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    01-25-2009, 01:00 AM
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Grammar Pet Peeves

Anyone have any grammar pet peeves?

Many centuries ago, I was a high school biology teacher. I guess the teacher in me never totally left. Here are some of my grammar pet peeves. Do you have any?

Using alot instead of a lot.
Confusing to, too, and two (or just using the #2).
Using you instead of the word you.
Using confirmation when you mean conformation (referring to horse's body structure).
Confusing your (meaning belonging to) and you're (you are).
Confusing aloud and allowed.

What are your personal grammar pet peeves?


     
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    01-25-2009, 01:05 AM
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Worse one is the use of text talk when you really have the time to post the words correctly.

"R" and "u" are for the cell phone not posting. I know for a fact that if you use this type of writing in a resume it will end up in the garbage without it being read.
     
    01-25-2009, 05:16 AM
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Trained
I have a lot... A few that come to mind are a friend I had (dyslexic, so he had an excuse!) who would spell angel as angle, and riding as ridding. Ugh. I'm a stickler for spelling and grammar, I guess a result of reading way too much!
     
    01-25-2009, 06:40 AM
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All of the above, also not knowing the difference between there, they're and their, and then we're and were.

And then I have a billion Icelandic ones, I'm a total grammar nazi.
Like when people say talva instead of tölva. I correct people on this many times a day.
     
    01-25-2009, 08:15 AM
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Yearling
Ya'll instead of y'all, and I don't even use that phrase!
     
    01-25-2009, 08:23 AM
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When talking about English, there aren't a lot of things which would peeve me. Maybe it peeves most if whole the text has been written with a lot of informal abbreviations or spoken language because I don't speak English as my native language and can't simply always understand informal abbreviations or spoken language. Besides that, most of dictionaries that I tend to use don't either know those abbreviations or spoken language words. In the worst cases I can't understand the text not at all.

When talking about Finnish, there are a pretty lot of things which peeve me. Maybe the most vexatious thing is compound words which are written apart. There are a pretty lot of compound words in Finnish and it really pokes my eyes if I have to read long text with lot of mistakes with compound words.

Despite of a language the lack of punctuations, capital letters or too long sentences/pragraphs vex me.
     
    01-25-2009, 09:53 AM
  #7
Green Broke
LOL, that is why I downloaded spell check LOL
     
    01-25-2009, 10:02 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RegalCharm    
LOL, that is why I downloaded spell check LOL
For some reason, a lot of people seem to ignore those irritating red lines under words. But, also, spell check doesn't notice all grammar mistakes. There are no spelling error noted in sentence below although there are at least two.


I'd like to go check that horse's confirmation to.


     
    01-25-2009, 10:05 AM
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Ooh, Tamma, I hate that too.

And when people use too many 's. Like when they're talking about something in the plural form e.g. "I have a lot of horse's."
     
    01-25-2009, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by TaMMa89    
In the worst cases I can't understand the text not at all.
Or actually this should be "In the worst cases I can't understand the text at all", shouldn't it?

Sorry now I made a mistake.
     

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