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    Default the most commented author is Joice

    Shouldn't the above sentence read:' the author most commented on is....'

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    Default Re: the most commented author is Joice

    Probably. More context would help.

    And it's probably 'Joyce'.

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    Default Re: the most commented author is Joice

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Probably. More context would help.

    And it's probably 'Joyce'.
    If it's not Joyce, I'll wake Finnegan meself!

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    Default Re: the most commented author is Joice

    It is said that the great James Joyce took the title of Finnegan's Wake from this traditional Irish song: The Dubliners- Finnegan's Wake - YouTube

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    Default Re: the most commented author is Joice

    And he was 'the most commented on'. The verb 'comment' is usually intransitive, though in less formal registers it can sometimes be used to refer to written comments - as in, for example, 'a heavily commented manuscript' or (in the software world) 'helpfully commented code'.

    Another way you can use comment is to make it a noun: 'Joyce is a writer who invites/prompts/provokes... much comment'.

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    Thanks!

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    Default Re: the most commented author is Joice

    Magdalena, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

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