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    Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Shouldn’t it be albus dumbledore rather than aldus dumbledore?

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Yes. "rather than" here is a quasi-coordinator -- as opposed to a subordinator or a phrasal preposition, which it can also be -- and means "and not".

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sage ricky View Post
    Is this sentence cent a hundred per cent correct?

    Shouldn’t it be "aAlbus dDumbledore" rather than "aAldus dDumbledore"?
    Punctuation along the lines of what I have suggested would be helpful.

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Thanks to both of you.But therms such as" quasi-coordinator " or "Subordinator is new for me... I never came across any of these in my grammar book.

    I want to study and refer to a grammar book which covers every rule and exception from basic-level grammar to advance-level grammar

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sage ricky View Post
    .But therms such as" quasi-coordinator " or "Subordinator" isare new for me... I never came across any of these in my grammar book.
    Don't worry about them. I managed to teach languages for forty years without using the term 'quasi-coordinator'.

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Don't worry about them. I managed to teach languages for forty years without using the term 'quasi-coordinator'.
    Wow. You were sailing close to the wind there!

    PS: Is "cent for cent" common? No one's commented on it, but I've never heard it used like that before.

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    Re: Is this sentence cent per cent correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    PS: Is "cent for cent" common? No one's commented on it,....
    Nice to see I am not the only one with failing eyesight. Check post #3

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