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Old 12-02-2009, 05:20 PM
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Gary T said:
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Typo? Because "the snow fell and continueD to fall expresses what the original sentence said. "...and continueS to fall" would apply if the original were "The snow fell nor has it ceased to fall."
Not a typo, debatable point. Did the author wish to convey that the snow started to fall and fell for some really long time, at some distant time in the past that is now over? Or did he wish to convey that the snow started to fall and has not yet stopped falling? I submit that that his statement easily means the latter as much as the former.

But that's really his fault for using such a contrived sentence structure.