Maybe it's just me

Discussion in 'BWI / McAndrew Board' started by Shiniquiet, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. WDLion

    WDLion Well-Known Member
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    I was taught the same thing in school.
    Two other things. Single digits you write the word, double or more you use the number.
    Also Jim's is a contraction, Jims' denotes possession.
     
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  2. marisa45

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    No the grammar hasn't changed which is why:

    "I have a man crush of CJF"
    is incorrect and should be "I have a man crush on CJF"

    But the acceptable use of language has changed. Example:

    "He's sharp, compassionate and articulate which is what surprises me." To be proper in today's language, it needs an immediate politically correct qualifier in-sentence, not after the sentence. Or else, you might be considered a racist. You're sentence would be taken to mean:

    "He's sharp, compassionate and articulate which is what surprises me because he's black.(inferred)."


    It's also klunky, not fit for the twitter-verse. You would just say he's dope.

    I know, nobody likes a smart ass.
     
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    I really hope that was (TIC).
     
  4. WDLion

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    I guess he was never taught that you never use a preposition to end a sentence with.
     
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    That's completely acceptable and should be excepted by any employee in the workplace.That said it grinds my gears when someone is talking football on a message board and another poster goes grammar police mid-thread. In a forum such as this it serves no other purpose other than to be condescending toward another.
     
  7. john4psu

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    I'm an old fart too when it comes to grammar and punctuation and it's only getting worse.

    I have slipped and used of instead of have and it was pointed out to me here so thank you.

    The lack of proper capitalization drives me crazy and it can be the difference between helping your friend Jack off a horse or helping your friend jack off a horse. Spellcheck doesn't catch that.

    Don't even get me started on lose and loose!
     
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    That's assuming he does indeed want help in either case.
     
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  9. Frabjous

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    -Everyone should of (sic) went (sic) to their (sic) remedial English class.
    -While we're at it, why is the Oakland team the A's??
    -'Live Fearless': nope, "Live Fearlessly" (adverb modifies verb).
    Now get off my lawn.
     
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    I think you missed what the poster was actually doing. I think he/she was trying to amplify the point he/she was making by deliberate use of "went".
     
  11. psuro

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    Let's look at the replay. Upon further review-play stands as called.
     
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  12. JR4PSU

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  13. JR4PSU

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    you mean "us'ns"?
     
  14. BobPSU92

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    Type it out. :eek:

    Laugh out loud. :eek:

    Use your words. :eek: Type complete sentences. :eek:

    :eek:
     
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  15. BobPSU92

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    I want to give your post a Like, but it just seems inappropriate.

    :eek:
     
  16. JR4PSU

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    or there, their and they're.
     
  17. psuro

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    Fixed your post for you Bob. You are welcome.
     
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    More pet peeves:
    "Revert back". Saying the same thing twice. One either "reverts" or "goes back". Even the media/ journalists make this error.
    Using "at" to end a sentence. I.e. Where are they at? It should be Where are they? Where's it at? It should be Where is it?
     
  19. Bob78

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    Incorrect on the contraction. Correct on writing out numbers (old school rules).

    Jim's is singular possessive. That is Jim's car. Jims' would be singular possessive if the person's name was "Jims".
    "What's" is a contraction. e.g. What is up? shortened (or contracted) to What's up?

    The Smiths had a party. Smiths (no apostrophe) is plural. Plurals do not use apostrophes.

    The party was at the Smiths' house.... in a plural possessive, the apostrophe comes after the "s" that makes the name or word a plural.

    This is why people told me 'GFY.'
     
  20. Bob78

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    They are the Athletics. That name is shortened, or contracted, to A's. So the apostrophe is correct there, as the name is a contraction. The apostrophe is in place of the letters taken away.
    Same with my Baltimore O's.
     
  21. step.eng69

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    Well said & very amusing :cool:
    Thanks for mid day giggle
     
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  22. Bob78

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    You're sentence would be taken to mean: ("You're" = contraction of you are. "Your" is possessive). :cool:

    I wasn't thinking of anything along the lines of political correctness.
    Regardless of the subject's race, the sentence stands on its own as written and is not linked in context to what I think he probably meant to say. As written, the writer is saying he is surprised that the subject is those things, regardless of race or gender or religion or left-handedness.
    Well, maybe being left handed is implied by stating surprise. o_O
    My guess is that he is surprised the subject made a grammatical error despite being those things. But when critiquing someone else's grammar and word use, the confusion caused by his own sentence structure is at least ironic.

    I know, I know.... GFM. :rolleyes:
     
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    Fire everybody!!!
     
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    You noticed that too. Amazing length, 21/2 - 3 inches.
     
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    Bob's on vacation is a contraction.
     
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    Look at how long her right thumb is. You'll know where to find it.
    Close.
    Almost.
    There ya go.

    I'm thinking she has all that she has going for her, and on top of that, she can palm a basketball with her hands and her feet!
    She's a miracle!
     
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    Yes. It is. Same example as the "What's up?" one.
    It is also a singular possessive.
    Bob's on vacation. He and the family are staying at Bob's beach house.
    Contraction. Singular possessive.
     
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    My schooling was 40s and 50s. That's a long time ago.
     
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    AS I called!
     
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    You've got a friend in Pennsylvania
     
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    English is a living and evolving language.

    However, it's "she and I ", not "me and her", as the subject of the sentence.

    Also:
    "Than" compares
    "Then" is when
    "A lot" is two words, not one.
     
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    Why not simply "where we are?"
     

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