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Postby Clay » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:28 am

Hi All,

I am currently having a dispute with a colleague with regards to the following statement:
"A battle ensues within!"
Now, in my mind, i think ensues is not being correctly used in this statement. I could understand a battle rages within, but ensues? Really?

So, my question is this: Who is right?

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Re: ensue

Postby Josef » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:14 pm

'Fraid you're gonna lose in your dispute.

There's nothing wrong with "ensues" (meaning "begins" or "results" or "follows [from some previous event/situation]").
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Re: ensue

Postby Clay » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:44 am

I haven't heard of "ensues" being used to mean begins, but if so i shall have to admit defeat.

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