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LESSONS

1.  there / their / they're
2.  a vs. an
3.  went vs. have gone
4. It's vs. Its
5. Affect vs. Effect
6.  Capital vs Capitol

  • Commas go before the space, like this, not like ,this.
  • Commas/periods go after the close parenthesis (like this), not before (like this.)   (Unless the entire sentence is enclosed.)
  • All punctuation goes inside the quotation, like "this." not like "this".

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #200 on: July 23, 2020, 12:13:22 PM »

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #202 on: October 28, 2021, 09:58:19 PM »
Exasperate vs. Exacerbate

Exasperate: to cause irritation or annoyance to

E.g. The criticism of his latest movie is sure to exasperate his admirers.

Exacerbate: to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse

E.g. The proposed factory shutdown would only exacerbate our unemployment problems.

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #203 on: October 28, 2021, 10:45:14 PM »
Exasperate vs. Exacerbate

Exasperate: to cause irritation or annoyance to

E.g. The traffic in Lakewood is sure to exasperate local drivers.

Exacerbate: to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse

E.g. Voting for the same politicians again would only exacerbate our traffic woes.

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #204 on: October 29, 2021, 10:57:01 AM »
Exasperate vs. Exacerbate

Exasperate: to cause irritation or annoyance to

E.g. The criticism of his latest movie is sure to exasperate his admirers.

Exacerbate: to make (a bad situation, a problem, etc.) worse

E.g. The proposed factory shutdown would only exacerbate our unemployment problems.

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THINK:
Exasperate: an INTERNAL effect on a person
Exacerbate: an EXTERNAL effect on a situation

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #205 on: October 29, 2021, 11:01:57 AM »
THINK:

No thanks. That would be to exacerbating
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #206 on: October 29, 2021, 11:26:17 AM »
No thanks. That would be to exacerbating
...exacerbating for your brain and exasperating for you!   :P :)
(Like thinking long enough to write 'too')

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #207 on: October 29, 2021, 11:39:02 AM »
...exacerbating for your brain and exasperating for you!   :P :)
(Like thinking long enough to write 'too')

This two shall pass
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #208 on: October 29, 2021, 11:49:53 AM »
This two shall pass
Never the twain shall meat

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #209 on: October 29, 2021, 11:53:50 AM »
Never the twain shall meat
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #210 on: November 01, 2021, 10:58:23 AM »
Where does the "s" go?
"sports team names"
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #211 on: November 01, 2021, 11:25:52 AM »
Where does the "s" go?
"sports team names"
"sports teams' names" or less complicated to say "names of sports teams"

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #212 on: November 01, 2021, 11:30:22 AM »
Where does the "s" go?
"sports team names"
At the beginning of the word 'port'



And at the end of the post, with a '/' before.

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Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #213 on: November 01, 2021, 11:42:07 AM »
"sports teams' names" or less complicated to say "names of sports teams"
Is "sports" possessive here too? Sports' teams' names? The teams of a sport are named

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #214 on: November 01, 2021, 12:20:37 PM »
Is "sports" possessive here too? Sports' teams' names? The teams of a sport are named
No, the teams do not belong to the sports.  It is acting more like an adjective.  Personally, I would prefer to see "sport teams", where "sport" refers to a generic idea of any kind of sport, but "sports teams" is what is used.

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #215 on: November 01, 2021, 12:34:10 PM »
"sports teams' names" or less complicated to say "names of sports teams"

Sports team names or even sport team's name(s) might work better than sports teams' names, depending on the context.
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #216 on: November 01, 2021, 12:46:49 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #217 on: November 01, 2021, 12:51:50 PM »
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #218 on: November 01, 2021, 01:32:19 PM »
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #219 on: November 01, 2021, 01:48:41 PM »
Broken clock
So I get one more today?  :)
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