October 11, 2012
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March 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm
Like, that’s great… footnote – D
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July 23, 2013 at 10:05 am
July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am
I never realised that before, but that makes sense, though your original sentence reads just fine to me either way.
On a related note, there is one other noun – “Universe” – which some have argued should never be used with the definite or indefinite article. Discuss!
July 23, 2013 at 9:02 am
Interesting question! ‘Simile’ and ‘metaphor’ are examples of nouns that can be used with or without the indefinite article. Their use without the indefinite article implies the category rather than a specific example, e.g. “The overuse of simile in his work was rather tiresome.” Discuss 🙂
July 22, 2013 at 9:28 am
Note to self: adjust CSS on footnote markers
July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am
“an example of a simile” surely? 😉
July 22, 2013 at 9:21 am
“Face like a slapped arse” is an example of simile.
October 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Let’s try again, bold italic, underline
Leaving a comment here on paragraph 1 to test out the edit comment function. Which seems to work.
October 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm
That should appear in the group activity stream with formatting intact
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