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    Default Re: Noun Clause Phenomenon: Native English Speaker Ability?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Well, first of all, in order to follow through, we have to know; what is our purpose?

    If you punctuate it like that I can't see a problem. ('What is our goal.' is redundant.)
    Punctuation helps. However, I'm observing and referring to spoken language.

    I think the redundancy observation could go either way, but I agree that it may easily sound or be redundant.

    [The purpose of the game is to have fun, but the goal is to win.] Not redundant? Maybe? One could draw a clear difference between the two if the context called for it.
    Last edited by PROESL; 03-Aug-2009 at 14:43.

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