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  • This isn't over by a long shot and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess.

Could I turn it into this with the meaning not affected: "This isn't over not by a long shot and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess."

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SanjiFanboyCould I turn it into this with the meaning not affected:
without affecting the meaning?

Not without changing the punctuation. Use this:

This isn't over — not by a long shot — and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess.

CJ

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DId you mean 1,2 are fine, but 3 is wrong or not supposed to use?

  1. This isn't over — not by a long shot— and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess.
  2. This isn't over by a long shot and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess.
  3. This isn't over not by a long shot and how it plays out in 2011 is anyone's guess.
SanjiFanboyDId you mean 1,2 are fine, but 3 is wrong

Yes, I did mean that. I think that's what I said.

CJ