Do you know your ENGLISH GRAMMAR!?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Aloha!, Oct 8, 2006.

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Which of the following is correct?

  1. I love you Bob.

    15.0%
  2. You know, Jill, you're hair looks lovely today!

    6.0%
  3. So..what was your name again?

    11.0%
  4. "Hello there, John. Did you have a nice week?" said Daisy.

    61.0%
  5. When you see me, do you smile, and love me?

    7.0%
  6. Ill take a order of frenchfries and a salad please.

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  1. Aloha!

    Aloha! New Member

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    Okay, the poll is to see just how many people ACTUALLY know the proper way to write a sentence (INCLUDING SPELLING) in the English language. So, just click which one is correct and find out if you're right! :cool:
     
  2. dannymawg

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    Where's my Chicago Manual of Style when I need it?...

    Oh, wait... I'm living it :biggrin1:
     
  3. Lex

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    "Hello there, John. Did you have a nice week?" said Daisy.
     
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    curses! i read too quickly and didn't see the "you're" for "your," which is ironic since improper apostrophes and contractions are one of my bigger pet peeves. check out a book called "Eats, Shoots and Leaves." It's a good style manual.

    good topic, btw
     
  5. Aloha!

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    Hehehe, I thought it was a good topic...thus...I made it...ta-da!!
     
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    Absence of capitalization clearly isn't among your bêtes noires, though. :saevil:
     
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    lol...well, i make exceptions on capitalization, at least on the 'net.

    i'm always up for a tongue lashing, especially from you, alex. (note the superb use of comma!). :tongue:
     
  8. dannymawg

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    One of my benchmarks for online "dating" so far is the word "discreet". If it's spelled "discrete" (or "discret", et al), it's a turn off.

    Discreet = be cool. Discrete = individual components.
     
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    Penses-tu qu' on doit expliquer la phrase "betes noires" alex?

    (sorry I can't do the circonflex on this pc or it boots me from the page for some ungodly reason)

    Mais peut-etre l'image du diable là nous suffira alors... mais ce diable il est rouge .. pas noir.:rolleyes:
     
  10. WildHoney

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    I know it , I just type in a mad rush, usually with one child hanging off my hip and a phone pressed to my ear.

    Ironically, poor typing and grammar is a major turn off for me, yet I display it often when rushed :tongue:

    :smile:

    Honey
     
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    I'd like to court controversy by suggesting that all the options in the poll may be considered incorrect for one reason or another. :saevil:
     
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    This thing's got the potential to go as nutso as the eggcorns thread did.
     
  13. Aloha!

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    Depends on where you are...if you're in Canada, like I am, only one's right :)
     
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    I allow for certain grammatical errors on the computer because when typing quickly everyone doesn't review, but when your and you're, lets and let's, a and an are mixed up by someone who should know the English language, it's a huge turnoff. I remember learning about contractions, appositives, prepositions and other common grammatical errors at a very early age. It just seems that people don't know and don't care anymore.

    These gets me upset:

    "Supposably" has been added to some dictionaries. Up until a couple years ago "supposedly" was the only right way. My ears burn when a well-educated person says it the wrong way.
     
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    I stand by my previous statement, no matter whether one is considering the options from the standpoint of Canadian, British, American, Australian, or New Zealand English.

    That having been said, I shall watch the thread's progress with interest. :cool:
     
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    I know my English grammar quite well, thank you. It's some other people's English grammar with which I'm not particularly well-acquainted.

    (Et ma bĂȘte n'est pas noire.)
     
  17. Aloha!

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    Wow...only two thirds of people know proper English grammar...
     
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    I missed the you're, too.

    I usually speak English grammar good.
     
  19. Aloha!

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    Hehehehe, only 3/5 people know their grammar :)

    1/5 don't know how to use commas :(

    10/3% don't know what proper ellipses look like, and 10 1/3% don't know their homonyms...
     
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    My Granma ain't English.
     
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