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What's Your No. 1 Grammar Pet Peeve?

 
 
Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:24 pm
Dupre,

less is not a negative. And there are many exceptions to the double negative rule.
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:34 pm
Irregardless and supposably.

I crack up everytime I hear those words spoken.
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Sofia
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:52 pm
Put 'em on the table.
A QUIZ.

(I think it is for stupid people.) Looks easy. I shall report back.
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:55 pm
Cool quiz, Sofia! Amazingly enough, I got ten out of ten correct! Cool beans!
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Sofia
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:57 pm
Yep. I was right. It is for stupid people.
I just didn't realize I was one of them.
I MISSED 4 of 10.
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 06:59 pm
No way!
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Sofia
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 07:00 pm
RIGGED!

I missed lay/laid.....it's/its........as if he were/is..........can't remember the other.

The indignity!

Rae-- You bees smart!
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 07:01 pm
I gots me an edamacashun, Sofia!
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 07:10 pm
I feel bad, because I guessed "badly" and I knew betterly. Sad
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 07:24 pm
Craven, you are right, but it "doesn't hardly" matter. Smile
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 08:33 pm
My partner has it in for split infinites. I get my best laughs from tautology, which I think is one of the few good indicators of the types of thought going on inside people's heads.

Still, English can't be half as bad as Deutsch. Imagine having some-one rattle through the subject/s, the settings, the gender and then dropping dead before they get to the last bit - the goddam verb that actually tells you what those previous grammatical entities were up to! Gott in Himmel!
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jjorge
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 08:35 pm
It don't make no never mind
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eoe
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 08:54 pm
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 08:59 pm
I guess it's not grammatically incorrect, but my ex-hubby has such a habit of stating his opinions as A, B, C, etc.

Drives me nuts.
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:11 pm
A, B, C, no wonder he's an ex!!!
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Rae
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:12 pm
You got it, dupre!
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:17 pm
Now, if he were stating your wonderful attributes that way, well, that's a whole 'nother story.
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:18 pm
Mr. Stillwater, I'm confused. Someone died before telling you about verbs? What?
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dupre
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:19 pm
And what's tautology? Please explain. Thanks.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jun, 2003 09:22 pm
Ways of thinking ...now there's a subject. Rae, your ex was very comfortable with outline form, and may or may not have been fearful of edging outside it. I don't think that is just a speaking mannerism, but a whole thinking pattern, which he was trying to convey.
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