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Re: Blue screen and yum / not yum



On Tue, 2008-06-24 at 00:49 +0300, Bassel Safadi wrote:
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan
> <pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
>         Sorry to be pedantic Bassel, but "why you don't have to" is
>         not the same
>         as "why you should not". The first means "it's not obligatory
>         to [i.e.
>         to top-post], but you can if you like", which is more or less
>         the
>         reverse of what you actually mean, that being "why you should
>         not
>         [top-post]".
>         
>         poc
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> Sorry for my bad English, you're right Patrick, I said it the wrong
> way, I'm new to English that's why I do such mistakes,

One makes mistakes, one doesn't do them :-) I know it's really
confusing, as most languages, especially those derived from Latin, the
everyday words for make and do are the same, but in English they aren't
(he said redundantly). BTW you don't come across as someone new to
English, judging from your posts here.

> Thanks a lot for the note :-)

When I was learning Spanish I was grateful for people correcting me. Now
I sometimes correct them :-) (and that's a language with two verbs for
"to be", which mean different things and are not interchangeable.)

poc


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