Reply to "Correct tenses"

David says:

4, or so: The absence of ellipsis is ugly.

There is something very strangely beautiful about that sentence.  He uses a double negative to speak of the omission of an omission.  I agree with David completely, but I can't really say that avoiding the lack of absence of ellipsis would work nearly as well.

I'm sure you know, but since it wasn't spelled out, "for good", as David uses it, means "permanently".  I've never quite understood how it came to mean that, since it doesn't seem to be related to any other meaning of "good" that I am aware of.

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