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Language Questions / Re: all the silver and gold that was / were left
« Last post by admin on June 17, 2018, 08:23:58 pm »
Yes - silver and gold is not countable
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Language Questions / Re: ---- feelin' his piss
« Last post by admin on June 17, 2018, 08:23:11 pm »
Yes - his new power
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Language Questions / Re: ---- feelin' his piss
« Last post by Darryl on June 17, 2018, 09:28:10 am »
Yes, that is more likely, Bertha. Not a phrase used here much.
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Language Questions / Re: all the silver and gold that was / were left
« Last post by Darryl on June 17, 2018, 09:25:50 am »
The silver and gold is being referred to as one single amount.
Now, if you said all the silver pieces and gold bars you would need the plural verb.
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Language Questions / Re: if you don't
« Last post by Darryl on June 17, 2018, 09:23:15 am »
Yes. Both of your shorter sentences have the same implication.
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Language Questions / if you don't
« Last post by azz on June 17, 2018, 07:57:23 am »
Can one say
a. You have four days to hand in your paper. If you don't, you will fail your course.

instead of
b. You have four days to hand in your paper. If you don't do it in four days, you will fail your course.
?

Can one say
c. There are four days left for you to hand in your paper. If you don't, you will fail your course.
instead of
d. There are four days left for you to hand in your paper. If you don't do it in four days, you will fail your course.

Many thanks
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Language Questions / all the silver and gold that was / were left
« Last post by bookworm on June 16, 2018, 01:10:32 pm »
I'm wondering why was (singular), instead of were (plural), is used in this passage:

Asa responded by removing all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the Temple of the Lord and the royal palace.
1 Kings 15:18a (NLT)

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+15%3A18&version=NLT
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Language Questions / Re: ---- feelin' his piss
« Last post by Bertha on June 16, 2018, 11:55:47 am »
I think it refers to him feeling energetic as in the phrase "piss and vinegar."  See this: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/piss-and-vinegar.html
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Language Questions / Re: ---- feelin' his piss
« Last post by Darryl on June 16, 2018, 09:25:35 am »
Feeling angry, annoyed perhaps??
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Language Questions / ---- feelin' his piss
« Last post by t k on June 16, 2018, 04:05:59 am »
"You know," Wilson said, "ol' Stanley is really feelin' his piss now that he's in for corporal. Ah heard him tellin' one of the replacements all about the Motome invasion. 'It was rough,' Stanley said." Wilson chuckled. "Ah was glad to hear that Stanley thought so, 'cause Ah hadn't made up mah mind about it."  (from The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "feelin' his piss".  Thanks.  --- tk
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