Writing a Letter

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Writing a Letter

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:13 am

Hi.
I realized I was mistaking about my deal with Everyman Chess. What should I write to them? I wanted the deal to be under Iranian jurisdiction while they wanted it under UK jurisdiction, and I should have accepted that since Iran isn't a party to the international copyright law.

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:43 am

I think maybe it will be better that I myself come to London.

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:23 pm

question: In iran, your criminal record will become clear 5 years after a crime. What about the UK?

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by John McKenna » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:58 am

To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by James Plaskett » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Señor Paul F. Habershon, a regular contributor to this forum, taught a class I was in how to properly write a letter in 1971.

I still consider that by far the most important thing I learned at school...

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:20 am

James Plaskett wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Señor Paul F. Habershon, a regular contributor to this forum, taught a class I was in how to properly write a letter in 1971.
Where did he stand on split infinitives?

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by John Clarke » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 pm

You shouldn’t stand on anything split, in case it gives way under you. :mrgreen:
"The chess-board is the world ..... the player on the other side is hidden from us ..... he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."
(He doesn't let you resign and start again, either.)

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:16 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:20 am
James Plaskett wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Señor Paul F. Habershon, a regular contributor to this forum, taught a class I was in how to properly write a letter in 1971.
Where did he stand on split infinitives?
I certainly stood against split infinitives in 1971, but now I suppose, as a Times subscriber, I must follow Oliver Kamm aka The Pedant, but he doesn't really seem to be one.

http://qoshe.com/the-times/oliver-kamm/ ... es/1594086

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:53 am

If you'd like an insightful but light-hearted read on the complexity of the English language and a history of it, I recommend the following book, a review of it can be found below. It does a very job of showing how grammatically simple English has become during its transition to modern English, and how bloody horrifying studying Olde English and its dialects is. Olde English did not have infinitives or prepositions and word order did not apply. They used to put the suffix -um on nouns, which meant 'to'. How that changed over time is too mind-boggling to go into here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/15/books ... hea-t.html

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by James Plaskett » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:40 am

He taught us all sweet nothing re split infinitives... but he boldly went where no man had gone before in teaching me how to properly write a letter.

And I guess he did satisfactorily teach me English well enough for books I helpfully co-author to adroitly make it into plays which then judiciously transfer to the West End -

http://quiztheplay.com/

Yours (from almost the back of the class)

James

8)

(And I blame the parents... and also some English teachers...)

MJMcCready
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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:19 pm

It's easy to blame others and harder to blame ourselves.

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by James Plaskett » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:24 pm

Absolutely!

Like your blaming three perfectly innocent people, eh, Mike?

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by MJMcCready » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Who is Mike?

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by James Plaskett » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:45 am

My apologies for confuusing this McCready with another whom I know.

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Re: Writing a Letter

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:07 pm

It's quite a rare name when ending in -y, so somewhere down the line we are probably related, so its quite alright. I take it he is not the guitarist for Pearl Jam.

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