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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #760 on: June 04, 2021, 04:15:26 PM »
Monkeys don't fly unless you put them on airplanes

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #761 on: June 04, 2021, 04:16:13 PM »
Someone's mother has four sons.

North, South and East.

What is the name of the fourth son.
Aren't Riddles supposed to have a question?


This works better verbally.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #762 on: June 04, 2021, 04:17:45 PM »
Did he play second base?

No, He was on the other team. What was the name of the player on second base.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #763 on: June 04, 2021, 04:19:02 PM »
Yes.

It's actually What.

Aren't Riddles supposed to have a question?

No question mark means the last sentence is a statement, not a question. That leaves us with 5 possible names, but the only grammatically/logically correct possibility is that What is the 4th son. Also "Someone" can be the name of the daughter.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #764 on: June 04, 2021, 04:22:49 PM »
It's actually What.

No question mark means the last sentence is a statement, not a question. That leaves us with 5 possible names, but the only grammatically/logically correct possibility is that What is the 4th son. Also "Someone" can be the name of the daughter.

On second thought, the correct answer is:

Someone
North
South and East
What

Thanks to the oxford comma.

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Riddles!
« Reply #765 on: June 04, 2021, 04:26:09 PM »
On second thought, the correct answer is:

Someone
North
South and East
What

Thanks to the oxford comma.
Was thinking that - but the sentence isn't correct at all if read without the Oxford comma.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #766 on: June 04, 2021, 04:27:12 PM »
Was thinking that - but the sentence isn't correct at all if read without the Oxford comma.

Why not?

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #767 on: June 04, 2021, 04:27:33 PM »
No question mark means the last sentence is a statement, not a question.
Not in the frum world ;)

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #768 on: June 04, 2021, 04:28:31 PM »
Aren't Riddles supposed to have a question?

After I posted it I had the same thought- maybe it should've gone in the corny jokes thread :)

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #769 on: June 04, 2021, 04:32:03 PM »
Why not?
Don't you need a connector if there's more than 1 subject in a sentence?

"There are 2 colors in the picture. Black, white."

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #770 on: June 04, 2021, 04:39:30 PM »
Don't you need a connector if there's more than 1 subject in a sentence?

"There are 2 colors in the picture. Black, white."

When listing 3+ items you are supposed to use the oxford comma, when listing 2 items you don't. But when listing 2 with an "and", you should use it. (Above my pay grade but Google is my friend).

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A Comma with Two List Items
The whole world agrees that when there are two single-word items in a list, there is no need to use a comma before the "and" (called a coordinating conjunction). For example:
Bacon and eggs
However, when the list items are longer (NB: We're still talking about two list items at this stage) and especially when they include the word "and," there is a debate on whether you should use a comma. In other words, which version below should we write?
The Bakerloo line runs between Harrow and Wealdstone and Elephant and Castle.
The Bakerloo line runs between Harrow and Wealdstone, and Elephant and Castle.
In situations like these, use a comma before the "and" if it eliminates ambiguity or simply helps your reader to spot the list items more easily. Therefore, the second version above is the most appropriate.

https://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/commas_the_Oxford_comma.htm

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #771 on: June 04, 2021, 06:09:23 PM »
Not in the frum world ;)

What are you asking