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(Original post by DaGianni)
Fowler's Modern English Usage, Second edition revised by Sir Ernest Gowers.
Finally, we have a winner. Thank you. It's pretty shocking to see students arguing back and forth so forcefully about something without citing any references.
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vote the BNP.They'll make tougher sanctions for violence
And they will make life a living hell for gay people, racial minorities and academics.
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And they will make life a living hell for gay people, racial minorities and academics.
if you prefer Sharia law you must vote the Liblabcons
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And they will make life a living hell for gay people, racial minorities and academics.
don't forget the disabled!
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Exactly! Who say 'an horRIble' or ' an horriBLE'? The emphasis/stress is on the 'hor' and the 'h' isn't silent, nor is it a vowel = 'a horrible' surely?
I wish those who believe it is grammatically correct to say 'an horrible' would explain why instead of just saying it's grammatically correct (links would help too). I don't mind learning new things!
Me too. Only on TSR could this thread have developed into a grammatical debate. :rolleyes:
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(Original post by DaGianni)
Fowler's Modern English Usage, Second edition revised by Sir Ernest Gowers.
Quite.
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if you prefer Sharia law you must vote the Liblabcons
bugger off and hijack another thread, moron.
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the correct version is "an horrible" as is "an historical" etc.
"a h..." is probably more common, but grammatically incorrect.

So basically you failed so badly its unbelievable.
Well actually, you're incorrect there, as is the person who corrected the OP. It's personal preference whether you say "a" or "an". There is nothing wrong with saying "a horrible place" - "h" isn't a consonant after all.
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bugger off and hijack another thread, moron.
dumbass, I replied to an accusation made by another poster
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There are very few first world, supossedly civilized countries which have quite the same problem with feral youth randomly attacking people they don't like the look of for superficial reasons than the UK. I'm male, fairly skinny and generally wear tight jeans. In many British towns, the fact you are wearing tight jeans as a male is enough provocation for chavs to shout at/try to intimidat you, and occasionally beat you up if there's enough of them (cowards alone, pack mentality).

However, I lived in Spain for a year and found significantly less issue with the underclass feeling the need to attack/cause touble with anyone they feel is different from them. Occasionally, you got youths of the underclass in Spain who would stare at you condecendingly with that cocky smirk, but that is as far as it went.

However, for someone to actually get physically attacked over nothing more than dress was as far as I was aware quite unheard of, and certainly by no means a common occurance.

However, the sad fact in the UK is that it is quite heard of, and quite possible for someone to get beaten up over superficial things.
Maye you just live in a rough area??

The whole of the uk is not 'horrible'.

At least here you know if you get cancer, you will get your medicine on the NHS. IN SPAIN/other places you would die - you have to PAY for healthcare.

I feel like beating you up myself.
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if you prefer Sharia law you must vote the Liblabcons
That's a false dichotomy. Islamic Law is just as vile as the British National Party and I reject both of them.
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Well op, here's what you need to do:

stop hanging out in the same places as the low class scum

socialise with hard working, well to do people

earn lots of money and move to a posh, high class surburb

and you will be rid of the dregs of society forever; no more chavs!
And it isn't just a problem in the UK. The low class 'chav' culture seems to be spreading throughout europe.
Although I agree the ones in here are amongst the worse.

It's quite the opposite when you go to some developing countries.

I went to india and over there the low class look up to the high society and would willingly kneel and polish you shoes for a bit of cash. It felt great.
Once they realised I was foreign I received even more respect.
Are you for real?
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(Original post by DaGianni)
Fowler's Modern English Usage, Second edition revised by Sir Ernest Gowers.
Wow, pretty much what I said. [/irony] Imagine that. Vindication is sweet. :proud:


(Original post by thetroll)
Finally, we have a winner. Thank you. It's pretty shocking to see students arguing back and forth so forcefully about something without citing any references.
Quite frankly, we shouldn't have to quote sources in a debate on English grammar. These things should be taught properly and in depth to us at school. We are one of the few nations that does not do that. Plus, quoting Modern English guides is like quoting wikipedia: no one agrees with them, they're full of ***** quite often, and the rules change depending on the author. Plus none of them can ever be official, so.
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Then don;t live here...we don;t need you, your overly tight ball squeezing jeans or your condecending views of judging everywhere as the same
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Wow.. thread went from Uk being an horrible place (see what I did there) to English grammar. Nerds.
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(Original post by burninginme)
There are very few first world, supossedly civilized countries which have quite the same problem with feral youth randomly attacking people they don't like the look of for superficial reasons than the UK. I'm male, fairly skinny and generally wear tight jeans. In many British towns, the fact you are wearing tight jeans as a male is enough provocation for chavs to shout at/try to intimidat you, and occasionally beat you up if there's enough of them (cowards alone, pack mentality).

However, I lived in Spain for a year and found significantly less issue with the underclass feeling the need to attack/cause touble with anyone they feel is different from them. Occasionally, you got youths of the underclass in Spain who would stare at you condecendingly with that cocky smirk, but that is as far as it went.

However, for someone to actually get physically attacked over nothing more than dress was as far as I was aware quite unheard of, and certainly by no means a common occurance.

However, the sad fact in the UK is that it is quite heard of, and quite possible for someone to get beaten up over superficial things.
It is pretty obvious with what you got to do:

a)Go and live in spain
b) don't dress gay in future.
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Are you for real?
is that a trick question of some kind?

My opinions are real, if that's what you meant.
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SE london is particularly horrible!!!
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(Original post by DaGianni)
"an was formerly usual before an unaccented syllable beginning with h and is still often seen and heard (an historian, an hotel, an hysterical scene, an hereditary title, an habitual offender)"
This is what I was taught, hence 'an hotel'.
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I don't think the UK is a/an horrible place, but it's not wonderful either. It's got crap weather, stupid people, irritating youth (and I'm not just talking about the working-class types also) and most the towns are lacking in anything really interesting. But on the other hand its also got some great people, good quality of life, many interesting places and cricket. And I guess I'm proud to be British without making out the UK is some kind of paradise.
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