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Grammar Lessons For ATS Members: Join in.

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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 08:31 PM
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There was a site where one guy would constantly correct people's spelling. It drove them nuts or pissed them off. I would rather someone point out my mistake than to keep making them.




posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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You are officially my new "Grammar Hero"!!!!!!

Love it!



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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You are too funny! Notice that I used the proper use of the word "too".

Applause is considered accecptable.....thank you very much and good night!.

Jeez, I love this thread!



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 09:33 PM
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HELP!

There after me and I don't know what two doo!



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by HollowJacket
I before E except after C fellow ATSers, and make sure you check spelling in the thread title or you will get the grammer nazis after you

don't make me misunderestimate you guys


Try to explain that rule to your neighbor.
I keep looking for the hidden C, but can't find it.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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I know I have spelling issues from time to time as well as grammar problems. My one and only tip: type out your response in Word or a similar program and paste into the thread.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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Let's not forget the terrible use of 'then' & 'than' on the forums.

Example 01:

I like red better then green. WRONG!
I like red better than green. CORRECT!

Get it correct peoples. You're driving me insane!

IRM :shk:



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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I like these responses! Lots of positive and negatives----and of course, the calling of names.

But for the most part, people seem receptive.

Spelling and grammar are important. They lend credibility to your ideas and arguments. They underscore your intelligence. You are taken more seriously when you express yourself well.

Thanks for joining in!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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Originally posted by InfaRedMan
Let's not forget the terrible use of 'then' & 'than' on the forums.


We didn't. Of course you'd have to read the thread to know that.



Originally posted by Night Star
I would rather someone point out my mistake than to keep making them.


I would, too. But please put it in a PM!
Don't make a special post whose ONLY purpose is to correct someone's grammar. They (I) might not take kindly to that.


Whose and Who's

Whose is the possessive of who:
Whose post was that? (To whom did it belong?)

Who's is a contraction of "who is" or "who has":
Who's knocking on the door?
Who's been sleeping in my bed?

edit on 12/8/2010 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 07:47 AM
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I worked at a call center and they use to tease me cause when they sent out memos and stuff I would return them all marked up with red pen. I told them it looked very unprofessional to have spelling and grammar errors in their memos ESP when they have spell check! Well eventually the memos became my job lol



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
"What word should I end this question with?"


I'd go for, "What word should I end this question with, you pedantic freak?" But that's just me.




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom
"What word should I end this question with?"


"Question".

With what word should I end this question?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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Ahh yes but then you're starting a sentence with a preposition turning it into a past conjunctive marsupialian phrase. Per Strunk and Funknall's, that's a no-no.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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With what word....


"Who" is on first. But, "What" is on second base.

Huh? Then, who's on third?

NO, "Who"s on first. "I don't know"s on third.

That's why I'm askin' ya!!! Why not? How come you don't know who's on third?!?

"Who"s on first, I keep telling you!! "I don't know"s on third!

Ack!!


Then whose bat is this?

"Why"s.

Because I wanna know!!

NO, he's center field.

Oh, Bah!! I just don't give a darn!!!

Oh, that's our shortstop!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

With apologies, and gratitude, to Bud and Lou. Two of the greatest.......



edit on 8 December 2010 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by MrDesolate
...turning it into a past conjunctive marsupialian phrase.




I said nothing about marsupials at all. I kinda like the little critters.
But if I were asking a question about the koala, I might say, "On which tree does the koala graze"? That's a marsupalian phrase, I believe.


If it was a formal document, I think I would write, "With which word should I end this question"? But in informal writing or speech, I'd probably use "Which word should I end this question with"? Because my spoken word is MUCH more informal than my written word.

I think in most cases, it's OK to end a sentence with a preposition, as long as it's not redundant, as in:

Where is the place at?

The sentence loses no meaning by losing the last word. But in a sentence like:

What did she choke on?

The last word is integral to the meaning of the sentence.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:46 PM
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Two more:

When using quotation marks, the period, comma, question mark- whichever comes before the end quote.

Sally said to me, "This is how you should do it!"

When using parentheses in a sentence, the punctuation comes after the last parenthesis (the singular form of parentheses is parenthesis).


edit on 8-12-2010 by MzMorbid because: Canada.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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aaannnnnnddddd...I just learned something else that I won't ever forget seeing as how I have been doing it the other way around for years now.

thanks



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Where is the place at?


In Canada, the correct usage would be, "Where is the place at, eh?"




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