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[Artela] Pedantry Time (reprint)

Day 1,788, 02:30 by Artela



I see a lot of articles which could be improved just by basic grammar and spell checking. The spell checking I can’t do much about in an article like this, however the common grammar mistakes can be corrected easily if people think about the context of the word they are using and change accordingly.



Common basic grammar problems

There / Their / They’re
There – this is the one to use if you mean something is somewhere, not here but there
Their – this is the one to use if you mean “belonging to someone”, it is their word
They’re – this is a contraction of “they are” and should only be used where “they are” would make sense

Your / You’re
Your – use this one for the context of “it belongs to you”
You’re – this is a contraction of “you are” and should only be used where “you are” would make sense

Its / It’s
Its – belonging to it
It’s – contraction of “it is”

You should be getting the hang of it by this point…



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Comments

Finway
Finway Day 1,788, 03:26

I aren't sure : D

mogaba
mogaba Day 1,788, 03:59

Grammatik macht frei.

Freiheitskaempfer
Freiheitskaempfer Day 1,788, 05:55

mogaba < 3

New Faustian Man
New Faustian Man Day 1,788, 06:03

FIST

Dr Hugh Jardon
Dr Hugh Jardon Day 1,788, 06:04

V+S

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,788, 06:06

I would vote a thousand times, if I could.

mick cain
mick cain Day 1,788, 06:11

lulz

Kutluk Bilge Kul Ishamael
Kutluk Bilge Kul Ishamael Day 1,788, 07:04

V

wingfield
wingfield Day 1,788, 07:23

V + S

Don't get me started about the catastrophe that has befallen the apostrophe!

To/too/two:

To - either where you are going; or part of the infinitive that should NEVER (not even in Star Trek) be split from the rest of a verb - put the adverb AFTER the verb and the object instead, stupid!
Too - to denote excess (as in too much and too far, etc)
Two - the number after "One"

Lose/loose:

Lose - what your team does when it is beaten
Loose - not secured properly

Inwegen
Inwegen Day 1,788, 07:28

I would vote a thousand times, if I could.
x2

Black Baroness
Black Baroness Day 1,788, 07:30

lol
voted

John Killah
John Killah Day 1,788, 07:45

I would vote a thousand times, if I could.
x3

Dio Czenishkov
Dio Czenishkov Day 1,788, 07:53

If only this would accomplish anything : (

soil3d
soil3d Day 1,788, 07:57

Cake is a lie

Zonmei
Zonmei Day 1,788, 09:19

Next can you do an English to American translation guide? Fortnight... WTF?

eSupernova
eSupernova Day 1,788, 09:30

I've already made the "lose/loose" mistake in a comment. But that was because I was tired, so I didn't take attention to how I wrote it. And when I noticed this failure, it was too late....

DokJon
DokJon Day 1,788, 10:32

I would of voted a thousand times.

Now catch the error! :p

Maegalodonus
Maegalodonus Day 1,788, 10:49

Them niggas aint got no clue

Punisher 1389
Punisher 1389 Day 1,788, 12:24

aw yiss

Artela
Artela Day 1,788, 12:45

DokJon: LOL.... grrrrrrrrrrrr.... that makes my teeth itch!
(And it's 'would HAVE')

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,788, 14:37

Excellent, cake.

Kemal Ergenekon
Kemal Ergenekon Day 1,788, 15:10

V

olivermellors
olivermellors Day 1,788, 17:17

Is "grammar error" an error of grammar or an error in grammar?

wingfield
wingfield Day 1,788, 19:48

"oriented" NOT "orientated"
"orient" NOT "orientate"
"different FROM" NOT "different to" or "different than"

and ...

No matter what Websters may presume, the past participle of "sneak" is "sneaked" and NOT "snuck"

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,788, 20:06

my pet peeve is the misuse of "then" and "than"

roboz
roboz Day 1,788, 20:21

Its great your taking the time to educate people. They're alot of people that will find this useful

Dio Killing Time
Dio Killing Time Day 1,788, 21:28

On the rare occasion that I make such elementary mistakes, I find it acutely embarassing.

snake dr
snake dr Day 1,788, 23:50

could of/should of - only in *retarded mode*

correct is:

could have/should have

jmurrib21
jmurrib21 Day 1,789, 00:11

Excellent. I like constructive critics. Voted.

castaneda
castaneda Day 1,789, 01:46

Me faily english ?!?!? Thats unpossible

Izzat Reich Day 1,789, 02:01

Comment deleted

Fitisin
Fitisin Day 1,789, 07:55

@ollivermellors - neither, it's a grammatical error.

AndraX2000
AndraX2000 Day 1,789, 08:16

"I see a lot of articles which could be improved just by basic grammar and spell checking."

That's not fair. Most articles could also be improved through planning, creativity, or other means. Most articles are not so well written that they could be improved just by basic grammar and spell checking.

Oh, you meant, "I see a lot of articles which could be improved easily by basic grammar and spell checking." Don't worry, misusing "just" is a common mistake; no one will be pedantic about it.

T.E. Lwrence
T.E. Lwrence Day 1,789, 08:20

I've seen people use funner.....

Iamnameless
Iamnameless Day 1,789, 08:36

couldnt of put it better my own self

Artela
Artela Day 1,789, 09:35

@Bucephalus92: LOL, made my day!

Animis
Animis Day 1,789, 10:04

I see many articles that could be improved by not pushing the publish button....

Animis
Animis Day 1,789, 10:05

ps: cake looks yummy

Phoenix Quinn
Phoenix Quinn Day 1,789, 11:31

"Orientate" is OK in Brit-squeek, budda tain't good Uhmurken.

Punisher FC
Punisher FC Day 1,789, 13:08

American>Brit.

Brits OUT!

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 1,789, 16:04

should've, could've, would've

so it goes dot dot dot

poe101591
poe101591 Day 1,789, 17:52

Grammar Nazis, grammar Nazis everywhere.

Bia Pandora
Bia Pandora Day 1,789, 21:12

People that feel the need to present themselves as superior everywhere.

Devoid
Devoid Day 1,789, 21:36

Voted so hard.

Oblige
Oblige Day 1,789, 22:03

Top 5 article about grammar ftw!

pure_evil
pure_evil Day 1,789, 23:30

I'd off thoughted peoples new theese thinks. Its' asiff noone goed to shcool.

Suzuki Ryosuke
Suzuki Ryosuke Day 1,789, 23:54

Madame Pandora obviously loves ''elite'' brit Artela...!

Interesting...

PS: Pizza Fail, again!!!

 
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