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  1. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 23:06
    Or nearly identical words back to back.
    I see this and do it myself sometimes.
    Phrases like "had had" "That that's" etc.

    😞
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 23:112 edits
    "... posts will develop into a conversation (called a 'thread'😉,
    so be sure to check back and follow up on any of your earlier posts."
    (Peepers thought you said, front and back. That's that.)
  3. Subscribershortcircuit
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    18 Jan '13 23:14
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Or nearly identical words back to back.
    I see this and do it myself sometimes.
    Phrases like "had had" "That that's" etc.

    😞
    No, no, I am not getting into this!!
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    18 Jan '13 23:20
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Or nearly identical words back to back.
    I see this and do it myself sometimes.
    Phrases like "had had" "That that's" etc.

    😞
    Consider this sign -

    THE DOG __ AND __ DUCK


    You can see that there's too much space between DOG and AND and AND and DUCK.
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 23:253 edits
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    No, no, I am not getting into this!!
    I have no doubt that that is true 😕
    (Note, contractions such as "she'd had" Bypass the repeating word and are evil in nature)

    It's just that that type of sentence is either redundant or at least odd or awkward.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 Jan '13 23:26
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Consider this sign -

    [b]THE DOG __ AND __ DUCK


    You can see that there's too much space between DOG and AND and AND and DUCK.[/b]
    Where you been hiding, Big O? You're still in my prayers, praying we might do that

    Team Cozumel Vacation Trip with Postcards to the RHP Mainland again. It was fun.
  7. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 23:271 edit
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Consider this sign -

    [b]THE DOG __ AND __ DUCK


    You can see that there's too much space between DOG and AND and AND and DUCK.[/b]
    I think that that duck is in flight, that explains the space.
  8. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 23:271 edit
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    OK QP, Here goes nothin:

    darn knob butt pooh

    ...nothin
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    They do do this in Ireland.
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    18 Jan '13 23:372 edits
    Originally posted by orangutan
    Consider this sign -

    [b]THE DOG __ AND __ DUCK


    You can see that there's too much space between DOG and AND and AND and DUCK.[/b]
    Often the term "that that" is quite redundant. Many times just one that in the same sentence means the same thing, sounds better, sand saves on words.
    One hardly ever hears of the word forest dewordification. We need conservative conservation. 😕

    In your example one "and" seems to mean pretty much the same thing, but is a beautiful example of the word over harvesting that is devoweling our planet. Little known fact, in India and China an "E" is worth 5 Bengal tiger skins on the black market. 😕
  11. Standard memberapathist
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    18 Jan '13 23:37
    I have a very awesome cat.
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    18 Jan '13 23:43
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    OK QP, Here goes nothin:

    darn knob butt pooh

    ...nothin
    You really need some better four-letter words. 🙂
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    18 Jan '13 23:43
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    I have no doubt that that is true 😕
    (Note, contractions such as "she's had" Bypass the repeating word and are evil in nature)

    It's just that that type of sentence is either redundant or at least odd or awkward.
    But "she's had" means "she has had". What repeating word?

    Do you mean to say "she'd had"?
  14. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    19 Jan '13 00:051 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    But "she's had" means "she has had". What repeating word?

    Do you mean to say "she'd had"?
    Good eye Suzi 🙂
    I meant she'd had

    I'm old and have horrible eyesight 😉
  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Jan '13 00:08
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Good eye Suzi 🙂
    I meant she'd had
    I was going to correct another of your posts but I figured correcting a second typo is just harsh.

    And you might think I was hitting on you. 😉
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