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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1815 on: June 15, 2017, 09:22:41 AM »
Lol is this a cynical comment, or did it go over my head? I always assumed they were speeding out the sound of "could've" "would've" etc
That might have been true if they wouldn't spell it "could of, should of, etc."

I have expressed my opinion about the different languages phenomenon a few times on these forums.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1816 on: June 15, 2017, 09:24:30 AM »
That might have been true if they wouldn't spell it "could of, should of, etc."

I have expressed my opinion about the different languages phenomenon a few times on these forums.
How is "could've" pronounced any different than "could of"?
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1817 on: June 15, 2017, 11:22:47 AM »
How is "could've" pronounced any different than "could of"?
Pronunciation is not spelling. If you're going to spell everything phonetically you will get many bastardized variants.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1818 on: June 15, 2017, 11:26:16 AM »
Pronunciation is not spelling. If you're going to spell everything phonetically you will get many bastardized variants.
Oh, I completely agree. I was just pondering the possible reason one might incorrectly spell the aforementioned words. And to your point, many spelling errors can be attributed to lack of phonetic knowledge, thus causing one to spell it out as it's spoken.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1819 on: June 15, 2017, 11:29:39 AM »
Oh, I completely agree. I was just pondering the possible reason one might incorrectly spell the aforementioned words. And to your point, many spelling errors can be attributed to lack of phonetic knowledge, thus causing one to spell it out as it's spoken.
if ur trying for vocabulary dont start a sentence with an "and".

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1820 on: June 15, 2017, 11:33:14 AM »
if ur trying for vocabulary dont start a sentence with an "and".
What does vocabulary have to do with grammar? One is stronger than the other in my case, as clearly displayed above. I'm not someone who is typically bothered by others spelling/grammar mishaps, but this particular example bothers me. I guess this is the reason I posted it here as apposed to the thread dedicated to those mistakes.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1821 on: June 15, 2017, 11:36:17 AM »
What does vocabulary have to do with grammar? One is stronger than the other in my case, as clearly displayed above. I'm not someone who is typically bothered by others spelling/grammar mishaps, but this particular example bothers me. I guess this is the reason I posted it here as apposed to the thread dedicated to those mistakes.
proving ur point?

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1822 on: June 15, 2017, 11:42:00 AM »
proving ur point?
I guess you're over my head. My point is, that this particular mistake bothers me. That's all.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1823 on: June 15, 2017, 11:44:03 AM »
How is "could've" pronounced any different than "could of"?
You need to either have a more diverse English background (various accents, pronunciations, etc.) or be Chinese, who are said to have very good aural distinction.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1824 on: June 15, 2017, 11:44:42 AM »
I guess you're over my head. My point is, that this particular mistake bothers me. That's all.
And I was just offering you a therapy method so it shouldn't bother you.  ;D
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1825 on: June 15, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »
if ur trying for vocabulary dont start a sentence with an "and".

if If
ur you're
trying for vocabulary  - this makes no sense considering the criticism which follows. You likely mean to say "trying to show off proficiency in English writing or grammar." Beginning the sentence with "and" would be a grammatical issue, not one of vocabulary. Additionally, it appears what @as2 was discussing had little, if anything, to do with vocabulary or grammar.
dont don't (you are also missing a comma before don't)
start a sentence with an "and". - This is a rule that does not exist beyond what kids are told in elementary school. And if you don't want to take my word for it, check the dictionary, or GIYF.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1826 on: June 15, 2017, 11:57:04 AM »
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1827 on: June 15, 2017, 11:58:13 AM »
if If
ur you're
trying for vocabulary  - this makes no sense considering the criticism which follows. You likely mean to say "trying to show off proficiency in English writing or grammar." Beginning the sentence with "and" would be a grammatical issue, not one of vocabulary. Additionally, it appears what @as2 was discussing had little, if anything, to do with vocabulary or grammar.
dont don't (you are also missing a comma before don't)
start a sentence with an "and". - This is a rule that does not exist beyond what kids are told in elementary school. And if you don't want to take my word for it, check the dictionary, or GIYF.

Basically, if you are going to criticize a comment's grammar, wording or spelling on an online forum, it would be best to first get some Windex for your glass house.
Thank you for putting it so eloquently.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1828 on: June 15, 2017, 11:59:51 AM »
Thank you for putting it so eloquently.
That seems to be @Yehuda57's job around here.  :)
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #1829 on: June 15, 2017, 12:06:27 PM »
You need to either have a more diverse English background (various accents, pronunciations, etc.) or be Chinese, who are said to have very good aural distinction.
Understood.
And I was just offering you a therapy method so it shouldn't bother you.  ;D
Thank you!

if If
ur you're
trying for vocabulary  - this makes no sense considering the criticism which follows...


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It's funny you point it out, because I noticed that as well, but it doesn't bother me. As I said previously, it was the particular error I mentioned that really grinds my gears, and I don't consider myself an overly irritable person in this respect.
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