Grammar Peeves

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  1. reniram

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    I'm not a grammar Nazi, but people using "I" when they should be using "me" is like nails on a chalkboard for me. It seems more common than ever today - I just don't get it.

    Anyone else have any grammar peeves?
     
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    Not me unless formality is needed :d
     
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    There, They're, Their; It's not that bad.
     
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    I guess that's similar to your and you're - I play it safe and just use "yer" or "yar" if I'm in pirate mode :)
     
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    Well, it's just GlockTalk... IQs and sobriety are optional here.

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    ME really hasn't thought about this issue. Regards to all at GT
     
  9. reniram

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    Me guess me asked for that one.
     
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    I'm knot reely shore about how much grammer brothers me....but I give every one a brake.
     
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    When the subject of a sentence is : any, every, each etc...even if followed by a prepositional phrase with a plural noun, the verb is singular...

    each of the boys ...is ...ready for competition
    not
    each of the boys ...are ready for competition

    And also when there is a singular subject and a possessive is used later in a sentence the verb is still singular.
    ]Each of the boys must prepare for his competition
    not
    Each of the boys must prepare for their competition

    God Now I feel so much better...
    Went to a Jesuit U. and had 5 sem of honors English in 2 semesters. We had to write a 5000 word paper each week...minus 1/2 point for each typo and each gram. error. The first week we had an exam on the college English 101 and 102 grammar book...on which non-honors students spent the entire year...
    At the time it really sucked, and now when I read the newspapers, the errors jump from the page and scour my eyeballs! :) English PTSD.
     
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    Your sure did.
     
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  14. reniram

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    Your last paragraph brings up a good point. We should expect higher standards from journalists.
     
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    hH Ha
    but but but ...they are journalists...they have only one standard....LOW!
     
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  16. reniram

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    Sad but true.
     
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    As long as I can get the jest of the sentence me no care about any other problems with grammar spelling punctuation or anything else. I are no grammar police.


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    Loose when it should be lose is annoying.


    ETA. Someone beat me me to it. I’m losing.
     
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