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dtonnofer (12) [Avatar] Offline
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On page 26 of MEAP v6:

"Alas, we’re ready to write the query."

That should be something else. Alas expresses sorrow: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/alas
regina.leo (265) [Avatar] Offline
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Re: Why use "alas" in "Alas, we’re ready to write the query."
Thank you for your suggestion. Do you have an appropriate substitute we could use instead?
dtonnofer (12) [Avatar] Offline
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Re: Why use "alas" in "Alas, we’re ready to write the query."
Sorry for the late reply - "At last" or "Finally" would be appropriate here of course.