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Re^5: Lingua: Transform "wasn't" into "was not"

by choroba (Abbot)
on Apr 16, 2014 at 08:34 UTC ( #1082453=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Lingua: Transform "wasn't" into "was not"
in thread Lingua: Transform "wasn't" into "was not"

That's what I was taught. But my current English teacher (she's from London) says it's no longer true. Using long forms in normal mails and e-mails feels very formal and old fashined, she says.

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Comment on Re^5: Lingua: Transform "wasn't" into "was not"
Re^6: Lingua: Transform "wasn't" into "was not"
by LanX (Canon) on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
    So how is the OP's code supposed to know the diff between

    "she is thought to work as a nurse"

    and

    "she has thought to work as a nurse"

    ?

    I have the impression that English will contract soon to just two words ("yeah" and "great") and the meaning has to be figured out by context.

    great! ;)

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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