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May 06, 2005

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Uri

You're perfectly right that rules can be broken sometimes. Of course, it is important for the user of language to (1) know the rules and (2) know why he/she is violating them.

Helen

Uri, I told Marcus the EXACT same thing this morning before he wrote this posting. He claims that he knows the rules, but he really doesn't. And his disrespectful attitude towards the rules is not facilitating the learning process. Helen

Bill Cash

Allow me to ask the idiot question -- why is "that" the correct usage here? I think "which" looks more natural.

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