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    (Original post by freeforever)
    Yes, definately! Espesh with apostrophes; people need to learn how to write!
    I really hope that spelling error was deliberate.
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    yeah it is "definitely", just remember the spelling (and pronunciation) of "finite" and you should be fine :p:
    Ah! Finally, someone has a way to remember how to spell it, thank you!

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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    I really hope that spelling error was deliberate.
    No, but as explained above, it's one word I can't spell, though now I know how to...but I didn't mention spelling in my post so I'm safe from hypocrisy

    Why am I being quoted so much in this thread? mine was one of the shorter comments :confused:
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    (Original post by freeforever)
    Ah! Finally, someone has a way to remember how to spell it, thank you!

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    haha thanks, it is the thought
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    (Original post by butterfly_girl_5)
    it really annoys the hell out of me when people say things like 'my partner and myself'
    my partner and III!!!
    yeah I do get annoyed about peoples illiteracy nowdays- its not just you

    i've never understood why it has to be someone and I and why you can't use me
    care to explain?
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    (Original post by miranda7719)
    i've never understood why it has to be someone and I and why you can't use me
    care to explain?
    When talking about something like this, you always use "I" when you would normally say it were the other person not involved. E.g. you would say "she and I went for a walk" because without her you'd say "I went for a walk".

    However you use "me" when you'd normally say "me" without the other person, e.g. you would say "they interrupted him and me" because without him you'd say "they interrupted me".
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    When talking about something like this, you always use "I" when you would normally say it were the other person not involved. E.g. you would say "she and I went for a walk" because without her you'd say "I went for a walk".

    However you use "me" when you'd normally say "me" without the other person, e.g. you would say "they interrupted him and me" because without him you'd say "they interrupted me".
    so you would never say me and him went for a walk? wow i never knew that
    i agree that grammar is so badly taught in schools
    when i was doing A level German is was shocking the number of times we had to stop the lesson to go over what should have been simple English grammar
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    I disagree with the common trend of this thread; whilst someone is easy to understand, and I know what they mean, I don't really care about the minute little details of their post.

    I care way more about what the point of their post actually is, etc ... if you know all the correct grammar then that's cool, use it correctly. But to some people it's simply not a big deal (I bet I use the wrong grammar a lot, I was never much of an english nut in school) - and I certainly don't appreciate it when someone makes a long and good post and the only response they get to it is a Nazi grammar attack.
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    I am confused!
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    (Original post by miranda7719)
    so you would never say me and him went for a walk? wow i never knew that
    no it'd be "He and I went for a walk" because it's "he went for a walk" + "I went for a walk", and "I" always comes last :p:
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    I'm pretty high up on the Compare People application on facebook...for 'most likely to correct your grammar'!
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    Yes, I really really hate poor grammar. More than anything.

    I think one of the most annoying things is on shop's :P and the like.

    EG: Maxims Casino (Surely Maxim owns the casino? If not multiple maxims?)
    Busters (Again, this is a burger van, and i know the owner, whose nickname is Buster ... )

    Edit: Was anyone else screaming at last years apprentice when (I think his name was Michael ... we'll say Michael) Michael was telephoning The Telegraph's editor to find out whether it was "Singles Day", "Single's Day" or "Singles' Day"...

    Mental.
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    Your so right. I ca'nt understand whyd anyoned do such thing's.
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    It irritates me immensely, yes. Especially when I catch myself doing it.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    I mentioned it before, but I'm always amazed by the amount of people who write "could of", "should of", "would of". Makes me wonder if grammar is taught at all in Britain.
    No, it's not. You don't need it for an exam, so you're not taught it. Only the bare minimum. The "of" mistake irritates me, too as well as "try and" that's just painful.
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    (Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
    OK this is going to sound like an overreaction but it's SO annoying to me when people use apostrophes incorrectly, for example I just saw a reply to the "your pregnant" thread (don't get me started on it being "you're pregnant" ) in which someone wrote the plural of "week" as "week's".

    Also, when Team America was on Channel 4 a few months ago, the writing on screen said "What do you do when the enemies have WMD's?"...firstly it should be "WsMD" for Weapons of Mass Destruction, but accepting the colloquialism which makes it "WMDs", why add the apostrophe??? The WMDs own nothing so a possessive apostrophe means more effort in typing something which is wrong! And on national television!


    OK, rant over...anyone else a grammar freak here? Heheh...heh...heh...(realises he is sad.)
    Hypocritical as you yourself do not possess immaculate grammar skills.
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    (Original post by freeforever)
    Yes, definately! Espesh with apostrophes; people need to learn how to write!
    lol, just lol.
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    I agree, but I hate people who are grammar nazis on this forum. It is an internet forum, so it doesn't matter. It's like a conversation so is fine if you make the odd typo or say your instead of you're. In formal writing, yes it annoys me.
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    Oh not again...
 
 
 
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