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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    "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.
    You have a disturbed family next you'll be telling us you gave aunty sue crabs.

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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    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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    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?
    lol, not really, because of you were to replace its in that sentence with a name then it's a possessive and needs an apostrophe - "Rebecca's heart beat was strong" "it's (because it's a possessive) heart beat was strong"

    I know it's wrong, but it gets me every time!

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    I'm loving all of these... I especially love the Uncle Jack example - I'd not seen that one before!

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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    My absolute hate is the posts that have no punctuation or grammar and you find yourself reading every post with one breath and makes you feel tired how can people type like this I don't. Understand also when people use punctuation where it isn't needed

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    They're/their and there.
    Too/to
    Then and than- this one REALLY bugs me!
    disgusting/disCusting- ergh!
    His and he's
    and text speak........and there are a whole lot more but these threads never end well so I'll stop there..........................

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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    I am excited for the beach or I am excited for the movie

    No no no!! This says you are excited on behalf the beach or movie. You cannot be excited on behalf a location or inanimate object!!

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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    Just wondering if anyone knows about the saying "of a morning" or "of an evening". It may be correct, I had never heard of it before I went to the uk and a few of my (aussie) colleagues used it... It always just sounded wrong to me but possibly because i'd never heard it before (i grew up in nz).

    It was even in our paperwork that we gave to patients so I always hoped it was correct! "take your injections of an evening" or similar. I came back to australia and i've heard it a handful of times since... Does anyone know?? Sorry for the lack of capitals... it's not knowing how to use my phone!

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