Been thinking about the grammar question and here's what I've come up with:
If "notable" is modifying the noun "exceptions," then it's an adjective, and should be "notable." If on the other hand, it's modifying the adjective "rare," then it's an adverb and should be "notably."
The difference in meaning is that in the former, the exceptions are both notable and rare, while in the latter, the rarity of the exceptions is notable. If it were the former, however, the phase would probably need a comma. i.e. "Notable, rare exceptions." Since there is no comma, the word "notably" is most likely meant to be modifying the adjective and is therefor correct as it is.
It could be "With notable, rare exceptions," where "notable" and "rare" are two adjectives, both describing "exceptions."
That's...that's what he just said.
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I think the thought of ironbite licking Caitshidhe's ears till cows came is far more disturbing than any naked flesh we could post. Sexy thoughts are universally ruined by the introduction of farm animals.
Post by Shane for Wax on Apr 18, 2011 6:57:42 GMT -5
WNRE I am high.
MaybeNever- Perhaps the solution then is to throw the chihuahua at the bad guy, then pump the shotgun while eating a big slice of cantaloupe. Am fear nach glèidh na h-airm san t-sìth, cha bhi iad aige 'n àm a' chogaidh.