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Which sentence contains a linking verb? He asked questions about terms he did not understand. Sarit answered all of the questions correctly. He was nervous about taking the science test. Sarit worked hard to learn all the material for the test.

KOOL-AID  Jun 16, 2014

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I see I missed the party. . . this is inevitably what happens when you catnap;)

 

Constable Grammar, sir, while I do appreciate your rather artistic sentences,  I also appreciate all the hard work that many answerers here have put into their posts. While correct grammar is definitely an important aspect of well, life, on a busy math forum we can overlook this small element in the answers, can't we?

 

And to CPhill (Mr. Seephil) and others it may concern, I really do apologize if I have "shown out" with all my fanciful grammar. It was quite naturally done with no disrespect intended. Honestly, it is simply never a good idea to throw a cat among the pigeons.

kitty<3  Jun 18, 2014
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Sarit worked hard is the answer.since its says which sentence contains a verb and in the sentence were it says sarit worked hard to learn all the material on the test.WORK  is a verb.

zegroes  Jun 16, 2014
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zegroes i think u r mistaken ! its just not a verb its a linking verb and was is a linking verb so KOOL-AID the third question is the sentence having the linking verb was ! so third sentence is the answer !

rosala  Jun 16, 2014
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Well, I think this pretty much proves why you shouldn't ask such questions on a math forum.

Anyways, it's indeed the third sentence; He was nervous about taking the science test. Was doesn't express the action by itself but was nervous does. Therefore was is the linking verb.

reinout-g  Jun 16, 2014
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Oops ! i made a slight mistake ! thanks for the correction reinout-g ! 

rosala  Jun 16, 2014
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kitty<3 is the only one of the top answerers who consistently constructs correctly composed structured sentences, without spelling or punctuation errors. (Say that three times, fast). She does this in at least two languages, too.

There are highly skilled mathematicians on this forum. However, coming here to learn grammar is like going to h**l to cool off.

Is it hot in here, or is it just I?

Constable Grammar

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.....I didn't know Constables were a thing still.........

Pumpkinguy  Jun 16, 2014
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They are still about. They are more prevalent than correct grammar.

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Deer Amomynous,

Eye rezent tha' implikation that sum of us on this here forum ain't good at spellin' and rightin'. Where just as gud as kitty<3, 'ceptin we jest don't "show out' az much as as she does with all her fanciful grammur and such. We could right jest as gud as her, if'n we didn have to spend all hour time chekin' thez dang math problums!!!

And who the heck wurries  about witch sintence contains a linked up verb??? There ain't no numbers in that, so WE DON'T CARE 'BOUT IT!!!! Let that linked up verb find itself, if'n its lost.......

I xpecked a apology is fourth coming frum you, kind sur.......!!!!

 

YUR HUMBELL SURVANT,

SEEPHIL

 

CPhill  Jun 16, 2014
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Seepill you no how 2 hndl gramma noughtzi well job good

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Apopewalksintoabar  Jun 16, 2014
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In the scheme of communications, there is nothing like a demonstration of how bad it could be to compel an appreciation of how good it is. In that respect, I withdraw my harsh analogy of “going to h**l to cool off.”

I’ll replace it with, “coming here to learn grammar is like going for a swim in the magma of an active volcano to cool off.”

It requires a fair amount of skill to write something that outrageous and still be comprehensible. It’s a mad, mad, world!

Constable Grammar Numan

Note to kitty 3: My reference to your posts and language skills may have provoked an unwanted contrast. Sorry. Though the pen is mightier than the claw, it does not replace it. If necessary, extend claws and sharpen as required.

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A subscripted postscript detected. …

--- And who the heck wurries about witch sintence contains a linked up verb??? There ain't no numbers in that, so WE DON'T CARE 'BOUT IT!!!! Let that linked up verb find itself, if'n its lost.......

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… Redirect AI to M5 tie in, reinitialize informational input….evaluate as interrogative… sub-imperative… begin human readable transcription. ---

That was the point in the first place. This is the wrong forum for that question.

Consider this:

Because of the natural redundancy built into human communication, I could understand what you wrote. There may be a few computers that could –very few, at present. One need only look at the language translations sites to see the limitations of computers and their programming in this respect.

To program a computer to solve a math problem requires math and programming skills. To program a computer to correct syntax and grammar requires those two skill sets and at least one other. By logic, this is a more complicated procedure.

Nearly all of the math equations you write are resolvable by a computer. You would – I hate to say it -- have to use the correct syntax. The computer output would be in a form consistent with math syntax. You would understand this output because you understand this “grammar” of math.

For the most part, except for the human communication, Wolframalpha can replace you (irksome thought). That is, though the computer outputs a consistent mathematical grammar, most humans cannot understand it. Yet, these same humans can (maybe) understand even the most (intentionally) butchered human grammar, that you might use to explain it. Some do not even know it is butchered.

Ask a few elementary school students to find out if someone is “smart,” and invariably they will ask math questions. This is true for most adults, too. The concept: if you know math you are “smart.” No doubt, that is true, but it is very incomplete.

The programmers of the elementary students and computers need to use the proper syntax. Unlike the perpetual universal constancy of math, grammar is dynamic; it changes with time. However, if it changes too fast, the older computers will give a “syntax error” and the younger computers will not learn the older grammar, giving an error message: “that does not compute” or “W*F”.

If ye ask m’Lady, she must knowth this to be a truth.

This is a computational observation from the cyber world where chaos in communication is another branch of mathematics. Does this compute?

Dramatis personae: HAL, via M5 tie-in, Constable Grammar, Constable Grammar Numan, and ye olde M-1

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I see I missed the party. . . this is inevitably what happens when you catnap;)

 

Constable Grammar, sir, while I do appreciate your rather artistic sentences,  I also appreciate all the hard work that many answerers here have put into their posts. While correct grammar is definitely an important aspect of well, life, on a busy math forum we can overlook this small element in the answers, can't we?

 

And to CPhill (Mr. Seephil) and others it may concern, I really do apologize if I have "shown out" with all my fanciful grammar. It was quite naturally done with no disrespect intended. Honestly, it is simply never a good idea to throw a cat among the pigeons.

kitty<3  Jun 18, 2014
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Well spoken, Miss Kitty. Well spoken.

Kitty just gave proof that the pen is mightier than the claw. She also gave (almost) everyone points.

So, pigeons, you should return the favor. Start clicking! Her last fifteen posts should be a good start. This will do two things. This will demonstrate our good will toward Kitty and it will make reinout-g sweat a little. That will teach him to curse CPhill!

About overlooking the small element in the answers: Yes, I can do that. I have been doing it for years and it should not be a problem to continue. (I would have said, “small elephant” though). This post was somewhat of an anomaly. I usually do not ware that hat because it might never come off.

This was a perfect storm: The proper post, optimal timing, and great feedback from CPhill. Drawing you into this was a – as it turns out, a fortuitous event --sort of like finding wild catnip.

Most math websites have their Newtons, Eulers, and Fermats, but very few have an Austen, Bronte, or Wolfe. This site is a unique exception. (There are few dogs here, but that is not the same as a Wolfe). This site is unique in many ways. Most of the young people here are pleasant. Rosala is like springtime and flowers, even for parts of the world that are going into winter. Zegros and Ninja have entertaining banter. They all answer questions and do well, too.

You and Melody are the central points and anchors of this site. Your join dates are nine days apart. Currently, three quarters of the posts are after this point. Melody is the Queen and you are the Princess. I hope you do not dislike the title so much that that you abdicate. Every kingdom needs a Queen and Princess (just ask Disney). The king is often away or works behind the scenes.

I have been a ghost on here since this site was 8 days old. Those were desolate days. (Log into the French, Spanish or Russian site to get an idea). I found many back doors and secret passages. I watched the pawns come and stab at a few questions then fade. There was a bishop for a while, but he acted more like a rook and left after the Queen’s coronation.

With the arrival of the Queen and Princess, this place came alive!

The nobility came: reinout-g as jonkheer, esquire; Rom, Alan, Bertie, as patricians, knights; Then CPhill as patrician, knight, and then as Seigneur: Knight of the manor. There are the lesser known, who visit often. The knights are often on duty, especially Sir CPhill, who carries the sword of Excalibur, and is powered by a modern nuclear battery. (The EverReady bunny has nothing on him).

There are, of course, the court jesters –sometimes called fools, they include those who have license because of brilliance, and those who are simply excused because they can’t help it. (For some, I may fit in that category). If their posts are too off base, they are usually deleted without ceremony. Sometimes the execution is public, like this one by Sir CPhill

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/what-is-seven#r114320

Her Majesty might hang the head in the Royal court as a warning to others.

As you can see, all the elements of a kingdom are here, even the Princess, she just needs to visit a little more often.

  ---The ghost of web2.0calc ---

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Deer Mr. Amomynous:

I 'preciate that heap of praise you laid on kitty<3.....I have some of them same thoughts myself!! I 'spect she'd show up more oftener on here if she warn't so busy with catnaps and such. And yer keyrect....we have a whole passle o folks on here that make this sight "go.' Some of them, like alan, reinout and bertie have some purty high falutin' mathematical skills.....(I don't understand half'a what their talkin' about most of tha' time, but it must be pretty impressive.......all them fancy cymbals they use would set any normal person's head a spinnin'...!!!)

Then, there's us "mid-rangy" folks like Meludy an' me. Where purty good at most of the stuff that ain't over our heads......leastways as long as you don't toss too many of them probabilty problems into the roadway - so to speak.

And them younger members are good, too. A lot of 'em have some ways of doin' stuff that teaches some of us old dogs (not to mention Wolfes) some new tricks!!!

Again.....thanks for most of them kind words.........

A word of warnin'  for Ms. Smarty Pants (aka, kitty<3), though.......yep..... yore pen might be mitier than the claw......but it ain't gonna' be no match for an EverReady Sord !!!!

 

Your Humbbell Survint,

Sur CeePhill

 

CPhill  Jun 21, 2014

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