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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: July 15, 2016, 07:15:01 PM »
It's not bad enough that they are google-spamming me on half the websites I visit but this Jewish Content Network makes me look at their ugly misspelling.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: July 16, 2016, 11:28:36 PM »
What's the problem? Alot?

Um, yeah. Alot.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: July 18, 2016, 09:40:09 AM »
Why such a sudden interest in Chief Operating Officers on Friday afternoon?
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: August 31, 2016, 01:29:54 PM »
what are the current value of UR?

I have a question.
The word "are" is used for a tangible number, such as the amount of jelly beans in a jar. "How many jelly beans are in the jar?" The word "is" is used for a non tangible number. "How much water is in the cup?"

In the example I quoted above, we know he's talking about points, a tangible number, but he doesn't mention the word points. Do I use "are" or "is"?
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #637 on: August 31, 2016, 04:07:30 PM »
I have a question.
The word "are" is used for a tangible number, such as the amount of jelly beans in a jar. "How many jelly beans are in the jar?" The word "is" is used for a non tangible number. "How much water is in the cup?"

In the example I quoted above, we know he's talking about points, a tangible number, but he doesn't mention the word points. Do I use "are" or "is"?
The question is about the value - not the points. Points are worth $1, their value is $1.

The word are is used for plural, such as, "how many jelly beans are there in the jar."
The word is used for singular, such as, "what is the cost of UR points?"

I do not believe intangibles has anything to with it. For instance:
"Derek Jeter is the greatest baseball player to have ever lived."
Wait, you are right. Intangibles is everything
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #638 on: August 31, 2016, 04:25:14 PM »
Does it matter that UR stands for "rewards" and not "reward"?
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #639 on: August 31, 2016, 05:06:06 PM »
Regardless of whether UR is plural or singular, in the quote example he's inquiring about "value", which is singular.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #640 on: August 31, 2016, 05:44:18 PM »
The question is about the value - not the points. Points are worth $1, their value is $1.

The word are is used for plural, such as, "how many jelly beans are there in the jar."
The word is used for singular, such as, "what is the cost of UR points?"

I do not believe intangibles has anything to with it. For instance:
"Derek Jeter is the greatest baseball player to have ever lived."
Wait, you are right. Intangibles is everything
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #641 on: September 01, 2016, 03:52:22 PM »
Epic post

I don't know about epic, but I was proud of it.

If DDF can't get behind a Derek Jeter intangibles joke, I don't know where we are as a community.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: September 01, 2016, 06:08:21 PM »
The word "are" is used for a tangible number, such as the amount of jelly beans in a jar. "How many jelly beans are in the jar?" The word "is" is used for a non tangible number. "How much water is in the cup?"

In the example I quoted above, we know he's talking about points, a tangible number, but he doesn't mention the word points. Do I use "are" or "is"?

You're confusing it with much vs many.

'Much' is used for unquantifiable object, while 'many' is used for quantifiable.

If the question would have been phrased "What are UR currently valued at?", the subject would take the plural form of the verb.

 
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: September 01, 2016, 06:51:36 PM »
Also may be confusing with less and fewer.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: September 09, 2016, 10:53:49 AM »
The thing with the hamster is that running on the wheel is actually what it is trying to do.