
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