No, he wasn't using it out of context...when I laughed and explain, he gave a silly grin and said, "Oh".
Probably ought to address the "their", "there", and "they're" situation as well....
I have no ideal what you guys are all talking about... All your points are probably mute anyways..
The one that is always cringe worthy for me and don't think it is so much a problem on this board is loose instead of lose. You see this all the time in various video game communities or where the average person is of younger age. Come on younger generation is it really that hard to know that loose is the opposite of tight and LOSE is the opposite of win.
I am glad us intellectuals have finally made a thread about using gooder grammar.
jus don't get us strted bout txtng runon sentces w/o puntaton always captoliz firs words minmze types din"t forge typ all of words rereader wut u post b4 2 make sur makes sents too ppl u don't no they migt not no wut ur tlkng about they prbly get mad strt tell u how 2 post wut rit they hav 2 due that am I rit or am I rit LOLOLOLOLOL
Just don't get us started about texting run-on sentences without punctuation. Always capitalize the first words of each sentence. Minimize typos and don't forget to type all of the words you intend to include in your post to properly express a complete thought. As a suggestion, please re-read what you are about to post to make sure that it makes sense both to you as well as to others who don't know you. If others don't know you, or are unfamiliar with your viewpoints and posting style, they may not be able to figure out what you are talking about. Some people probably will get irritated and either no longer bother to read your posts, or worse, they may start telling you how you need to post.
You are likely thinking "What right do they have to do that?!?! Am I right, or am I right?", after which you will have a hearty laugh to yourself, after which you will continue about your posting, hopefully in a coherent fashion.
Then and than.
It never bothers me when anyone corrects my grammar. We all need a little correcting sometimes. Although my bigger problem is typos.
The one I see on here a lot is "defiantly" when they meant "definitely".
Your and you're drives me nuts.
to instead of too (not to be one of those guys, but this happens a lot in "Odd Thoughts") :)
Hanging prepositions drive me up the wall. Just because you stick another word after it doesn't make acceptable. Most people think that you just can't end a sentence in a preposition, but there are so many sayings that misuse them so it can be difficult.
The one I always struggle with is "its" and "it's". My grammar has started to go done hill since I left school.
LOL. It was late.
It's enough to drive a detailed perfectionist nuts. Or from some of your perspectives, it's enough to assure that I remain nuts. Whichever.
I work with a guy who says "granite" when he means "granted". He will say "Now don't take it for granite...."
Drives me in-FREAKING-sane!
Well, I'd say about 50% of my grandfather's statements don't have no double negatives in them. One time he was about to use one of those rare triple negatives, but he caught himself on the third one and corrected it and I was like " Noooo, why God, WHY!".
Also, I never really Know where my periods (.) belong when use quotations or parenthesis (wait, is there two spellings of that).
My personal pet peeves are when someone says, "I could care less" instead of "I couldn't care less". Another is when someone mistakes the word "to" with "too" (meaning also). The third peeve is when someone mistakes the word "specific" with "pacific". This last example happens more often in speech than on this forum but the two words are polar opposites in their meaning.
Ultimately, grammar isn't that big of a deal in this forum because it doesn't impact the Pacers win/loss record. We need to keep it in it's proper perspective. ;)
Saw this quote and thought of this thread:
Justin Timberlake, feel free to subscribe to the thread.Quote:
"So I find it ironic that I'm doing an interview with you about Man of the Year when I feel — literally — like a bunch of people just took a s--t on my face," the 32-year-old musician/actor says in the first line of the article.
But, honestly, I'm not sure if punctuation should be including in a topic concerning grammar. It's more an issue of style, as you are alluding to, than one that can hinder understanding (such as misuse of words).
EDIT: Unless it's something like "man, eating dog" or "man-eating dog."