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Old 11-25-2009, 07:54 PM
Gary T Gary T is offline
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Originally Posted by Markxxx View Post
While it probably would pass a grammar test, to me it's not the conjunction but use of the word "fell" that mucks it up

When one says the snow fell, it implies the snow is over, at least for a bit.
I wouldn't say that. It perhaps suggests that it's not snowing now, but that's rather irrelevant to the sentence under consideration. Given that it's in simple past tense, it says that the snow fell and kept falling AT SOME REFERENCE POINT OF TIME IN THE PAST. There's nothing mucked up at all.

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Since something that fell and is now falling again, yet serves that purpose.
But the sentence does not say it is falling again, or even still. It's not "nor did it EVER cease to fall." It's that it kept falling at the time in the past being referenced.