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    All of these , I'm easily annoyed by these things!

    Plus:
    'hence why...'
    (you don't need the 'why', hence pretty much means 'that's why')
    Using American spelling eg favorite (hate that my phone auto corrects to it too)
    'could care less' - not as bad here but Americans say it all the time.


    I'm sure I'll be back with more

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    Prolly - it's probably

    MM - what would you like to know?

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    I love this thread. I love that I am not the only one who notices things like this and has to make a conscious effort not to acknowledge the errors. Sometimes I feel like I am continuously reminding myself not to be petty, that a person's message is more important that their writing skills.

    There are so many common errors that grate on my nerves, but the one thing that is really driving me insane lately is the misuse of apostrophes and commas. Both overusing and underusing them.

    I have a relative that I recently deleted from Facebook, mostly because of his overly pompous pontificating but also because it was getting near impossible to refrain from asking him if his overuse of these two things was the latest manifestation of his Tourette's syndrome. I know; I'm an awful, awful person.

    My one tip for anyone looking for pointers would be this:
    If you aren’t sure, type it into Word. I have days where I just can’t work out if I’m right or wrong, and it’s such a simple way of finding out.

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    I don't have any specific questions, i just like having an explanation in case it is something i wasn't aware of. So far nobody has mentioned anything i didn't know but i'm sure it will happen.
    I was also thinking it could be useful to people reading, that's all.

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    I love this thread!!!

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    MothersMilk - I think that is a great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Molly Coddle View Post

    Edit: Oh no! Is it "all time" or "all-time"?!? Crap.
    'All times'. I've heard people say that one before. Lame!

    Better then; could of; I seen it; your stupid; he's car.

    'Nuff said.

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    Oh, and confusion between brought and bought. I hate when people say, 'I was bought up as a Catholic' or something like that. Really, how much did they pay for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Prolly - it's probably

    MM - what would you like to know?
    Fyi 'prolly' is a slang word, I'm pretty sure it's deliberately used rather than a spelling error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmyB View Post
    I really dislike when people don't use capital letters. How petty is that?!

    Severe dislikes:

    - incorrect use of apostrophes
    - their/they're/there
    - "Me and Johnny went to the park" instead of "Johnny and I went to the park"
    - similar to above, when people "over-correct" and it becomes "Grandma gave Johnny and I some cake" instead of the correct "Grandma gave Johnny and me some cake".

    I reckon the best way of understanding this rule is to remove the other person's name in your head, then it's easier to determine whether you're supposed to use "me" or "I".

    My Mum was an English teacher and her grammar-Nazi ways rubbed off on me.
    I consider myself fairly competent with grammar and spelling but I have to admit, this one always had me stumped. Great way to remember it though, thanks! Why wasn't I taught this rule in school?

    AFM, I hate "haitch". It's aitch.

    Although admittedly I did some research recently and it appears as though haitch is now becoming an accepted variation on saying the letter H.

    Makes my skin crawl.

    And after trawling through a lot of houses for sale on the internet recently, I have to say I am appalled at the number of houses in a "sort after location" .

    Speeking of appalled.....it's not appaulled (or appaulling!!!).


 

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