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@ahmad posted:

Pertinently, I came across some examples (as shown in the image below) after you posted your reply, and I would love to know if the expression under consideration could be used in formal contexts.

So much

No. As I told you, it is only appropriate in informal usage. That doesn't mean you will never encounter it in articles, novels, or plays. If you think that Shakespeare, Scott, and Hardy only wrote formally in their published works, you are quite mistaken. Your objection is without foundation. Moreover, nobody uses it as you have, after a subordinate clause, let alone after one that is not even separated punctuationally from the main clause. That doesn't work at all.

Last edited by David, Moderator
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