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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    I have a friend touring around the Middle East at the moment and she keeps talking about all the security at the 'boarder' crossings.
    Yeah, those would be 'borders' mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I don't mind "defiantly" as much because I assume it's the result of autocorrect. But "definately" makes my eyes bleed a little.

    (For ages my user title was "There's no 'a' in definitely", but I think 'twas in vain )
    I do wonder sometimes if it is just autocorrect, but when I see it from the same people over and over I start to wonder why they haven't changed it.😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraH80 View Post
    I do wonder sometimes if it is just autocorrect, but when I see it from the same people over and over I start to wonder why they haven't changed it.������
    Yeah, I actually don't think it's autocorrect a lot of the time. I see the same people getting it wrong over and over.

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    I don't know if this one came up earlier but I can't stand when people use the word borrowed wrong!
    Example- "Where did you get that purse?"
    "My sister borrowed it to me."
    Aurgh!!!!
    Last edited by tootsiegirl; 22-01-2013 at 12:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    I don't know if this one came up earlier but I can't stand when people use the word borrowed wrong!
    Example- "Where did you get that purse?"
    "My sister borrowed it to me."
    Aurgh!!!!
    That has reminded me of a couple of other pet peeves - not knowing the difference between 'bought' and 'brought' and when people say they 'brung' or 'brang' something.

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    Default Re: Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    I don't know if this has been mentioned yet so apologies if it has, how do you use 'been' and 'being' correctly?

    I never know so thought you ladies could help out.

    I know I've used it in my first paragraph but if that's correct I assure you it's a fluke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    I don't know if this has been mentioned yet so apologies if it has, how do you use 'been' and 'being' correctly?

    I never know so thought you ladies could help out.

    I know I've used it in my first paragraph but if that's correct I assure you it's a fluke!

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    'Been' = past
    'Being' = current

    That's the best I can explain it on no sleep, maybe someone else can elaborate or articulate it better 😃

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Has been (past tense)
    Is being (present tense)

    It is the 'has' or 'is' which tell you which one is correct to use.
    For example in your head you might think "he's been an idiot" but if you expand it out you are actually thinking "he is being an idiot" and not "he is been.."
    I think this one causes so many problems because when we saying it, it can often sound like "he's bein' an idiot" as in we drop the 'g' in our pronunciation

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    Affected and Effected drive me bonkers!!!!

    My understanding is - will it Affect me? What was the Effect of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellyfishie View Post
    Has been (past tense)
    Is being (present tense)

    It is the 'has' or 'is' which tell you which one is correct to use.
    For example in your head you might think "he's been an idiot" but if you expand it out you are actually thinking "he is being an idiot" and not "he is been.."
    I think this one causes so many problems because when we saying it, it can often sound like "he's bein' an idiot" as in we drop the 'g' in our pronunciation
    Just to add to that (and potentially complicate things):

    You can also say "He's been an idiot" - if you mean to say 'he HAS been an idiot'. You can't say 'he is been an idiot' (to mean that he is currently behaving that way), but you can say 'he has been an idiot' (at some point in the past).

    So I'd say an easier way of remembering it would be the top part of this post, where 'been' is past tense (i.e., was, in the past, being X), and 'being' is present tense (i.e., currently and continuously being X).

    E.g., He has been an idiot (in the past).

    vs

    He is being an idiot (now - right this second).

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