Please, Please, Please. It's You're NOT Your

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posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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It depends on how the word is being used as to whether it's your or you're. Your is a pronoun and you're is a contraction. Here are some sample sentences.

I like your idea.


When you're working with a bold hues, pick one to take center stage.




posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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reply to post by nimbinned
 


Your overreacting . Comeone. Relasque and take a breather.

Not everyone on the planet uses English as a first language.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:32 PM
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reply to post by skepticconwatcher
 


The people I know that do not use English as their first language manage to use the proper then/than, you're/your, etc. better than those that have been taught English in schools here in America.

I have however had to explain that "wanna" is not a word.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Yeah, and about 5-7 years ago (I can't remember and, quite frankly don't care to research) the US Government wanted to add a class to all schools making 'Ebonics" an actual dialect that should be learned. That fell flat, as it should have.

Enough said, if you talk like a fool and use grammar like an idiot - no one will take you seriously.

I like others have bypassed threads because of the simple lack of understanding of the English language - from Americans.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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I have been wanting to do this for a while now.

Thank You. S&F



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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reply to post by nightstalker78
 


Probably not. If you don't like the thread - why are you commenting?



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 02:47 PM
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reply to post by newcovenant
 


Because, we don't need to redefine language to suit your deficiencies.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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I feel so much love and understanding and tolerance in this thread.

As I do with any other of the teeming billions of these grandma grammar not see threads.

Ah well.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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i could care less about you're issue's with incorrect grammar.
it's not rocket surgery.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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I can promise you that if we had the time to write a disclaimer that there will most likely be a few mistaken words in the beginning of our threads, and that means that you will move on, no one would lose any sleep over it.

In no way shape or form do people really care about what a handful of people feel personally about spelling, grammar, or whatever it is that seems to cause people to repeatedly write these threads.

By claiming that someones grammar in a thread will cause you to feel that they are stupid, or less than you, because you know when to use a comma, then the problem is yours and no one else's.

Then your place should be in a school, or college and not on an internet forum trying to put people down. If I make a few mistakes and you don't like it... so what.

Maybe those that make these mistakes are actually trying to make you move on so that you miss the message... hey its a conspiracy site, isn't it??

Peace, NRE.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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You're in dangerous territory - correcting members' English but very tactfully managed!

Don't be too anal and enjoy the message.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Aha, I'd just like to point out the American over usage of the letter "z"..

Sick of microsoft telling me my words should have a "Z" instead of an "S"!!

Grr! Lol



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Hmmmm...

I now dub thee Zinny.

AHA!




posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 03:56 PM
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To throw in another perspective on the Great Grammar Debate, I'd note one thing that I know I'm personally horrible with. As many do, I tend to type at around the same speed I speak or close to it. Years upon years in chat rooms with 20-30 or more people and falling behind simply not being possible to participate tends to train FAST typing that never really fades. Fast...isn't 100% accurate though and in that environment the trade off is well worth it.

In this one? It's a bad trade-off, indeed. When typing and with emotion at times, is learned in a casual forgiving way like that, it's a lifelong battle to correct the few bad habits it really makes core. After years of learning that way, it truly is life long to correct it.

....then you have old age and the fact those darn fingers don't hit the key and ONLY the key I meant often enough pushing 40 now to wonder what 60 will be and sometimes envy the 20 somethings who can write a few thousand words without a single slip, once.

Just my two cents



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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You're right. People should be held accountable for what they say, how they say it and the use of logic. If they're unable to articulate or express something concisely, with proper grammar and without contradiction, their words and ideas become suspect in my opinion.

Grammatical laziness shows how little thought was put into certain statements.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Our Strange Lingo

When the English tongue we speak.
Why is break not rhymed with freak?
Will you tell me why it's true
We say sew but likewise few?
And the maker of the verse,
Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?
Beard is not the same as heard
Cord is different from word.
Cow is cow but low is low
Shoe is never rhymed with foe.
Think of hose, dose,and lose

And think of goose and yet with choose
Think of comb, tomb and bomb,
Doll and roll or home and some.
Since pay is rhymed with say
Why not paid with said I pray?
Think of blood, food and good.
Mould is not pronounced like could.
Wherefore done, but gone and lone -
Is there any reason known?
To sum up all, it seems to me
Sound and letters don't agree.

This was written by Lord Cromer, published in the Spectator of August 9th, 1902
and extracts were quoted in an SSS pamflet in 1930.


My dyslexic son showed me this poem when he was a kid.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by IceFlower
reply to post by newcovenant
 


Because, we don't need to redefine language to suit your deficiencies.


You call adding new words to the dictionary redefining language and suiting my deficiencies?

It's done all the time and surprisingly they don't do it for me.
Apparently you do not know what a dictionary is for or what deficiencies mean?



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Originally posted by IceFlower
reply to post by skepticconwatcher
 


Yeah, and about 5-7 years ago (I can't remember and, quite frankly don't care to research) the US Government wanted to add a class to all schools making 'Ebonics" an actual dialect that should be learned. That fell flat, as it should have.

Enough said, if you talk like a fool and use grammar like an idiot - no one will take you seriously.

I like others have bypassed threads because of the simple lack of understanding of the English language - from Americans.


Interesting. You must miss a lot.

I bypass threads with condescending authors of bad information.



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Hm. Seems like a good opportunity to throw in my two. I can take "you're/your". I've come to accept it.

What I cannot abide, however, is "I seen". It is rampant. Honestly, I don't believe people know the difference anymore.

It's "I saw" folks. "I seen", is the most despicable and unfortunate abuse of English grammar.

You saw, so you have seen. They saw, so now they've seen. Saw. Have seen.
Don't mean that in a nasty way, apparently it doesn't bother anybody except me.

Cheers!



posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Logman
I agree with you're post. I couldn't of said it better. Your a great wordsmith.


that should be "I couldn't HAVE said it better." Apparently, you could have.
i figured while we're all "Goose Stepping" around the dictionary, I'd point that out...





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