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United States Ghost
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:51 am 
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I encourage you all to read this. I don't want to come off harsh or as a bitch. I don't want people to say "Herp derp ur a grmr/splng freak. stfu ho" kay? I'm being SRS.

I know it's the internet, and anyone can type whatever they want however they want to type it. But, if you're applying for something, or typing out a ban report, or whatever, I encourage you to use proper grammar and spelling.

There are some people on this forum who have trouble speaking English. Or at least I'm sure there is. When someone types like this - "lol ur meen 2 me. i cnt belive u did tht. wtf" - no one can understand it! They can't copy and paste it into a translator because, guess what, it's not going to translate! So, please, use FULL words. If you don't know how a word is spelled, there's a thing called spell check. If you don't have that there's a thing called a dictionary.

Next, there's grammar. Huuur this is going to be fun.

Alright, so let me do the "your" and "their"

You're = You are. "You're pretty" "You're gonna go far kid" (the Offsprings <3)

Your = Possessive "Your cat is cute" "Your food is delicious!" nom.

There = State of being "The car is over there." "There is the diet coke." <3

Their = Possessive plural "Their camera is awesome!" "Their website is awesome"

They're = They are "They're gonna be mad" "They're the ones that are responsible!" *looks at Wil and Psycho*


Now, if you don't understand that, then.. I'm not sure I can help you anymore.

Again, this wasn't meant to sound bitchy. I'm just trying to help here.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 4:24 am 
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Game Zombies = Plural meaning more then 1
Game Zombie's = Possessive like "That's (That is) Game Zombie's song"
Game Zombies' = Same as above but if the name ends in a s you put a ' after it instead



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:52 am 
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You're thread is stupid. Theirs too many stuff to read.



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:18 am 
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Psycho isn't nearly even remotely as funny as he thought he is with his reply here.

Ghostie has a very valid point. And you shouldn't undermine that with your troll reply, turning a valid point into some sort of farce. Or to put in other words: I would have expected more of a forum moderator.
In case you didn't understand her point, please go ahead and inquire further. But keep your trollish replies to an otherwise serious topic (an announcement even) to your self please.

This isn't meant as a personal attack against you Psycho. I hope you can come to think of it, and agree your post was unnecessary and didn't help anyone at all.



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:23 am 
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Psycho wrote:
You're thread is stupid. Theirs too many stuff to read.

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Theirs

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Psycho wrote:
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We all hate you psycho <3



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 1:53 pm 
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There are also a few other minor mistakes I've noticed around the forums. Starting a sentence with "and" is one of them, "and" is a conjunction used to combine many sentences, therefore, can not be used to start a sentence with. Same goes with but. The same thing goes with using "and" after comma "," since comma is also used to combine many sentences together.



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People should start using the semi-colon more often; It's really awesome.



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:09 pm 
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Ccx55 wrote:
There are also a few other minor mistakes I've noticed around the forums. Starting a sentence with "and" is one of them, "and" is a conjunction used to combine many sentences, therefore, can not be used to start a sentence with. Same goes with but. The same thing goes with using "and" after comma "," since comma is also used to combine many sentences together.


To be honest, there is nothing wrong with starting a sentence with "and" unless it is midway through a paragraph (that annoys me..). For example:

Fredricko says: I like potatoes.
Apostrophe says: And mayonnaise?
Fredricko says: No, get a life.


But I agree with placing "and" after a comma.

Also, (as I have seen many examples of this elsewhere) whenever somebody attempts to say "he'll" can you please not forget the apostrophe, it annoys me greatly. The same applys with "he'd".
That is all.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Apostrophe wrote:
Fredricko says: I like potatoes.
Apostrophe says: And mayonnaise?
Fredricko says: No, get a life.


As I said, "and" is a conjunction to combine sentences, you can't start a sentence by combining sentences, right? You might aswell have said: ", mayonnaise?" It's a mistake that I see around frequently, I sense peer pressure.

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Fredricko says: I like potatoes.
Apostrophe says: Mayonnaise too?
Fredricko says: No, get a life.



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:47 pm 
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Awesome thread is awesome. Let's just hope people read it and take notice.

Starting sentences with "and", or even "but" is perfectly fine btw. It does not break a single grammatical rule.

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Contrary to what your high school English teacher told you, there's no reason not to begin a sentence with but or and; in fact, these words often make a sentence more forceful and graceful. They are almost always better than beginning with however or additionally. Beginning with but or and does make your writing less formal; — but worse things could happen to most writing than becoming less formal.

Note, though, that if you open with but or and, you usually don't need a comma: not "But, we did it anyway"; it's enough to say "But we did it anyway." The only time you need a comma after a sentence-opening conjunction is when you want to sneak a clause right between the conjunction and the rest of the sentence: "But, as you know, we did it anyway."

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/b.html



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"There is a persistent belief that it is improper to begin a sentence with And, but this prohibition has been cheerfully ignored by standard authors from Anglo-Saxon times onwards. An initial And is a useful aid to writers as the narrative continues."

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conjunctions.htm


So yeah xD.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Cherry wrote:

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Beginning with but or and does make your writing less formal


To be grammatically perfect in every way, must the writing not be formal? I can see how starting a sentence with and or but the sentence can still be grammatically correct. But not perfect.
Why teach people the correct way of grammar when you can teach them the perfect way? ^^



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Well, I just want to point out that I am of French origin (although half-american, but I never really speak it except on internet) so if I make grammar mistakes I apologize.

Also, this has been puzzling me, but are you allowed to put two "that" in a row? I have come across that situation a few times, and even Ghostie didn't know.

Sooo, yea, sorry about grammar mistakes, but I try really hard not to do them.



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:35 pm 
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No, I understand if English is a second language. But if it's a first language, then uh... you should know it.

For "that"... I'm not sure.. I say it sometimes. Like, for example - "She said that that is okay." In some instances I think you can substitute it with something else. Like "it's" or "that's". I think it's all about preference.. Not sure about that one.



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Indigo wrote:
Psycho isn't nearly even remotely as funny as he thought he is with his reply here.

Ghostie has a very valid point. And you shouldn't undermine that with your troll reply, turning a valid point into some sort of farce. Or to put in other words: I would have expected more of a forum moderator.
In case you didn't understand her point, please go ahead and inquire further. But keep your trollish replies to an otherwise serious topic (an announcement even) to your self please.

This isn't meant as a personal attack against you Psycho. I hope you can come to think of it, and agree your post was unnecessary and didn't help anyone at all.


it is a valid point... but still, its the internet and on the internet the majority is what matters and the minorities are kinda left out. i try to type well but i dont think its somthing that we need to talk about. just my two cents.



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My point is - you need to be understandable when talking to a superior on the internet. When you make an application, you need to learn how to spell, or people are going to say "well, he doesn't take two seconds to spell, so he's obviously not going to be good" for whatever you're applying for.

Just my two cents.

Also - is it so hard to spell "something" correctly? Honestly, I find it harder to ty3 lyk dis than to type like this.



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W1Z wrote:

it is a valid point... but still, its the internet and on the internet the majority is what matters and the minorities are kinda left out. i try to type well but i dont think its somthing that we need to talk about. just my two cents.


So what you're saying is screw the minorities? OMG U RACIST.

No, seriously, This is the reason the internet is a stupid place. the MAJORITY of it are pre-pubescent kids that are like "omgbewbiz" or 19 year old men boys going "omgbewbizsammichsexism"
Seriously, If you don't PRESENT yourself as educated, you won't come across as educated. Keep that in mind if you ever post.

In fact, you could do what I do. Think of every post as a Job Interview.


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Overall, I see this thread as way to avoid

MISCOMMUNICATION



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