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Stop Verbing Nouns!!!!

Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:14 pm

For goodness sake! How many times?

ADVICE is a NOUN

ADVISE is a VERB

Aaaggghhhhh!!!

Sorry, just needed to get that off my chest. Feeling better now.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:16 pm

Was the title a mistake or were you just being ironic?

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:21 pm

nakatago wrote:Was the title a mistake or were you just being ironic?

Just my attempt at irony. As an American gentleman once said when challenged about the practice of making up new words in that country, "Hey, any noun can be verbed, OK?"
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:31 pm

Tell you what gets right on my tits, people who can't differentiate between:

Your and you're
Their and they're

and so on... :x

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:31 pm

JR8 wrote:Tell you what gets right on my tits, people who can't differentiate between:

Your and you're
Their and they're

and so on... :x


most definately!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:41 pm

nakatago wrote:most definately!

Very subtle
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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:43 pm

JR8 wrote:Tell you what gets right on my tits, people who can't differentiate between:

Your and you're
Their and they're

and so on... :x

its and it's - there's another one. But we're getting into Lynne Truss territory. Here's a book for pedants if ever there was (or were :twisted:)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eats-Shoots-Lea ... 989&sr=8-1
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 Mar 2012 5:53 pm

The apostrophe confuses a lot of people, myself included at times. My excuse is that I honestly do not not recall being taught grammar at all.

However, to not recognise the difference between Your and You're is another thing, it is not only the apostrophe, it is that they mean two totally different things!

'Your going to have a lovely time on holiday'

Yuk!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 8:26 am

Your right, its not to difficult to ask for advise, issit? :x
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Postby nutnut » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 8:55 am

Your and You're is probably my biggest pet hate, I am constantly correcting people on Facebook and they seem totally unaware of how stupid they look to me!

There, They're and Their is another one, for sure!

The one that I always remember my Grandad being annoyed by was Different from and Different to, things are always different from not different to! I tend to notice that from time to time.
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:06 am

nutnut wrote:The one that I always remember my Grandad being annoyed by was Different from and Different to, things are always different from not different to! I tend to notice that from time to time.

Anything apart from "different than" is OK by me :twisted:
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Postby the lynx » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:27 am

Always cracks me up when a friend texts me prior to appointment saying, "r u cuming?"

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:32 am

Friday, 5:47 pm:

"So, are you going back?"
"What? But we just got off work. Why would I go back?"
"Uh....where are you going?"
"Home."
"Ah, so you're going back."

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:42 am

Whatever happened to the word 'home'? :P

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 02 Mar 2012 9:50 am

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Tell you what gets right on my tits, people who can't differentiate between:

Your and you're
Their and they're

and so on... :x


most definately!


Did you know that definitely and separate are two of the most incorrectly spelt words in the English dictionary?!


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