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post May 30 2010, 09:29 AM
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Several of my close friends apparently do not know to spell "would've". Where do I hide the bodies?


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post May 30 2010, 11:06 AM
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Don't. Proudly display them next to your door as a warning to others.


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post May 30 2010, 12:28 PM
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Yeh some people have tree lined path way to their door. You could have a corpes lined path way. Just think of the detterant it would be to door to door sales people.


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post May 30 2010, 01:20 PM
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Make a picket fence with their ribs and tell people you're getting a head start on Halloween decorations.

One grammar mistake that's been bugging me lately is incorrect abbreviation of 'is' and 'are'.

I'd like to think that there're many things wrong with writing 'There's many things wrong', but it's just the one thing, and it annoys me.


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post May 30 2010, 04:26 PM
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Then and than. Drives me crazy when people mix them up.


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post May 30 2010, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE (Mata @ May 30 2010, 02:20 PM) *
I'd like to think that there're many things wrong with writing 'There's many things wrong', but it's just the one thing, and it annoys me.


Although...

I'm fairly sure 'there're' isn't an official contraction. And so, giving over to such informality of language might allow a bit of leniency on the whole plural/singular front?

Although, ultimately, I do agree with you smile.gif


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post May 31 2010, 10:26 AM
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Stuff like this only becomes an issue when you write it down. In speech, it's more than likely that you use both contractions without noticing but thanks to texting/ facebook/ e-mail/ actually having to write to people, you notice them.

Blah blah blah linguistics guff.
(I blame Wytu.)


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post May 31 2010, 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the tips guys!

I'm cool with unofficial contractions, all I ask is that you don't change random words to 'of'! Also, knowing the difference between there, there, they're.

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post May 31 2010, 07:42 PM
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Students that write "would of" in their English essays get rude comments written by me and lines saying "would have... would've. Should have... should've" to write out twenty times. I know this probably isn't the "official way" to treat this sort of problem but if stopped I will announce that any other form of correctional activity short of corporal punishment is against my religion!

Grrr. There are many grammatical errors I can cope with. This one however, is the epitome of ignorance in my opinion!


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post May 31 2010, 10:47 PM
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^I would laugh so hard if one of them begin writing "kind have.."


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post Jun 1 2010, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (CarefulMarshmallowHiddenDragon @ May 31 2010, 12:01 PM) *
Also, knowing the difference between there, there, they're.


I'm fine with the last one being different, but I have to admit that those first two give me trouble wink.gif


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post Jun 1 2010, 05:33 PM
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You know, as I was writing that I thought to myself "I'd better be careful here, if I make a mistake in this post I'll look really stupid". Then I made myself look really stupid.

In my defence, I only said knowing the difference, not actually using the right one tongue.gif


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post Jun 1 2010, 07:03 PM
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Ah, but are they different from each other or different to each other? wink.gif


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post Jun 1 2010, 10:14 PM
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