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    Default Re: I hope you are feeling better soon. (Sure you are!)

    Hucky, in post #6 you wrote: “It was just yesterday when I was told that the verb to hope is ensued by a present tense.”

    In post #7 I wrote, “The person who told you that was not giving the complete story.”

    In post #8 you wrote, “Yet that was no one else but you.”


    Then in post #10, you wrote:


    Quote Originally Posted by Hucky View Post
    I´m sorry, but I haven´t quoted that very sentence anywhere.
    This is not the first time you have tried in this forum to catch out people who give time to help people with questions about the language. You try again in the next part of post #10:


    But I´m going to present you a quotation from your first message (1) and from the current message above (2). Here they are:

    1) It's not really a question of why we use a progressive form, but why we use any present tense form with hope (and bet). I have no simple answer to that.
    (emphasis added by Hucky)

    2)I did not in any way suggest that we do not, or cannot, use will.

    Since I desist from interpreting these two statements in themselves and in their relation to each other, I´d like you to give thoughts to it. They are worth contemplating.
    I am not sure what games you are playing, but I shall not waste any time on them in future.

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    Dear leeyn,

    There seems to be something missing in your message. Perhaps you can still add it. Nevertheless, best thanks!

    Hucky

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    Dear leeyn,

    There seems to be something missing in your message. Perhaps you can add it later. Nevertheless, best thanks!

    Hucky

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    Dear fivejejon,

    To cut a long story short, I respect your decision not to return to my threads. In face of that I`d like to express my gratefulness again for the time you have taken to answer my queries. You are free to leave. It is certainly better to do so. Still, I cannot understand why you are up in arms. I don´t think I have given you any reason, on the contrary, I have always treated you respectfully and decently. And if indeed I did annoy you unwittingly, or, at least, if you felt I did, I assure you that I`m sorry. But you may also take it from me that I preferred sometimes not to reply anymore because I tried not to irritate you as I had felt a snappish and peevish overtone*. I also got the impression that you felt attacked with nobody attacking you. You have always been ready to make your competence as a native speaker accessible. But you should also allow for second or third questions on the same issue if your reply hasn´t turned out to be final or consistent, if it raises further questions, or if there are authors who take different positions. Wouldn`t it be enriching to learn about them? Or are you resistant to other people`s points of view? On the contrary, I deem it a unique chance for oneself to broaden one`s limited mind. Moreover, it is a token of magnanimity to bear challenging views. How can you regard coming back to your proposition as “catching out” people? On that condition I`d rather do without your advice. Well, that´s what forums have been established for – a free exchange of different positions to learn from each other. It might be due to their occupation that the pedagogues within the guild of teachers tend to be exposed to the risk of being bad learners as they seem to know(-)all**. But we live and learn. Everybody, of course! I`m not sure whether or to what degree we´ve been talking at cross purposes. In your last contribution you cited three quotations which all miss the point. My statement: “I`m sorry, but I haven´t quoted that very sentence anywhere.” refers to your assertion: ”You misquoted me.” It is difficult for me to see how it is possible to misunderstand that. But it doesn’t matter. What can´t be cured, must be endured.

    Nevertheless, all the best to you!

    Hucky

    * For example, to name just one instance I considered it not worth replying to something like this: “I clearly noted: ' Quirk et al (1985)'.”, taken from No. 35 of the thread “What happens if …” , which borders on the ludicrous as instead of going into Quirk´s argument you evaded by saying you meant Quirk et al. The books I quoted are written by Quirk et al. As if you didn`t know.

    ** Further down, in paragraphs 2 and 3 you find two quotes from No. 30 of the thread “What happens if …” The above sentence is from me, the lower is your reply. I beg your pardon, but one cannot be more mistaken as to stating such things. Does it not even occur to your mind that you might be wrong, or to study the matter before judging it? Just to give you a clue: You keep mixing up the terms rule and law. It should not be too difficult to verify this.

    As we know the exception does not disprove the rule, but prove it.
    You have clearly misunderstood the word 'prove' in 'the exception proves the rule'.

    Thus the rule won´t get flawed in face of exceptions, but - on the contrary - confirmed.
    If a rule is confirmed by exceptions, it would seem to be a pretty pointless rule.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hucky View Post
    Dear fivejejon,....
    I think this is the sort of thing best discussed by PM.

    And yes, I admit that I should have thought about that a post or two ago.

    Best wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I think this is the sort of thing best discussed by PM.

    And yes, I admit that I should have thought about that a post or two ago.

    Best wishes.
    Dear fivejedjon,

    You see, no one should ever say that the two of us couldn`t come to terms with each other. I am happy that the initial issue has been completed with consummate satisfaction. So, I am feeling much better now. And I hope you too!

    Kind regards

    Hucky

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