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  • People using 'loose' when they mean 'lose' . Please stop, please
  • Premier Icon boxelder
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    you gays

    Donut bee sew homophonic.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    homophonic

    Splendid effort !

    Premier Icon beefheart
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    People who say brought instead of bought should have been aborted.

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
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    there just tryna comoonicate innit ?

    Premier Icon simonfbarnes
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    homophonic

    iz u sayin I iz gay ?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    iz u sayin I iz gay ?

    sounds like it to me

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Seriously though guys, you should of known better. Time to put the breaks on this and go peddle our bikes.

    Just remind me…..Which Tyler lead the pedant’s revolt?

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    wiggles – Member
    I genuinely don’t know how to use affect/effect correctly…
    Teach me
    POSTED 8 HOURS AGO # REPORT-POST

    This might help!

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve not seen

    ur bik is Saracin

    or

    u r xc jey boy

    on here for years.

    It’s all lawn criticism these days.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    How to comfort a grammar Nazi?

    Their, there, they’re.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    This is why I have never successfuly managed learn how to use them correctly.

    In terms of verbs,

    Affect = change.
    Effect = cause.

    You could, if you were to cause a change, effect an affect.

    That said, because “effect” is more commonly a noun meaning a result, if you were a magician’s assistant and you cocked up his trick then you might affect his effect. I’m not helping much, am I dad?

    As a rule of thumb, if you (x)ffect something, the chances are you’ve affected it. Effect as a verb is comparatively rare.
    I’m

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    people who say writ instead of wrote, so they might say ‘so I writ that down’ ughh uggh ughhh

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Those that express dislike for others’ failings, when they should get their own house in order first. 😉

    Premier Icon IHN
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    ‘Should of’

    AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 😥

    Premier Icon lardcore
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    ‘Bare with me’…. well, are you a single attractive woman?

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    The use of capital letters at the start of sentences seems to be a dying art on this forum.

    Premier Icon Longarmedmonkey
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    Effect is a noun meaning outcome, consequence, or appearance. (Her behaviour is having an effect on the class)
    To affect is a verb meaning to transform or to change. (Her behaviour is affecting the class)

    But what about Hung and Hanged? I hate it when people think Hanged is wrong!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    The moving finger writes and, having writ,
    moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit….

    etc (1800-odd)

    – have at thee, sirrah !

    Premier Icon IHN
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    Things are hung, men are hanged.

    Or well hung 😉

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Effect

    So it’s not how a Yorkshireman might respond when asked about the state of their broken down Land Rover?

    “Ee, fect!”

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    beefheart – Member
    People who say brought instead of bought should have been aborted.

    Posted 9 hours ago #

    should of

    Premier Icon martymac
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    should of, would of etc.
    seriously boil my pish those do.
    but probably mostly because my ex wife uses them.

    Premier Icon HermanShake
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    Some people are dyslexic and can have a pretty frustrating time dealing with pedants. I’m not, but I recall the difficulty some of my friends had while studying and discussions rants like this don’t help.

    There are bigger deals to wince about, such as the lack of punctuation in the original post 😉

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    It’s important that proper grammar is perservered for future generations.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Incidentally, dd, that’s a naked mole rat, not a shawn builder of dams.

    Premier Icon gwaelod
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    They should arm bears, that would give those arms bearing hunters something to think about.

    lens and lense is worse than loose and lose.

    Imagine if someone’s camera had a lose lense.

    Premier Icon jekkyl
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    perservered, MMF?

    its impordant dat proper grammer dis preserved 4 footure jennywations

    Premier Icon deadlydarcy
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    MMF?

    Yes please. #strangest

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    perservered, MMF?

    I went and done a misspelling on the long word.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    right to bear arms?

    Paws for thought.

    Aslong as the message is clear not too fussed about 100% correct grammar and spelling, but yeah the fact that my own isn’t very good probably a e a e affects my opinion.
    did I get it right?

    auto correct on mobile devices doesn’t really help either, badly spelt* you can guess at what the word should have been, fat fingers + auto correct = completely unreadable
    *nearly went with spelled

    Premier Icon tazzymtb
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3y0CD2CoCs[/video]

    Premier Icon RopeyReignRider
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    *peirs in*

    I wish I hadnt’ of started it now.

    Premier Icon bob_summers
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    I’ve been teaching this stuff for years to kids who are learning English as a 2nd or 3rd language, and they almost never have a problem*. Why do so many native speakers struggle with it?

    *not bigging my own teaching up here – a lot of them already know its/it’s, their/there/they’re etc when they come to me aged 9.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    From the shop next door.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    a lot of them already know its/it’s

    Blimming iPhone auto-corrects “its” to “it’s” – really irritates me.

    I idly mentioned this to a friend, an educated lady who is a medical consultant, and she had no idea what I was on about or why I’d ever want to use “its” in a sentence. 😯

    Premier Icon DrJ
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    These misuses of the language are enough to make me go nucular 🙁

    Premier Icon fervouredimage
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    I’m not the best at spelling and my grammar is far from perfect but using an iPad, iPhone has made it much much worse. Auto correct is a pain but my fat fingers often miss the caps button or the full stop button or apostrophe button. I also assume that the auto correct will automatically put apostrophes in correctly etc but by the time I’ve finished typing a sentence I see what’s been missed or incorrectly added and then have to navigate my fat finger into the correct spot to correct the error. So what would take 30 seconds to type now takes 5 minutes.

    Basically I’m blaming technology.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    my fat fingers often miss the caps button or the full stop button

    It will generally do caps for you at the obvious places (e.g. start of sentences).

    Full stops: just press space twice.

    But apostrophes can be a pain.

    Premier Icon langylad
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    People who don’t drop their aitches on the letter aitch. Grammatical irony?

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