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More word puzzles

Post by Tickle » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:42 am

Following on from my "had had" paradox, I have a new one.

"I will give her her new book."

What should I do about the repeated "her" in that sentence?

Some options are:

"I will give her the new book."

"I will give her new book to her."

"I new give her book her to."

But I am sure that people actually do say "her" twice in that case.

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Post by Hellmark » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:13 am

I'd say "I gave her the new book of hers"

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Post by Supernovae » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:57 pm

Hellmark wrote:I'd say "I gave her the new book of hers"
That one would work if you were to use it in past tenses.

Another 'tense' that could work:

"I'm going to give her new book"

Although, the phrase "I new give her book her to" doesn't appear to sound logical.
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Re: More word puzzles

Post by Venomous » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:38 pm

Tickle wrote:Following on from my "had had" paradox, I have a new one.
"I will give her her new book."
What should I do about the repeated "her" in that sentence?
Hey Tickle, do you actually read the replies to your threads, or do you just drop a post and then never look back? >=)

I actually posted that one in a reply to your "had had" thread, several weeks ago... you should check it out...

I don't actually think I've ever seen you reply to a thread, only start them... {ponders}
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Post by Venomous » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:41 pm

Hellmark wrote:I'd say "I gave her the new book of hers"
Streetrodracer wrote:That one would work if you were to use it in past tenses.
Another 'tense' that could work:
"I'm going to give her new book"
Although, the phrase "I new give her book her to" doesn't appear to sound logical.
And you two, you need to lay off the experimental drug programs... not only did neither of you notice I'd already posted this either, but Keith, that's the past tense, which utterly defeats what Tickle is saying, and Mike, I don't know WHAT the fuck you've been imbibing (been dipping into the Fruits of Doom again, have we?), but I've seen retarded chimpanzees on crack write sentences that make more sense than whatever you just said!!

Gawd... plebians...
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Post by Supernovae » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:03 pm

Venomous wrote:Mike, I don't know WHAT the fuck you've been imbibing (been dipping into the Fruits of Doom again, have we?), but I've seen retarded chimpanzees on crack write sentences that make more sense than whatever you just said!!

Gawd... plebians...
I think it's the Fruits of Doom that are getting to my head.. :cry:
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Post by Hellmark » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:23 am

for current tense, you could say "I'm giving her new book of hers" and future "I'm going to give her the new book of hers". Same basic form.

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Post by Ambrosia » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:09 am

I’m really not the best person to say anything about this, but isn’t that incorrect grammar in most/if not all those examples? I read and re-read and some of those don’t make sense!

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Post by Venomous » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:33 am

Ambrosia wrote:I’m really not the best person to say anything about this, but isn’t that incorrect grammar in most/if not all those examples? I read and re-read and some of those don’t make sense!
Don't worry - believe it or not, for once it's not you. These guys were sniffing paint thinner at the time, I think - most of their attempted examples just flat out made no sense. They weren't even logical sentences, let alone good grammar. Bunch of crackers...
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