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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    I really dislike when people send you a text or an email and never use full stops or punctuation its like they don't even know they exist you could be reading along thinking you are reading a really long sentence that doesn't make sense and then realise why I wonder how many people dislike this a well

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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    People who insist on using apostrophes' on the end of any word that ends' with "s". They got the products' at the shops'.

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    Direct quote from Facebook this morning ... "Your not fooling anyone with you're brave face."

    Your = Ownership.
    You're = You are.

    My pet hate at Uni is people referring to the marking rubric as the rubik's. I always ponder whether they may think that the rubric is some form of complicated brain puzzle, and that's why they can't get good grades.

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    I posted this on my FB a little while ago lol.
    Apologies in advance mods, remove if language is offensive.
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    Disbride, I think I can help you with it's/its!

    Just ask yourself whether or not you mean 'it is'. If you don't, the sentence won't make sense and there's no need for an apostrophe :-)

    E.g. "It is heartbeat was strong." Makes no sense, therefore you mean this: "Its heartbeat was strong."

    Does that help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsOhara View Post
    I posted this on my FB a little while ago lol.
    Apologies in advance mods, remove if language is offensive.
    That is gold! I actually think this curriculum would work for some people!

    I liked this one that got passed around Facebook:

    Grammar. The difference between knowing you're s**t and knowing your s**t.

    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post

    My pet hate at Uni is people referring to the marking rubric as the rubik's. I always ponder whether they may think that the rubric is some form of complicated brain puzzle, and that's why they can't get good grades.

    That reminds me, it's not quite grammar related, but at my uni we have these assessments called Objective Structured Clinical Assessment (OSCA). Yet I constantly see people referring to it as "OSCAR". I mean come on people, do you really think uni have given an assessment a name like it's a pet or something?? It's OSCA!! It stands for something, use the proper initials!

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    "Let's eat Grandma!", or "Let's eat, Grandma!"

    Punctuation saves lives.

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    "I helped uncle jack off the horse", vs. "I helped Uncle Jack off the horse".

    Capital letters for proper nouns. It's more important than you think.

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    Man with a wooden leg called Robinson.

    What is his other leg called?


 

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