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Postby JR8 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 9:20 pm

Brah wrote:Not to mention to contend with them also.


sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not so much grammar nazis but definitely spelling nazi's here, especially when having to content with masters holders spelling with 2nd grade English or sms'ese.


Not even gonna touch that whole sentence....anyone?


Nope.
(Because you just know you'll get it back in spades)

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 9:26 pm

Brah wrote:Not to mention to contend with them also.


sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not so much grammar nazis but definitely spelling nazi's here, especially when having to content with masters holders spelling with 2nd grade English or sms'ese.


Not even gonna touch that whole sentence....anyone?


Is it really necessary? Why bother on a forum like this? We could be here for years if we were to correct every mistake. Save it for English class, or someone who specifically asks for help with his writing.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 9:37 pm

Well it is kinda fun :)

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Postby poodlek » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 9:42 pm

JR8 wrote:Well it is kinda fun :)


it's fun to walk behind fat people and make sound effects to their footsteps but it doesn't mean it's a good idea :-P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 10:44 pm

It sure doesn't bother me. I'm the first to admit my grammar AND spelling sucks. I'm still learning. And at 487 years it gets a wee bit hard to pound it in nowadays!. :P

But nobody has given me an definitive answer on "had spit" vrs "spat".......

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:But nobody has given me an definitive answer on "had spit" vrs "spat".......


http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/English/spit.html then go ask an English teacher.

I'm amazed 'spate' is not there, even if it sounds archaic! :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:57 pm

Thanks! that at least gives me justification. It is useable as I had written it (or it is wrote!) :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It sure doesn't bother me. I'm the first to admit my grammar AND spelling sucks. I'm still learning. And at 487 years it gets a wee bit hard to pound it in nowadays!. :P

But nobody has given me an definitive answer on "had spit" vrs "spat".......



That's versus, sometimes abbreviated to vs., rather than 'vrs'.


See what I mean by fun :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:32 am

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:But nobody has given me an definitive answer on "had spit" vrs "spat".......


http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/English/spit.html then go ask an English teacher.

I'm amazed 'spate' is not there, even if it sounds archaic! :P



'There was a spate of young men who spitteth in thy tankard of mead'.

That would be archaic.

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Postby intime0 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:33 am

Grammar (from Wikipedia): And no apology necessary; I knew I was right. :wink:

In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules that govern the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language. The term refers also to the study of such rules, and this field includes morphology, syntax, and phonology, often complemented by phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics. Linguists do not normally use the term to refer to orthographical rules, although usage books and style guides that call themselves grammars may also refer to spelling and punctuation.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 12:31 pm

As anybody can post in Wikipedia, I reckon that even with my rudimentary language capabilities, Mom's may still be wrong. :wink:

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:32 pm

intime0 wrote:Grammar (from Wikipedia): And no apology necessary; I knew I was right. :wink:

In linguistics, grammar is the set of structural rules that govern the composition of clauses[..]

Is this part of the sentence grammatically correct?

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:35 pm

JR8 wrote:
x9200 wrote:What English tends to cover by a separate, unique word, German makes it up with the existing words ... writingball and such :)[/color]

Is that a literal translation of biro?

Ballpoint pen? (had to google it out)
Probably not literal - I meant kugelschreiber.

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Postby ex-pat » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:12 pm

JR8 wrote:Sounds more like it goes hand in hand with the whole 'confinement' thing. The idea that a mother is incapable of doing anything for herself and must rest for a month after giving birth.


Its not just the mother that is incapable of doing anything. The whole family members seems to be incapable of doing anything if there is a helper around.
Once the helper arrived family members seems to become unable to lift anything. This is so true for those who disagree for a once a week day off.

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Postby ex-pat » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:28 pm

QRM wrote:LOL that just means they will have get up at 4am and go to bed at 1am to make up for the lost hours over the day off.


And can anyone please educate the employers who forbids their helper to

Talk to the postman
Talk to neighbors
Talk to the rubbish man
Talk to the pool man
Talk to the dog walker
Talk to the construction worker who ask for water

That we are living in a civilized country.

That helpers teached by their parents how to talk from the day they were born and employers have no right to prohibit them from talking to anyone.


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