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Author Topic: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread  (Read 206266 times)

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #780 on: June 19, 2017, 09:28:55 AM »
http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=323338
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What about the use of I vs me? 
You as a subject.  Me as an object or predicate.
My wife and I went shopping.
The clerk insulted my wife and me.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #781 on: June 19, 2017, 10:08:25 AM »
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What about the use of I vs me? 
You as a subject.  Me as an object or predicate.
My wife and I went shopping.
The clerk insulted my wife and me.
Absolutely! It's so annoying when people say something like "I got it for Yankel and I".

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #782 on: June 19, 2017, 10:09:38 AM »
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What about the use of I vs me? 
You as a subject.  Me as an object or predicate.
My wife and I went shopping.
The clerk insulted my wife and me.
I know someone who when he knocks on the door and they ask who is there he answers "it is I"
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #783 on: June 19, 2017, 10:16:32 AM »
I no someone
In the grammar thread?! :o

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #784 on: June 19, 2017, 10:17:26 AM »
In the grammar thread?! :o
Lol. These phone keyboards.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #785 on: June 19, 2017, 11:54:05 AM »
When I answer the phone and they ask for me, I like to answer "speaking".  It throws off those telemarketers.  ;D
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #786 on: June 19, 2017, 12:11:28 PM »
I know someone who when he knocks on the door and they ask who is there he answers "it is I"
and I know someone who answers "it is me"

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #787 on: July 03, 2017, 02:48:28 PM »
Quote from: Just Shmooze Forum Rules
-Even on this board there are no advertisements allowed whatsoever.


This 'even' rubs me the wrong way.  Is it acceptable?

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #788 on: July 03, 2017, 03:09:10 PM »

This 'even' rubs me the wrong way.  Is it acceptable?
It would be better if there was a comma after "board"
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #789 on: July 03, 2017, 03:25:44 PM »

This 'even' rubs me the wrong way.  Is it acceptable?
It really should be "There are no advertisements allowed whatsoever even on this board"
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #790 on: July 03, 2017, 03:27:48 PM »
It really should be "There are no advertisements allowed whatsoever even on this board"
In my line of work, we like to eliminate words rather than revise them.

I would have written: "Advertisements are not allowed."
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #791 on: July 03, 2017, 03:31:25 PM »
In my line of work, we like to eliminate words rather than revise them.

I would have written: "Advertisements are not allowed."
He is preempting the argument that may make that in JS it should be allowed.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #792 on: July 03, 2017, 03:31:54 PM »
In my line of work, we like to eliminate words rather than revise them.

I would have written: "Advertisements are not allowed."
If they want to davka mention this board, they can write "Advertisements are not allowed, even on this board" or "Advertisements are not allowed, even in Just Schmooze"
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #793 on: July 03, 2017, 03:40:54 PM »
If they want to davka mention this board, they can write "Advertisements are not allowed, even on this board" or "Advertisements are not allowed, even in Just Schmooze"
He wanted to stress the point more than that. I don't think the comma belongs there.
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #794 on: July 10, 2017, 03:01:29 PM »
PSA:
Curios = the plural of curio
Curious =
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cu·ri·ous
ˈkyo͝orēəs/Submit
adjective
1. eager to know or learn something.
"I began to be curious about the whereabouts of the bride and groom"
2. strange; unusual.
"a curious sensation overwhelmed her"
synonyms:   strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, extraordinary, abnormal, out of the ordinary, anomalous, surprising, incongruous, unconventional, offbeat, unorthodox
"her curious behavior"
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #795 on: July 10, 2017, 03:35:00 PM »
PSA:
Curios = the plural of curio
Curious =
I am rather curious to find out what a curio is.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #796 on: July 10, 2017, 03:36:56 PM »
I am rather curious to find out what a curio is.
Those things in a curio cabinet.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #797 on: July 10, 2017, 03:37:54 PM »
I am rather curious to find out what a curio is.
Oftentimes it'll be a curious type object.

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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #798 on: July 16, 2017, 12:31:47 PM »
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
« Reply #799 on: July 16, 2017, 12:41:15 PM »
Dictonary.com actually has both spellings.