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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    It's already been said, but his instead of he's! It's easy, how can people get it wrong? Nobody says hers instead of she's?

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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    Another one. I just Lol (laughED out loud as opposed to laugh out loud) so hard I nearly cried? Lolled? Loled? Lol'ed? Loll'ed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Who says it is acceptable to break the rules? 50's is wrong!

    This is from my style guide at work:

    Acronyms and other shortened forms

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    For plurals of acronyms, add 's' (e.g. SELs). Do not use an apostrophe unless it is possessive (e.g. an SEL's position description).
    Apostrophes are also used to show contractions, or missing letters. So technically, abbreviations are correct, IMO!

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    I confess to getting rather lazy on most of my grammar and spelling, partly due to Facebook statuses, text messaging and forums I think. I've just had to let so much go for the sake of my own sanity...BUT having said that - I will not accept the use of "youse" or should / would / could of instead of have... I also *hate* when people say "two twins"... Does that not seem silly? Or is that right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by squishie View Post
    Uh oh!! No space between your comma and next word...LOL
    Bahahaha! I loose this one time youse guys! (spelling mistakes on purpose... Obviously...) :-)

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    Double negatives.
    "He didn't have nothing to do with it"
    So he did?? ARGHHHHHHH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CottonCandy View Post
    Double negatives.
    "He didn't have nothing to do with it"
    So he did?? ARGHHHHHHH!!!
    /signed same with the LOL stuff. grrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CottonCandy View Post
    Double negatives.
    "He didn't have nothing to do with it"
    So he did?? ARGHHHHHHH!!!
    If someone tells me they didn't have nuffin to do wiv it. I turn around and say "so you admit it then? You did it. You just said so. You just used a double negative so your subconscious won't allow you to lie"

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    This is from Oxford Dictionaries.com

    http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/apostrophe

    There are one or two cases in which it is acceptable to use an apostrophe to form a plural, purely for the sake of clarity:
    •you can use an apostrophe to show the plurals of single letters:
    I've dotted the i's and crossed the t's.
    Find all the p's in appear.
    •you can use an apostrophe to show the plurals of single numbers:
    Find all the number 7’s.

    These are the only cases in which it is generally considered acceptable to use an apostrophe to form plurals: remember that an apostrophe should never be used to form the plural of ordinary nouns, names, abbreviations, or numerical dates.

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    I read CVs for my job, often from very senior executives. I can't tell you the number of times I've read something like, "I have 20 year's experience" *hyperventilates*

    My current pet peeve is "back to back" when they mean "consecutive".

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