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Username Post: The Grammar Gurus        (Topic#1420201)
Lycosparks
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In response to Twinstars

I know what you mean, Jen. I see "alright" so often, that I sometimes question myself. I think it's working its way into usage though. But I still use "all right" every time.


 
reyasunshine
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In response to Lycosparks

Jen, I know the feeling! I'm constantly looking up my grammar just to make sure!

And yes, the quotation thing! I've seen people put quotes around their children's names. Why?! Oh, why?!?!


 
Judy_Scraps
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I just got this in my email from a freecycler. This is her second sentence (I copied & pasted):

I USE TO HAVE A REALLY NICE ONE BUT LEFT IT BEHIND WHEN I MOVED BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE COULD NOT HAVE ONE WHERE I MOVED TO BUT I WAS WRONG WE CAN SO IF ANYONE HAS ONE THEY DO NOT WANT ANYMORE I WILL BE HAPPY TO TAKE IT OFF YOUR HANDS PICK UP NO PROBLEM




 
reyasunshine
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WOW! Judy, my eyes hurt! Thanks for sharing!


 
petergabrielfan
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In response to reyasunshine

Longest sentence ever, perhaps??


 
scrapbookbuzz
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In response to petergabrielfan

Probably. Whatever happened to punctuation?


 
Judy_Scraps
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In response to scrapbookbuzz

"i am sorry but you have to be stuped as a rock to give out a pin number on a text or or even a email. sorry i dont belive someone is this stuped"





 
petergabrielfan
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In response to Judy_Scraps

Judy, I know! Yikes...


 
Lycosparks
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In response to petergabrielfan

That is sad!


 
reyasunshine
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Did anybody read the latest Harry Potter book? There are a few typos in there. One, though, REALLY got under my skin. I think I may have to write Scholastic...


 
Lycosparks
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Oh, really! Where??

After re-reading the entire series, I only came across one missing quotation mark in book four. Maybe I was too engrossed in the story to notice.


 
reyasunshine
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In the Chapter (I think it's called) "Battle at Hogwarts" (or something to that effect), Ron says, "We don't want to have more Dobbies." Instead of "Dobbys"! That really bothered me.

Also... they were very inconsistent about apostrophe "s" occurrences for words ending in "s." Sometimes there was an extra "s," and sometimes there was not. That bothered me. Pick a way, and stick to it!


Edited by reyasunshine on 08-06-07 09:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Lycosparks
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Oh wow! I'll have to pay close attention when I reread it. Thanks for pointing that out!


 
scrapbookbuzz
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I did notice a couple of grammatical errors in the the last book. I don't remember what they are at the moment but I do remember thinking, "Who was there proofreader??"


 
Judy_Scraps
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  • scrapbookbuzz Said:
I did notice a couple of grammatical errors in the the last book. I don't remember what they are at the moment but I do remember thinking, "Who was there proofreader??"



Oh dear. I see a spelling error in that paragraph. Ladies, do you see it?




 
reyasunshine
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Yup! Right away... and sorry, scrapbookbuzz, I had to giggle at you.


 
Judy_Scraps
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The below sentence bugs me. I know it's chat lingo but the abbreviations are annoying to read. Is it really that hard to type the extra letters?

It's a great store but don't limit u'r self 2 just scrapbook stores.


 
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Judy, I agree. I don't know why, but when I see the @ in place of 'at' in print, it really bugs me. At is two letters. Is that so hard?


 
Judy_Scraps
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To me it would be harder to have to think about typing u'r for your or 2 for two rather than just typing the word itself.


 
petergabrielfan
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No kidding. My head spins when I get e-mails from a certain friend who is really into chatroom lingo. I don't understand half of what she's saying. I guess I'm just old!


 
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