Author Topic: Urgent question.... skdadl oughta know  (Read 7046 times)

skdadl

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Re: Urgent question.... skdadl oughta know
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2009, 04:59:54 PM »
I always put the "to" in there, but "writing me" seems to have become colloquial, and I try not to draw too much fire these days as a pedant.   :ducking:  :hides:

Excuse me: pendant.   ;)

Constructions like "writing me" or "I wrote him yesterday" literally mean that someone called me or someone else into being by writing about me/her/him -- as if the writer had been writing a play or a novel and created a character.

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Re: Urgent question.... skdadl oughta know
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2009, 06:55:07 PM »
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