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What are your pet peeves re English usage?

 
 
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2019 12:34 pm
@nacredambition,
nacredambition wrote:

Respectably instead of respectfully, preclude instead of precede.

Uno who and how do you do are.

Respectfully, respectively
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coa999
 
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Reply Fri 31 May, 2019 12:28 pm
@ailsagirl,
Your use of non-Standard English is pretty funny and ironic. You've become what you hate.

Mine are:

- You're, your. It's a simple difference.
- His or her and their - they're not interchangeable
- Stadia vs. stadiums. Stadium is a Latin word. Many Latin-origin words have Latin plurals. It should really be stadia, not stadiums.
- "An historic election". H isn't a vowel. It should be "a historic".
- People who assume conservative is always political, when used in speech or text. No, it's not.
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