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    Children: Love Your Parents

    If you are someone's child, you are the next level in your family diagram. In being someone's child, ideally you are blessed to still have one or both parents in your life. They may be a text away or a short drive. They may even bepresent in your home. So what does G-d expect of you in the role of child? " 'Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the L-RD your God is giving you' " (Exodus20:12). This Old testament commandment was not just for those living before the time of Christ. It is repeated six times in the New Testament, validating its relevance in the life of a Christian. And of course, many parents' favorite verse: "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the L-rd" (Colossians 3:20).

    After may be we usually have an adjective, a noun or a verb (in ING form)


    • He may be crazy. (may be + adjective)
    • He may be a genius. (may be + article + noun)
    • He may be trying too hard. (may be + verb ING form)

    Maybe or May be ? What is the difference? | Woodward English
    As you see that we can't use an adverb after "May be" – two words. So, it was put in the middle to avoid breaking English grammar rule, wasn’t it?

    even adv ((EMPHASIS)) - definition in American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary Online
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 19-Feb-2013 at 13:07. Reason: Remove link to religious tract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Children: Love Your Parents

    If you are someone's child, you are the next level in your family diagram. In being someone's child, ideally you are blessed to still have one or both parents in your life. They may be a text away or a short drive. They may even be present in your home. So what does G-d expect of you in the role of child? " 'Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the L-RD your God is giving you' " (Exodus20:12). This Old testament commandment was not just for those living before the time of Christ. It is repeated six times in the New Testament, validating its relevance in the life of a Christian. And of course, many parents' favorite verse: "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the L-rd" (Colossians 3:20).



    As you see that we can't use an adverb after "May be" – two words. So, it was put in the middle to avoid breaking English grammar rule, wasn’t it?

    even adv ((EMPHASIS)) - definition in American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary Online
    The first part of your post is too faint to be readable. Why did you do that?
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 19-Feb-2013 at 13:07.

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    It's in its usual position.

    I fancy watching a film tonight. I might even watch two!
    He has great fashion sense. He has even won an award for the way he dresses.

    In your original post, there was no need to remove letters from "god", "lord" etc and replace them with hyphens. We generally only do that with swear words (rude words).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you for your question. I did that because I didnít intend to consume your precious time. I just wanted you to look at "May even be" not the whole context. Apologize for doing that and I will never do that in future posts/threads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Thank you for your question. I did that because I didn’t intend to consume your precious time. I just wanted you to look at "May even be" not the whole context. Apologize for doing that and I will never do that in future posts/threads.

    In some cases, it actually takes longer to work out what is meant by a word with letters removed than just reading it. If you wanted to save our time, you could have just posted "... you are blessed to still have one or both parents in your life. They may be a text away or a short drive. They may even be present in your home."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    As you see that we can't use an adverb after "May be" – two words.
    This is not true. Note that they say 'After may be we usually have an adjective, a noun or a verb'.

    You can use an adverb after 'may be'. There are 8,280,000 examples of "may be even" in Google Books. Here's one:

    But things may be even worse when these jobs are filled - because payoffs may be making up the wage gap.
    (Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform - Susan Rose-Ackerman)
    I am not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In your original post, there was no need to remove letters from "god", "lord" etc and replace them with hyphens. We generally only do that with swear words (rude words).
    But we can't erase the word "God" without showing disrespect. On the other hand, if we want to erase "G-d" and "L-rd" we can with showing respect to God. Thank you.
    More:Why Do Some Jews Spell "God" G-d?

    Never mind! Next time I will write it as you have said. You are a great teacher and I show you respect. Besides, it is a must to listen to your directives/lessons. Thank you.

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    Default Re: "may even be"

    Language discussion on this forum has nothing to do with religious respect. This forum is about words and language, not religion. As I said, the only words which should be adapted are those which should not be read by minors (those under 18) and which might offend some adults.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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