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Old 07-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #141
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Some here seem to believe that grammar and punctuation are not the important.

I submit this for your review:

Go outside and help your uncle Jack off from his horse.

Go outside and help your uncle jack off his horse.

Grammar can be messy!

And, meaning changes with proper spelling:

I am having trouble with my winch.

I am having trouble with my wench.
Or my personal favorite, which I have on a t-shirt.

Let's eat Grandma.
Let's eat, Grandma.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:25 PM   #142
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I consider myself pretty good with grammar, but I've always had trouble with when to use "who" and "whom" Anybody have any simple rules for this?
I did, too, until I saw someone on TV give a simple hint. If the answer is "him", use whom. If the answer is" he", use who. It has worked really well for me.

Who is going? He is going.
Whom do you want? I want him.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:33 AM   #143
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I did, too, until I saw someone on TV give a simple hint. If the answer is "him", use whom. If the answer is" he", use who. It has worked really well for me.

Who is going? He is going.
Whom do you want? I want him.

What about:
To whom am I speaking?

To whom are you referring to?
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:23 PM   #144
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With all the grammer, english and spelling professors on this site nowadays, it almost makes one leery to post.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:55 PM   #145
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What about:
To whom am I speaking?

To whom are you referring to?
Well, all I can say is it was a quick, simplified method she gave and has made it much easier for me. The "to whom" are easy as in "To whom it may concern", so aren't confusing or really require any thought.
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With all the grammer, english and spelling professors on this site nowadays, it almost makes one leery to post.

Aww, just let them have their fun!
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:23 PM   #147
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These postings are on "Just Conversation" and that is what we are having. No one is being overly critical or condemning anyone. It's just conversation.
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Old 07-28-2016, 09:57 AM   #148
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With all the grammer, english and spelling professors on this site nowadays, it almost makes one leery to post.
For me, I do not really care much at all. If I post something that I believe is understandable, but someone complains about the words, and not the ideas expressed, then that is on them, not me.

If I express something, and my grammar or spelling makes it hard to understand, then I appreciate the correction so that I may be more easily understood.

The biggest key is to not take any of all this too seriously.

If I crack a joke, and you choose not to laugh, that must also be on you, 'cause I AM funny!'
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:45 PM   #149
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"loosing" is not a word.
"Losing" is a word.
Drives me [Moderator Edit] when I see that. Sorry.
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Hi folks,
I've been hearing something on newscasts everywhere, (example); "the person was woken up to a loud crash"..........

Now, if woken is an actual word, then I have learned something here today. To me it should be- "the person was awakened by a loud crash"..........

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To add a couple more incorrect word uses and one that used to drive me batty at work since so many design drawings plus our 'puter system used it - was 'duel' (as in a sword fight) instead of 'dual' pieces, meaning two.

Then there are the media folks that like to say in print and broadcast, i.e., "Three people were injured after an automobile crashed". Uhhhh ..... weren't they actually injured in the crash or was there something that happened afterwards.

Ain't the English language fun!!!!!!! (Yes, ain't IS in the dictionary regardless of what your teachers said)
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What is even more common, and wrong, is this usage:

Instead of "My wife and I went on a trip".

It is "Me and my wife went on a trip".

"Me and......" instead of "...... and I". When did this start getting taught? Must be taught, as it seems well over 1/2 the people use it this way.

What is wrong with our English teachers?
I am reading this thread with great interest. So many things I thought only bothered me are actually noticed by others!

I can remember one of my teachers explaining to us, that it was rude to put yourself ahead of anyone else when speaking. Funny, I still hear the little voice in my head tell me, when folks put themselves first in a sentence, they are being rude.
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okay, not a grammar question but a common sense (cents??) question..

Write down or remember your answers and DON'T CHEAT!!!!! Good luck!

Do they have a 4th of July in England? (Yes/No)
How many birthdays does the average man have?
Some months have 31 days; some months have 30. How many have 28 days?
How many outs are there in an inning?
Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister? (Yes/No)
Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10, what is the answer?
If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half an hour. How many minutes will the pills last?
A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10" tall. What does he weigh?
How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
A plane crashes on the Canadian - US border. In which country you bury the survivors?
What is the least amount of coins it takes to make 55 cents if one of the coins is a quarter?


stay tuned for the right answers
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Ain't the English language fun!!!!!!! (Yes, ain't IS in the dictionary regardless of what your teachers said)[/QUOTE]

You are correct. It is short for "are not"
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