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Grrrrrrrrr   :smashcomp:   :alarm:   :no:   :alarm:   :smashcomp:

 

Funny with that emoji, especially when it's whacking a computer. I do that sometimes to mine since it randomly comes up with a random Overclock Failure error which won't go away. I don't hit it, but I feel like I should, but no, otherwise I would be hurting its feelings. :(


Edited by EmishOrc, 10 February 2016 - 05:04 AM.

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It's Emergency Repair Procedure Number One: Hit it  :laughing:


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I don't recall reading anything about this add-on here in this topic. Was wondering if it would help those whose first language is not English.

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I don't recall reading anything about this add-on here in this topic. Was wondering if it would help those whose first language is not English.

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I mainly speak English, but I'm getting the hang of Japanese!


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I don't recall reading anything about this add-on here in this topic. Was wondering if it would help those whose first language is not English.

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Yes, this is highly recommended for any non-native English speaker! I'm using it for a two months now and it helps a lot!


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I'm not familiar with that particular plug-in, but the problem with this sort of thing is that it sometimes tries to "correct" something that is perfectly OK to something that is blatantly wrong.

For example, Microsoft Word often tries to make me change "advice" to "advise" because it thinks I'm making a grammatical error.

Maybe it's a UK/US English thing, but over here "advice" is a noun (I will give you some advice) and "advise" is a verb (Please let me advise you). The two words are spoken differently as well: it's a soft sound at the end of "advise" whereas it's a harder sound at the end of "advice".

So you can imagine how annoyed I get when I get prompted to change "advice" to "advise" in sentences such as, "Can I give you some advice?".

Same for licence / license.

Incredibly annoying!!!
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Yes, this is highly recommended for any non-native English speaker! I'm using it for a two months now and it helps a lot!

 

Since this is the grammar thread, I will take the liberty of commenting on the quote above, pointing out what might be considered subtleties which the more formal or complex construction brings.

 

The simpler "I am using"  means this is occurring in the present. Since the writer means it has been going on in both the past and continues in the present, it would be more precise to say "I have been using it for two months now...". The fact that it is still going on is implied; if it had stopped, the correct sentence would be "I had been using....".


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Yes, this is highly recommended for any non-native English speaker! I'm using it for a two months now and it helps a lot!

 

Since this is the grammar thread, I will take the liberty of commenting on the quote above, pointing out what might be considered subtleties which the more formal or complex construction brings.

 

The simpler "I am using"  means this is occurring in the present. Since the writer means it has been going on in both the past and continues in the present, it would be more precise to say "I have been using it for two months now...". The fact that it is still going on is implied; if it had stopped, the correct sentence would be "I had been using....".

 Thanks for pointing it out! (Grammarly is correcting this kind of problems only in the Premium. When I had the trial for Premium it was actually always complaining about this kind of sentences.)


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There, their, and there're. These seem to be used interchangeably. My own pet hate, is the pronounciation of the eighth letter of the alphabet as haitch instead of aitch.


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Lol! I liked Sari. Not annoying and actually likable. My wife (the social worker) loved that she was a girl, wasn't stupid, emotional w/o being useless, and not white. I think my wife might actually be a proponent (not fan, not yet anyway) of the show.

 

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