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#241
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No. A beater is one who beats, so to beat a beater (or anyone/anything else) you would need a beater. Otherwise it would continue adding "er" to the end which is silly. Except when I say that I'm bettererererer than you. Haha.
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But this thread exists to make sure everyone has the bestest grammar, right?
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Your in America Speak English

Your?
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Oh no! :lol:
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They're a Yankees fan, need i say more? :rolleyes:

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English is not my first language but I try my best to write it properly.Thanks for the thread.
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My sentiments exactly. :thumbsup:
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Sari's suggested captcha:

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Hi, Sari.

Is the following grammatically correct?

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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Well, I'm not exactly what part you are asking about, but do you mean the capitalization of New Topic?
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Ok, that one, too. But does it make sense to say "Everyone else" when being addressed? Also, should there actually be a comma before please?

I'm just being curious, that's all.
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I think it's right. No comma runs on nicely, and capitals for New Topic would be acceptable considering that it is referring to an action for which there is a nice big button that has New Topic with capitals. So in context (this forum) it passes my grading. If I was at home right now I would check my grammar textbook, which is from my University days.

I am interested in Sari's analysis, though.
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Well, I did some further Googling on this, and it seems there's nothing grammatically wrong with saying "Everyone else" when in such a form. About the New Topic thingy, makes sense, I guess. What I still don't get is the comma bit. Say it was a proper noun in place of "Everyone else", would it still be right not to put a comma after the noun.

For example, is it grammatically ok to say without the comma:

George please stop beating a dead horse.
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Rule 4
Use commas before or surrounding the name or title of a person directly addressed.

Examples:
Will you, Aisha, do that assignment for me?
Yes, Doctor, I will.

NOTE: Capitalize a title when directly addressing someone.

In this case, you would need a comma after George in your example.

Rule 10
Use a comma after phrases of more than three words that begin a sentence. If the phrase has fewer than three words, the comma is optional.

Examples:
To apply for this job, you must have previous experience.
On February 14 many couples give each other candy or flowers.
OR
On February 14, many couples give each other candy or flowers.

I think this rule applies to your original question, so the comma is optional.

I got this information from here.
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The description for the section: Computer Won't Boot - Malware Related

If your computer has become unstable, and unbootable because of malware. Or, if your pc won't boot after malware or virus removal, please use this forum.

This doesn't look right, right? The first sentence is incomplete.
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