A Remedial Grammar Lesson

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by bignfloppy, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. bignfloppy

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    This seems to be necessary.

    it's = it is.

    its = possessive

    they're = They are.

    their = possessive

    there indicates location, as in "over there."

    To is a preposition. (A sentence should never end with a preposition.)

    Too is used in place of "in addition," "also," or "as well," et cetera and also indicates that something is to an excessive or marked degree, as in "too little," "too many," or "too much."

    Who is used as a subject.

    Whom is used as an object.

    For example:

    Correct: Who has the biggest penis?

    Incorrect: Who shall I show my penis to?
    Correct: To whom shall I show my penis?

    I could keep going, but those are some of the more important points.
     
  2. Lex

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    I disagree.

    The MOST Important point that a member should NEVER click the (!) over on the left hand corner under a person's name in order to REPLY to a post. NEVER.

    Clicking that (!) Over there REPORTS a post to the Mod team. Posts should only be reported when the ToS have been violated.

    This mistake superceeds all grammatical issues. You have NO idea how often it happens.
     
  3. B_Stronzo

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    If we're allowed to add bignfloppy:

    It isn't: "The guy that has the biggest cock."

    It is: "The guy who has the biggest cock." (you're speaking of the person)

    Oh and another:

    Your = the possessive
    You're = a contraction of you and are.


    Oh and my personal favorite:

    The proper phrase is "I couldn't care less" not "I could care less".

    To say one 'could care less' applies you care somewhat.

    Cool thread bignfloppy.

    And earlier on another thread someone was confused about the use of who and whom. It's 'who's who' not 'who's whom'.
     
  4. GoneA

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    Unless you're a troll, I don't nitpick over grammar ... but the above misquote is somewhat annoying.
     
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    I think I just popped a girl-boner.

    We have this talk from time to time, but good grammar is always in style.
    Some of my pet peeves:

    Irregardless- pretend you're Van Gogh and cut off the IR! (Thanks, DMW)
    This is not a word, and while many people use it to make their point, the only point they're making is that they don't know what constitutes a word.

    Rediculous- use Visine and get the red out. The root word is ridicule, so it's ridiculous.

    Definately- I don't have a cute insult for this one, and it's misspellings are many and varied, but it's definitely.


    Oh yeah, I agree with Lex, stop sending responses to threads to the mods forum! We have a hard time telling if you're mad about something or not, the way some of us rant :biggrin1: .
     
  6. Heather LouAnna

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    *golf clap*
     
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    The funniest thing is I read this title as 'A Remedial Guitar Lesson'

    I wouldn't mind some tips on French grammar...
     
  8. Heather LouAnna

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    'Round these parts, we call that an erectile clitoral meat button.
     
  9. madame_zora

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    Oh, that's beautiful! You have no idea how good it is for we women who have been here for a long time to finally be getting some decent reinforcements. We have been highly outnumbered for a long time, I had almost forgotten clits existed.
     
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    lose I managed to lose my virginity again last night.

    loose Sorry, officer, but my belt was loose and my pants fell.

    then I was in the 6th grade for the third time back then.

    than I am hornier than a trumpet player in a bordello.
     
  11. Lex

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    Oh, black folk have a REALLY hard time with this one. I can hear my cousins now:

    "She got all up in my face, irregardless of da fact dat I was not the one who said shit to her!!"
    Funniest Profile I have read:

    "I have learned two things from this site:

    These are some of the hottest men around and a LOT of people have problems with the words "ridiculous" and "definitely"

    LMAO
    PLZBLEVIT.

    (that was for GoneA)

    Seriously--Mrs. Lex was an English major and she has a copy of "Grammatically Correct" on her nightstand.

    Not that *I* ever read it, but still...
     
  12. Heather LouAnna

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    HAHAHA
     
  13. Heather LouAnna

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    My favorite ebonics word is "Am-buh-lance."

    Example: "That mother fucker got shot. Somebody call an am-buh-lance."
     
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    The one that always winds me up is the use of Pacific instead of Specific.
     
  15. GoneA

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    I totally stole that from you. My friends are probably gonna (although, given the content of this thread, I should say "going to") kill me if I say again. It's how I "agree" with everything. :tongue:
     
  16. madame_zora

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    I have an easier time taking it as the result of ebonics than if it's a pseudo-intellectual who really ought to know better.


    Danny (DMW) sent me a copy of "East, Shoots and Leaves" which is a pendatic punctuator's paradise.
     
  17. GoneA

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    Well, *I* have something great to put in my signature, now.

    Heather .. that was hysterical.
     
  18. Heather LouAnna

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    lol It winds you up, hu? I had the cutest little black femme gay guy tell me at the Chick-Fil-A drive through on Friday "Here's your nuggets, baby! You have a fab-uh-lous day."
     
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    I have a Cali buddy who has said it for years. I even heard it in an old Nelly song, "Hot in Herre":

    I'm leaving, PLZBLEVIT, me an' the rest of my heathens...
     
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    Lieberry. My favorite kind of fruit.
     
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