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Re: their there they're


@VanSleepy wrote:

The one that gets me is affect and effect.  I know one is normally a verb and one is normally a noun.  And also to remember it as one is the cause and one is the result.  But then I sometimes forget which is which!


This used to get me until I started thinking of affect as action verb.  Both start with a.

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Re: their there they're


@TaylorBrown wrote:

We need a poster like this for "your" and "you're."


@TaylorBrown Don't get me started!!!  A pet peeve of mine.

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@ID2 wrote:

I'm such a stickler on correct spelling. It drives me so crazy on these boards when someone spells something wrong. I just have to leave.


@ID2 Makes me wonder if people proofread what they write.  It bugs me when I find a error in my posts, I will always go back and correct them.  For some reason sometimes I don't catch an error until it's been posted and I go back to read it, don't always use spell check because I'm so sure I've caught everything.

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@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

@ID2 wrote:

I'm such a stickler on correct spelling. It drives me so crazy on these boards when someone spells something wrong. I just have to leave.


@ID2. Drives me crazy when someone posts ‘walla’ Instead of ‘voila’


@proudlyfromNJ You are good, I would have never guessed that's what they meant, but I guess the content of the sentence would be a giveaway.  Ahhhh the English language, oh but that's Italian, right?  Just had to check with SIri to make sure.  Smiley Happy

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I think people care and know how to use the grammar they learned in grade school, they're just typing too fast and get tripped up. LOL

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@Snowhite714 wrote:

@proudlyfromNJ wrote:

@ID2 wrote:

I'm such a stickler on correct spelling. It drives me so crazy on these boards when someone spells something wrong. I just have to leave.


@ID2. Drives me crazy when someone posts ‘walla’ Instead of ‘voila’


@proudlyfromNJ You are good, I would have never guessed that's what they meant, but I guess the content of the sentence would be a giveaway.  Ahhhh the English language, oh but that's Italian, right?  Just had to check with SIri to make sure.  Smiley Happy


@Snowhite714 . French

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@blackhole99 wrote:

I think people care and know how to use the grammar they learned in grade school, they're just typing too fast and get tripped up. LOL


@blackhole99  Nice try.

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The main one on these forms that bothers me is when people use of instead of have.  This happens all the time.  I don't understand why they don't know the difference.  

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@NickNack 

It’s basic grade school stuff, right? I see errors and wonder, “WHERE did you go to school?” 

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Re: their there they're

Voila=Whoop, there it is!!!!!!!