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Posted 9/15/14 , edited 9/15/14

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unless those replies are written, then you can't really be sure that they are saying "your welcome" as "you're" and "your" are pronounced the same.


I meant it as reading an email. Probably should have clarified.
Posted 9/15/14
We should really be discussing 'there', 'their' and 'they're'.
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Posted 9/15/14
just use your're
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Posted 9/15/14

devouringdragons wrote:

We should really be discussing 'there', 'their' and 'they're'.


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Posted 9/15/14 , edited 9/15/14
The one that annoys the f out of me is "loose" vs "lose". They don't even sound the same. Lose. It's a four letter word I'm sure even little kids know how to spell, but the vast majority of the time I see "lose" written on the internet it's given an extra "o". I can understand it, since it has a long o sound, but still. It a dead simple word! I can forgive a foreigner if English isn't their first language, but for someone who should have learned this crap in primary/elementary school, I just don't know how you can forget how to spell such a simple word. It makes me want to see spelling bees where kids go up against adults.
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14

BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

It really irks me when people get the two mixed up. I think people need to stop calling others grammar nazi's when they correct their spelling. It's not trying to prove you're a smartass, speaking English is a basic fucking function that you learn from the youngest age. It reminds of a friend who got damn and lamb mixed up; I shit you not he spelt it 'damb'. It's terrible where I live because people even get their tenses mixed up e.g. 'Yeah you was' and 'I were just joking'. Proper English is forever going further and further down the toilet.


'Were' and 'was' are the same tense.

Just was is used for singular nouns and were is used for plural nouns. Except for 'you' which is an exception and uses were. Probably because 'you' doesn't really distinguish itself from singular or plural.

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Anyway, I really don't care if people use you're, your, or ur.

Edit:
Remembered that there are actually a few more exceptions depending on how you're using it in a sentence. They're both still the same tense though.
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Posted 9/16/14
don't care if people mix them up, english might not be their first language. and besides, i don't even use proper syntax so who am i to get angry at people from not spelling things properly.
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awune wrote:

don't care if people mix them up, english might not be their first language. and besides, i don't even use proper syntax so who am i to get angry at people from not spelling things properly.


Agreed, if I can understand them it's all peachy-keen.
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Posted 9/16/14
I love when people insult others by calling them stupid, but use the wrong "you're".
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Posted 9/16/14
I'm a Grammar Nazi, and I approve this message.
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Posted 9/16/14

devouringdragons wrote:

We should really be discussing 'there', 'their' and 'they're'.


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Posted 9/16/14
duel and dual? it's probably not as common as the other words mentioned.
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Frenzify wrote:

The one that annoys the f out of me is "loose" vs "lose".

This one bothers me too. I don't really mind people making mistakes but "loose" is a useful word and I'd hate to lose it to "lose" when we don't need to.

That said, I find "Engrish" and other misuses of language can be cute or fun sometimes. Language is a tool for communication and if you're successful in communicating your intended message then I don't think it matters too much how you do it (well, as long as no one gets hurt anyway). Trying to enforce a "right" way to do things doesn't really help and just needlessly limits people. It'd be like me asking Americans to do me a favour and use more "u"s, which they totally should.
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
I know the diffrence but I think the most annoying thing is in a competitive video game when people turn into grammar nazis when they can't think of anyhting else when they are getting destroyed. Mainly because any time spent typing, correcting, or whining is a waste of time instead of trying to win.
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why do you care so much for grammar?
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