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  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    Here's a quick and easy guide to the most commonly misspelled or misused three words:

    Their - used to indicate possession ONLY - as in something is part of or owns something. ie. Tesla is a great company. Their employees must be loving their stock options!

    They're - contraction of "they are". Tesla has great employees. They're on a roll right now.

    There - use for everything else. There are about 4,000 employees that work over there.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Your write! :biggrin:
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Its a good thing.
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    they'nt - they ain't got no kit-kat bars. :p:p
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    A valiant effort OP, but it's a lost cause.
     
  6. Johann Koeber

    Johann Koeber Member

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    Now I can even learn English thanks to TMC.
     
  7. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I hate it when people loose!
     
  8. vfx

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    Hey their, those who talk about there way of doing things should bite they'er tongue.


    :eek:
     
  9. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    *drops to my knees* NOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    You used the wrong word AND misspelled it. Kudos?
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    They're is is no way their going to correct there English.
     
  12. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Debated mispeling on tong to.

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. mcornwell

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    Can we start a thread about brakes vs. breaks?
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Weigh shood step write their. Eye could car loss a bit weather people you'se teh write homonym. Irregardless, people kneed too step go'un nucular ovur bed spilling un grimer. Its becaming ridonculous.

    Observation: I think I hurt myself with this post.
     
  15. SCW-Greg

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    Our you glad you started this thread yet? Where's BrianH when you ned him?

    @Brianman, once again your bustin me up!
     
  16. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    Most people rush through posts and don't check them for spelling/grammar errors. And others aren't native english speakers. That's why I rarely say anything about spelling/grammar. The only reason I ended up here is that someone else complained about grammar and in their post, they had three grammar/spelling errors.

    Having said all that, when I see people misusing there/they're/their, I know it isn't an unintentional mistake, but actually that they don't know which one to use. I personally make a mental quick mental note that that author could have had a better education (or paid attention better in school or whatever). I don't discount what they say - lots of completely uneducated people can be quite smart - but it does make me more wary of their opinions.

    Let the flames begin.
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #17 bonnie, May 8, 2013
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    Shouldn't 'english' be capitalized?

    :)
     
  18. Raffy.Roma

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    The same :)
     
  19. SCW-Greg

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    Life's too short...

    In this increasingly mobile, on-the-go, world, when people are reading on commuter trains, or grabbing moments at a stop light, running from parking lot, to elevator, to office cube, etc.... many on their mobile phones, and "misteaks" with fat fingers happen. Not to mention auto-correction on-the-fly -- that doesn't always get it right.

    I do agree, repeated and error laden posts can influence your perception of someone's intelligence. However, I think this forum is full of incredibly brilliant and extremely thoughtful members, who do spend time thinking about their posts before they hit "Post Quick Reply". Not all of us aced "are" grammar classes, but we did ace finance, engineering, software development, chemistry, medicine, etc., etc.

    ... and so I'm okay with the occasional hit send, before rereading your entry 3+ times, checking for errors, errors. It's the thought that counts.


    @Bonnie, you're my fav!
     
  20. Raffy.Roma

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    Agree :)
     

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