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  1. Newbie
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    #11

    Re: deciphering a youtube lecture

    Oh, it seems my previous message has vanished. Should such comments be considered a violation of any rules here?
    Last edited by midar; 10-Mar-2016 at 13:38. Reason: "last" replaced with more adequate "previous" - style? semantics?

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    #12

    Re: deciphering a youtube lecture

    There are no deleted posts in this thread so I see no evidence that anything you wrote has been deleted. What did it say?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Newbie
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    #13

    Re: deciphering a youtube lecture

    No, sorry. There was a moment when I could not see the last but one message (excluding this one), but it is somehow visible again. Sorry for the unnecessary complaint/alarm/inquiry/remark

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #14

    Re: deciphering a youtube lecture

    Posts from newcomers go through moderation, particularly when they contain links. It's a defence mechanism to reduce advertising and spam. When someone has posted ten times, their posts with links will appear without moderation.

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    #15

    Re: deciphering a youtube lecture

    You're very close. He's speaking informally, using standard American English. He says: "Who's going to say that your local sponge gets up in the morning and goes, you know, should I. . . ."?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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