Grammar/Spelling/Syntax/English lessons

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  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Irregardless of what, you guys say I right how I want to.

    Defenately.
     




  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Irregardless of what, you guys say I right how I want to.

    Defenately.

    Die!
     


  3. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    You guys are loosing it.
     


  4. dah328

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    I read a quote in a newspaper today from a guy who was talking about the basic "tenements" of a certain philosophy. Apparently, it's a philosophy that eschews material wealth.
     


  5. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I read a quote in a newspaper today from a guy who was talking about the basic "tenements" of a certain philosophy. Apparently, it's a philosophy that eschews material wealth.
    Communism had a lot of basic tenements.
     


  6. Kevin

    Kevin Senior member

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    The use of "towards" is almost always incorrect. "Toward" is the proper word.

    Two people look at each other. More than two people look at one another.

    In general, use fewer for individual items, and less for bulk or quanitity.
    Wrong: The trend is toward more machines and less people.
    Right: Fewer than 10 applicants called.

    Yes, I am a grammar nerd.
     


  7. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    You go farther in distance, and further in everything else.
     


  8. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    You go farther in distance, and further in everything else.

    The exception being [email protected]'s Dong, which apparently goes both farther and further.
     


  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Irregardless of what, you guys say I right how I want to.

    Defenately.


    u r wrong there is defenately a rite way to say things and there is a wrong way get it str8.
     


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    seoulfully Senior member

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    THANK YOU. This one always drives me crazy. Here's one more:

    Wrong: "The whole kitten caboodle."
    Right: "The whole kit and caboodle."


    from sportsnight:
     


  11. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Die!


    How about this gem from our very own styleFORVM change-your-signature page:

    "There are no subscribed threads to display in this folder for this time period."
     


  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I read a quote in a newspaper today from a guy who was talking about the basic "tenements" of a certain philosophy. Apparently, it's a philosophy that eschews material wealth.
    Maybe it was a pun. Nabokov was fond of things like that.
     


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    Maybe it was a pun. Nabokov was fond of things like that.
    The quote was from Paul Bettany. I doubt it was an homage to Nabokov.
     


  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    The quote was from Paul Bettany. I doubt it was an homage to Nabokov.
    I don't even know who that is so I had to Google him, and I believe you're right.
     


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