Zankou 2.0 wrote:"Going out with a bang", so to speak.
Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?
It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.
Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?
Did you know that I counted at least 9 grammatical and punctuation errors in your fine analysis of the use of the phrase 'as it were?' You must be a deeply conflicted and unhappy human being.
Any errors are a result of having chopped up and retyped every sentence in that post mulitple times. It was a very difficult post to write.
The second comma is there because I forgot to remove it after removing the list of linguistically correct but grammatically incorrect phrases I was going to include. I decided to focus only on the most common one. "Waysto" is still there because I forgot to remove the "s" after removing the aforementioned list, and also because I clicked one space too close to the "s" when I continued to type.
There should be a comma after "facetious". That is a genuine eror, I think.
I only counted six. Where are you getting the other three?
Oh, I see. I don't put the comma or period inside the quotation marks unless it belongs there. If I were quotng someone on "Holy Shit!" I would include it, but if I were to type: "He said 'the apple is red'.", I wouldn't, because the period isn't part of the quotation. Notice that it is when I quote myself, though, with the outer set of quote marks.
Punctuation is silly, sometimes.