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Common syntactical and grammatical misconstructions... [Apr. 29th, 2002|01:24 pm]
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... or something like that.

Whilst trawling through various journals, I have noticed that a lot of people make the same mistake.

  • Wrong: The other day this bloke stepped right on my foot. He should of been watching where he was going.
  • Correct: The other day this bloke stepped right on my foot. He should have been watching where he was going.

The thing is, it's such an easy mistake to make... because that's what it sounds like!

Most people abbreviate "should have" and "might have" to "should've" and "might've"... which sounds almost exactly like "should of" and "might of".

Through a lack of anything else interesting to post about, this is what I'm reduced to... picking holes in grammar!



[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2002-04-29 05:32 am (UTC)

have you ever thought about changing professions?

i hear this country is short of teachers ;P

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-04-29 05:34 am (UTC)
Are you kidding??

The only thing I'd ever be any good at, is teaching how *not* to do things, not how *to* to things?! LOL
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[User Picture]From: rayefrenzy
2002-04-29 05:34 am (UTC)
so waht if i have bad grammer. is it really that bad? the inglish language is all messed up anyway
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-04-29 05:35 am (UTC)

It was only for fun, hon.
I wasn't trying to pick holes in anyone.
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2002-04-29 05:35 am (UTC)
*pats my hubby on the back..*

You really that bored?

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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-04-29 05:38 am (UTC)
Not at all... I can be 'not bored' and 'not interesting' at the same time.

Hell, look at our Government!!
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[User Picture]From: pat57
2002-04-29 05:37 am (UTC)
My favourite, and by far the most irritating is the misuse of "your" and "you're".

Me like picking holes too, so don't feel bad about it! We're just pedants, and better for it!
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[User Picture]From: stephaniewalker
2002-04-29 05:38 am (UTC)
and their and there! ;)
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[User Picture]From: nita_01nita
2002-04-29 05:45 am (UTC)
You're ALL mad....
Can I join in?
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2002-04-29 05:47 am (UTC)

It's open house today! :-)
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[User Picture]From: nita_01nita
2002-04-29 05:55 am (UTC)
At least somethings gone right today!
So what we playing next?
I think you've dont the old we're/were, you're/your, their/there/they're to death!
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[User Picture]From: katster
2002-04-29 06:34 am (UTC)
Hmmm, thelovebug's English?

(The queen ain't got anything on him...)

As for me, I speak American. All grammatical errors might just be on purpose... ;)

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[User Picture]From: clicker
2002-04-29 06:42 am (UTC)
Yah! and i mangle language to my heart's content - I shoulda, woulda, mighta got it write! LOL I know that "netese" doesn't use apostrophe's, "'ve" becomes "a", words are truncated, abbreviated, u know wat I mean! ya cant type 100 words a minute all day and want to waste time with lil things like that! :) AND WE ALL KNOW ITS SPELLED "TEH"!!! LOL
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[User Picture]From: vanillaskyblue
2002-04-29 08:22 am (UTC)
A man after my own heart...LOL
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2002-04-29 09:07 am (UTC)
totally irrelevant comment here - though i'm sure dave won't mind me cluttering up his email..

but what a fantastic user icon!


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[User Picture]From: bluelotus
2002-04-29 09:24 am (UTC)
I think most people tend to use lose grammar on the net. I guess or language is morphing again.

So long as L33t d00d doesn't make it in. I'm quite relaxed about it :)
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[User Picture]From: jena
2002-04-29 10:26 am (UTC)
What on earth is L33t d00d?!?
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[User Picture]From: poggs
2002-04-29 01:22 pm (UTC)
The affect/effect juxtaposition irritates me.

"This will effect all users on the 4th floor"
"You will see the affects of the upgrade tomorrow morning"

Normally juxtaposized(!) by wannabe technical support staff.
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