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Sylvia commented on moJoe's group Portland
"Hey, Fellow Doubters! Here's a special way to celebrate the secular way this December: BANG! - The first humanist musical, a journey through the history of the universe from the Big Bang to present day Earth, abundant with life. An original…"
Dec 8, 2012
Sylvia joined Kurt's group
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Take it and Run

Do you have Ideas but lack the ability to implement them? Share your good ideas and let someone else run with it. (YouTube Clips, Website Ideas, Bumperstickers, computer programs, etc)
Jan 20, 2011
Sylvia commented on moJoe's group Portland
"James, someone just corrected me: The DARKTOLIGHT performance event has a "suggested donation", not a firm ticket. Support is invited but not expected."
Dec 3, 2010
Sylvia commented on moJoe's group Portland
"James, we look at Dark to Light as a season, and there are two events to celebrate it this year (beyond what people to privately). There is the DARKTOLIGHT concert, for which tickets are sold. Info is here:…"
Dec 3, 2010
Sylvia added a discussion to the group Portland
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NW Freethought Conference March 26, 27, and 28 in Renton, WA

I wanted to remind everyone about this important regional event:  The 2nd annual NW Freethought Conference is coming up in Renton, WA in just a few weeks. Last year, the conference was in Portland, and it was a great success. The cost is $ 125 for both days, $ 95 for Sunday only. Registration begins Friday evening at 6.00, and there is a wine and cheese reception the same evening. For more information and to register, go to…See More
Feb 23, 2010
Sylvia replied to Sylvia's discussion Advice on "gotten" in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Thanks to all of you for your opinions and for the great references. In the future, I will unashamedly use "gotten." Sylvia"
Jan 31, 2010
Jared Lardo replied to Sylvia's discussion Advice on "gotten" in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I prefer using a past participle different from the past tense whenever possible; so, I am in full support of "gotten". My philosophy aside, I find "I'd got" and comparable sequences using "got" as the past…"
Jan 30, 2010
Yannick replied to Sylvia's discussion Advice on "gotten" in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"according to this book, both got and gotten are the correct form in american english"
Jan 30, 2010
Glenn Sogge replied to Sylvia's discussion Advice on "gotten" in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Most of the times it doesn't sound strange to me. Maybe growing up in Oregon was as isolated as the link indicates New England was (is.) I think there is a 'sense' difference between "I had gotten the flu the day before" and…"
Jan 30, 2010
Sylvia added a discussion to the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
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Advice on "gotten"

Wow! 20 years in the US, and I have never encountered this problem in writing, but today, I did on Facebook. So now I hope to get advice here: Is "gotten" a correct English past participle, or should it be "got"? This link claims it's correct: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_gotten_correct_grammar Do you concur? SylviaSee More
Jan 30, 2010
Sylvia replied to A Former Member's discussion Member Survey: What languages can you speak, write, or read? in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Native German speaker, native capacity in English (with an accent), pretty damn good French, can get by in Italian. Wish life was less full of yard work and dishwashing. I would add others."
Jan 30, 2010
Sylvia replied to Jaume's discussion Is this correct English? in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"As a native German speaker, I bring a certain bias to this question, because in German, grammatical gender and biological sex are not very closely related. For example, if I refer to a man as a person in German, I must use the feminine pronoun…"
Aug 15, 2009
Sylvia joined A Former Member's group
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LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS

LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS is a group for people who love languages, words, and grammar.See More
Aug 14, 2009
Sylvia is now a member of Atheist Nexus
Aug 13, 2009

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At 11:15pm on May 31, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Sylvia! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.

At 4:13am on August 22, 2009, moJoe said…
Hey Sylvia!

I'm glad you decided to come check out the site.
At 1:33pm on August 14, 2009, A Former Member said…
Thank you for joining LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS. I look forward to your contributions. Be sure to select “follow” on the right hand side of the group page so that you are automatically notified of new posts. Also, review the archive of posts and comments if you have the time.

The LINGUAPHILES Rules of Participation
In this group, please adhere to the following rules: 1.) Always post and comment using correct grammar and punctuation. No non-standard abbreviations, incomplete sentences, run-on sentences, etc. 2.) If you see any post or comment with incorrect grammar, spelling, or usage, please take the initiative to correct the group member. 3.) If you post or comment, please be receptive to corrections and suggestions. 4.) Have fun.

Also, please take the time to answer this question in the discussion forum: Member Survey: What languages can you speak, write, or read?
At 6:43pm on August 13, 2009, A Former Member said…
Sylvia, welcome to Atheist Nexus. Be sure to check out the GROUPS page to find like-minded people.

I've started seven groups here, so please join any you think you might be interested in.

THE KNIFE & FORK is a group for anyone who has a strong interest or mild curiosity in food, cooking, eating, drinking, and nutrition.

HUMANE ATHEISTS is a group for people who are interested in trying to live a humane life by understanding the issues surrounding animal welfare.

CONSUMER ETHICS was created to help us understand how our purchasing power can help or harm the world around us.

LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS, a group for people who love languages, words, and grammar.

ARS POETICA is a group for those who love poetry, anyone who is just curious, and everyone in between.

LOVERS OF SHAKESPEARE is a group for fans of the Bard. Topics are open to just about anything Shakespeare.

ODDITORIUM is a group dedicated to the all that which is bizarre and unusual in the world.
At 12:51am on August 13, 2009, Evilgenius20 said…
Welcome to AN Sylvia.
 
 
 

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