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#1 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:22 AM

Welcome, one and all. Whether you're a lover of grammar and wish to flaunt your grammar acumen, or you're an idiot and need someone to explain to you, yet again, the difference between plurals and possessives, this thread is for you!

Idiots please take note:

*the term "lady's" is a possessive, as in "you will never see a lady's vagina;" whereas "ladies" is the plural of lady, as in "not only will you never see a vagina, but ladies everywhere would rather claw out their eyes than let you touch them."

Thank you; carry on.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:24 AM

Welcome, one and all. Whether you're a lover of grammar and wish to flaunt your grammar acumen, or you're an idiot and need someone to explain to you, yet again, the difference between plurals and posessives, this thread is for you!

Idiots please take note:

*the term "lady's" is a possessive, as in "you will never see a lady's vagina;" whereas "ladies" is the plural of lady, as in "not only will you never see a vagina, but ladies everywhere would rather claw out their eyes than let you touch them."

Thank you; carry on.

Next update should pertain to "you're, your" and "there, their, they're".
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#3 Crump Steak

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:25 AM

I have pour grammer
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#4 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:26 AM

Also, when to use "than" and "then".
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#5 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:26 AM

Hey, feel free to enlighten people yourselves. Think of this as a grammar co-op.
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#6 Jean-Ralphio

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

Also, when to use "than" and "then".

"effect" vs. "affect"
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#7 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

Hey, feel free to enlighten people yourselves. Think of this as a grammar co-op.

But I am scared that when attempting to enlighten people I will make a grammatical error. :unsure:
Then I would have egg all over my face.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:27 AM

YOUR DUMB
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#9 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:28 AM

Also, when to use "than" and "then".

"effect" vs. "affect"

Also, that's a good one. I don't even think I know...
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#10 kgullholmen

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

There is a relevant difference between thread and threat, which is not necessarily an issue of grammar, but poor writing skills.

edit: I think my punctuation sucks
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#11 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

Hey, feel free to enlighten people yourselves. Think of this as a grammar co-op.

But I am scared that when attempting to enlighten people I will make a grammatical error. :unsure:
Then I would have egg all over my face.


Have somebody proofread it for you.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

you're an idiot and need someone to explain to you, yet again, the difference between plurals and posessives


It makes me so mad!


I have pour grammer


Thats spelling.
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#13 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:30 AM

you're an idiot and need someone to explain to you, yet again, the difference between plurals and posessives


It makes me so mad!


I have pour grammer


Thats spelling.

Correction: That's spelling.
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#14 ron

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:31 AM

Also, when to use "than" and "then".

"effect" vs. "affect"

Also, that's a good one. I don't even think I know...


To affect something is to change or influence it, To effect something is a rather formal way of saying `to make it happen'. Confusingly, either may produce an 'effect' or result.

The stability of the wall was affected by passing lorries.
The demolition of the wall was effected by the detonation of a charge of dynamite.

The dynamite did not just 'affect' (influence) the demolition of the wall: it caused it.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:33 AM

you're an idiot and need someone to explain to you, yet again, the difference between plurals and posessives


It makes me so mad!


I have pour grammer


Thats spelling.

Correction: That's spelling.


curses!
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:33 AM

course coarse
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#17 charles

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:34 AM

firipinos do not know da englishes.
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#18 Joan Holloway

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:34 AM

i would also like to add

Posted Image

to cover a few laws of the grammars


edit: most of these are spellings, i remembered this all wrong.

That's awesome. It really does annoy me when people say "ATM machine" and "PIN number".

AND WHY CAN NO ONE SPELL "DEFINITELY"? We need to make a spelling thread too.

Also, when to use "than" and "then".

"effect" vs. "affect"

Also, that's a good one. I don't even think I know...


To affect something is to change or influence it, To effect something is a rather formal way of saying `to make it happen'. Confusingly, either may produce an 'effect' or result.

The stability of the wall was affected by passing lorries.
The demolition of the wall was effected by the detonation of a charge of dynamite.

The dynamite did not just 'affect' (influence) the demolition of the wall: it caused it.


I think I've finally learnt the difference.
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#19 sousmarin

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:34 AM

Also, when to use "than" and "then".

"effect" vs. "affect"

Also, that's a good one. I don't even think I know...


Straight from Messrs. Strunk and White, I quote:

Effect. As a noun, means "result"; as a verb, means "to bring about," "to accomplish" (not to be confused with affect, which means "to influence").

As a noun, often loosely used in perfunctory writing about fashions, music, painting, and other arts: "a Southwestern effect"; "effects in pale green"; "very delicate effects"; "subtle effects"; "a charming effect was produced." The writer who has a definite meaning to express will not take refuge in such vagueness.


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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:49 AM

and don't say 'vinyls!!!'
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