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    A 10-year-old-boy wakes up on a saturday.
    It is snowing heavily.
    He: Sob, wasting a snow day on a saturday.

    Is the meaning of "A" "1" , "2", or anything?
    A: wasting a snow day on a saturday
    1. We are wasting a snow day on a saturday.
    2: We are unfortunate wasting a snow day on a saturday.

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    There is very little difference in meaning. What the lad means is that if the snow had fallen on a weekday he might not have had to go to school.

    "unfortunate" is incorrect. You should use unfortunately.
    Last edited by probus; 31-Jan-2013 at 06:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    A 10-year-old-boy wakes up on a saturday.
    It is snowing heavily.
    He: Sob, wasting a snow day on a saturday.

    Is the meaning of "A" "1" , "2", or anything?
    A: wasting a snow day on a saturday
    1. We are wasting a snow day on a saturday.
    2: We are unfortunate wasting a snow day on a saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It requires a capital S on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    Please read the following carefully.


    OD, there is no need to post a quote on this. You could simply point out yourself that days of the week begin with a capital letter.

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    Default wasting

    A further question on this subject:

    A 10-year-old-boy wakes up on a Saturday.

    It is snowing heavily.
    He: Sob, wasting a snow day on a Saturday.

    I would like to know which is omitted in front of "wasting".
    1. I'm
    wasting a snow day on a Saturday.
    2. I hate
    wasting a snow day on a Saturday.
    3. Anything else
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Feb-2013 at 13:03.

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