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How lucky are us Canadians?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Flash, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Terrell Owens on Off the Record ...

    http://tsn.ca/nfl/news_story.asp?id=172229

    Might be decent for a few rolls of the eyes ...
     
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It should be 'How lucky are we Canadians?'
     
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Aren't Canadians the object in the sentence and thus 'us' is correct.
     
  4. Flash

    Flash Guest

    That and do you really want me following you around editing your posts?
     
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I was just joshing you a little, but you can follow me around editing my posts if you would like.
    The verb 'to be' in the sentence doesn't take an object. It takes a predicate nominative, which would follow/match the subject.
    Think of it this way: Take the word 'Canadians' out.
    Anyway, I'm sorry if I ticked you off. I was really just kidding around.
     
  6. Arrr... me first mate was Canadian but when I mention that t' people - they start t' think we be married. They be thinkin' we like it in the dungbie. (Do Canadians as a whole like it in the dungbie?)

    Arrrr... not that thar's anythin' wrong with that
     
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    It's all right. But I did notice you like to end sentences with prepositions. Ugh.
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    It figures.

    Someone from Calgary doesn't know basic grammar. :)
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Umm ... ZING! ... I think. :-\
     
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    What would Flipper think of this flirting?
     
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I'm not from Calgary. I just live here. :p
     
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I do some times. It has never been a practice of which I'm fond, but sometimes it's the clearest way to communicate. There are times when I don't think it's worth torturing the sentence structure and losing clarity in order to avoid a preposition at the end of a sentence.
    But most often, I'm not a fan of ending a sentence with a preposition.
    At
     
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