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  • 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
    *Faune D'Helby*

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    • #3
      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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        #4
        YES!

        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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        • #5
          haha there's really a thread about poor grammar...well ain't that special.
          *~JJ Wyatt~*

          Have YOU hugged your pony TODAY?

          Happy Hill Farm
          now helping with the ponies at
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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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."
              "A canter is a cure for every evil." -Benjamin Disraeli

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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
                  http://community.webshots.com/user/amk1765

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                  • #10
                    I've seen this one a lot lately.... "devision"


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

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                              #15
                              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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                              • #16
                                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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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Yours Truly
                                  In this thread, grammar IS the subject.
                                  Then take it to a Grammar Board.

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                                  • #18
                                    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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                                    • #19
                                      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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                                      • #20
                                        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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