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Grammar Apocalypse

versailles
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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Grammar Apocalypse_720x370.jpgI love it (not) when people who have done the same grammar mistakes their whole life, so much actually that in their minds those grammar mistakes have evolved into grammar rules, edit your work.

 

And comment that, except for those minor mistakes, the work is great.

 

Please share your Grammar Apocalypses in this thread...

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
jmlaidlaw
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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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People who "correct" me when I say: "You can give that to Mary and me." (They'll say: "You mean 'to Mary and I.' " ... Uhh, no, I don't ! )

lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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@Janean L wrote:

People who "correct" me when I say: "You can give that to Mary and me." (They'll say: "You mean 'to Mary and I.' " ... Uhh, no, I don't ! )


 ha this is one grammar rule that I remember and it seems a lot of people get wrong.

 

 

versailles
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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Janean L wrote:

People who "correct" me when I say: "You can give that to Mary and me." (They'll say: "You mean 'to Mary and I.' " ... Uhh, no, I don't ! )


I never get this one. Mainly because I always say: "You can give that to me. And if by chance you have another one left, you can give it to Mary. No, wait, screw Mary, gimme both."

 

I agree that it may be viewed as totally egoistic, but grammatically speaking it's irreproachable.

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
mwiggenhorn
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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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"gifted as a verb".  She gifted me....Worst abuse of the English language ever.

 

As in, per Rene,  you can gift it to me...

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Grammar Apocalypse?

 

I actually thought you were talking about Gramma Apocalypse.

 

granny.jpg

jmccpa
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Joseph C Member Since: Jan 22, 2016
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What about spelling?

 

What is the plural of Sphinx?

 

There's a Sphinx!

 

There's another one!

Joseph M. C. ,P.C., CPA/ABV
colettelewis
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Mary W wrote:

"gifted as a verb".  She gifted me....Worst abuse of the English language ever.

 

As in, per Rene,  you can gift it to me...


 Actually to gift someone with something is a perfectly valid verb (not that common admittedly) - often used in the sense of endowment: She gifted the school with some valuable books.

mwiggenhorn
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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Nichola, "gifted" has totally replaced given or gave in the US recently. It is out of control.  All the Christmas ads say "gifting".  Gnashing my teeth.  I understand the original meaning but it has gone way beyond that.

kfarnell
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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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*Could* care less instead of *couldn't*...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

 

 

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