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    προς το παρόν μονόδρομης μιας

    In the blog of Elias Mamalakis [http://www.eliasmamalakis.gr/home.asp ] is the above phrase προς το παρόν μονόδρομης μιας which must mean something like 'currently because of my one track schedule'. I don't get the grammar of it. Mια is used as a noun (sc.οδός??0 'road and why the genitive after προς το παρόν; Help is needed.

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    The mystery of the missing comma.

    The text should be read thus:

    Η ανάγκη της επικοινωνίας όμως παραμένει. Προς το παρόν μονόδρομης, μιας και τα συνεχή ταξίδια μου [...]

    However, the need of communication remains. One-way for the time being, as my continuing travels [...]
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    Oh, yes. The importance of punctuation. Like the classic joke with the panda who eats in a bar, then starts shooting people before leaving. When asked why he did this, he pointed at the description for Pandas, in a book: "The Panda is a large black-and-white mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves".

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    Let's make a separate entry for the conjunction:

    μια και / μιας και / μια που, σε υποτακτική σύνδεση εισάγει δευτερεύουσες αιτιολογικές προτάσεις και εκφέρει το βασικό λόγο εξαιτίας του οποίου ισχύει αυτό που εκφράζει η κύρια πρόταση· αφού, εφόσον: Ας συνεχίσουμε το παραμύθι, μια και και το ζητάτε. | Μιας και το θέλεις, θα σου πω τη γνώμη μου. Μια που το 'φερε ο λόγος, τι κάνουν οι παλιοί σου γείτονες;
    since, seeing that, now that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellegennes View Post
    Oh, yes. The importance of punctuation...
    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    Punctuation saves lives, indeed: http://lexilogia.gr/forum/showthread...l=1#post201281
    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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    Καλησπέρα, Palavra, χαιρόμαστε πολύ που σ' έχουμε νέο μέλος στην παρέα της Λεξιλογίας!
    http://lexilogia.gr/forum/showthread...l=1#post227443

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    Quote Originally Posted by daeman View Post
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    Punctuation saves lives, indeed
    ...and goes a long way

    I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.

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