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Hits: 4667 | Favorites: 6 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.4 | Category: Arts & Literature | Date: 01/09/2005
 
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Bloing
Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:51:00 AM
It doesn't matter because the verb `to commentate` came from `commentary`, which is related to the verb `to comment` (which in turn is related to the Latin noun `commentum`). The gerund forms are `commentating` and `commenting`, so basically, there is not much difference whether you use `commentating` or `commenting`. Though `commentating` as an intransitive verb is "making a running commentary on", and is more for sporting matches.

I referred to the locative and accusative to make the difference in meaning clearer, not as an actual grammar usage, if English would have more/clearer grammatical cases, it would have been clear that I was `making a comment on that site` (accusative) and not `making a comment on this site (locative ablative), cf. velicabam locum / velicabam (in) loco.

And where was I "thinking of the ablative case."?


piratemeghan
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 154 Posts
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 6:17:15 PM
Wrong! Scroll up. "I've had it with COMMENTING on this site."

And the accusative case is used with direct objects. You`re thinking of the ablative case. Toodles.


Bloing
Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:40:31 AM
Yes, I see there has been a problem with the pronouns 'this`, `that` and the verb `to commentate`.
My quote "I`ve had it with commentating on this site" meant that I was tired of commentating on that site (eyewitness to history), not that I`d had it with commentating on this site (i-am-bored). Seeing as the verb "to commentate" as a transitive verb uses the preposition `on`, it was an accusative rather than a locative ("on what am I making comments?" rather than "where am I making comments?"). To be completely clear I should`ve used the pronoun `that` rather than `this`, however it should`ve been clear enough from the context, seeing as the topic of my comments here have always been that site (eyewitness...) and not this site (i-am-bored).

piratemeghan
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 154 Posts
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:12:04 PM
I never actually said I liked the site, I'm pretty ambivilent about it, actually. I just don`t think it`s bad enough that it should evoke the kind of petulance you`re displaying.

And might I point out that for someone who recently said, quote, "I`ve had it with commenting on this site," you seem to be commenting a great deal.


Bloing
Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:44:26 AM
Yes, I have spare time on my hands, what gave you the hunch? The fact that this site is called i-am-bored perhaps? Dolt. Besides, it took me five minutes to write that post (yes, one post, I had to split it up because this site limits a comment to a thousand characters, which is approximately when idiots start losing their line of thoughts; now why would that be?), but I suppose that seems quite implausible for someone who hasn't reached the stage of opposable thumbs yet.
The fact that you like that site is completely your own problem, I merely annotated it and demonstrated (with sarcasm) the fact that it`s title is incorrect and arrogant; but hey, why even bother when dunces like you never listen anyway?
I would never like this site because, quite contrary to you, I am intelligent. You like it? Fine, stay at the history level of the average person (by which I mean: no knowledge or comprehension whatsoever).

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