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  1. #1
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    Default a lot = two words

    Sorry about the grammar policing, but this has been driving me nuts lately.

    A lot = two words.

    Seems like a lot of people type "alot."
    Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.--Joe Gores



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    I'm sure your thread will fix it right up



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    You're my hero!

    And while we're on the topic, the expression is "I couldn't care less" not "I could care less"!!!!
    Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.



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    Default YES!

    Quote Originally Posted by Invested1
    You're my hero!

    And while we're on the topic, the expression is "I couldn't care less" not "I could care less"!!!!
    Oh that's another one that drives me nuts!! Thanks.

    I sense an onslaught of pet peeves....
    Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.--Joe Gores



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    haha there's really a thread about poor grammar...well ain't that special.
    *~JJ Wyatt~*

    Have YOU hugged your pony TODAY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invested1
    You're my hero!

    And while we're on the topic, the expression is "I couldn't care less" not "I could care less"!!!!
    This drives me bonkers too!



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    Default Pet peeve!

    Laying around is "lounging." Working your horse on a circle with a line and a whip is "lunging" or, if you're British, "longing."



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    While we're at it...

    'accept' = to agree or consent; or to receive "I accept the blame"
    'except' = with the exclusion of "I love my horse except when he tosses his head"

    'site' = a location
    'sight' = vision

    'waist' = where your belt goes (or did before low rise )
    'waste' = what your horse produces & what he does with hay



    Dictionary.com is your friend...use it.


    (and yeah, I know, I'm not perfect...but I do make an effort!)



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    Talking

    I LOVE THIS THREAD...an occasional misspelling is understandable, but i cringe at some of the posts on this site...boy, it makes me appreciate my BA in English! Thanks for the thread



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    I've seen this one a lot lately.... "devision"


    sigh...dIvision folks....
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    **RIP Kickstart aka Char 12/2/2009**



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    Default To keep this horse related

    Ever been asked to critique a horse's "confirmation"?
    Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.



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    I've seen this a lot lately here as well

    "....you're horse looks very cute..."- translated- you are horse looks very cute
    It is YOUR horse

    When I used to teach English I would start out in one room and write "A" on the board and then all the kids would walk to another room down the hall where "lot" was printed on another board. The never forgot a lot was two words after that lesson.



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    I am always more impressed with individuals who have the intelligence and patience to quickly decipher bad grammar and stay on the subject than people who have to point out grammatical errors.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly Hobby
    I am always more impressed with individuals who have the intelligence and patience to quickly decipher bad grammar and stay on the subject than people who have to point out grammatical errors.
    Oh relax, it's all in good fun.
    And who's to say we can't do both?
    Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly Hobby
    I am always more impressed with individuals who have the intelligence and patience to quickly decipher bad grammar and stay on the subject than people who have to point out grammatical errors.
    In this thread, grammar IS the subject.
    Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.--Joe Gores



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    Not exactly grammar, but it bothers me anyway.. the expression is "you can't eat your cake and have it, too". I can't even count the number of times I've heard it said backwards.
    *Bubble Wrap Clique*



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    Quote Originally Posted by Yours Truly
    In this thread, grammar IS the subject.
    Then take it to a Grammar Board.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly Hobby
    Then take it to a Grammar Board.
    HH, feel free to take your own advice:
    "if you don’t like the posts don’t respond or use the ignore feature."

    Nothing says you need to comment on this thread...
    Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Invested1
    HH, feel free to take your own advice:
    "if you don’t like the posts don’t respond or use the ignore feature."

    Nothing says you need to comment on this thread...
    Where did I say that I did not like the post?

    May I suggest a forum? Here: www.englishforums.com



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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly Hobby
    Where did I say that I did not like the post?

    May I suggest a forum? Here: www.englishforums.com
    Well, you're telling us we should take the discussion elsewhere....
    Amwrider: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitalia and may their arms be too short to scratch.



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