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Old Thu Dec 28, 2006, 03:24pm
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Okay, now I need to quote my friend Case Book. I'm only going to quote one sentence, though, as it pretty much closes this case. For those wondering, it's the last sentence in 8.2.
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Old Fri Dec 29, 2006, 07:43pm
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You've been slacking. There is no 's' at the end: it's in parentheses, which makes a difference. And, it could refer to a substitute brought in due to disqualification or injury, the exceptional case explicitly stated in the rule.
Wha???

The "s" in parentheses IS at the end; it's a common writing technique. The (s) is used in this case to mean "free thrower or free throwers."
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Old Sat Dec 30, 2006, 08:07am
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Wha???

The "s" in parentheses IS at the end; it's a common writing technique. The (s) is used in this case to mean "free thrower or free throwers."
Right, and "free thrower or free throwers" is a logical disjunction, not the plural of 'free thrower' in Standard American English.
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