Posted: Sep 08, 2018 11:40 am
by Fallible
Cito di Pense wrote:
Hermit wrote:
I await your future posts with the same eagerness I value your past ones.

Even though I know what you meant to say, and didn't say, I'm still trying to parse how 'eagerness' functions in that sentence. I think you're probably not a native speaker of English, but you work hard at sounding like one. This one was a bridge too far, but it's one that many native speakers cannot cross, either, so don't feel bad.

"I await your future posts with an eagerness that matches my valuation of your previous ones." It's ambiguous without a smiley. Lots of members eagerly await jamest's posts because they savor a nice chew toy.

"I await your future posts with an eagerness that diminishes in proportion to how much you've posted." That's better, but points to the difference between pl0bs and jamest.


I eagerly await you getting over yourself.