satinwood
Whether it is the IM/text/autocorrect generation or people just not learning, grammar and spelling is as bad as it has ever been. I am embarrassed in school when I see signs up in the halls that weren't proofread before they went up. What are some of your biggest grammatical peeves? Here are a couple of mine for a start...

Dominant is an adjective that means "ruling, governing, controlling, main, or major." Example: Corn is the dominant crop of Iowa. Dominate is a verb (an action) that means "to rule or to control." Example: I expect the Packers to dominate the Jaguars on Sunday.

Use 's in contractions and possessives. Do not use an apostrophe if it is plural. Example: What's the deal with having three Sarahs in Mr. Johnson's class?

People that do not capitalize and do not use punctuation make reading difficult.
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spike64
don't know what your talking about. using correct grammar is peoples choice and they'res alone.
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wlhssuperjake08
People that spell "whoa" as "woah". Annoys the heck out of me.
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newmen
To, too, and two.

There, their, and they're.

It amazes me how many people get those wrong.
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coachw12
your and you're used in wrong context.
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crusaderpride
Not a grammatical peeve exactly, but very very few people use begs the question correctly.

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whfan202
Not as prevalent as it used to be, but kool/cool annoys me to no end.
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wlhssuperjake08
Not really grammatical, but when people only reply back "k". Makes me want to throw my phone across the room. At least make an effort in the conversation.
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bhsblackhawks
mickjagger wrote:
The increasing number of grammatical and spelling errors in print journalism. The Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin employ several news, sports and feature writers who can't compose a complete article without some sort of spelling or grammatical mis-step. Part of the responsibility has to fall on the editors who obviously aren't doing their jobs competently either.

I believe part of the problem with this is the varied acceptability. For example, the Oxford comma: "mickjagger, newmen, and traviswilson all post on wissports." The comma after "newmen" is really optional, yet a lot of people have been taught either that you absolutely need it or you shouldn't place it there at all. There are a bunch of other rules similar to this, and people just can't agree on what is necessary or appropriate. I think people just get lost in what is necessary, what they have an option of, and what used to be necessary but no longer is.
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dfnewburry
spike64 wrote:
don't know what your talking about. using correct grammar is peoples choice and they'res alone.


The white bourgeois liberal does not believe in choice .








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bhsblackhawks
dfnewburry wrote:
spike64 wrote:
don't know what your talking about. using correct grammar is peoples choice and they'res alone.


The white bourgeois liberal does not believe in choice .

You could easily make the argument that conservatives believe in allowing far fewer choices. Keep politics out, even if it is just a joke.
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dfnewburry
bhsblackhawks wrote:
dfnewburry wrote:
spike64 wrote:
don't know what your talking about. using correct grammar is peoples choice and they'res alone.


The white bourgeois liberal does not believe in choice .

You could easily make the argument that conservatives believe in allowing far fewer choices. Keep politics out, even if it is just a joke.



No politics mentioned .








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mickjagger
The increasing number of grammatical and spelling errors in print journalism. The Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin employ several news, sports and feature writers who can't compose a complete article without some sort of spelling or grammatical mis-step. Part of the responsibility has to fall on the editors who obviously aren't doing their jobs competently either.
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legendoflambeau
I'm really not too picky about this stuff as long as the information makes sense. But I guess that's why my papers usually get ripped apart on the first or second try and that's why I work with numbers instead. Haha
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iwishiwasaballer
legendoflambeau wrote:
I'm really not too picky about this stuff as long as the information makes sense. But I guess that's why my papers usually get ripped apart on the first or second try and that's why I work with numbers instead. Haha


just write a paper in 1337 5p34k, i am sure your professors would enjoy that
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