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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Sixx View Post
    I wrote a story in primary school in which someone 'fell pregnant.' My teacher told me that saying someone 'fell pregnant' doesn't make any sense. I've seen it written a lot since then though. Is it correct or not?
    One of the definitions of "fall" is "to pass into a specified condition", so you certainly can fall pregnant, just as you can fall in love.

    Teacher spreading misinformation strikes again.

    (I'm on my phone, but see dictionary.com for full definition).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widget View Post
    I'm a little confused at this one.
    Are you sure there's an animal in that sentence?


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    Bear
    Verb: support, carry, undergo
    Noun: large, stocky, omnivorous animal.

    Bare
    Adjective: uncovered, unclothed, unfurnished
    Verb: to reveal

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    Bear- animal
    Bear- as in bear the weight etc

    Two uses as far as I know.

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    amount vs number. for example, there is a large amount of people here. wrong wrong wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .mpeg View Post
    amount vs number. for example, there is a large amount of people here. wrong wrong wrong!
    Probably the same people who confuse 'fewer' with 'less'!

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    I hate people who spell my name wrong. Even when it is written correctly in front of them and they have to write out something else with my name on it, they seem to spell it incorrectly 90% of the time. I just think it's sloppy! So many people also can't spell the name 'MICHAEL' and put the 'e' before the 'a'. I have now noticed that there are people walking around who actually spell their name 'MICHEAL'. I take that as an indication that their own mothers couldn't spell.

    I also hate people who pronounce the name 'NAOMI' like this...NY-OH-MI. For some bizarre reason it seems that men have huge problems pronouncing it. It should be 'NAY-OH-MI'.

    http://www.pronouncenames.com/naomi
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    Oh...and can I add that the other week when Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first official public engagement together, good old Prince William said...'this place is very special to Catherine and me.' I think he means 'Catherine and I'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchypoo View Post
    Oh...and can I add that the other week when Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first official public engagement together, good old Prince William said...'this place is very special to Catherine and me.' I think he means 'Catherine and I'.
    No, he was correct. If you remove Catherine from that sentence, he would have said "This place is very special to me"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG View Post
    No, he was correct. If you remove Catherine from that sentence, he would have said "This place is very special to me"
    Yep, see the sig up near my avatar for this month's tip.

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    I have one that confusing me, how do you spell this word I will put it in a sentence: "Are yous coming over tonight" I normaly say yous or use but I know they are both wrong but not sure what is right IYKWIM


 

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