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I pahked my cah in hahvahd yahd...
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Hi Sari ! 11000110111 100110001 10001111110 !!!!!!! Spelling 100% correct! Prove me wrong!!
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Æó~ <---poor grammar
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Æó~ <---poor grammar

I'm not so sure about the grammar,it looks moore like foul language to me!
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Hi Sari ! 11000110111 100110001 10001111110 !!!!!!! Spelling 100% correct! Prove me wrong!!


I do believe this is a grammar thread, not a spelling thread. As for the grammar in your post, you incorrectly put spaces after words, but before punctuation. Also, the sentence "Spelling 100% correct!" cannot possibly be grammatically correct, as it has no finite verb phrase.

And, of course, Æó~ is poor spelling anyways.
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Hi stettybet0 ! The thread started out as a grammar thread,but it was soon hijacked by people with a sense of HUMOR! Thank's for taking the fun out of it!Maybe you didn't notest,but unfortunatly i dont belong to the english speaking elite! Since this site is being read by a lot of people,i think it's a bit rude to correct people in that way.Furthermoore it makes me think twice before i either post a thread or reply to any thing on this site.

Edited by ZORBA THE GEEK, 11 August 2007 - 01:49 PM.

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I actually was using humor. I don't think anyone can say "finite verb phrase" without cracking up. :whistling:
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Furthermoore it makes me think twice before i either post a thread or reply to any thing

Always a good thing to do, I reckon... I usually read through the whole post in the "preview" mode, and I might change it a few times before I finally post...
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Always a good thing to do, I reckon... I usually read through the whole post in the "preview" mode, and I might change it a few times before I finally post...
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:whistling: Guess you're right! Should have used "grammar" 100% correct instead of "spelling"!After reading stettybet0's reply again,i've notest he was actualy pulling my leg with his remarks! Hi stettybet0!Sorry for my outburst earlier,you made it sound so real;that i didn't stop to think! Only after reading over it again i clicked! :blink: I should have known better than to think otherwise!Btw:i was not aware that you can read Binary & Hex
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Another one that annoys me is than and then. I have seen them both wrongly used. Examples:

First you need to click on the "Start Menu", and then select "Microsoft Update".
I recommend you perform a spyware scan rather than waste your time closing popups.

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I have seen another example recently. Sari, this was a great thread idea! :whistling:

Using the word of instead of have. I even have a link to reference for this one, because I looked it up. The error is called "Pronunciation Spelling". Link: http://dictionary.re...e.com/browse/of

Examples:
I would of liked to go to the circus. (wrong)
I would have liked to go to the circus. (right)
I would've liked to go to the circus. (right - a contraction of would and have)
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Thanks, ruthandtroy - I try!

That is a good example, as was the then and than - people get those confused all the time.

Another one is plurals and apostrophes.

I have twenty cat's - WRONG! The apostrophe indicates a possessive noun, not a plural noun.
I have twenty cats - RIGHT!

My cat's tail is short - RIGHT! This is a possessive noun, referring to the tail of the cat.
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Whats a proverb?

I never understood this stuff in school.
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pro-verb
–noun Grammar.
a word that can substitute for a verb or verb phrase. They never attend board meetings, but we do regularly.

Do is the proverb - it substitutes for attend.
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*admin thought it was a verb that accepted payment and lost its amateur status? :whistling:
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