posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 01:33 AM
Are you one of those people who care about using correct grammar?
Does it drive you crazy when others use there instead of they're?
I know that I'm more sensitive to incorrect grammar than most. I also know that sometimes it doesn't matter; for example, times when proper grammar
would take away from the emotional feel of the piece.
I am amazed EVERY DAY on ATS that seemingly knowledgeable people use the most basic words wrong! [See I should have used "incorrectly" here, but no
need to be stuffy right?]
All I'm asking for is the most simple basics, so here's a test:
A) Their dog is black.
B) They're on vacation so I'm watching it for them.
C) There in Florida for two weeks!
Which one is wrong?
C; it should be they're which means "they are"
A) Your getting on my nerves being the grammar police!
B) ur not as smart as you think you are.
C) You're not in grad school, are you?
Which is wrong?
A; it should be you're getting on my nerves. you're means "you are."
I think B is perfectly acceptable. "ur" is a commonly used abbreviation/short-cut for you're.
It's rude to correct people and not really worth the time but on the other hand correct grammar truly reflects on the perception people hold of ATS!
This, for Americans with English as their first language, should have been well understood by 8th grade! How is it that so many people don't know the
[edit on 26-10-2009 by notreallyalive]