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    Question Wages of Sin

    Re "The wages of sin is death." [Romans 6:23 King James version]
    1. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
    2. Why? (Or why not?)
    Thank you...

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    It was correct in its day. 'Wages' meant something like 'reward'.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    Quote Originally Posted by I.M. Knott View Post
    Re
    Stands for what, please? I have checked it up in the dictionary and found this ...
    Re1 (r) KEY

    NOUN:
    Mythology
    Dictionary - Yahoo! Education

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    "Re:" is used on memos and correspondence to mean "regarding" or "in reference to."

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    It appears in every thread title in this forum after post #1.

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    Yes, and in email subject lines when you "reply" to a message.

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    It's used by some people in emails and text messages when they can't be bothered to type "about". Here's a message I received recently "Wot we gonna do re petrol dosh?"
    It was a from a friend with whom I had shared a car journey and she wanted to know how we were going to share the cost of the petrol used on the trip. I would like to point out that I entirely disapprove of the way she writes text messages but I'm aware that I'm in something of a minority these days.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm aware that I'm in something of a minority these days.
    But a distinguished minority!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    But a distinguished minority!
    Brown-nosing again.

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    Default Re: Wages of Sin

    Quote Originally Posted by I.M. Knott View Post
    Re "The wages of sin is death." [Romans 6:23 King James version]
    1. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
    2. Why? (Or why not?)
    Thank you...
    We would probably write the sentence differently nowadays, but for me it's correct because it's in the King James version, just like Shakespeare's correct. It's dated, but correct. I would only use it as a quote.

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