1. Re: eternity??

Originally Posted by Taka
Ah! I see what the problem is.

The problem is in my sentence I posted first as it's definition.

I meant to say "when the word means "the eternal truth" it has to have the plural form."

Sorry about the confusion. It's my fault.
No worries. :D It's in the getting there that learning takes place. What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne? Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible. 8)

2. Re: eternity??

Could you paraphrase this part:

Originally Posted by Casiopea
What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne?
and this part?:

Originally Posted by Casiopea
Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible.
I'm not sure I really understand what you mean by those.

3. Re: eternity??

Cas, I need your comment on those above. :)

4. Re: eternity??

What damage a singular sound/icon can cause, ne?
It took all three of us several posts to figure out the problem was not in the question but in the way the question was posed:

When "eternity" means "the eternal truth" it has to be plural.

"eternity" never means "the eternal truth". It's "eternities, with an -s (a singular sound/icon (i.e. symbol) that means, "eternal truths", again with an -s.

When "eternity" means "the eternal truths", it has to be plural in form (i.e. eternities).

Here I added an -s to "truths". :D

Omitting that symbol was the reason we were confused, and hence, "Forget an -s and the world becomes incomprehensible (i.e. omitting one little sound, one little symbol can cause miscommunication. Imagine that! Now that's cool; a total breakdown in communication, and all due to one symbol. Cool!

All the best, :D

5. Re: eternity??

Now I understand what you mean.

Thanks. :wink:

6. Re: eternity??

Originally Posted by Taka
Now I understand what you mean.

Thanks. :wink:
You're welcome, Taka. :D

What are you doing up so late? It's like 2:45 am. Hope you wake up on time for work. :wink:

All the best, :D

7. Aren't you equally guilty?

8. Eternity

Burning midnight oil with questions about eternities internet forum?

9. Originally Posted by tdol
Aren't you equally guilty?

10. Re: eternity??

Originally Posted by Casiopea
What are you doing up so late? It's like 2:45 am. Hope you wake up on time for work. :wink:
Don't worry, Cas. I work from late morning to afternoon.

Glad I don't have to commute in overcrowded trains. :wink:

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