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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3480 on: February 15, 2021, 10:02:43 AM »
"should have came"
"should have went"
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3481 on: February 15, 2021, 10:04:54 AM »
"should have came"
"should have went"

Don't you mean should of?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3482 on: February 15, 2021, 10:10:37 AM »
Don't you mean should of?
Yes, that's what we're meant to say. TY
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3483 on: February 15, 2021, 10:16:21 AM »
Yes, that's what we're meant to say. TY

Wait, what? Which are you saying is the correct way and which is the misuse that peeves you?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3484 on: February 15, 2021, 10:17:24 AM »
Wait, what? Which are you saying is the correct way and which is the misuse that peeves you?
Should have come is correct, should of went is incorrect.
And another pet peeve... when people say "meant to" instead of "supposed to"
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3485 on: February 15, 2021, 10:25:52 AM »
I actually like to use that. We say it as one word, so it belongs together.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3486 on: February 15, 2021, 10:33:35 AM »
"noone"
I actually like to use that. We say it as one word, so it belongs together.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3487 on: February 15, 2021, 10:41:25 AM »
anyone?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3489 on: February 15, 2021, 11:14:36 AM »
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

Thanks for that. I just read the most recent entry on the site (5 months old) and found it quite amusing.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3490 on: February 15, 2021, 11:20:40 AM »
And another pet peeve... when people say "meant to" instead of "supposed to"

Are you sure this is incorrect? (In what context?)

"should have came"
"should have went"
Should have come is correct, should of went is incorrect.
And another pet peeve... when people say "meant to" instead of "supposed to"

For slight clarification:
"Should of" is never correct; "Should have came/went" should be "Should have come/gone."
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3491 on: February 15, 2021, 11:25:26 AM »
"Your hat is meant to go on your head"
No. It's supposed to.
"Yeah that's what I meant"
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3492 on: February 15, 2021, 11:26:19 AM »
From Wiktionary:

meant
simple past tense and past participle of mean

mean
(transitive, usually in passive) To intend (something) for a given purpose or fate; to predestine. [from 16th c.]
[Example:] Actually this desk was meant for the subeditor.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3493 on: February 15, 2021, 11:30:11 AM »
"On accident"

(In board game media, I've occasionally encountered "depends" instead of "determines," with
the worst offender using the phrasing "Depending on X, depends on Y" for "X determines Y.")
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3494 on: February 15, 2021, 11:32:53 AM »
My pet peeve is when people post all their grammar hall of shame posts in the pet peeve thread instead of posting it in the correct thread:P

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3495 on: February 15, 2021, 11:45:00 AM »
Itotallyagree. Fromnowonwheneverwesaywordstogetheritshouldallbeonesingleword. Evenifitreadsasacompletelydifferentword.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3496 on: February 15, 2021, 12:27:37 PM »
(In board game media, I've occasionally encountered "depends" instead of "determines," with
the worst offender using the phrasing "Depending on X, depends on Y" for "X determines Y.")
I'm not sure what your issue is here.

If X determines Y, then Y is dependent on X. It just depends is determined by which direction you're looking from.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3497 on: February 15, 2021, 02:18:25 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3498 on: February 15, 2021, 05:31:54 PM »
I'm not sure what your issue is here.

If X determines Y, then Y is dependent on X. It just depends is determined by which direction you're looking from.

If "X determines Y" is true, saying "X depends Y"  is wrong.

If, for example, the number of blue cubes you have determines how many cards you draw, and you say,
"Depending on how many blue cubes you have, depends how many cards you draw," you're not more
grammatically incorrect than "X depends Y," but you're more annoying because it seemingly hasn't occurred
to you to wonder whether it makes sense for the same word to belong in both those places in the sentence.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3499 on: February 15, 2021, 07:13:37 PM »
If "X determines Y" is true, saying "X depends Y"  is wrong.

If, for example, the number of blue cubes you have determines how many cards you draw, and you say,
"Depending on how many blue cubes you have, depends how many cards you draw," you're not more
grammatically incorrect than "X depends Y," but you're more annoying because it seemingly hasn't occurred
to you to wonder whether it makes sense for the same word to belong in both those places in the sentence.
Sorry I misunderstood. I thought you were saying you had a problem  with using "Y depends on X" for "X determines Y."
I don't think I've ever heard "X depends Y" being used for "X determines Y," but I'm sure it would drive me crazy if I did. :)