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And now stop it, please.

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posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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Please, can we stop starting sentences with the word "And".
Once in a blue moon yeah, but c'mon people it's annoying as f*$% & isn't necessary, generally.

English is your second language? Knock yourself out then...I'm not completely unreasonable.

I'm not a grammar nazi, as my grammar is not great, I may be a spelling & correct word nazi though
(It's a basic tenet of something, not a tenant).

Perhaps I should take up nicotine again, look at what being free from the stuff has turned me into!




posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot

I tend to end sentences with prepositions.
I need to work on that.



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot

And so it begins. . . . .



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot
And an and at the end would be ok?



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot


Perhaps I should take up nicotine again, look at what being free from the stuff has turned me into!

You aren't free from you, just your addiction to tobacco.

Welcome to the real you.



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: DerBeobachter
Sometimes it is a sentence in itself:
"And.....?".
I'll let that one slide.

edit on 13-7-2016 by EnochRoot because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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and like.... like.... like..... how many times someone uses the word like, to like.... express their like.... feeling or viewpoint.




posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot

May as well add on that it isn't "should of" or "could of" or "would of", but rather it is "should have", "could have" and "would have". I see so many making this mistake.
edit on 13-7-2016 by ksiezyc because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot

That's what my wife said after I quit for three days, start smoking again. She said if was Hillary, the nukes would have already been in the air by day two lol.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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Actually, most writing styles find nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. I do it all the time.
But if you hate it, you hate it and that's OK.

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The one that bothers me? Saying "different than" instead of "different from". An English teacher here once corrected me for that and I got really pissed and chewed her out! LOL! But now that I understand the difference, I can't stand to hear "different than" anymore!

"Different Than" vs "Different From"



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot

Of ALL possible subjects of rant topics to choose from in todays tumultuous times, you choose a thread about the misuse of the word "and"?

We must set our priorities.



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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And what difference does it make?




posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Actually, most writing styles find nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a conjunction. I do it all the time.
But if you hate it, you hate it and that's OK.

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The one that bothers me? Saying "different than" instead of "different from". An English teacher here once corrected me for that and I got really pissed and chewed her out! LOL! But now that I understand the difference, I can't stand to hear "different than" anymore!

"Different Than" vs "Different From"

I don't like this phrase: "Same difference".
Maybe it is acceptable, but I just don't like it.



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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And First world problems.




posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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It does truly irk me. I find it utterly pointless in most cases, linguistic technicalities notwithstanding.
I do also have beef with "different than" & "different to".

Don't get me started, the list will be endless.



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: NewzNose
Dude, it's a slow day in my house & I can't fix the world



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
And what difference does it make?



When a bunch of words that were out for a walk one night spontaneously demonstrated.

Same difference, but it's not really different than.
edit on 13-7-2016 by neo96 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: intrptr
Wow. The real me is an arse.
I don't think I like him very much.

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posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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ETA: I deleted my original comment because it is totally off topic and probably very inappropriate... I'll send you a PM instead...

My apologies.
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posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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Ne nor ne nor....put yo hands up for the grammer police.




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