My "Sign Off"

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My "Sign Off"

Postby johnbirchjar » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Browsing through this months copy of "Roadholder" there is an article by one "Lance Crossley" who has the temerity to sign himself off with "Ride Safe"(Obviously nothing is sacred exclaim,)J.B.

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Re: My "Sign Off"

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:08 am

Then you must tell him John, that as an adverb, it should of course be ‘Ride Safely!’ ....

These things matter you know. Standards must be maintained .....

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Re: My "Sign Off"

Postby Gerald Pleace » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:21 pm

Quite right David. As a fellow member of the ROC grammar committee, I agree standards must be upheld. It's as bad as using a preposition to end a sentence with.
Then there are commas and apostrophes.....

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Re: My "Sign Off"

Postby johnbirchjar » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:11 pm

OK,but "Be Safely" doesn't sound right,whereas "Be Safe" does,so why not "Ride Safe"? J.B.

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Re: My "Sign Off"

Postby kanonkopdrinker » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:00 pm

Because ‘ride’ is is verb .... a ‘doing’ word .... and an adverb describes how the verb is done .... and usually ends in ‘LY’.... eg/ quickly, slowly, safely, noisily, busily, etc you get the picture?

In ‘be safe’ I would consider ‘safe’ to be an adjective?

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Re: My "Sign Off"

Postby johnbirchjar » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:31 pm

Thanks for that Dave smiley,but I shall continue to do it my way'cos it wouldn't be me otherwise cool,ride safe Very Happy,J.B.


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