Re: Inasmuch as (expect)
This reminds me of an Internet meme:
Originally Posted by Raymott
It’s funny when pregnant people say, “We are expecting”. Really, what are they expecting
? It’s like they are not at all sure, and that there could be more than one possible outcome! When someone say “We are expecting”, it totally sounds like: We are expecting a baby… but it could be a velociraptor. I mean, what else could it be?
On a more serious note: Dear 5jj, I don't think grammarfreak was being demanding. Judging from her/his writing*, s/he doesn't make the impression of a disrespectful person.
PS: *I almost said, "Inasmuch as I can judge from...", but that wouldn't really work here.
Last edited by ~Mav~; 06-Jan-2013 at 20:50.
Dear native English speakers of this forum,
Please, always point out my grammatical mistakes, assuming you have "the time and the inclination". That is really the most effective way for me to improve. Thank you very much.
Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.