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How old were you when you started smoking ?.

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by CF87, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. entanglement

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    A gigantic DUH.
     
  2. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    :rolleyes:

    Posting that the first time I asked the question would have been much easier.
     
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    Though not as much fun. The fucking juice, baby.
     
  4. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    No, it's were, because he's talking about something hypothetically. It's called the subjunctive tense. Pretty awesome that an Indian dude speaks better English than you. :p
     
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    Alasdhair Creator of Crumpet Metal

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    I just think it's fucking stupid that perfectly healthy people ruin all that by smoking... It's just stupid.
     
  6. entanglement

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    Hey I know that sound....... OMG ITS THE OFFENSE BEEPER WTFF BRO
     
  7. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Most people in foreign nations who have learned English as a second language learned the proper way. I didn't, apparently, but English is my first language.

    That still doesn't seem right. It still seems as though he's missing a word or two in that sentence.

    Whatever.

    Fuck the subjunctive tense.
     
  9. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Uhhh, no I'm pretty sure that guy's sentence was ungrammatical. I don't think he used the subjunctive properly. By the way, the subjunctive is a mood, not a tense.
     
  11. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    ...Shit, I was hoping no one would notice that. I saw that on Wikipedia right after posting.

    I still think Cryptal's sentence was grammatical. Please explain why you think it isn't.
     
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    I'm really too lazy to think of why it sounds wrong to me. It just sounds wrong, and I use the subjunctive all the time. I don't know, maybe the sentence is fine.
     
  13. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Damn straight it is.
     
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    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    Someone wish me luck.
    Trying to quit.
    I'm going on 2 days without a smoke. The trick is chewing gum because it decreases the urge and keeps you preoccupied. Tomorrow is Friday...and I usually drink a Shitton on Fridays so that is going to be the ultimate test to see if I can withdraw from smoking.
     
  15. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Good luck dude. Willpower is Metal. :kickass:
     
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    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    :kickass:Thanks, I only smoke 3 cigs a day anyway but my allergies are so bad lately. Quitting will help them year round.
     
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    I guarantee this sentence is worded incorrectly.
     
  18. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Try guaranteeing it with an explanation.
     
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    Well that's the problem, isn't it.
     
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