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    I had a giggle the other day when future MIL spelt quite as 'quiet'!!
    I've seen it used the other way too

    She also pronounces accessories as assessories Uh oh. Bad genes?

    Also can't stand use/youse/you's. I don't care if it's in some stupid dictionary, it's not a word in my book!! And seriously, arks... that's some people's way of saying ask. What the heck?!
    Love this thread!

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    "Piece of mind"?!

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    To/too/two. I remember learning a bit of a rule for this in grade TWO!

    If you can replace it with a "t" sound, like "we are going t' the shops" then it's to. If you have to pronounce it as tooooo like "I'm coming too" it's too.

    I can't remember the rule for two... But really, as adults who needs these rules to remember!

    My husband is a bad speller. His name is James and if he was going to refer to something that belonged to him, it was "Jame's bike" :-S

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    I am noticing a lot lately the word 'defiantly' being used when people clearly mean 'definitely'.
    Another one i am noticing is break/brake being mixed up, eg i never get a brake from my children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut2011 View Post
    To/too/two. I remember learning a bit of a rule for this in grade TWO!

    If you can replace it with a "t" sound, like "we are going t' the shops" then it's to. If you have to pronounce it as tooooo like "I'm coming too" it's too.

    I can't remember the rule for two... But really, as adults who needs these rules to remember!

    My husband is a bad speller. His name is James and if he was going to refer to something that belonged to him, it was "Jame's bike" :-S
    My pet hate! And loose/lose. Watch my FB for the occasional rant on this ^2

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    I just don't know why you would care so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantingtostart View Post
    I just don't know why you would care so much.
    I'm an English teacher so it bothers me a LOT. I suppose when you work with language every day it is frustrating when simple words are not used and spelt correctly. Noone in this thread is correcting extended spelling, they're all basic (grade 2 as another poster pointed out) words such as two/to/too your/you're etc.

    Side note, I can't stand too much text talk - i.e gr8 2 c u

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waitingfornumber2 View Post
    I'm an English teacher so it bothers me a LOT. I suppose when you work with language every day it is frustrating when simple words are not used and spelt correctly. Noone in this thread is correcting extended spelling, they're all basic (grade 2 as another poster pointed out) words such as two/to/too your/you're etc.

    Side note, I can't stand too much text talk - i.e gr8 2 c u
    It just seems a bit futile to care so much, it's not killing anyone.

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    Haha. Picked up pre-school newsletter for DD2. 'The staff car park is strickly for staff only.'
    Drives me crazy!

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    I am poorly educated, but I do understand how frustrating it must be for you. As an English teacher, how do you find the most effective way of correcting kids with poor grammar and pronunciation? I try with the kids at work, but it makes it hard when the other carers, and even the parents, reinforce the poor use of the English language.


 

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