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linn427

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 10:00 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I'm bored "of" math class, dangit. :(

I always hated math anyway.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 10:28 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Grammar Guru - 100 %. Let's have a harder one next time!
Landon

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:30 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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i.e. and e.g. threw me!
thrasherll

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:32 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Fun!
Viola Coblentz

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:49 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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A Grammar Guru... Pow!

I was also thwarted by i.e. and e.g. I could kick myself, because my first instinct was right. Bah....at least I learned something. The they're, their, there kinds of questions were easy. I wish they would have thrown in a couple of too, to questions. The misuse of "too" and "to" is a pet peeve of mine.
thrasherll

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 12:06 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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http://visual-poetry.tumblr.com/post/57606219600/punctuation-social-personalities-poster

Find out what punctuation mark best describes you!

L. L. Thrasher
Harvey Click

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 12:54 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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100%
jm14

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 1:32 PM   in response to: Jenna Grey in response to: Jenna Grey
 
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100 percent.

Most of those questions are primary school level English.

Agreed.
neckronn99

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Posted: Dec 18, 2013 5:23 PM   in response to: jm14 in response to: jm14
 
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jm14 wrote:
100 percent.

Most of those questions are primary school level English.

Agreed.


Which makes it all the more disturbing when you see how many people get this stuff wrong.
barbie888

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:22 PM   in response to: neckronn99 in response to: neckronn99
 
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the whole "lie" vs. "lay" thingie
I argured with my Michigan bro-n-law over this one when I would tell the dog to go "lay" down!
jm14

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 7:29 PM   in response to: neckronn99 in response to: neckronn99
 
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Which makes it all the more disturbing when you see how many people get this stuff wrong.

Agree with this, too.
Rick Peterson

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 8:43 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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You might want to try some of these. A little more challenging .

Edited by: Rick Peterson on Dec 18, 2013 8:43 PM
Ron Chappell

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 9:53 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Aww, rats ...I was hoping to be the only guru. :^)
booknookbiz

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Re: Howz Yur Grammer?
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 12:53 AM   in response to: neckronn99 in response to: neckronn99
 
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Which makes it all the more disturbing when you see how many people get this stuff wrong.

Agreed. I suppose I can understand why some people would not understand/know the difference between "e.g." and "i.e.," (i.e. standing for "id est," as in "that is/being" and "e.g." standing for "exempli gratia" which means "for example") if they don't regularly use Latin phrases/usage, but still...most of those questions were otherwise primary school level. This simply points out that nobody--nobody, "Grammer Guroo" or otherwise--should exempt themselves from professional proofreading and editing! :-) And before some lunkhead comes along and says something vapid, no, we don't provide those services, I'm simply encouraging all authors, of whatever ilk (self-pubbed, Indy-pubbed, trade-pubbed, artisanal-pubbed, etc.) to use proofreaders at a minimum. However, all that aside:

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