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Old 05-11-2004, 06:43 PM   #1
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They're going to their place over there.


http://www.gcse.com/english/there.htm

Read and be wise.

 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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we're penguins, where were we supposed to be???

=)

 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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Their "Practice and practise" page caught my eye (I'd never heard the word "practise" in any recent English writing)...they seem to ignore the fact that "practice" is commonly (and properly) used as both a noun and verb.

In your face, GCSE!
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
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hehe... Didn't see that part. I just grabbed one of the first links I found about the 'there' stuff. I see there, their, and they're used incorrectly about 3 or 4 times a day. There are lots of others also. Fortunately, I don't think I have seen anybody say "I seen" yet.

This doesn't seem quite right either: "There is a cat sat on its roof." Although, the "its" is correct, since "it's" is it is.

Just trying to help out the communication process...

Here's another:
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/p...ticle.asp?ID=4

You're and your have the same problems.
It's and its.
Then and than.


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Old 05-11-2004, 10:12 PM   #5
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Just trying to help out the communication process...
it would be essayer just to make a whole new writing system that uses the phonic sounds we make, and not almost phonic, with 10000 rules, and at least 2 exceptions to every rule... English writing system is diffidently messed and i would welcome a new system that that reads like it writes (Japanese is pretty good, only a few rules here or there(mainly because the last sound are left out when speaking), other then that it pretty much is easy to read because it sounds like it writes)

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:19 PM   #6
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with 10000 rules, and at least 2 exceptions to every rule...

Sounds like a linux configuration.

Oh, and did you mean definitely?

diffident = adj. lacking self-confidence, shy. --diffidence n.

And essayer is one who does an essay.

Sorry. It's just hard for me to translate sometimes.

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:24 PM   #7
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ok, those are not my fault!, the spell check on this site gave me those options, and i thought they were right.... well, what do i know about correct English anything eh?

at least linux config's are constent

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #8
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Ok.

And, of course, my intent here is only to get people to think about their writing and consider what they are putting out there for other people to decipher.

I don't mean to single anybody out actually.

I make mistakes all the time. No, wait. That can't be right. See my signature.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 03:34 AM   #9
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