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    Punctuation: which one is correct?

    1) The hotchpotch made of English words and Chinese characters is not delicious, rather, it shows that your taste is crappy .
    2) The hotchpotch made of English words and Chinese characters is not delicious. Rather, it shows that your taste is crappy .

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    Re: Punctuation: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    1) The hotchpotch made of English words and Chinese characters is not delicious, rather, it shows that your taste is crappy .
    2) The hotchpotch made of English words and Chinese characters is not delicious. Rather, it shows that your taste is crappy .
    Neither one is natural English.

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    Re: Punctuation: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither one is natural English.
    But the second has proper grammar.

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    Re: Punctuation: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    But the second has proper grammar.
    Yes, it has.

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    Re: Punctuation: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither one is natural English.
    Nor do they make much sense. And in AmE, at least, it's "hodge-podge"
    Last edited by billmcd; 04-Oct-2012 at 00:56. Reason: typo

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    Re: Punctuation: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Nor do they make much sense. And in AmE, at least, it's "hodge-podge"

    My dict says:

    hotchpotch
    n.
    1. a motley assortment of things
    2. a stew (or thick soup) made with meat and vegetables
    hodge-podge
    n.
    1. a motley assortment of things
    2. a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

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