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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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I was going to point that out, thanks for playing grammar police. Sailing can also be a verb of course.
No it can't, could be a compound noun though.

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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Maybe we should all restrict ourselves to use of this :

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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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No it can't, could be a compound noun though.

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It is a verb used as a noun phrase. But it can be a verb.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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No it can't, could be a compound noun though.

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If I say, "I am sailing"... that's a verb, no? I'm conjugating the verb "to sail".

Conjugation of the English verb sail - conjugate sail
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I wonder how many of you might use unusual turns of phrase in a non native language?
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

This is an awesome thread drift.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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I wonder how many of you might use unusual turns of phrase in a non native language?
I would, and have. But if I was speaking French to a French person I wouldn't correct (incorrectly) his or her grammar. Which is the case here.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Been told repetitively by law enforcement I know their worse nightmare is "domestics". When reading this thread I am oft reminded of that. Stand by my earlier posts. In my view, crew had no business boarding that boat without doing due diligence. Afterguard had no business taking on this crew without prior due diligence. Campaign was not run to standard pre race protocol most would adhere too. Rest is a domestic disturbance best handled by professionals.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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sailing is also a noun.
I think it might even be a gerund!
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

well, Jane wrote that sailing is a verb, not a noun. I was responding. In fact it is a noun. It may also be a gerbil.
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