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  1. Tarheel's Avatar
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    #21

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Well, I wouldn't apologize for not being funny. I would just try again. (Either right away or at some later time.)

    Well, I did sort of apologize, but it was, I think, more of an explanation than an apology.

    I suggest that you shorten everything. That is, shorter posts, shorter paragraphs, and shorter sentences.

    (You could do worse than copy my style.)
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    #22

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What did you think to be added to the sentence?
    Sorry, I couldn't get it.

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    #23

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Did you think that adding "to be" to the sentence improved it in some way? If so, how did you think it improved the sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #24

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did you think that adding "to be" to the sentence improved it in some way? If so, how did you think it improved the sentence?
    I didn't think that would improve my sentence. I thought that adding "to be + v+ing" could make a continuous sense.

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    #25

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Well, the mosquito landed. The mosquito got swatted. The mosquito is dead and shall remain dead. We can move on now. (This thread is as dead as that mosqito.)
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