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  1. #41
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    Oooh how about less and fewer. Fewer people, less rice. Less crime, fewer criminals. Less debt, fewer bankruptcies.

    Oh oh, and men can be hung, but people are hanged.

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    Totally with you. When I receive a letter from someone at work and find grammar and spelling errors, it makes me question their professionalism. Cant's STAND it.
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    Conformation and confirmation. If I'm looking at a post with this, I almost want to just skip over it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tee View Post
    Conformation and confirmation. If I'm looking at a post with this, I almost want to just skip over it.
    Yesss! And I am continually amazed at how many ads (excuse me, "ADDS"! ) for high quality horses, priced accordingly, contain this misspelling!

    I mean, HOW HARD IS IT to get this most basic thing right??
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

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    In all fairness conformation and confirmation, complement and compliment, are all correctly spelled, you'd have to be aware of the difference in definition. So I am much more tolerant of these kinds of errors since spell check won't catch them and everyone doesn't use dictionary.com or similar tools.

    Paula
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    In all fairness conformation and confirmation, complement and compliment, are all correctly spelled, you'd have to be aware of the difference in definition. So I am much more tolerant of these kinds of errors since spell check won't catch them and everyone doesn't use dictionary.com or similar tools.

    Paula
    Well, compared to less v. fewer, I'd say, yes. People should know the difference. Especially if you actually own a horse and are talking about conformation.



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    Quote Originally Posted by S1969 View Post
    Well, compared to less v. fewer, I'd say, yes. People should know the difference. Especially if you actually own a horse and are talking about conformation.
    This.
    "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

    "It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")



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    I wonder about the horses that are out of a stallion.

    Last I checked, but of course maybe we have altered nature that much any more, foals were by stallions and out of mares.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    I I don't always see it when I first type, but do after it posts...so I have to go back and edit.
    Oh God Bless YOU!! That's my beef - people that don't go back and fix an OBVIOUS error - especially in a title!! Right there nicely bolded in front of them and the rest of the world.
    The truth is what you can get other people to believe.

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    I am generally a fantastic speller, but a few days ago I realized I had used "loose" in place of "lose". Fast typing, probably. I didn't go back and edit though, so now I'm probably a prime example for the COTH grammar police!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Horse H/J View Post
    I am generally a fantastic speller, but a few days ago I realized I had used "loose" in place of "lose". Fast typing, probably. I didn't go back and edit though, so now I'm probably a prime example for the COTH grammar police!
    You sinner you!



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    I'm no genius, but the confor/confirmation and an offspring "out of a stallion" are also my pet peeves. The 2, or 3, times I've corrected people on this board however, have resulted in attacks on me

    I get facebook msgs. at least once a week from a BNT, who I know personally, about a horse for sale that has great confirmation. I want to send him a message, but he's not the type who takes criticism well.

    I can take criticism, so feel free to correct my grammar and punctuation any time.
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    Another one - advice/advise. Just read a post on another board that started 'Advice me on......' and it should be 'Advise me.....'
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    Quote Originally Posted by pony grandma View Post
    Oh God Bless YOU!! That's my beef - people that don't go back and fix an OBVIOUS error - especially in a title!! Right there nicely bolded in front of them and the rest of the world.
    That is something I wondered about. I had an error in the title of one of my posts and I TRIED to go back and edit it to fix it but it wouldn't let me click in the title line. What's up with that? I ended having to leave it and look stupid.


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    You have to click on go advanced (edit) to get to the title.

    Thanks for asking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alabama View Post
    That is something I wondered about. I had an error in the title of one of my posts and I TRIED to go back and edit it to fix it but it wouldn't let me click in the title line. What's up with that? I ended having to leave it and look stupid.
    Did you try going to "advanced"?
    I have not tried that in the new format, but in the old one, you could do most anything with your posts once in that window.



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    I honestly didn't know there was an advanced edit. Thanks for that info!



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    the use of reticent, which means "quiet," for reluctant, which means "struggling against"



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    Quote Originally Posted by arbiter View Post
    the use of reticent, which means "quiet," for reluctant, which means "struggling against"
    reticent actually does mean reluctant
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reticent


    How about:

    poll / pole
    palate / palette (lol)
    Baucher / boucher (which means, butcher in French)
    and many others that I can't think of right now.
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    The possessive its never splits.

    That is all.
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