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Thread #56167   Message #877977
Posted By: GUEST,Chicken Charlie
29-Jan-03 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: Clementine's shoe size?
Subject: RE: Clemantine's shoe size?
Beg to differ twice in one post with Mark Cohen. (My insolence knows no bounds.) If the shoes are #9, then there are complete sentences.

"Light she was and like a fairy, and her shoes were #9 STOP. Herring boxes etc." Gives you subject, predicate, period; subject, predicate, period.

Your way requires: "Light she was and like a fairy and her shoes were number nine herring boxes without topses STOP." which is OK in itself, but then you're left with "Sandals were for Clementine STOP." which is nonsensical.

And of course the boxes had to be without top(se)s because sandals are relatively topless in contrast to shoes.