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AAAARGH - You, Your & You're. English 101

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posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:03 AM
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You - Yes you, and me. Example: "Can you help me?"

Your - Possesive. Example: "Is that your toothbrush?"

You're - Abbreviation of 'you are'. Example: "You're an idiot."

Now, how not to do it.

"Can I borrow you're toothbrush?" - or, in English, "Can I borrow you are toothbrush?"

"Your an idiot!" - or, again in English, "This is your 'an idiot''", or, "an idiot belonging to you."




posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:06 AM
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your krazy

My pet peeve is incorrect spelling in the subject line.
The body of the post doesn't bother me so much, because I know
sometimes fingers are flying...But, get the headline correct....

Know what I mean?



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:08 AM
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Owe...eye sea your getting rather upset bye the common problem of ATS-induced homonymal dysfunction.

This rather bizarre affliction happens to awl of us sometimes. Eye first noticed it about too months after coming hear.

Aye remember thee most embarrasing case of it occurred when eye rote an email two Senator John McCain...that's when aye learned once ewe spend any thyme on ATS, it is most necessary too ALWAYS use you're grammar and spell checker.

Know worries, though. It comes and goes!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:13 AM
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I can see you are point there. What the 'really saying' belonging to you is that there is no point in getting all hot and bothered about it as it will inevitably get right on you are nerves.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:14 AM
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homonymal dysfunction

They have medication for that now.
Take too now, and won a day, until your heeled.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:16 AM
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Ha, it's so true though, isn't it? You know what annoys me? When my fellow peers (i.e. teenagers) use stooooopid abreviations like 'da' and 'r u?'. For the majority they are NOT gangster rapper's, do not posess the same amount of cool as moi
and your fingers are in correct working order. Text message, ok because it costs, online NO!!!! *and breathe* ok where were we...

*Double checks post so she doesn't look like a complete prat...*



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:20 AM
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hey thanks spacedoubt,

i'm from germany and my english is not so good, but when i read some
posts here on ats, i'm shocked that many people can't spell right or
it seems they doesn't know grammar....




posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:21 AM
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Its the incorrect use of apostrophe's that get's to me!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:22 AM
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Maybe we should start our own spelling and grammar police for ATS. What with it seeming to get more & more 'high profile' as each day passes, surely there is good cause for a 'Deny Spelling Atrocities' division to patrol the fora keeping people in check.

Anyway, Ladycool, thanks m8 4 u'r last mssg. C u around de boards sum thyme.....!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:29 AM
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as posted by Merkin
Maybe we should start our own spelling and grammar police for ATS.


Wrong answer and wrong solution.
It will get out of hand, will cause further division and alienation.
I have a suggestion:

How about simply ignore the grammar English 101 issues?




seekerof



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:31 AM
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I, personally, am attempting, when i have enough post's, to win the, A.T.S.
over-punctuation award.!!

Sanc'.!



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:33 AM
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seeker



I think it was tongue-in-cheek really...
Am I properly hyphenated?



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
Wrong answer and wrong solution.
It will get out of hand, will cause further division and alienation.
I have a suggestion:

How about simply ignore the grammar English 101 issues?

seekerof


The one problem with being a stickler of the English language, and also having a major problem with 'Emoticons' (or whatever they are called,) is that there is not an appropriate parenthesis for displaying that you are joking. Suffice to say that my 'Spelling Police' quip was merely that, a quip.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:39 AM
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Quip or no quip, I was shutting the proverbial 'door' before it was opened. Kind of like the Pandora's Box 'thingy'....




seekerof



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:39 AM
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I just

dont like

replies to

threads that try

to skip every line

in order to make some sort

of point. That's my only pet peeve.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:45 AM
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My, oh, my, if you people that are english first language have problem with the language, imagine me...............sometimes I feel so frustrated when somebody wants to get at me for my mispellings.


I you think english is a hard language try learning spanish we do not have a verb to be, and all our vowels are long sound vowels. Plus we have female and male version of most words.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:49 AM
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There is so much slang, its hard to make everyone happy.


Dont be a punk and belittle people.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:49 AM
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I have no problems with the spelling.... I know that I am a terrible speller.

I have noticed lately however, the grammar used here and on other boards is bad at times.

Often when I see grammar mistakes, I wonder the age of the person who is writing. Probably someone young, which then makes me wonder, oh my, these are our future leaders.

I am quite sure that I too have used incorrect grammar on here, so when I see someone else do it, I just try to let it go and hope that they are seeing their own mistakes and will try to do better next time.



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 07:52 AM
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Oh, and another thing.

How hard is it to type 'you' rather than 'u'?



posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 08:22 AM
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OK, commonly misspelled words, I can deal with. Typos, I can deal with. Even *some* grammatical errors, I can deal with.

But here's what I CANNOT DEAL WITH...EVER!

LOL....J/K....u......fer........wat?!?!........omg!........sox.....rox......box....

Wait! "box" is correct.

Ok, back on track-

luv.....dat........da.........tha.......eva.........etc, etc, etc.

Basically, I can't stand internet lingo. Oh well, maybe it's just me.

Bye guyz! C ya laterz! hehe!
Much luv!- Scattina!



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