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    #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    If it's not, then you must not add the !
    DISAgreed!
    Last edited by Offroad; 04-Jul-2010 at 20:55. Reason: edited 'agreed'

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    #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    If it's not, then you must not add the !
    Disagreed!

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    #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Disagreed!
    You're right! I am editing my previous post!

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    #24

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    Nightmare85 explains English quite well!



    The above is not an imperative sentence, and the exclamation mark works.

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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    You're right! I am editing my previous post!
    But I only disagreed because you had agreed ...
    (just kidding of course)
    Last edited by Abstract Idea; 04-Jul-2010 at 21:24.

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    #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    But I only disagreed because you had agreed ...
    and I disagreed after noticing that exclamation marks work in that kind of sentence.

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    #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post

    Germany go for the jugular!

    Go Germany!!! Thrash them all!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    But this is an imperative!
    In my opinion, in this article, "Germany go for the jugular!" is not imperative.

    Inside the text it reads:

    "While their next opponents, who edged them out in the final of Euro 2008 two years ago, prefer playing pretty passing patterns, Germany simply go for the jugular - and to great effect."

    I think the question whether one should write Germany goes still stands.
    I have just browsed many texts in Internet using "Germany are", try googling it.

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    #28

    Re: Netherlands

    Thanks guys.
    Okay, I will check that after 2 weeks because I'm going on vacation.

    Bye bye, friends

    Cheers!

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    #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks guys.
    Okay, I will check that after 2 weeks because I'm going on vacation.

    Bye bye, friends

    Cheers!
    Enjoy your vacation Nightmare85 !!

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    #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    In my opinion, in this article, "Germany go for the jugular!" is not imperative.

    Inside the text it reads:

    "While their next opponents, who edged them out in the final of Euro 2008 two years ago, prefer playing pretty passing patterns, Germany simply go for the jugular - and to great effect."

    I think the question whether one should write Germany goes still stands.
    I have just browsed many texts in Internet using "Germany are", try googling it.
    That is most interesting. I have just been googling "Germany are" and I find that you are correct. It does, in fact, frequently appear in newspapers. I noticed, though, that they are all from the British Commonwealth. I have never heard it said this way in the United States. Perhaps it's a British thing. We would, if I am not incorrect, more naturally say "Germany is" or, if we wanted to employ the plural, say, "Germans are." I am not sure what happens when the subject is "the German team..." I would use the singular, but others might use the plural.

    As for the imperative, you definitely need a comma in your sentence:
    "Germany, go for the jugular."

    Without the comma it appears wrong to me. After all, if you spoke the words you would pause after "Germany." Hence, we would employ the comma to make this clear.

    So now I'll say, "Holland, go for the jugular!" (It would sound strange to say The Netherlands here.)

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