"real" vs "really" and "than" vs "then"
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27 / F / s0mewhere
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Posted 9/26/07
are u one those people who mixes these words up?

I think the main reason why people commits this grammar mistakes is because they tend to rely on how it's pronounced (usually w/ american accent) rather than it's meaning cause if you look up the definition of the right words compared to those mistaken words that people often (nowadays) use, is not even close.

and also to add to those are the words; "now" and "know".

I must admit, it does bother me sometimes. I'm one of those who tends to notice slight grammar errors, though to tell you all the truth Im not at all fluent with english cause it not our first language in my country. Dont get me wrong, i'm not trying to criticize or whatever, hekhek.. Im just a mere observer and I want to share these observations with ya'll. And Im sure some of you have noticed them too. :D


what do you guys think? and does it bother you?

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58 / F / Melbourne
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Posted 9/26/07
This is how languages evolve, meanings and usage of some words change. I don't think "than" and "then" often get confused though. Real instead of really is annoying and, yes, very American. However, Americans have given us lots of sensible changes such as the verb "to program" and numerous others.
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Grammar checked by Edsamac:


Priqroe wrote:

I think the main reason why people [commit these] grammar mistakes is because they tend to rely on how it's pronounced (usually w/ [an] [A]merican accent), rather than it's meaning. [Be]cause, if you look up the definition of the [correct] words [and compare it] to [these] mistaken words that people [nowadays] use, [it] is not even close.

[In addition], the words "now" and "know" [are easily confused].

I must admit, it does bother me sometimes. I'm one who tends to notice slight [grammatical] errors; [al]though, to tell you all the truth, I'm not at all fluent with [the] [E]nglish [language], [be]cause it [is] not [the primary] language [of] my country. Dont get me wrong, i'm not trying to criticize [anyone whatsoever], hekhek... [sic.] Im just a mere observer [who wants] to share these observations with ya'll [sic.], [a]nd Im sure some of you [may] have noticed them [as well]. :D




Ironically, you aren't that skilled in Grammar yourself. You made a good point, but you'll easily be criticized for this.



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