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Pedant's Paradise
03-08-2006, 12:47 PM
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Pedant's Paradise

Feel free to highlight anyone's grammatical/typing shortcomings here.

Just cut and paste from other threads/posts and lets all have a good laugh!
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03-08-2006, 12:49 PM
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Oh god - i think i might be on here a lot. My spelling is terrible.

I'm not perfect, but im so close it scares me
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03-08-2006, 12:50 PM
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Capital "I" and "G" because they are proper nouns (names), Bons.

Next!
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03-08-2006, 12:56 PM
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Patsy Wrote:Feel free to highlight anyone's grammatical/typing shortcomings here.

Just cut and paste from other threads/posts and lets all have a good laugh!

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03-08-2006, 01:01 PM
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:w00t: Look at me. I'm laughing!!!!

See, it's fun, isn't it?
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03-08-2006, 01:03 PM
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But deep inside you're torn apart.

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03-08-2006, 01:04 PM
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Young Johnny Faherty went off to Amerikay to seek his fortune.
Years later he returned to the ramshackle old cottage of his birth to visit his elderly parents. Naturally..they were delighted to see him, and eager to hear all about his travels and adventures.'Tell us a few tales..there Johnny', implored his mother. 'Really mother', he replied'..the word is 'narrative'.Thats what people say now. 'Tales is soooooooooooooooooooo 1830's.
So they listened in awe to all he had to say, in fact the dawn was breaking when they finally decided to go to bed.'Put out the candle there Johnny'..his mother instructed, as she got ready to toddle off to bed.
'Really mother'...'no-body says 'put out' any more....the word is extinguish.
And he shook his head in despair at the unworldlyness of his parents.
His father, meanwhile...got up to go to bed. 'Now Johnny, he said..don't let that cat sleep in the house all night.Before you go to bed be sure to catch her by the narrative and extinguish her!!!!!!!!!!!!

'Come away, oh human child, to the waters and the wild.With a fairy hand in hand...for the world is more full of weeping than you will understand.........'
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03-08-2006, 01:09 PM
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Lovely. Although the ' in "1830's" jumped out and bit my face off.

But thank you. Smile
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03-08-2006, 01:14 PM
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Question 1 - Possessive: Which of the following statements is correct?
  • A. I sat on the chair. One of it's legs were damaged.
  • B. I sat on the chair. One of its legs were damaged.
  • C. I sat on the chair. One of it's legs was damaged.
  • D. I sat on the chair. One of its legs was damaged.
Question 2 - Noun or verb: Which one is a noun?
  • A. Licence
  • B. License
Question 3 - Strange Plural: Which of the following is correct?
  • A. Two familys went away together.
  • B. Two families went away together.
  • C. Two family's went away together.
  • D. Two familie's went away together.
Question 4 - Data: Which statement is correct?
  • A. There is more data.
  • B. There are more data.
Question 5 - Except and Accept (1)
  • A. He won every game except one.
  • B. He won every game accept one.
Question 6 - Except and Accept (2)
  • A. She accepted his proposal.
  • B. She excepted his proposal.
Question 7 - Less or fewer?
  • A. Ten items or less.
  • B. Ten items or fewer.
Question 8 - Effect and affect
  • A. The drug had no effect: the condition was not effected.
  • B. The drug had no affect: the condition was not effected.
  • C. The drug had no effect: the condition was not affected.
  • D. The drug had no affect: the condition was not affected.
Question 9 - Criteria
  • A. No records match this selection criteria.
  • B. No records match these selection criteria.
Question 10 - Double Negatives
  • A. I haven't got no more matches.
  • B. I have got no more matches.
Question 11 - Me and I (1)
  • A. John, James and I went out.
  • B. John, James and me went out.
Question 12 - Me and I (2)
  • A. John drove James and I to church.
  • B. John drove James and me to church.
Question 13 - Abstract Noun (courtesy of John, a work colleague)
  • A. Please refrain from pouring waste into the machine.
  • B. Please refrain from pouring wastage into the machine

Patsy will be giving the answers tomorrow.


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03-08-2006, 01:17 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2006 01:22 PM by Patsy.)
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Can anyone else see my dots?

Edit: Apparently not.

Seriously, anyone who cares enough about his/her grammar, but doesn't want to admit it, please feel free to PM floopy with the answers and she would be happy to mark them.

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