[Ads-l] Oh, well.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 25 11:07:30 UTC 2016


I'd have (oops! I must mean "of"!) said, "this last eighth."

JL

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 3:27 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

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> A binary contrast between "seven of them" and "the final one". Nu?
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> Mark
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> On Mar 25, 2016 3:16 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > "When the eighths of this were tested separately, seven of them worked
> perfectly and the final one worked to some extent. Examination of this
> _latter_ eighth..."
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> > http://goo.gl/LM5bZx
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