Next month's MRR

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  1. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

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    Re: Transitive Verb



    Vic, The American Heritage Dictionary has apologised for their omission of the following qualification which will appear in subsequent reprints:-
    "but may only thereafter be shipped in containers approved by The Gauge" :D :D

    Errol
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hi Errol, Come to think of it I haven't seen "The-Gauge Box" in quite awhile.:D Maybe they have it:D and are preparing a shipment of those "transitive" critters!!! :D :D :p
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    As I stated in a previous post that the "Box" had made it to Errol's layout and that was the last anybody heard. Just got this pic e-mailed to me from the other side of the "Pond".

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  4. upguy

    upguy Oregon Western Lines, CEO

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    transitive verb

    Vic said, "A transitive verb is a noun which becomes a verb simply by the addition of a suffix such as ed, ing, s and etc. to denote action(s) ie; a noun which can be changed to a verb....."

    Not to start a dispute, but that is not my definition of a transitive verb. The transitive verb that I remember transferred the action from the subject to the direct object. An intransitive verb is a verb without a direct object.

    I have never heard of a transitive verb being described as you did. (That is not to say you are wrong.... After all in this politically correct world, if you believe that is what it is than it must be so!) :D :rolleyes:

    I taught school for over 22 years and this is one of the few times that knowing the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs ever was important to anyone but an English teacher.

    I haven't taught school for 10 years and I don't miss it a bit--except in the summer.;)
  5. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hi Upguy, You win the prize:D for catching the "made up" definition.:D :D :D It was all just tounge-in-cheek:D :D :D and never intended to be politically correct LOL:D :D :D Just me doing some "spoofing"...it did sound "official" though:D :D :D Take Care My Friend!:)
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Just got back from the big debate at the Atlas Forum. :rolleyes:

    Ya know, this is already a very "steamy" hobby so why the fuss? We're all sitting around talking about "reefers", "switching", the size of our "engines", etc. When's the coupler issue coming out - that's what I wanna know?

    nudge nudge ;) ;)