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  1. #11
    Certain omissions are common : "I", "you" and "there's". Even "to be". I leave that out frequently. "The car needs washed", for example. "Taking" is not a common omission, at least in my experience.

  2. #12
    The quote in question isn't intended to be a piece of formal writing, but rather an off-hand quip. I really wouldn't worry about the grammar of it.
    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


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  3. #13
    I take the number mismatch in 'Breaks is not writing' as a deliberate point of emphasis. It says look at 'breaks' as a singular, as a category of excuses.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. Steven Wright

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by ppsage View Post
    I take the number mismatch in 'Breaks is not writing' as a deliberate point of emphasis. It says look at 'breaks' as a singular, as a category of excuses.
    Hmmmm.

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