User talk:Flipping Mackerel

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All is past. Flipping Mackerel (talk) 04:17, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

You're fine; all is forgiven. By the act of editing those old talk notes, you have acknowledged reading them, which is fine. All anybody asks is that you observe our conflict of interest rules if you feel any desire to edit articles where that is relevant for the reasons listed in the COI article linked above. Just keep up your many fine edits. --Orange Mike | Talk 16:48, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Huzzah. And thanks for the heads up! Flipping Mackerel (talk) 22:49, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for those good changes at schadenfreude[edit]

You improved the article, I thought. betsythedevine (talk) 03:49, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

However is a conjunctive adverb, so it can be used to join two phrases. (Maimon, Elaine (2010). The Brief McGraw-Hill Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 527. ) cheers --Guerillero | My Talk 03:17, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes, but a conjunctive adverb is not used in the same way as a conjunction.
1. "However", as a conjunctive adverb, modifies a clause, not introduces one: "He knew a great multitude of things about her; however, he did not know her middle name."
2. (This is not to be confused with the second meaning of "however" -- namely, "regardless of the large amount of" -- which is employed in a deceptively similar way to a conjunction: "He did not know her middle name, however many other things he knew about her.")
3. The following incorrect usage has the first meaning; it is mistakenly being used as a conjunction: "He knew a great multitude of things about her, however he did not know her middle name."
That last usage is, unfortunately, the most common and the one I correct with the note "However is not a conjunction".
It's interesting to note that a recent trend is to mistake all conjunctive adverbs for conjunctions ("He knew a great multitude of things about her, accordingly he knew her middle name"); however, "however" suffers most frequently. Flipping Mackerel (talk) 13:21, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

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