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Old 07-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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Common Misspellings!

Anyone see common misspellings in Newspaper articles, forum posts or FAQ's that aggravate them? Post them here!

1. Cummins is NOT Cummings.
2. Lose is NOT Loose.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:11 AM   #2
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The words 'there' and 'their' used in the wrong context.

I use the "After The Deadline" add-on in my Firefox browser. It will flag/correct just about all my screw-ups and typos in spelling, grammar and style.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Common Mistakes in English - Then vs. Than
Examples:
I'll see you then.
I'll be at the party. We can speak then.

Note: It is not used in the form "different than" which is used for comparisons.
Than is used for comparisons.
Examples: He's lived here longer than I have.
His skills are very different than mine.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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what i love is the improper use of "to, too, two." i can't believe how many people use the wrong 2! then and than is another one i see a lot. ooh.. A LOT.. two words people! just like a bunch.

haha.. i think this is my first post, so i won't go into a rant just yet.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:55 AM   #5
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Who am I to cast the first stone_so to speak? I haven't meet anyone who never makes mistakes, whether writing or speaking. As long as I can understand the context of the speakers remarks I'll not criticize.
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Who am I to cast the first stone_so to speak? I haven't meet anyone who never makes mistakes, whether writing or speaking. As long as I can understand the context of the speakers remarks I'll not criticize.
Agreed that everyone makes spelling, typos and grammar mistakes. But, some choose to utilize the available software assists to try to catch those mistakes. I use an add-on to Firefox (listed above in previous post) to correct my mistakes before I submit the post. The biggest problem with submitting a post with obvious spelling and grammar errors is that it makes you look DUMB. The point one was trying to make in the post is lost when the reader discounts it due to a 'perceived' lack of education or lack of caring.

For instance, when I ran the add-on on this post, it caught an error in your post. It flagged "haven't meet" in your second sentence as an error and suggested "haven't met" as a possible correction.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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I must admit that I constantly goof up with were and where!

Sometimes spell check works and sometimes it doesn't.

While I was working my secretary had to proof read for me! (My request)
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I agree with Ray,IN and Idenphones and I also believe we all do the best we can. However, even as some can recognized a grammar error or spelling mistake and are quick to bring it to everyone's attention on the boards and in effect berate the sender "for their errors and not using the programs available to them" they forget that if your having problems to begin with, you may not be able to recognized the CORRECT spelling or syntax when presented to you by a program. (Run on sentence)

So a lot of people do the best they can and are really nice folks that maybe hope "some people will just help with the posting inquiry and not draw attention to a minor weakness that doesn't effect the sincerity of the post.

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OK Here's my pet peeve.
It's about "FUN". Today it's common to hear "It was so fun" I always thought we had to stick a word or two in before "fun". Like, it was so much fun. I still feel the wooden ruler across my knuckles if I would dare to say it was so fun!
What is the proper grammar and when/how/why did it change
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The words 'there' and 'their' used in the wrong context.

I use the "After The Deadline" add-on in my Firefox browser. It will flag/correct just about all my screw-ups and typos in spelling, grammar and style.
There (ha is one more; 'they're'.

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It changed when the Education systems decided to lower the standards so kids could pass grades and ultimately graduate.
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OK Here's my pet peeve.
It's about "FUN". Today it's common to hear "It was so fun" I always thought we had to stick a word or two in before "fun". Like, it was so much fun. I still feel the wooden ruler across my knuckles if I would dare to say it was so fun!
What is the proper grammar and when/how/why did it change
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I am an engineer and not the best at spelling...thank goodness fro spell checkers or it would be much worse.

One I constantly see wrong is hydraulic...hyrolic

Their...there....they're

English is a horrible language.

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lol.. i dont think this thread was meant to belittle anyone, just seems to be a pet peeve of some folks. i hate using capital letters.. just something i do. lazy much?
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For a bad sentence hows bout---Thems them.

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