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Old 02-06-09, 04:38 PM
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Was the farmer or the dog named Bingo?

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Old 02-06-09, 04:41 PM
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The farmer and the dog were playing bingo.

Well, strip bingo, but yeah.
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My daughter sang this song for almost 2 hours in the car on a recent trip.

She sang, "...and name-o was his bing-o..."

So I don't know WHAT to think anymore.
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Bingo Crosby. Dog.
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Wouldn't it be a textbook case of a dangling participle if Bingo was the farmer's name?
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Wouldn't it be a textbook case of a dangling participle if Bingo was the farmer's name?
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The farmer is mentioned farther away in the sentence than the dog is. Since there is no other context that would indicate the "his" of "his name-o" refers to the farmer, one should attach that pronoun to the most recent appropriate noun. Bingo was the dog's name-o.

Mares eat oats anyone?

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The farmer is mentioned farther away in the sentence than the dog is. Since there is no other context that would indicate the "his" of "his name-o" refers to the farmer, one should attach that pronoun to the most recent appropriate noun. Bingo was the dog's name-o.

Mares eat oats anyone?

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Doooos zeet ooots nd mars zeet ooots nd liddl lams eat ivy a kidl eat ivy too wudnt U.
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Old MacDonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o
And on this farm he had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o
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Wouldn't it be a textbook case of a dangling participle if Bingo was the farmer's name?
I may be going out on a limb here, as grammar really isn't my forte, but I don't think this is a dangling participle, as there's a suspicious lack of participles in the sentence. At least I think so. I'm not too good with grammar.
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What kind of farmer would have the name of bingo? sheesh
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
The farmer and the dog were playing bingo.

Well, strip bingo, but yeah.
too bad they didn't have strip twister back then.
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Even though the grammar isn't perfect, it's still pretty obvious.
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too bad they didn't have strip twister back then.
the dog would win.
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No no, Bingo is the fourth Beatle.
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What kind of farmer would have the name of bingo?
Old Bingo McDonald, duh...
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