Re: USAGE: Survey
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 8, 2005, 16:16|
On Jul 7, 2005, at 6:10 PM, Muke Tever wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 15:22:25 -0600, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
>> As others have said, i think i'd generally avoid the issue by using
>> "lightning" as a noun, but #2 sounds definitely better to me than #1.
>> "It was thundering and lightning out last night" sounds like a
>> violation of parallelism, using _thundering_ (a verb) and _lightning_
>> (a noun) together like that. It'd *have* to be "thundering and
>> lightninging" in my dialect.
> Google's got 3600+ hits of "thundering and lightning" though.
> The '...and lightninging' gets 182 hits, with Google suggesting
See? 182 other people speak my dialect! :-)
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