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#106
Troy

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This falls more under "etiquette", rather than good grammar. :)

I like this category :)

Thanks Kat
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Thank you Johanna, Kat, and Sari for such a good thread! :)
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the use of may and can as in "can i?" vs "may i?" is another one i see

also who vs whom as in "for whom the bells toll" vs "who is ringing the bells?" is a more complicated one that is beyond me.

and while i am at it, me vs myself is one i have yet to get my head around
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Ok, what's the proper use for which, what, in, on and at?

Examples:
I live on/in/at #123 Abc St.
My birthday is in/on/at January...
That depends on what/which computer you have...
I want to talk with/to you...

:)
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I think everyone would get a kick out of this apparently someone got sick and tired of people spelling definitely wrong that they made a website about it.

http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/

Edited by tuxmaster, 28 May 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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Yeah I agree, tux, that's definitely one word that gets spelt incorrectly a lot.

I cannot believe the number of times I've seen somebody write "defiantly", and I have to read the sentence three times before I understand - "Oh, that's supposed to be definitely!" :)

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Good site. Bookmarked for future dealings with people who didn't go through second grade :)
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I still spell definitely wrong... spell check catches it before I post though.

@Fredil, I did pass second grade.
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:) You know I'm kidding :)

*Fredil elbows Mike in the ribs

Edited by Fredil, 01 June 2008 - 04:03 PM.

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I don't spell it properly either. That's why I have the Firefox spell checker :)
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Tal, fx has a spell checker by default.
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...and that's why he has it? :)
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Well you see, his statement implies that the spell checker is some sort of exclusive feature, when it's not :)
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Ah yes, well, but I have it too... :)
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Don't you mean "Nawth"? I grew up in New Hamp-shuh so the consonant "R" was unfamiliar to me until I was a teenage-uh.
Johanna


Hahaha, is that okay in these parts? Since I am from Boston, I am also unfamiliar with said letter. :)
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