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    #11

    Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    hmm. I shall have to look that up.
    Yes, you should do that.

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    #12

    Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    But students reading our replies don't go to the trouble of perusing our profiles.
    I can see 5jj's, emsr2d2's and HanibalII's signatures below their posts (without going to their profile page), but I had to enable this feature manually by going to Settings -> My Account -> General Settings -> Thread Display Options -> Visible Post Elements and then ticking the "Show Signatures"-box.

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    #13

    Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    Yes, structurally possible, of course, but semantically rather improbable (one is hardly likely to set a time limit on future love!)
    And even, in - say - a summary of such an improbable contract - even the present would be 'possible': 'OK, that's all agreed then: I love you for two years and you do your share of the housework...' But this sort of hypothetical use is of little or no relevance to actual language.

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    #14

    Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    I can see 5jj's, emsr2d2's and HanibalII's signatures below their posts (without going to their profile page), but I had to enable this feature manually by going to Settings -> My Account -> General Settings -> Thread Display Options -> Visible Post Elements and then ticking the "Show Signatures"-box.
    Really? I assumed all signature lines were visible by default. That might need to be looked at by the webmaster!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #15

    Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Really? I assumed all signature lines were visible by default.
    So did I.

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