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I really hate it whenever I see people misuse then and than . _.
but eh, i dont use perfect grammar online so i dont really complain about it that much anymore ;v


Edit: Who still uses the Oxford comma?


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my sentences make more sense whenever I use it @@;;

Posted 6/29/16
Depends on what its used for, but regardless too many grammar mistakes can be very annoying.
Posted 6/29/16
Good grammar is such a turn on
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There are some grammar mistakes which, rather than just being "lazy" can be called out to just NOT MAKE ANY SENSE:

1) For all intents and purposes, just what are "Intensive purposes"? Really dedicated ones?

2) How exactly does "He should of known better" work? Meaning, "He should, of all the options available, settled for this one"?
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I specifically remember certain formal rules of coma usage actually changing from time to time in just my own schooling days, which confused the shit out of me growing up.

I think that's pretty much my only real issue when I type out sentences like this on a forum. lol

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stars201 wrote:

Good grammar is such a turn on


So that's the secret...and I wasted my life with gaining and keeping rock hard abs...my whole life wasted. Woe is me.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I only hate my grammar mistakes. I could care less about everyone else.


Funnily enough, this is something that always gets my goat. The phrase is not "I could care less", it is "I couldn't care less". Saying that you could care less means that you do care, which is the opposite of the point the phrase is trying to make.

I think that's the only type of things that really gets me. When someone says something that in actuality, means something different than what they are trying to say. I don't care if someone leaves off an apostrophe or uses the wrong form of "their/there/they're", unless it actually changes what they are trying to say.

EDIT: Same with comma usage. "Eats, shoots, and leaves" =/= "Eats shoots and leaves"

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Posted 6/29/16 , edited 6/29/16
i try to write the best i can but as the english isn't my first language it's kind of hard... but we all can improve day by day
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sundin13 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I only hate my grammar mistakes. I could care less about everyone else.


Funnily enough, this is something that always gets my goat. The phrase is not "I could care less", it is "I couldn't care less". Saying that you could care less means that you do care, which is the opposite of the point the phrase is trying to make.

I think that's the only type of things that really gets me. When someone says something that in actuality, means something different than what they are trying to say. I don't care if someone leaves off an apostrophe or uses the wrong form of "their/there/they're", unless it actually changes what they are trying to say.

EDIT: Same with comma usage. "Eats, shoots, and leaves" =/= "Eats shoots and leaves"


My bad.
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Crazy_Monster wrote:


I also want to know where you put your commas when you're using conjunctions such as but, and, or.
Do you put them after or before it?



I think you meant ".....but, and, and or." Since you were enumerating a list of clauses, and all.
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Posted 6/29/16 , edited 6/29/16

sundin13 wrote:
EDIT: Same with comma usage. "Eats, shoots, and leaves" =/= "Eats shoots and leaves"


I remember seeing a bit of subtitling where "Let's eat, everybody!" could have needed some correct comma placement...
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Posted 6/29/16
We live maybe 90 years? Is a few mistakes worth shortening your life over?
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Posted 6/29/16
I WILL TAKE THE OXFORD COMMA WITH ME TO MY GRAVE

im so very bitter about it man
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Crazy_Monster wrote:

Hello, I just want to know what are some grammar mistakes that may piss you off. Whether you find them on the internet, or when you are reading.

Here are some common mistakes.
1.) Your beautiful (it should be *you're)
2.) It is over their. (it should be *there)
3.) Its here. (should be *it's)

I also want to know where you put your commas when you're using conjunctions such as but, and, or.
Do you put them after or before it?

What is the importance of grammar on the internet?

Edit: Who still uses the Oxford comma?



It's also called the serial comma, or Harvard comma.
I actually found out that the serial comma, or Oxford comma is really just a style choice.




Posted 6/29/16
My primary language isn't English, so whenever I see an American derp his or her way through their own language, I think "I will make America great again."
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