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CORRECT USAGE OF "YOU'RE" AND "YOUR"...... PLEASE READ IF NECESSARY!!

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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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I hate grammar police, your worse than trolls.

Some of us are dyslexic or god forbid don't speak english - again maybe you should consider going out and getting some real friends and just a bit of a life




posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 10:42 AM
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I do try to apply good grammar and spelling to my posts, but pray tell, since a person only uses one period at the end of a sentence and a single comma to pause between parts of that sentence, what is the correct use of multiple question marks and exclamation points together?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 11:59 AM
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It's "laziness", not "lazyness".

You knew something like this was coming, right?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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You know what I'm sick of ?

I'm sick of people not capitalizing the I in I'm while they are griping about others errors .





posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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Surely, you should be more interested in what a person has to say rather than how they say it?

I'm a little picky over the misuse of affect & effect amongst other things but at the end of the day there's no need to come down on someone like a ton of bricks for minor mistakes, I make plenty of typing errors - especially when I'm constructing a post I'm particularly passionate about.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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There's an old saw somewhere about art critics consisting mostly of failed artists.

You'd be surprised, I think, to know that many professional writers--including many of the greats--need(ed) editors for some rather simple grammatical reasons.

Those editors--for the majority--leave nothing unique and of lasting value in the annals of literature. Some folk think big philosophical thoughts and have great minds that dissemble our world brilliantly...but never develop your particular form of OCD preferring instead to let the wild horses of their mind run free in weightier pastures. The absent-minded professor is a good parallel analogy.

Having said that, it is always nice to run across tips that make one a more coherent writer. I'm just waiting for one of these grammar nazi OPs to do an impressive thread that combines original thinking with literary depth.

I haven't seen it yet, and I'm betting the same holds true in this case.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
*RANT*

Ok.... I am an ardent admirer of the English language, with all it's ideosyncrasies



Thirteen words into a grammar rant and this happens? Really?

I couldn't even keep reading after that.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
*RANT*

Ok.... I am an ardent admirer of the English language, with all it's ideosyncrasies and subtle rules... and I cannot stand lazyness when it comes to grammar and language......


You didn't get very far before confusing "it's" and "its." "It's" is a contraction of "It is." "Its" is the possessive, which is what you should have used.

It's also "Idiosyncrasies," not "ideosyncrasies," which does not exist in English.

There is no such word as "lazyness." it's "laziness."

The use of ellipses is to show an omission. Your use here is inappropriate. Even if you had used correct punctuation, it is still a run-on sentence. You should have used two sentences here. Another option would be to use a semi-colon and drop the "and."

That's just your first sentence. Need we go on?

My use of punctuation inside quotation marks is somewhat old-style and, as I understand it, not used in Great Britain. It is, however, the way I was taught. If you made the opposite case I would accept that as a valid variation.

As to your problem, just say "yer." Problem solved.

My own pet peeve is people pointing out not everyone is a native English speaker. Duh. We know that. Stop being pedantic. It's not the non-native English speakers who make these kinds of mistakes. They were taught better.
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Excellent post, star for you. While I hinted at his errors, you came out with both barrels blasting.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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schuyler, you are an ATS treasure. I think class can be dismissed after that most excellent reply.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Death_Kron
reply to post by PerfectAnomoly
 


Surely, you should be more interested in what a person has to say rather than how they say it?

I'm a little picky over the misuse of affect & effect amongst other things but at the end of the day there's no need to come down on someone like a ton of bricks for minor mistakes, I make plenty of typing errors - especially when I'm constructing a post I'm particularly passionate about.


I hardly "came down on them like a ton of bricks"... Please.. You do your arguments no justice by exaggerating..

PA



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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First this is a international forum, so not everyone will use perfect grammar.
Also it is seen as rude to write in all CAPS like you did with the headline of your thread.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by doubledutch
I hate grammar police, your worse than trolls.

Some of us are dyslexic or god forbid don't speak english - again maybe you should consider going out and getting some real friends and just a bit of a life

What is even worse is that most of them do similar mistakes themselves, but of course they don't notice their own grammar or spelling errors.



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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...really funny since you obviously dont understand how to use a period or to seperate your paragraphs...
...and, btw, ok is the abbreviation for oklahoma... the correct spelling for your usage is okay...

...people who gripe about how texting is corrupting the english language are closeted british empire loyalists... ahahahaaa... i'm kidding, sorta kinda...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Your a comedian. Funnier then Chris Rock. im gonna star and flag you my freind.

I dont think you where to hard on anyone. To many people are sensitive. I am too the the point of frustration.

Were did you learn to right this good?

Peice



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:30 PM
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Hmm, interesting thread.. I enjoyed all your responses.. I thank you all.. Although some people are taking it surprisingly seriously.. I certainly never claimed to be perfect myself... I was just pointing out this was easy for English speakers to learn... Some of you do take yourselves rather seriously don't you?



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Please feel free to continually correcty grammar...I learn something every day at ATS...



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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you spelt laziness "lazyness" and you spelt without "withougt". Ideosyncrasies, is spelt idiosyncrasies and the word before idiosyncrasies you have "it's", and it should be its. other then that just a bunch of run on sentences i see.

how about we get over it and stop being grammer police!



posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler

Originally posted by PerfectAnomoly
*RANT*

Ok.... I am an ardent admirer of the English language, with all it's ideosyncrasies and subtle rules... and I cannot stand lazyness when it comes to grammar and language......


You didn't get very far before confusing "it's" and "its." "It's" is a contraction of "It is." "Its" is the possessive, which is what you should have used.

It's also "Idiosyncrasies," not "ideosyncrasies," which does not exist in English.

There is no such word as "lazyness." it's "laziness."

o wow you bet me to it

The use of ellipses is to show an omission. Your use here is inappropriate. Even if you had used correct punctuation, it is still a run-on sentence. You should have used two sentences here. Another option would be to use a semi-colon and drop the "and."

That's just your first sentence. Need we go on?

My use of punctuation inside quotation marks is somewhat old-style and, as I understand it, not used in Great Britain. It is, however, the way I was taught. If you made the opposite case I would accept that as a valid variation.

As to your problem, just say "yer." Problem solved.

My own pet peeve is people pointing out not everyone is a native English speaker. Duh. We know that. Stop being pedantic. It's not the non-native English speakers who make these kinds of mistakes. They were taught better.
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you beat me to it
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posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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Sry u feal that way
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Not everuone iz frm english speeking bakgrounds.

Seriously though....what does it matter? As long as you can read the thread i see no problem with bad grammar and spelling. This is a conspiracy site, not a English lesson.
I do understand your hate for text speak, but fortunately not many users use it on here


Some of the non English speaking people do an outstanding job, writing whole threads in the English.

P.s I love the way the guy put you right on your OP lol

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