People using 'loose' when they mean 'lose' . Please stop, please
Donut bee sew homophonic.Posted 6 years ago
Splendid effort !Posted 6 years ago
People who say brought instead of bought should have been aborted.Posted 6 years ago
there just tryna comoonicate innit ?Posted 6 years ago
iz u sayin I iz gay ?Posted 6 years ago
iz u sayin I iz gay ?
sounds like it to mePosted 6 years ago
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?Posted 6 years ago
wiggles – Member
I genuinely don’t know how to use affect/effect correctly…
POSTED 8 HOURS AGO # REPORT-POST
This might help!
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It’s all lawn criticism these days.Posted 6 years ago
How to comfort a grammar Nazi?
Their, there, they’re.Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
people who say writ instead of wrote, so they might say ‘so I writ that down’ ughh uggh ughhhPosted 6 years ago
Those that express dislike for others’ failings, when they should get their own house in order first. 😉Posted 6 years ago
AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 😥Posted 6 years ago
‘Bare with me’…. well, are you a single attractive woman?Posted 6 years ago
The use of capital letters at the start of sentences seems to be a dying art on this forum.Posted 6 years ago
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!Posted 6 years ago
The moving finger writes and, having writ,
moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit….
– have at thee, sirrah !Posted 6 years ago
Things are hung, men are hanged.
Or well hung 😉Posted 6 years ago
So it’s not how a Yorkshireman might respond when asked about the state of their broken down Land Rover?
“Ee, fect!”Posted 6 years ago
beefheart – Member
People who say brought instead of bought should have been aborted.
Posted 9 hours ago #
should ofPosted 6 years ago
should of, would of etc.Posted 6 years ago
seriously boil my pish those do.
but probably mostly because my ex wife uses them.
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
discussionsrants like this don’t help.
There are bigger deals to wince about, such as the lack of punctuation in the original post 😉Posted 6 years ago
It’s important that proper grammar is perservered for future generations.Posted 6 years ago
Incidentally, dd, that’s a naked mole rat, not a shawn builder of dams.Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
its impordant dat proper grammer dis preserved 4 footure jennywationsPosted 6 years ago
Yes please. #strangestPosted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
I went and done a misspelling on the long word.Posted 6 years ago
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 eaffects 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 unreadablePosted 6 years ago
*nearly went with spelled
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3y0CD2CoCs[/video]Posted 6 years ago
I wish I hadnt’ of started it now.Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
From the shop next door.Posted 6 years ago
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. 😯Posted 6 years ago
These misuses of the language are enough to make me go nucular 🙁Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years ago
People who don’t drop their aitches on the letter aitch. Grammatical irony?Posted 6 years ago
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