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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Ah! I see what the problem is.

    The problem is in my sentence I posted first as it's definition.

    I meant to say "when the word means "the eternal truth" it has to have the plural form."

    Sorry about the confusion. It's my fault.
    No worries. :D It's in the getting there that learning takes place. What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne? Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible. 8)

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    Could you paraphrase this part:

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne?
    and this part?:

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible.
    I'm not sure I really understand what you mean by those.

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    Cas, I need your comment on those above. :)

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    What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne?
    It took all three of us several posts to figure out the problem was not in the question but in the way the question was posed:

    When "eternity" means "the eternal truth" it has to be plural.

    "eternity" never means "the eternal truth". It's "eternities, with an -s (a singular sound/icon (i.e. symbol) that means, "eternal truths", again with an -s.

    When "eternity" means "the eternal truths", it has to be plural in form (i.e. eternities).

    Here I added an -s to "truths". :D

    Omitting that symbol was the reason we were confused, and hence, "Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible (i.e. omitting one little sound, one little symbol can cause miscommunication. Imagine that! Now that's cool; a total breakdown in communication, and all due to one symbol. Cool!

    All the best, :D

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    Now I understand what you mean.

    Thanks. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Now I understand what you mean.

    Thanks. :wink:
    You're welcome, Taka. :D

    What are you doing up so late? It's like 2:45 am. Hope you wake up on time for work. :wink:

    All the best, :D

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    Aren't you equally guilty?

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    Burning midnight oil with questions about eternities internet forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Aren't you equally guilty?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    What are you doing up so late? It's like 2:45 am. Hope you wake up on time for work. :wink:
    Don't worry, Cas. I work from late morning to afternoon.

    Glad I don't have to commute in overcrowded trains. :wink:

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