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Re: Need grammar advice. Which of the two is correct, if they are correct?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 12:20:23 AM »
Both are awkward, but the latter is more correct. "Club" needs to be capitalized, though.

Yes.  I would say "Western High School's Key Club chapter."

that wasn't the question...please follow directions. :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 12:21:34 AM »
Both are awkward, but the latter is more correct. "Club" needs to be capitalized, though.

Yes.  I would say "Western High School's Key Club chapter."

that wasn't the question...please follow directions. :)

Some indigo you are, following the rules at the expense of a helpful, outside-the-box solution to someone's problem.   ::)

not helpful...sorry.
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Re: Need grammar advice. Which of the two is correct, if they are correct?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 12:22:55 AM »
not helpful...sorry.

The person seeking the advice seemed to disagree.  Please leave me alone.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 12:25:39 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

depends on the sentence before it and the sentence after it...variety in context. and do you want to focus on the high school or what you did at the high school???
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 12:26:17 AM »
not helpful...sorry.

The person seeking the advice seemed to disagree.  Please leave me alone.

please leave me alone.  >:(
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Re: Need grammar advice. Which of the two is correct, if they are correct?
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2008, 12:26:34 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

Correct. Ignore this whole "burying the lead" tripe. It's not a concern when this desired lead immediately follows that which possesses it -- it's not like it's going to get lost in a paragraph somewhere.

Your readers are (somewhat) intelligent adcomms to whom the phrase arrives in its entirety intuitively, rather than ESL or slower English readers who might be tripped up by this construction.


ETA: Besides, it's quite clear to all readers (except, perhaps, bluewarrior) that you didn't found Western High School itself, but rather one of its major clubs. He's being obtuse, as usual.
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Re: Need grammar advice. Which of the two is correct, if they are correct?
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2008, 12:26:54 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

depends on the sentence before it and the sentence after it...variety in context. and do you want to focus on the high school or what you did at the high school???

what i did at high school

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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2008, 12:28:04 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

Correct. Ignore this whole "burying the lead" tripe. It's not a concern when this desired lead immediately follows that which possesses it -- it's not like it's going to get lost in a paragraph somewhere.

Your readers are (somewhat) intelligent adcomms to whom the phrase arrives in its entirety intuitively, rather than ESL or slower English readers who might be tripped up by this construction.

no...you are wrong...it depends on the sentence before it and after it...context as well. you don't want to have repetitive sentences...i was crown college's glee club founder. i was crown college's newspaper editor. i was crown college's champion wrestler. :)

best to just answer the question and sometimes keep the lead at the beginning of the sentence.
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2008, 12:36:15 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

Correct. Ignore this whole "burying the lead" tripe. It's not a concern when this desired lead immediately follows that which possesses it -- it's not like it's going to get lost in a paragraph somewhere.

Your readers are (somewhat) intelligent adcomms to whom the phrase arrives in its entirety intuitively, rather than ESL or slower English readers who might be tripped up by this construction.


ETA: Besides, it's quite clear to all readers (except, perhaps, bluewarrior) that you didn't found Western High School itself, but rather one of its major clubs. He's being obtuse, as usual.

if aye am obtuse...you are dense.
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Re: Need grammar advice. Which of the two is correct, if they are correct?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2008, 12:36:31 AM »
Ok I think ppl agree more with using it with possessive.

Correct. Ignore this whole "burying the lead" tripe. It's not a concern when this desired lead immediately follows that which possesses it -- it's not like it's going to get lost in a paragraph somewhere.

Your readers are (somewhat) intelligent adcomms to whom the phrase arrives in its entirety intuitively, rather than ESL or slower English readers who might be tripped up by this construction.

no...you are wrong...it depends on the sentence before it and after it...context as well. you don't want to have repetitive sentences...i was crown college's glee club founder. i was crown college's newspaper editor. i was crown college's champion wrestler. :)

best to just answer the question and sometimes keep the lead at the beginning of the sentence.

So do you have a recommendation for a more coherent example to my grammar question?