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A quick lesson in English

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by PHBeerman, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. PHBeerman

    PHBeerman

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    Ok people it is not that hard.

    There-
    Jack and Jill are not over here, they are over there.

    Their-
    Let the Brits have a shot. This is their day to bitch.

    They're- Think of it as "they are"
    They're going to the store.


    Thank you for your time. Carry on.
     
  2. miked

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    wudda yus sum kinda teacher or sumptin?
     
  3. Metal Spice

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    You forgot Your & You're.

    That is your grammatically incorrect term paper. You're a moron.

    You're = You are, it is not possessive.

    Thank you. We now return you to your regular message board.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    yer der - I'm here

    eazy enuf....
     
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    ih8spellingcorrectly
     
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    Well I B M R snakes..
     
  9. paulj

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    Don't forget its and it's.
    its = pronoun + possesive case ending.
    it's = contraction for it is.

    Then there's tit for tat, not to be confused with..
    You get the idea.
     
  10. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    As much as I'm a stickler for correct spelling and grammar at work...
    this is a land cruiser forum. it's pretty casual around here. chill.

    :flipoff2: :D :flipoff2:

    As for the topic at hand...
    Let's not forget:
    add vs. ad
    aid vs. ade
    ale vs. ail
    aloud vs. allowed
    alter vs. altar
    ark vs. arc
    assent vs. ascent
    aweigh vs. away
    awl vs. all
    ax vs. acts
    bale vs. bail
    banned vs. band
    basil vs. basal
    basis vs. bases
    bass vs. base
    batt vs. bat
    bear vs. bare
    break vs. brake
    busses vs. buses
    by vs. buy
    canon vs. cannon
    cant vs. can't
    canvass vs. canvas
    capitol vs. capital
    chili vs. Chile
    clique vs. click
    clothes vs. close
    compliment vs. complement
    cord vs. chord
    counsel vs. council
    creek vs. creak
    damn vs. dam
    deer vs. dear
    draught vs. draft
    dyed vs. died
    effect vs. affect
    fare vs. fair
    feet vs. feat
    Finnish vs. finish
    flower vs. flour
    fourth vs. forth
    fowl vs. foul
    gauge vs. gage
    great vs. grate
    guerrilla vs. gorilla
    heel vs. heal
    here vs. hear
    heroine vs. heroin
    hey vs. hay
    hi vs. high
    illicit vs. elicit
    inn vs. in
    its vs. it's
    low vs. lo
    lye vs. lie
    maid vs. made
    male vs. mail
    meet vs. meat
    mousse vs. moose
    navel vs. naval
    pale vs. pail
    pallet vs. palate
    pane vs. pain
    past vs. passed
    patients vs. patience
    peddle vs. pedal
    piece vs. peace
    plane vs. plain
    prey vs. pray
    rabbit vs. rabbet
    racquet vs. racket
    rite vs. right
    soul vs. sole
    stationery vs. stationary
    steel vs. steal
    strait vs. straight
    to vs. too vs. two
    where vs. wear
     
  11. fj40crusher

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    Now, keeping all this in mind and throw in some slang...This is why English is such a hard language to learn.



     
  12. CDN_Cruiser

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    principal - principle
     
  13. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Don't get me started on words that look as though they should be pronounced similarly, but are not...

    example:
    daughter is spelled the same as laughter except for the first letter. they're pronounced quite differently. however, add a "s" to the front of laughter, then it's pronounced like daughter :confused:
     
  14. IDave

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    This is why dyslexia is so much more prevalent in English-speaking countries, as opposed to Spanish or Korean speaking countries. The "rules" are byzantine.
     
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    Because people don't know which (Their/There/They're) to use?
     
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    Because the "rules" to define spelling and pronounciation are much harder to discern and infer in English than in other languages. People with the short neurons from the visual to association cortex (the physical issue in dyslexia) can figure out most spellings in straightforward languages. In English, however, most of the rules are never even taught (although they do exist). Most people can rely on memory recall to spell the odd-ruled words. Folks with dyslexia cannot do so, because of the different wiring.
     
  17. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    I patronize Woody and Ih8mud :D


    pa·tron·ize
    1. 1. To act as a patron to; support or sponsor.
    2. 2. To treat in a condescending manner.
     
  18. re_guderian

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    Not "fenetick" at all,,, :crybaby:
     
  19. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    So if these "rules" are not taught, and I would contend they are from helping my daughter do her homework, how should people learn what versions of the words to use?


    READ



    The number one difference I see in those who speak and write well and those who don't is the amount of recreational reading they do.
     
  20. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Which reminds me...

    What's the deal with READ?

    Sometimes it's pronounced "red" and other times it's "reed" but you don't know which way to read it until it's read in context ;)

    Another oddity. When it's by itself, it's assumed to be pronounced like "reed".