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Old 05-19-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Use the correct words, please.

This thread is not directed at this particular board at all, but I thought it would be a good idea to help people who frequent message boards sound a little more literate even if they aren't. Say what you want, people will form an opinion about you based on how you express yourself on the internet.

For those that are not aware or have simply forgotten what they learned in elementary school:

through-"I am through with this thread."
threw-"The engine threw a rod"
sell-"I have decided to sell my car."
sale-"I made the sale on Tuesday."
loose-"The lugnuts were loose."
lose-"The Camaro can never lose!"
mute-"I had to mute the radio."
moot-"It's a moot point."
choose-"You need to choose your races wisely."
chose-"I chose a 2SS over a GT500."
break-"I was tired, so I took a break."
brake-"The emergency brake handle is on the wrong side." (for you Vash.)
their-'Their tires were spinning through 2nd gear."
there-"There is no reason to get mad."
they're-"They're always bringing up the GT500."
your-"Hey, it's your car, do what you want to it."
you're-"You're crazy if you think an Xb is a cool vehicle."
forth-"Go forth and conquer!"
fourth-"I went through the traps in fourth gear."
to-"I went to the store after work."
too-"I like Camaro's and Mustangs, too."
two-"The car was two seconds faster than the truck."
wear-"There was a lot of wear visible on the cylinder walls."
where-"Where is my car?"



I'm sure there are others I have missed, but these are the misused words I see the most on many forums.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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the one I see most is people say things like

I break checked the guy behind me.

The correct homonym is Brake.

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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This thread is not directed at this particular board at all, but I thought it would be a good idea to help people who frequent message boards sound a little more literate even if they aren't. Say what you want, people will form an opinion about you based on how you express yourself on the internet.

For those that are not aware or have simply forgotten what they learned in elementary school:

through-"I am through with this thread."
threw-"The engine threw a rod"
sell-"I have decided to sell my car."
sale-"I made the sale on Tuesday."
loose-"The lugnuts were loose."
lose-"The Camaro can never lose!"
mute-"I had to mute the radio."
moot-"It's a moot point."
choose-"You need to choose your races wisely."
chose-"I chose a 2SS over a GT500."


I'm sure there are others I have missed, but these are the misused words I see the most on many forums.
I'm glad you feel that way! hahah

In all seriousness, yes, people are stupid. They should be sent back to the forth grade and learn all this stuff over again.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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their - "Their cars ain't as cool as the Camaro."
they're - "They're going to buy a Camaro."
there - "There is a Camaro in my garage."

your - "Your Camaro is really awesome!"
you're - "You're going to get a Camaro."
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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there their they're

there -- let's go over there
their -- their Camaro looks awesome
they're -- they're (they are) good looking

to too

to -- let's go to the park
too -- I love you too
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #7
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:41 PM   #9
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In all seriousness, yes, people are stupid. They should be sent back to the forth grade and learn all this stuff over again.
I hope that you meant that as a joke.


I knew I left some off, I'll add them to the list.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:07 PM   #10
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #11
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the problem is that sometimes it's not that people are stupid. Sometimes people just don't care because it's the internet.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy something or other...
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:13 PM   #12
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:16 PM   #13
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You should have bought a Camaro
I saw a Camaro beat a Mustang.
I have seen a Camaro beat a Mustang.

I see those all the time around here. Nothing screams ignorance like that 2nd one though.

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the problem is that sometimes it's not that people are stupid. Sometimes people just don't care because it's the internet.

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy something or other...
I'll buy that for typos or shorthand. But most of the stuff here isn't that. It's just ignorance.

For example, "should of" is not short for "should have", you've got should've or even shouldve (if you're really lazy) for that.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:19 PM   #14
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I approve of this thread.

And you can't forget:

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I approve of this thread.
it's the polar opposite of your last epic adventure
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:20 PM   #16
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Don't forget "its" and "it's."

"Look, it's a freaking Camaro!"

"That Toyota's missing its headlight..."
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Not really. It's just of a different flavor, same end result.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:23 PM   #18
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Don't forget "its" and "it's."

"Look, it's a freaking Camaro!"

"That Toyota's missing its headlight..."
I actually have a problem with that, even though I know you are correct. I find myself constantly using an apostrophe as an ownership (as if it is the subject of the sentence). I can't think of a specific example, but I always got it wrong in college english papers.
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I actually have a problem with that, even though I know you are correct. I find myself constantly using an apostrophe as an ownership (as if it is the subject of the sentence). I can't think of a specific example, but I always got it wrong in college english papers.
Yeah, you just have to read it out loud to yourself without the apostrophe...

"The cat played with (it's/its) toys."

"The cat played with it is toys"...or "The cat played with its toys."

I used to get those mixed up sometimes until I started doing that.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:47 PM   #22
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Quote:
through-"I am through with this thread."
threw-"The engine threw a rod"
sell-"I have decided to sell my car."
sale-"I made the sale on Tuesday."
loose-"The lugnuts were loose."
lose-"The Camaro can never lose!"
mute-"I had to mute the radio."
moot-"It's a moot point."
choose-"You need to choose your races wisely."
chose-"I chose a 2SS over a GT500."
break-"I was tired, so I took a break."
brake-"The emergency brake handle is on the wrong side." (for you Vash.)
their-'Their tires were spinning through 2nd gear."
there-"There is no reason to get mad."
they're-"They're always bringing up the GT500."
your-"Hey, it's your car, do what you want to it."
you're-"You're crazy if you think an Xb is a cool vehicle."
forth-"Go forth and conquer!"
fourth-"I went through the traps in fourth gear."
to-"I went to the store after work."
too-"I like Camaro's and Mustangs, too."
two-"The car was two seconds faster than the truck."
wear-"There was a lot of wear visible on the cylinder walls."
where-"Where is my car?"



I'm sure there are others I have missed, but these are the misused words I see the most on many forums.
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Here's a couple:

1. The word is probably. Not, prolly.

2. The plural of Camaro is: Camaros. There's no apostrophe.
Correct: I saw a fleet of Camaros in the rail yard.
Incorrect: I saw a fleet of Camaro's in the rail yard.
Using an apostrophe before the "s" makes it possessive.
Correct: The Camaro's styling has several heritage cues.

Thanks for letting me vent.

Whoops....I just did a search for examples of that usage and look what I found! Sorry!
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