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Grammar Police

  1. bluejellyfish
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

    bluejellyfish , Jun 19, 2014 :
    As fun as it is playing the waiting game and hoping to to one day get the elusive invite, which seems for some to be possibly the most important thing that will ever happen to them...EVER, I get bored quickly and look for even less productive things to do whilst I should actually be working.

    Which is why, I'm starting the grammar police thread. Mainly to document the many many many ways people struggle to grasp the correct usage of the words there, their and they're. SO to start it off, here's a real humdinger I just came across.
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    You literally added two EXTRA characters so that your reply could make less sense.
     

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  2. feurie09
    Honeycomb Jun 19, 2014

    feurie09 , Jun 19, 2014 :
    "SO, to start it off, here's a real humdinger I just came across."

    In your sentence, "to start it off" is a prepositional phrase and needs a comma to the left and the right.
     

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    logikk, Jayception, kapes and 11 others like this.
  3. §Õßⵌ
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

    §Õßⵌ , Jun 19, 2014 :
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  4. Ashido
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014


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  5. tweetinginabox
    Jelly Bean Jun 19, 2014

    tweetinginabox , Jun 19, 2014 :
    It is when the combination of bad grammar and spelling, mixed with vitriol and juvenile ranting combine that we truly see how the education system globally is failing many.
     

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  6. LostPorcupine
    KitKat Jun 19, 2014


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  7. deejay01
    KitKat Jun 19, 2014


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  8. barizkydes
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014


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  9. narcis2007
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

  10. StessT
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    StessT , Jun 19, 2014 :
    I'm an English teacher.

    I give everyone the benefit of the doubt; this is an online forum, not a formal essay.

    I notice people's errors, but I ignore them. Taking a screenshot of something someone has written, and then criticizing it, makes you look like a real jerk.

    JMO
     

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  11. ChrisTerp
    Lollipop Jun 19, 2014

    ChrisTerp , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Not a big deal about the grammar issue. Folks are typing quickly and make mistakes, others English is not their native language (and makes you wonder why they are in the English Regional Forum), and if you're typing a response on a mobile device just give it up having any semblance of spelling or cohesion as you can barely see the thread box on a small screen added with auto correct. However, sentence structure is a problem but again if they are not an English speaker I can understand.
     

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  12. LostPorcupine
    KitKat Jun 19, 2014

    LostPorcupine , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Okay, so here we go.
    Double "to"s
    Starting a sentence with Which in this way is a nono.
    No comma needed between why and I'm
    Between thread and Mainly should be a comma or semicolon.
     

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  13. bagyva40
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    bagyva40 , Jun 19, 2014 :
    http://ntx.cz/zdroje/74/meme-*****-please.png
     

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  14. dmarks70
    Honeycomb Jun 19, 2014


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  15. Ashido
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

    Ashido , Jun 19, 2014 :
    That's sexist. you're assuming it's a woman!

    Oh...well that's not nice anyway!
     

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  16. StessT
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    StessT , Jun 19, 2014 :
    ?? It is early, and I haven't had enough coffee. Your point?
     

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  17. vincellin
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    vincellin , Jun 19, 2014 :
    Its a lot of work taking screenshot and posting...hope instagram was Incorporated in this :p
     

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  18. KataRina
    Gingerbread Jun 19, 2014

    KataRina , Jun 19, 2014 :
    So let's find out how many other languages you speak, read and write? Have native speaking members of those point out your mistakes. I do hope you know more the English .....
     

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  19. lmfao
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 19, 2014

    lmfao , Jun 19, 2014 :
    There is a comma to the right.
    Burn.
     

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  20. deejay01
    KitKat Jun 19, 2014

    deejay01 , Jun 19, 2014 :
    I really wish you would have typed "You're point?" jokingly.
     

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