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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    Ok, so I'm going to put it out there... I *hate*, with a passion, the growing trend to use less everywhere. Less is for continuous things, fewer is for discrete variables! To have less of something, you need to chop something off it - less mashed potato, fewer peas. FEWER than 10 items at the checkout. Even the goddamned newsreaders and radio presenters who *surely* ought to be setting an example can't get it right. It makes my blood boil, and that of most of my friends.

    What're yours?

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    Its bought.. Not BROUGHT! Does my head lol!!

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    Oooh yes, and if you want to borrow something from me, you are *borrowing* it, not "having a lend" or whatever other permutation you decide to use... and while I'm at it, do people really not know the difference between itch and scratch??

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    None. Other peoples grammar doesn't concern me at all.

    If I see something incorrect, I generally assume it's a typo, or they just didn't bother going over their post that closely. Maybe they're less educated than I am, or simply don't have a head for grammar.

    My pet peeve is when I read back over a post I'VE written and realise I've typed their, they're or there incorrectly, or something similar, even though I know the correct version of each, and wonder how many grammar natzi's have gone "what a tool".

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    He's instead of his and vice versa does my head in lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catkin View Post
    Oooh yes, and if you want to borrow something from me, you are *borrowing* it, not "having a lend" or whatever other permutation you decide to use... and while I'm at it, do people really not know the difference between itch and scratch??
    I agree !! My DSD doesn't know the difference between an 'itch' & a 'scratch' really annoys me, no matter how many times i tell her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley595 View Post
    He's instead of his and vice versa does my head in lol
    Yes, this one!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    My pet peeve is when I read back over a post I'VE written and realise I've typed their, they're or there incorrectly, or something similar, even though I know the correct version of each, and wonder how many grammar natzi's have gone "what a tool".
    Same here!

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    "I need to loose weight". I have read this so many times I was beginning to think I was wrong!
    Not that I'm perfect by any means!

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    I don't know that it counts as grammar, but I really don't like when businesses deliberately spell their name wrong. Like Kwik Kopy for example. They've only saved themselves one letter for god's sake, and it looks so stupid.


 

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