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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 12:09 PM »
Just making sure I'm on your same wavelength, Vijaya. So you're saying--when the person says they're nauseous, you agree because their saying it makes you feel nauseated--is that right? Very clever! :naughty

Hmph. Ev's spin is much nicer than mine. For me, when somebody says they're nauseous, I go with who they are, not what they say, that brings up the nausea...  :whistle
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Chapter Books & Easy Readers / Rcent Comp Titles
« Last post by mgmystery on Today at 11:42 AM »
If you're querying a chapter book intended to begin a series, is it okay to use series titles as comps? Also can you use ongoing series as recent comps (like Magic Tree House) since some of the later ones were published in the last five years?
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 11:33 AM »
Just making sure I'm on your same wavelength, Vijaya. So you're saying--when the person says they're nauseous, you agree because their saying it makes you feel nauseated--is that right? Very clever! :naughty

:hiding
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by thunderingelephants on Today at 11:18 AM »
My differentiation is probably incorrect: nauseous means the person is feeling physically sick. It's the present tense and in first person. Nauseated is past tense and refers to someone feeling nauseous.

Speaking as a person who suffers epileptic I would usually use the term of feeling "nauseous" rather than nauseated. That's just a personal choice, regardless of whether it's correct grammar.
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by Ev on Today at 11:04 AM »
When someone says they're nauseous (but mean they are feeling nauseated) I just nod and try to be sympathetic and even agree with them because this is a pet peeve of mine.
Just making sure I'm on your same wavelength, Vijaya. So you're saying--when the person says they're nauseous, you agree because their saying it makes you feel nauseated--is that right? Very clever! :naughty

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Kidlit Good News / Re: Sold MG novel!
« Last post by Ev on Today at 10:53 AM »
Wonderful news, Marcia!! :drumroll I'm so happy for you and ROLLER BOY!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Sold MG novel!
« Last post by carrots on Today at 10:32 AM »
Congratulations, Marcia!!!

 :stars3 :cheerleader  :stars3
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by Betsy on Today at 10:20 AM »
Oh, right! I'd forgotten about that one. That one bothers me too.
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by mrh on Today at 10:02 AM »
Or people who say their curiousity was peeked instead of piqued...

Or the even more subtle difference -- their curiosity was peaked.
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The Art of Grammar / Re: Nauseous v. nauseated
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 09:20 AM »
Or people who say their curiousity was peeked instead of piqued...
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