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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Reasonable Christian: Quote of the Day: Gordon H. Clark

Reasonable Christian: Quote of the Day: Gordon H. Clark

9 comments:

Grammar Hound said...

I'd have thought that a pedant would know this is a quotation. Quote is a verb.

Charlie J. Ray said...

A true grammarian would know that in common usage verbs can be used as substantives. "Quotation" is passive voice and needlessly distracting. "Quote" is much more concise and to the point and less wordy. But so much for word choice I suppose?

Dictionary.Com refutes you, by the way. Definition 9. and 10. say that "quote" can and is correctly used as a noun or substantive just as I said above:

–noun
9.
a quotation.
10.
quotation mark.


See quote.

Grammar Hound said...

You are right, of course, but doesn't it grate? :-)

And as for using Dictionary.com? That's like relying on F7 to be the arbitor of spelling. :-)

From a proper dictionary...

Collins: English Dictionary Definition (Meaning) of quote

vb
(quoting, quoted)


1. to repeat (words) exactly from (an earlier work, speech, or conversation), usually with an acknowledgment of their source,

2. to state a price for goods or a job of work,

3. to put quotation marks round (words)
n


1. (Informal) a quotation,

2.
◇ quotes Informal (Informal) quotation marks,
interj

an expression used to indicate that the words that follow are a quotation,
Medieval Latin quotare to assign reference numbers to passages

◇ adj quotable

Charlie J. Ray said...

Yes, it does seem to be past your ability to read and understand even basic dictionary entries. Even the Collins says that the informal use of "quote" is interchangeable with "quotation".

Try something else. Your understanding of even basic grammar and lexical information is a bit lacking.

Having studied both Greek and Hebrew grammar indepth my understanding of English grammar has been enhanced.

Grammar Hound said...

I'm amazed that any of your tutors at your "esteemed" almae matres would have let you use such vernacular !

Charlie J. Ray said...

I'm even more amazed that you think you've caught me in a grammatical error:) hahaha

Brit, you don't seem to understand grammar very well.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Merriam-Webster.com

2. quote noun


Definition of QUOTE
1
: quotation
2
: quotation mark —often used orally to indicate the beginning of a direct quotation
See quote defined for English-language learners »
Examples of QUOTE

1. Each chapter of the book began with an inspirational quote.
2. She included quotes from the poem in her essay.
3. The article included quotes from the mayor and several councilors.

Pesky Brit said...

Seeing as it was just up the road from you, I wondered whether you attended this conference?

http://www.acts29network.org/sermon/the-message-why-arrogance-has-no-place-in-reformed-theology/

Charlie J. Ray said...

It is the Arminian who is arrogant since Arminians take part of the glory due only to God and assign it to themselves: read "synergism".

Calvinists who are consistent know that God owes them NOTHING. How you can say that is arrogance is beyond me.

God can and does strike people dead for their rebellion. Read the book of Acts sometime.

Charlie

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