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Top 100 Best Grammar Quotes

#1. Those who think that metaphysics is just misunderstood grammar will react to my giving metaphysics some place or another in the system of knowledge. - Author: Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra
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#2. I can assure you that there is no question of us throwing away the tradition of the Grammar Schools. - Author: Hugh Gaitskell
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#3. To paint is to write with light," Salvat would say. "First you must learn its alphabet; then its grammar. Only then will you be able to possess the style and the magic. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#4. Grammatici certant et adhuc sub iudice lis est. - Grammarians dispute, and the case it still before the courts. - Author: Horace
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#5. Cut in dressmaking is like grammar in language. A good design should be like a well made sentence and it should only express one idea at a time, - Author: Charles James
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#6. I spent the rest of the workday on routine paperwork, snarling at misplaced files and seething at the stupidity of everyone else's report writing
when did Grammar die? - Author: Jeff Lindsay
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#7. [My work] looks very cinematic because it's not abstract video art. It's sometimes very narrative and since I play with film grammar in my video work, making a feature film was almost the same challenge. - Author: Nicolas Provost
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#8. To hear men talk of metonomies, metaphors, and allegories, and other grammar words, would not one think they signified some rare and exotic form of speaking? And yet they are phrases that come near to the babble of my chambermaid. And - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#9. Once the grammar has been learned, writing is simply talking on paper and in time learning what not to say. - Author: Beryl Bainbridge
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#10. Linguists are no different from any other people who spend more than nineteen hours a day pondering the complexities of grammar and its relationship to practically everything else in order to prove that language is so inordinately complicated that it is impossible in principle for people to talk. - Author: Ronald W. Langacker
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#11. Quotation is a noun. Quote is a verb. - Author: Eusebius Clay
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#12. God, you make me hot when you talk grammar. - Author: Lex Martin
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#13. Whenever I write a paragraph in English, I first check it with the Google Translator, and most often it says no language detected. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
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#14. In grammar school I read 'Act One' by Moss Hart, and being a playwright struck me as the most magical and romantic career anyone could have ... But I never did write a play. - Author: Alice McDermott
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#15. When you have something meaningful to say, you lose your desire for much grammar; for only in the incompetence of words does one seek the redeeming power of vocabulary. - Author: King Samuel Benson
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#16. It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#17. essential differences between generative grammar and structural linguistics. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#18. In the grammar of the phallus
the I, I, I
[woman] can't utter female experience. - Author: Nancy Mairs
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#19. What believer sees a disturbing omission or infelicity? The text, whether of prophet or of poet, expands for whatever we can put into it, and even his bad grammar is sublime. - Author: George Eliot
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#20. In Gospel grammar, death is not an exclamation point, merely a comma. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
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#21. What I mind in modern society very much is the awful lack of grammar. - Author: Ruth Rendell
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#22. A philosopher once said, 'Half of good philosophy is good grammar.' - Author: A. P. Martinich
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#23. A proposition is completely logically analyzed if its grammar is made completely clear: no matter what idiom it may be written or expressed in ... - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#24. Your Egnlish is so atrocious I don't feel the need to even respond' seems but a long-winded way of saying, 'Home-schooled dumbass. - Author: George Takei
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#25. I don't know much about grammar, but I think kale salad is what they call a double negative. - Author: Jim Gaffigan
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#26. Texting has reduced the number of waste words, but it has also exposed a black hole of ignorance about traditional - what a cranky guy would call correct - grammar. - Author: Richard Corliss
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#27. I am teaching Perry grammar. He says he wants to learn to speak properly. I told him he should not call his Aunt Tom an old beast but he said he had to because she wasn't a young beast. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#28. Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language. - Author: Ernst Mayr
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#29. Proverbs, words, and grammar inflections convey the public sense with more purity and precision, than the wisest individual. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#30. It is well to remember that grammar is common speech formulated. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#31. This was bad grammar of course, but that is how beavers talk when they are excited; I mean, in Narnia
in our world they usually don't talk at all.
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#32. My, my, aren't we upper class and therefore faultlessly grammatical. - Author: Sharon Green
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#33. Forget grammar and think about potatoes - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#34. If your a fly, fly away - Author: Connor Smith
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#35. I do not worry or even think of spelling, grammar, paragraphing, or punctuation (except periods) at this point ... In the early throes of an idea there is for me only grammar of the mind, which is a flow of thought, as natural and precise as the flow of a river to the sea. - Author: Mary O'Neill
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#36. for those to whom Lynne Truss is a hero, everything from spelling convention to word choice to logic is, somehow, "grammar." And - Author: Robert Lane Greene
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#37. That last bit of babble had gone home. How was they supposed to know, that was ungrammatical but right. - Author: Stephen King
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#38. trivium (grammar, rhetoric, and logic) - Author: Anonymous
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#39. Nobody really knows what the Bourne shell's grammar is. Even examination of the source code is little help. - Author: Tom Duff
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#40. If grammar is the skeleton of expression and usage the flesh and blood, then style is the personality. - Author: Arthur Plotnik
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#41. When it comes to the college essay, feel free to break some rules. Many still apply, of course: you need to watch your grammar and spell everything correctly. Sentence structure still matters. But the formula that got you A's in English can be a straitjacket when you're writing your college essay. - Author: Cassie Nichols
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#42. Grammar is politics by other means. - Author: Donna J. Haraway
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#43. The word 'glamour' comes from the word 'grammar', and since the Chomskyan revolution the etymology has been fitting. Who could not be dazzled by the creative power of the mental grammar, by its ability to convey an infinite number of thoughts with a finite set of rules? - Author: Steven Pinker
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#44. Every film had its own grammar. And it's your job as a director to basically figure out a language to tell a story. - Author: Darren Aronofsky
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#45. I don't correct anyone's grammar unless they're under five. - Author: Mary Jane Hathaway
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#46. Kim was more than a little inclined to snarl at him, but in the past few days she had learned that snarling at Mairelon did little good. He simply smiled and corrected her grammar. - Author: Patricia C. Wrede
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#47. What the hell was it about e-mail that made everybody forget the stuff they learned in second grade, like capitalizing I and proper names, and using periods? Hello? We all learned how to do this less than five years out of diapers! - Author: MaryJanice Davidson
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#48. Preposition: An enormously versatile part of grammar, as in 'What made you pick this book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?' - Author: Winston Churchill
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#49. Are your ellipses (...) implying something significant or do you just enjoy abusing grammar for no reason? - Author: Whitney G.
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#50. The Essentials of English, book of choice of the older boys at St. Faith's for spanking the younger boys with, leaving a particular broad-natured pain ever afterwards associated with grammar. - Author: Ali Smith
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#51. Youir're doing this wrong. - Author: Will Advise
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#52. Like most kids, I grew up singing 'This Land Is Your Land' in grammar school, but with the most radical verses neatly removed. This was before I knew it was a Woody Guthrie song. - Author: Steve Earle
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#53. God is not all that interested in your grammar. He is interested in the meaning of your grammar! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#54. Grammar is ... the pole you grab to get your thoughts up on their feet and walking. - Author: Stephen King
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#55. Economy, like grammar, is a very hard and tiresome study, after we are twenty years old. - Author: Lydia Maria Francis Child
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#56. Whenever you correct someone's grammar just remember that nobody likes you. - Author: Jim Gaffigan
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#57. the following September I started at the grammar school. This was in a red-brick building of the kind beloved by Victorian optimists. In - Author: Sebastian Faulks
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#58. What Wittgenstein calls a 'grammar' is a set of rules by which we are able to make sense of things; and such grammars are not correlated with reality. It is not as though some of them provide us with a more accurate representation - Author: Terry Eagleton
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#59. I do not put much stock in "believing in God." The grammar of "belief" invites a far too rationalistic account of what it means to be a Christian. "Belief" implies propositions about which you get to make up your mind before you know the work they are meant to do. - Author: Stanley Hauerwas
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#60. In grammar school they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fairy tale. In the university they taught me that a frog turning into a prince was a fact! - Author: Ron Carlson
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#61. the focus one finds in the grammar books is on the wrong forms, on forms detached from the underlying (or overarching) form that must be in place before any technical terms can be meaningful or alive - Author: Stanley Fish
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#62. The Language Laboratory at Cambridge is a very good way of finding out about grammar and the vocabulary and that's why I learned to read German and later on I added Spanish, the standard European languages. - Author: Clive James
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#63. No one ever went to prison because of bad grammar, but the prisons are full of people who are there because of emotional illiteracy. - Author: Gay Hendricks
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#64. Bad music is the attempt to imitate something that has very strong rules and grammar. - Author: Carlo Grante
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#65. It's me," answered the prince. It was the first time he had forgotten his grammar, but he was terribly excited. "What - Author: Andrew Lang
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#66. Her grammar in moments of emergency always impressed Kew. - Author: Stella Benson
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#67. I used to go with him and I'd sometimes play, take over from him. That was my first taste of the music business, I suppose, but I was also in the youth orchestra at Johnston Grammar. - Author: Trevor Horn
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#68. What would you do if you ruled the world?" The gigolo replied that he would abolish all laws. Barthes said: "Even grammar? - Author: Laurent Binet
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#69. I guess coming after 'Country Grammar' and everybody thinking, 'Well maybe, that was it.' To come back with something like 'Nellyville' and to have people accept it and appreciate it the way they did, that was a great move. - Author: Nelly
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#70. Grammar is like your overarching compulsion. It's math with words. - Author: Thomm Quackenbush
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#71. If it were possible to go back in a time machine and change the stupid things some of us did in grammar school and junior high, Soups old buddy, that gadget would be booked up right into the twenty-third century. - Author: Stephen King
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#72. The contemplation of it, even at this distance of time, has taken away my breath and my grammar, and unless I subdue my emotion, my spelling will go too. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#73. The rule is: don't use commas like a stupid person. I mean it. - Author: Lynne Truss
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#74. What I wanted to do was slap him down a bit with wit and words. Grammar and vocabulary as a weapon. But what kind of world would it be if we all took every opportunity presented to us to assault the weak? - Author: Charles Frazier
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#75. When writing a book what is more important? Grammar and spelling or telling a great story? I know which I would choose. - Author: Samuel Colbran
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#76. What is competent writing? Competent writing is writing that efficiently describes ideas and concepts to an audience, using a grammar that the audience can understand. - Author: John Scalzi
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#77. A schoolchild should be taught grammar
for the same reason that a medical student should study anatomy. Having learned about the exciting mysteries of an English sentence, the child can then go forth and speak and write any damn way he pleases. - Author: E.B. White
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#78. Statistics is the grammar of science. - Author: Karl Pearson
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#79. And the stains would never wash out. That's what Lukas was saying. She would always have hurt her father. Was that the way to phrase it? Always have had. It was immortal tense. A new rule of grammar. - Author: Hugh Howey
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#80. Baby, that's grammar school. Any damn fool can beg up some
kind of job; it takes a wise man to make it without working. Out
here we call it hustling. I'd like to be a good hustler. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#81. I must say my prayers today whether I feel devout or not; but that is only as I must learn my grammar if I am ever to read the poets. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#82. A barbarian who could not write a sentence of grammar and hardly could spell his own name ... One of our tribe of great men who turn disease to commodity ... he craves the sympathy for sickness as a portion of his glory. - Author: John Quincy Adams
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#83. Tyranny begins with the laws of grammar. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#84. Those who can, do; those who can't, teach; those who can't teach, police grammar on the Internet. - Author: Ruadhan J. McElroy
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#85. Grammar is what gives sense to language ... sentences make words yield up their meaning. Sentences actively create sense in language. And the business of the study of sentences is grammar. - Author: David Crystal
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#86. Illiteracy at the poverty level (mainly a matter of bad grammar) does not alarm me nearly as much as the illiteracy of the well-to-do. - Author: Mary McCarthy
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#87. Yet why must grammar be like a prison for the mind? Might not language be as a closet full of gowns? Of a generally similar cut, with a hole for the head and neck to pass, but filled with difference and a variety of trimmings so that we don't grow bored? - Author: Danielle Dutton
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#88. Making English grammar conform to Latin rules is like asking people to play baseball using the rules of football. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#89. We have a Conservative leader that believes in green taxes, that won't bring back grammar schools, that believes in continuing with total open-door migration from eastern Europe and refuses to give us a referendum on the EU. - Author: Nigel Farage
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#90. I am spoken to not in words, which come to me quaint and veiled, but in signs, in conformations of face and hands, in postures of shoulders and feet, in nuances of tune and tone, in gaps and absences whose grammar has never been recorded. - Author: J.M. Coetzee
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#91. He thought of the grammar of Gaelic, in which you did not say you were in love withsomeone, but that you "had love toward" her, as if itwere a physical thing you could present and hold - a bundle of tulips, a golden ring, a parcel of tenderness. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#92. Grammar is to a writer what anatomy is to a sculptor, or the scales to a musician. You may loathe it, it may bore you, but nothing will replace it, and once mastered it will support you like a rock. - Author: B. J. Chute
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#93. Pullum has special vitriol for Elements of Style, which he calls "E. B. White's disgusting and hypocritical revision of William Strunk's little hodgepodge of bad grammar advice and stylistic banalities" or - Author: Robert Lane Greene
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#94. I was sent to a school with bosses for teachers- no Twain, only cane; check your dick you harry, no Dickens either, No Tom Sawyers no David Copperfields only Webster, master it for grammar, the Wren with a dash of Martini-Drink deep. - Author: Aporva Kala
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#95. His captivating speech came not from his grammar or vocabulary but from the joy he took in wielding them well. - Author: Robert Lane Greene
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#96. You see so many movies ... the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar. There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually. It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know, which is pretty easy. - Author: Peter Bogdanovich
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#97. The physical universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one casual and the other teleological, both valid, neither one disqualifiable no matter how much context was available. - Author: Ted Chiang
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#98. I am certain, from experience, of the immense advantage of strict account-keeping in early life. It is just like learning the grammar then, which when once learned need not be referred to afterwards. - Author: William E. Gladstone
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#99. What had happened to the old Jack Grammar, the one who would have flubbed it somehow?
Well, I reasoned: I could still flub it. Let the flubbing begin! - Author: Alex Bradley
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#100. I love the silent era because you can see the rules being written, the grammar of film being created. Most of my films are in some way love letters to the silent era. - Author: Dave McKean
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