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    Question Why does people say that HC can last longer than TPB?

    Whyyyyyyyyyy
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    Basic physics.

    Chipboard is more durable and less easily damaged than laminated cardstock. Pages will stay together longer and will take more strain when they're sewn together with binding thread rather than simply being glued together.

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    Hardcover books have historically been printed on better (acid-free) paper and bound using more robust binding techniques than mass-market paperbacks. Trade paperbacks were a sort of middle ground, using similar binding technology as mass-market paperbacks but similar paper (and distribution methods) as the hardcover books.

    Nowadays most hardcover books use cheaper binding methods, and most books are written on higher grade paper, so the differences between the formats are less than they used to, but old habits die hard. And hardcovers can use some robust binding techniques that make possible thicker books than is possible or feasible for paperbacks. That's partly why some of DC's Golden Age anthologies are in one volume for hardcovers and two for paperbacks.
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    Hardcovers don't bend as easily, so the covers act as protection for the pages in the book. Far less chance of pages getting bent/creased/torn if you're taking the book in and out of a bag for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osakafanz View Post
    Why does people say that HC can last longer than TPB?

    Whyyyyyyyyyy
    Why do people use "does" instead of "do" with the word "people" when (at least in the title of this thread) "people" is a plural noun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Why do people use "does" instead of "do" with the word "people" when (at least in the title of this thread) "people" is a plural noun?
    Because English isn’t everyone’s first language, most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Grayson View Post
    Because English isn’t everyone’s first language, most likely.
    Sometimes that's true, but I also wonder if sometimes it might be bad/lazy grammar by people who normally speak English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Sometimes that's true, but I also wonder if sometimes it might be bad/lazy grammar by people who normally speak English.
    This particular poster is from Singapore.

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    Come on guys we are ONE people!
    Last edited by osakafanz; 05-13-2019 at 05:06 PM.
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    But it's OK we can talk about Singapore as well if u r interested hee
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    Hi mods can you delete this thread in case I spoil the day of the many more members here due to the bad grammar up there?
    Last edited by osakafanz; 05-13-2019 at 05:11 PM.
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    I have only spoken English in my life.
    I never developed a good memory
    For the rules of proper English, nor
    Have I mastered the spelling;
    Yet still I dare to post and will continue to.

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    I do feel it is important for ones use of
    A word or punctuation to be corrected
    If blatantly wrong........ but just the
    Facts Mame or Sir, no need for
    A sermon.

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    In Singapore we actually speak a minimum of two languages mostly - English and Chinese

    If u r born in Singapore u will be bilingual too
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Two Cents View Post
    I have only spoken English in my life.
    I never developed a good memory
    For the rules of proper English, nor
    Have I mastered the spelling;
    Yet still I dare to post and will continue to.
    No worries u got auto correct on your side
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