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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
I wonder if a short but important English lesson might be in order?

I know it's hard to believe but there is a real difference between "there" "their" and "they're"

also

"your" and "you're" are not interchangeable and the meaning of your thread or post depends on it.

Hope this helps....


Im gonna axe you..Ah no...but dat be da way they be talkin...don't nobody no different.

Got prol-em wit dat? Call the po-leez. Damn...You tri-full-in. (sigh....)

The eloquence of The English language, and variants of tense, past, present, singularly...and with the multitude of similar sounding and identical spelling, yet different meanings...fall on braile fingers of the now text world.

Instagramers and Twitter's just do not care.

So? "Cash me outside.How bout dat!?"-Danielle Brigoli




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

My understanding is that English is difficult to others for a couple reasons: It has a highly expansive vocabulary so there are tons of words to learn each with their varied nuances of meaning and connotation, so that even words with almost identical meaning can give an entire sentence or passage an entirely different and complex shading depending on which you choose. It tends to be very lax about how it decides to adopt words from other languages meaning that it will often break its own spelling conventions making spelling a chore.

The grammar structure though is actually fairly solid and reliable once you learn it.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

THANK YOU.

Let's also add "too" and "to."



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: olaru12

Fine, you got me. I admit to being one of the biggest offengers of this violation. Weather or knot you want to disagree if nonimportant but I just wanted to clear the heir.

I'll spend the knight working on a remedial to the observation and make corrective action!

Your a gem.


This is a grate post and I wood like too conversate with you about it.

Seriously, they use "conversate" in the military, all over the place, as if it's a real word.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

im happy to conversate about topics involving the english language, grammer and punctuation's.

Or as their used to calling it in the military, FUBAR.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 08:45 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

While I completely enjoy the sarcasm, I'm going to side with the grammar police. When most of the information on the internet is in writing, it makes a poor impression if a person's contribution is riddled with typos, improper word use, and grammatical/structural mistakes.
I tend to dismiss people with poor writing skills as either lazy or unintelligent. If you don't care enough to spellcheck your messages, I shouldn't care enough to give them any merit. If you're ignorant, then please take an online course and have an active interest in learning new things.
Oddly enough, the internet isn't just for porn, trolling, and cat videos. Anything you want to know is online. But I increasingly find the current generation (in general) either doesn't know what's available to them or they don't have any interest in bettering themselves.

My examples:
Using "of" instead of "have" as in: "I should of" because that's a colloquial shortcut.
"Mine as well" instead of the proper "might as well".



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:04 PM
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Tricky:

Affect: have an effect on; make a difference to.

Effect: a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

Also, is it "say your piece" or "say your peace"?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: Onlyyouknow


Also, is it "say your piece" or "say your peace"?


Prolly "say you're peas"



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: Onlyyouknow


Also, is it "say your piece" or "say your peace"?


Prolly "say you're peas"


LOL. I will not say that. I don't feel like a pea.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: Onlyyouknow
I don't feel like a pea.


Try having MY prostate!



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
Try having MY prostate!


Hold up, if I don't have your prostate who's is in that jar under my bed?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Try having MY prostate!


Hold up, if I don't have your prostate who's is in that jar under my bed?


Gunther's.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
Try having MY prostate!


Hold up, if I don't have your prostate who's is in that jar under my bed?


Oh please do tell a tale of a tail.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Onlyyouknow
I don't feel like a pea.


Try having MY prostate!


You got it, perfection.

edit on 3-10-2018 by Onlyyouknow because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 12:27 AM
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Then and than.

"I like this one better then that one."

My understanding of it is that it's sort of a regional dialect thing with those two words getting switched out. Some areas of the US pronounce "than" more like "then," so those that tend to spell as they pronounce things get these easily reversed.

It really does bug me to see them used incorrectly. However, I've started biting my tongue and mentally correcting stuff rather than telling the writer directly. If I can understand them, then I'll deal with the incorrect word usages in silence.

Now people that mangle their posts to the point where I simply cannot read or comprehend what they're saying, I'll say so and ask for them to clarify. It's a pain trying to muddle through and figure out what someone is trying to get across and realize you have zero clue what they're saying in any context.
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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: Subrosabelow
The one I don't understand is "than" being replaced by "that". "This one is larger that the other one". In that case, it cannot be dialect pronunciation (or can it?).
I suppose the real answer is that the mistake (being a genuine word in the wrong place) gets missed by spellcheck often enough that people get familiar with it and think it must be OK. That is, modern people who don't "hear" in their minds the words they're writing.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 03:55 AM
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these are your problems?



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 04:32 AM
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posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

There you go.



posted on Oct, 4 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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The 3rd person 'S'
often confused with the possesive 'S'

a reply to: ketsuko



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