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it apparently means when you say "A, B, and C did X, Y, and Z" but you *mean
* "A did X, B did Y, and C did Z."

matt


On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews <
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> Where things are equal? I'm confused.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Adam Walker" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 5:46 PM
> Subject: Re: respectively
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>  A matched list is what he demonstrated twice in his email.
>>
>> Adam
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>> On 12/18/12, Nicole Valicia Thompson-Andrews <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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>>> What's a matched list?
>>> Emerging poet
>>> Pen Name Mellissa Green
>>> Budding novelist
>>> tweet me
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>>> GreenNovelist
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>>> blog
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>>> www.theworldofyemora.**wordpress.com<http://www.theworldofyemora.wordpress.com>
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>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Matthew Turnbull" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:21 PM
>>> Subject: respectively
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>>>
>>>  I was wondering how other languages, natural or constructed handle
>>>> matched
>>>> lists. In English they seem to be handled by the word respectively.
>>>>
>>>> An example of what I'm talking about.
>>>>
>>>> There were three houses, which were painted brown, blue and white
>>>> respectively.
>>>> Jim, Tom and Rebecca respectively took an apple, a pear and an orange.
>>>> (Jim
>>>> took an apple, Tom took a pear and Rebecca took an orange.)
>>>>
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>>>