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## #1 2011-11-21 23:42:32

alxfrdz_agm
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### How to hide an answer??

hi all, I'm newbie in this forum, could you help me how to hide an answer...thanks all

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## #2 2011-11-22 01:23:51

bob bundy
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### Re: How to hide an answer??

hi Alex,

open square bracket hide] put answer here [/hide close square bracket

where open square bracket = [

and close square bracket = ]

Sorry this is confusing.  If I do the complete thing, the "Hidden text" does not show the command.

Anybody know how to get round this?

Bob

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## #3 2011-11-22 03:30:11

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Hi Bob;

That is the only way I remember of displaying the hide brackets. Only thing is you cannot put anything between them.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #4 2011-11-22 07:42:06

anonimnystefy
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### Re: How to hide an answer??

hi guys

can i hide the hide brackets:

[/hide]

nope...

let me be bold enough to post this:

doesn't work...

of course,code:

nope,doesn't work,and won't work with quotes either,so i guess what bobbym posted is the only way.on another forum i saw tags which allow you to see all of the text without all the BBCode. That should go into the suggestion box!

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2011-11-22 07:47:40)

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## #5 2011-11-22 12:06:15

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Here's a graphic showing a couple of options:

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## #6 2012-05-15 10:00:07

anonimnystefy
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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Nuthin's nuthin.

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## #7 2012-05-15 14:50:44

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Hi stefy,

anonimnystefy wrote:

Nuthin's nuthin.

That's Preposterous's Fourth Conclusion.

Here are all of Preposterous's Conclusions. I dreamt them up for some brief correspondence (all nonsense) I had with a computer programmer and a mathematical physicist regarding a fanciful, manufactured conclusion drawn from combining certain unrelated postulates. Just a bit of fun.

Preposterous's First Conclusion:

No one knows nuthin'.

Preposterous's Second Conclusion:

Nuthin's closer to nuthin' than sumthin' that's next-to-nuthin'.

Preposterous's Third Conclusion:

There's nuthin' like nuthin' to do.

Preposterous's Fourth Conclusion:

Nuthin's nuthin'.

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## #8 2012-05-15 17:04:22

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Who is that guy? And because his name ends in an s I am sure you don't write  another s after the apostrophy.

Grammar Nazi

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## #9 2012-05-15 18:26:55

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Hi stefy,

That guy's name says it all: he's as fictitious as his conclusions.

And because his name ends in an s I am sure you don't write  another s after the apostrophy.

With and without the s after the apostrophe are acceptable.

From the Chicago Manual of Style (online):

Q. Which is the correct singular possessive form? Professor Davis class or Professor Daviss class? My history professor specifically requests our guide be the CMOS. Am I wrong that CMOS promotes both usages in this case?

A. In its 15th edition, CMOS allowed the style shown in your first example, but the new 16th edition (7.21) no longer recommends it, although it is not incorrect and other style guides might allow it. Youll be safe if you add the s, even if your professors CMOS isnt up to date.

Fowler's Modern English Usage - which is the authority I use - agrees with CMOS.

Specific instances (such as Jesus' instead of Jesus's) exist - just to confuse the issue.

These are just tiny samples of the kinds of inconsistencies that 'help' to add spice to the English language, ensuring that completely mastering it is an impossible task.

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## #10 2012-05-15 18:32:29

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #11 2012-05-15 21:37:57

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

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## #12 2012-05-15 23:59:59

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

I don't know what the deal is between me and the "apostrophy". I keep getting it wrong.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #13 2012-05-16 01:27:13

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Do you mean re its use or its misspelling? If the latter, then maybe:

1. you misread the Urban Dictionary's definition of apostrophy; or
2. you've been listening to the New Jersey rock band Apostrophy too much; or
3. you've got the 1828 version of Webster's Dictionary and you've been reading it after you should have been in bed.

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## #14 2012-05-16 01:40:31

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Yes,it's the latter. And none of those are correct. I think it is because of the word used in poetry in Serbia called 'apostrofa'. It's used for speaking to someone/something directly.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #15 2012-05-16 02:10:46

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Yes, none of those options would have been correct. Mine was just a tongue-in-cheek response.

The Urban Dictionary has very dubious content, only doting mothers of members of Apostrophe listen to their music, and many words (including apostrophy) in the 1828 Webster's are now obsolete.

Could the last syllable's "fee" pronunciation have influenced the misspelling?

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## #16 2012-05-16 02:13:32

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Maybe it is the "fee".

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #17 2012-05-16 03:53:04

bob bundy
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### Re: How to hide an answer??

It's ok.  Lots of people here have trouble getting it right;  Its Shakespeare's language and the Queen's, but still people have trouble with, for example, "you're welcome" and say "your welcome"; which means something else entirely.

As in: "You forgot to lay out the usual red carpet for me when I arrived. Your welcome was substandard!  The executioner's axe may fall on one's neck for this!"

"Oh no"; he replied,"The princesses' mother is cross with me."

But that's not nearly as tricky as there / their / they're

"The plan is for us to get their weapons and leave them over there."

"You're dangerous, but they're worse."

Bob's alta ego, the English teacher.

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## #18 2012-05-16 05:40:32

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Hi Bob,

I took it that stefy was saying it was only the spelling of "apostrophe" he had trouble with, not its use.

Your post reminds me, though, of this post of mine in another thread.

My question has remained unanswered for over two years, but I'm sure that you and stefy will solve it straightaway. There are two options for the location of that fly-spot, of course.

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## #19 2012-05-16 06:10:51

bob bundy
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### Re: How to hide an answer??

hi Phrontister,

That puzzle had escaped my notice.

Bob

ps.  Give me a moment and I'll remember another one of those.

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## #20 2012-05-16 06:26:39

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

bob bundy wrote:

It's ok.  Lots of people here have trouble getting it right;  Its Shakespeare's language and the Queen's, but still people have trouble with, for example, "you're welcome" and say "your welcome"; which means something else entirely.

As in: "You forgot to lay out the usual red carpet for me when I arrived. Your welcome was substandard!  The executioner's axe may fall on one's neck for this!"

"Oh no"; he replied,"The princesses' mother is cross with me."

But that's not nearly as tricky as there / their / they're

"The plan is for us to get their weapons and leave them over there."

"You're dangerous, but they're worse."

Bob's alta ego, the English teacher.

I know all of those. As phro said,I had trouble with the apostrophe.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #21 2012-05-16 07:29:29

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

And I started it...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #22 2012-05-16 07:45:17

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

And I claim the Grammar Nazi started it in post #9.

I just couldn't let stefy get away with that!

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## #23 2012-05-16 07:49:56

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Yes, but I got it first.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #24 2012-05-16 07:54:27

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Oh,no you don't,phro! I still do not agree. Firsg,I would like to ask you why there is the counter-example of Jesus'.

Second,please show me the pronunciation of Davis's.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #25 2012-05-16 07:55:29

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### Re: How to hide an answer??

Then you'll have to change your time in post #11 to be earlier than the time of my edit in post #10...

...unless you change the time of my edit in post #10 to be later than your time in post #11.

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