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  • Charlie Brown
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    I recommend everyone should learn about the Oxford comma.

    There is a book written on the use of the comma called Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

    The example it gives for comma usage is:

    "A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.
    'Why?' asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

    'Well, I'm a panda,' he says, at the door. 'Look it up.'

    The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. 'Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."

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  • 12and4
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    It may be the influence of text-message language changes. When I taught language arts in middle school, it was: A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark and has a subject and a verb in between. Then there are apostrophes, colons, semi-colons, hyphens, quotation marks, parentheses and commas. The slash is used much more since the advent of computers.
    r u kiddin?

    bbl

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by ebsoria View Post
    I don't care about spelling or whatnot. My pet peeve is the lack of punctuation. Sometimes you see a long post with little to no punctuation and I'll stop right away and back out.

    That's just me though.

    We gotta take into account that not everyone here is of the same mental capacity. While some have grammatical strengths over others, those same others have other non-forum strengths we don't see.
    It may be the influence of text-message language changes. When I taught language arts in middle school, it was: A sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a punctuation mark and has a subject and a verb in between. Then there are apostrophes, colons, semi-colons, hyphens, quotation marks, parentheses and commas. The slash is used much more since the advent of computers.

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  • ebsoria
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Couldn't tell you. I teach Latin.

    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it's because more people need to study Latin.

    Sounds like most of the complaints have to do with spelling, not syntax; e.g., homonyms/homophones.
    I don't care about spelling or whatnot. My pet peeve is the lack of punctuation. Sometimes you see a long post with little to no punctuation and I'll stop right away and back out.

    That's just me though.

    We gotta take into account that not everyone here is of the same mental capacity. While some have grammatical strengths over others, those same others have other non-forum strengths we don't see.

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  • samparnell
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    Hey!

    Originally posted by darth-hideous View Post
    What did you call me?
    Stop using those telecommunication devices in unnatural ways, Bro.

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  • darth-hideous
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    Couldn't tell you. I teach Latin.

    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it's because more people need to study Latin.

    Sounds like most of the complaints have to do with spelling, not syntax; e.g., homonyms/homophones.
    What did you call me?

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by BroncoManiac_69 View Post
    Grammar around here is pathetic. What happened to English classes in our schools? :brick:
    Couldn't tell you. I teach Latin.

    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say it's because more people need to study Latin.

    Sounds like most of the complaints have to do with spelling, not syntax; e.g., homonyms/homophones.

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  • Broncoholic3233
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    re-sign
    resign

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  • Hoserman117
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    man i dont know wut your talking about i think the gramar is fine on these boards but whatever if you wanna write a book or something like that i guess you should go ahead and write one and call it something like the ultaimate gramar guide for people writtn by stuck up writer guy jeez why dont you go get a life of youre own and stop messing with other its there own life coem on what is the big deal if somebody doesnt use proper garmar its there own choice seriously you dont ned to get all u p in theyre faces about it come on my word


    Just kiddin :dance: :dance:

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  • SBboundBRONCOS
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    buy bye and by


    get it write people! grammar isnt that hard!

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  • Louich
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    hopefully I not that bad when I write but thing is sometimes I dont event spot the error (grammatical most of the time)....

    well, since I never learned proper english in school (english classes are kinda of centered around : one, two, tree and toaster....sorry for the reference it's a french canadian thing I guess lol)

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  • Mike1709
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    One that always annoys me is lose/loose.

    Lose: Opposite of win, to be defeated.
    Loose: Opposite of tight

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  • 12and4
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    Originally posted by CTM View Post
    They're is two many of this attitude then being goodly at posting. :thumb:
    sometimes you just gotta ride the bull.... amirite?

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  • CTM
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    They're is two many of this attitude then being goodly at posting. :thumb:

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  • xX-Bronco-Xx
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    Originally posted by 12and4 View Post
    I'm sorry... this just has to be bumped.


    Than vs Then... bugs me every time
    Weres the capitols butface.

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