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    I was helping one of my grandkids with some school homework the other day, and I was teaching him the correct words to use, then I read something where a word was wrong (I am a grammar nazi.....) most common are their and there, then there're and they're, waist and waste, insure and ensure, most use insure when ensure is right, of course witch and which, saw and seen (using seen drives me nuts). It's funny how some things just get up your nose, yet to others, it's perfectly fine. Rant over!
    edit....a very unique US thing is "off of" but I can overlook that, because it's just how it is there.

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    I once bought a book on Grammer off of a guy...

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    • #3
      Affect, effect

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      • finsleft258
        finsleft258 commented
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        That is a great example.

      • Tiretyme
        Tiretyme commented
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        Exactly where I was going!!
        Those two get me every time and always have to look up to make certain I’m using in correct context

    • #4
      On accident. Adsorb vs absorb/absorp. Electrolysis (hair removal and splitting liquid molecules, not corrosion). I seen.

      Those are my biggest nails on the chalkboard.
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      • noelm
        noelm commented
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        I seen is a killer to me....

      • Ol Mucky
        Ol Mucky commented
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        I seen. Ugh

    • #5
      Your possessive, you're, contraction, you are, it's never used properly.

      I'm a truck driver but a great speller and proof reader.
      Spell check changes my world sometimes and is notice after posting

      BWP

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      • #6
        Noticed

        BWP

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        • #7
          Irregardless , it is a word , but it sounds stupid . To me at least .

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          • #8
            As I'm sure you've all noticed my grammar sucks ! It drives my wife mad , so it's worth it , LOL

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            • #9
              English is a language full of exceptions, which makes its grammar difficult.
              When in doubt, remember the rule.... “I" before "E" except after "C" and when sounding like "A" as in neighbor and weigh, and on weekends and holidays and all throughout May, and YOU'LL ALWAYS BE WRONG NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY!!!!”

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              • #10
                My oldest daughter has a journalism degree and my wife a masters in communications—y’all proof read and fix this!

                My youngest is an architect with a minor in interior design—draw some plans up for this project please and I’ll put the puzzle together.

                I was a tire and auto repair guy, so Dad fix my car.

                Son-in-law is a doctor so pls call me in some medicine for xyz

                Luckily it all works out around here.
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                • #11
                  Originally posted by noelm View Post
                  I was helping one of my grandkids with some school homework the other day, and I was teaching him the correct words to use, then I read something where a word was wrong (I am a grammar nazi.....) most common are their and there, then there're and they're, waist and waste, insure and ensure, most use insure when ensure is right, of course witch and which, saw and seen (using seen drives me nuts). It's funny how some things just get up your nose, yet to others, it's perfectly fine. Rant over!
                  edit....a very unique US thing is "off of" but I can overlook that, because it's just how it is there.
                  I seen what you did their.

                  What is wrong with "Off of" as in "I wish for you to remove the radar off of the Hard top"?
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                  • noelm
                    noelm commented
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                    Off of is uniquely American, it is often used, but is not correct English, it should be simply " remove the radar off the hard top" but it is commonly used in the US, something that's just been twisted for so long that it is regarded as correct.

                • #12
                  Originally posted by Smitty45 View Post
                  Irregardless , it is a word , but it sounds stupid . To me at least .
                  Hmmmmmm, I don't believe it actually is a word.
                  Just sayin.
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                • #13
                  Select and choose. What is the difference?
                  Select - to favor one over another.
                  Choose - what Cuban women wear on their feet.

                  I’ve eaten a lot of unpleasant food, but nothing tasted as bitter as having to eat your own words.
                  Words...once they leave your mouth, they cannot be taken back; like a bullet leaving the barrel of a gun.
                  Words are so powerful, the universe and all we know was created by His utterance of them. “ Let there be.....”

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                • #14
                  Mute - moot.

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                  • #15
                    Sensuous! Hey honey…..sens u is up…..can you get me another beer!!!! LOL.
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