There, They're and their
I know with internet slang, fast typing and a poor education systems some of us miss details of grammer. Nobody's perfect.
There are some cases though I keep noticing that should be addressed:
They're (They are....)
There (Used for describing location)
Their (Used for note ownership or belonging to a person)
Good: Why do you think they're making scary films?
Bad: Why don't you give them they're pizza?
Good: If you're looking for it, you'll find it over there.
Bad: There looking at me funny.
Good: Did you show them their room?
Bad: Don't you think their funny?
I'm sure you get the point. I've noticed quite a few people constantly making these mistakes, especially with their use of 'there'. I felt that perhaps a quick review may clear things up for some people. I've made plenty of mistakes and by no means an english major (Which is part of the reason I didn't throw in dictionary terms and layouts like noun verb etc)
Thank for reading.
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Last edited by jao; Feb 17, 2005 at 08:16 AM.
wtf's the point? you either care about spelling or not. And a majority don't care, this thread's worthless! Make a grammar thread some place else. We all make mistakes even if we do give a damn.
No, your reply is worthless. It wasn't my intention to have everyone who doesn't care go,"Oh hey he's right! Let's pay attention!"
And if you don't care, how come I was able to read your reply hmm? You have to be holding some knowledge on communication.
I'm all ears.
Now, now, it can be very helpful for people who don't speak English as their first language and haven't spent alot of time learning it.
Originally Posted by Dark.
People don't go around and ask these things or maybe they don't even know they've made a mistake...
Therefore I come to the conclusion that it can be helpful.
How about ellipses, em dashes, en dashes and hyphens as well?
No one ever uses those correctly.
I'm all ears.
Didn't expect to see you here, slothdrop.
Originally Posted by Slothrop
I will not make a fool of myself to speak my stand. Everyone here is at or over 13, therefore, if they didn't figure it out in school by now, chances are they don't care or will never figure it out. And even then, there will always be mistakes.
There, I'm done. Say what you want, this thread IS worthless.
Me either, to be honest.
Originally Posted by Hassun
Anyway, the point of this thread, as I see it, isn't to be fascist and force everyone spell correctly in proper English (neighbour, colour, ect.), but rather to educate those that may not actually know the difference.
Last edited by Slothrop; Feb 17, 2005 at 08:36 AM.