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  1. #14
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    On the i before e thing...don't forget about weird. It doesn't follow the rule because it's pretty weird.

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    Does anyone know the number for 911?

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    add grammar, too.

    "The next question is the i before e thing it don't work sometimes"

    We don't need no education.........we don't need no thoughts controls, nor dark sarcasm in the classroom. Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone!

    Sorry dude, couldn't help bustin' on ya'! :-)

    Actually the worst offense I see on the internet is guys misuse of "there/their/they're". E.g., "there out of there minds!" Try: "They're out of their minds".

    I know is sound like I'm picking fly crap out of black pepper but when you're trying to get recognized as a professional it all ties in. It's a daily battle for me to speak proper King's English, too.

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    Dat's why I gots intwo dis trade cuz it aint rokit science and enyboty kan do it.

  5. #18
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    Another one I often see is "loose" instead of "lose":

    loose = not tight
    lose = can't find it
    If you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly

  6. #19
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    And "your" instead of "you're". That one always gets me.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    The one I like is "Basic Principles". What is that? Are "Basic Principles" more basic than the principles?


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    Originally posted by NormChris


    Are "Basic Principles" more basic than the principles?

    Only when you're dealing with theoretical physics

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    Now if someone would be kind enough to explain when to use "that" and "which".

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    That one...

    Which of these...

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    Originally posted by mattm
    Dat's why I gots intwo dis trade cuz it aint rokit science and enyboty kan do it.
    The wall of shame proves this theory wrong.

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    Originally posted by midhvac
    Now if someone would be kind enough to explain when to use "that" and "which".
    99% of the time, you can take the word “that" out of a sentence and it will sound better and is still correct. It is really a wasted word in a sentence most of the time. There are a few circumstances where it is the only choice in a sentence.



    [Edited by madeinusa on 02-16-2005 at 04:00 PM]

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    Talking

    Where Yinz from? Ya'll from the Burgh? lol

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