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post #61 of 99 Old 12-10-2012, 08:35 PM
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A+ on the sentence structure, spelling and grammar, except for the comma before the and in the last sentence.
I believe that is an "Oxford comma". I'm a big fan of those, as you can, clearly, tell .

However, I'm not a big fan of "your" (you are), and the use of "then" when the correct word is "than"...I swear on all that is holy, one day it will become correct grammar..."your not faster then I am" (oh dear God). I even see it in *hand written* assignments FFS!

Here is Stephen Fry's take on grammar:

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Watch it to the end: he makes the point that things are context sensitive...although I do tend to be a grammar Nazi myself.


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post #62 of 99 Old 12-10-2012, 08:58 PM
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I hate when people confuse "lose" and "loose". Just remember that "lose" is when something goes missing and "loose" is your mom. .

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great .... now we'll never know what he upgrade "too"....
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Okay since everyone else put their input on this I figured I might as well. I am 33 I have worked since I was 14 years old I got good grades in school and also made my own money. I have 2 much younger brothers both recently graduated from high school. Thing is the comments about how you present yourself are 100 percent accurate. Both my brothers would never post in an online forum speaking complete gibberish. I will even go further by admitting my brothers have better grammar skills than I even do. I am also guilty of using voice recognition when posting in forums and sometimes I don't catch the mistakes. The thing is he was deliberately using bad grammar and spelling to be cool. And to the father who posted his long sob story your son needs to learn to defend himself because all the money in the world cannot teach that.
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great .... now we'll never know what he upgrade "too"....
Tragic, isn't it...
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I hate when people confuse "lose" and "loose". Just remember that "lose" is when something goes missing and "loose" is your mom. .
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so a member posts on here that he is excited to be able to move up to a new bike if his grades improve over the next semester. He asks to guess what bike he wants that is a honda. His grammar isn't the best so everyone spends their time bashing this kid and going on about work, education, looking credible etc. why not just answer the question asked and be nice? i don't get it

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Hello Members:

I am CBR250kid's father. I just found this post on his laptop and I am rather taken back by the relative animosity that this dialogue has taken. So I apologize for any bad feelings that he has or had caused. I will be getting his account closed so that there will be no further disruptions to this group.

For some of you here who have posted negatively about him, allow me to come to his defense.
Either this is all just a troll setup from the word go or you're even worse. Who bothers to respond to defend his anonymous illiterate son from a bunch of anonymous half-literate nobodies?
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Either this is all just a troll setup from the word go or you're even worse. Who bothers to respond to defend his anonymous illiterate son from a bunch of anonymous half-literate nobodies?
Can you say "helicopter parent"?

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