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Old 02-14-2014, 07:00 AM   #41
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Actually got this email once: " I won't be into work today, I fell of my hoarse and I'm vary soar"

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Old 02-14-2014, 07:20 AM   #42
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Their, there now people, nothing too get two excited, about, so, just, move on.
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"More than," not "Over." "Off," not "Off of." I notice these but remember there will always an exception, so an appeal to the grammar court might be in order if you are pulled over for misuse.

"One of the ones" was on my radar for awhile just because I think it sounds funny but there really isn't anything wrong with it. Even Emily Dickinson used it: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/One_of..._Midas_touched
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I think we should all speak Italian. It would greatly simplify things.

I wish we could pronounce things consistently. Spanish has it all over English for that.
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Actually got this email once: " I won't be into work today, I fell of my hoarse and I'm vary soar"
Musta come down with a colt.
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Musta come down with a colt.
I was on my morning walk the other day and as usual, some bike riders were sharing the sidewalk with me instead of using the bike paths made for their use. My customary response is to point at the bike lane and step to one side. In this case the riders were a middle aged couple, and one yelled "wat, yawannaus toget kilt?"
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I do a lot of technical writing at work (part time now) and have found myself mixing up words like "there" and "their" subconsciously now. I usually find the errors during a proof read, but I can't figure out why this is going on more frequently. Maybe it's age?

I'm also transposing numbers more frequently too.
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Agreed. He should drunk kitchen soap to get better. Their! I am au neutral at this. Thanks, ha ha to open up this tread.

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I have my isues with grammar and spelling, but recently was treated to a very nice letter of recommendation the Dean of Instruction for a community college wrote for a relative. A few quotes from that letter:

"I’m writing this reference letter in support of Xxx Xxxxx whom is applying for the"...

"One thing that has been most impressive about Xxx’s work on campus is with our faculty."

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, I asked for Xxx’s assistance at a conference I was presenting at."

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Xxxxx came with me to help with the presentation, make sure the technical piece of having the Ipads interact with the hotel wireless, managing a new downloaded app, and then assistance for workshop attendees during the presentation."

I'm an ingrate to pick at the letter.
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He must really be soar now.
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I have my isues with grammar and spelling, but recently was treated to a very nice letter of recommendation the Dean of Instruction for a community college wrote for a relative. A few quotes from that letter:

"I’m writing this reference letter in support of Xxx Xxxxx whom is applying for the"...

"One thing that has been most impressive about Xxx’s work on campus is with our faculty."

"...
, I asked for Xxx’s assistance at a conference I was presenting at."

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Xxxxx came with me to help with the presentation, make sure the technical piece of having the Ipads interact with the hotel wireless, managing a new downloaded app, and then assistance for workshop attendees during the presentation."

I'm an ingrate to pick at the letter.
I hope your relative will go elsewhere for his/her education.

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As I struggled with grammar/spelling in school, I noticed that many of my very literate classmates stumbled badly when it came to multiplication/division of fractions and other math functions.
Today I still have difficulty with the keyboard while easily and seamlessly switching between metric, inch, and fractional measurements in the shop.
Math test is next.
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Alot, abit, should of; then we you mean than, rediculous, hugh for huge........there's a million of 'em.
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As I struggled with grammar/spelling in school, I noticed that many of my very literate classmates stumbled badly when it came to multiplication/division of fractions and other math functions.
Today I still have difficulty with the keyboard while easily and seamlessly switching between metric, inch, and fractional measurements in the shop.
Math test is next.
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Math, science, and history came easy, I was interested in the subjects and had good teachers. Grammer was not so easy, my primary teacher was both verbally and physically abusive. It was the 60s, we all knew what happened to complainers.
When I w*rked inspecting lumber, I did fractional math in my head all day long. That was one of the most enjoyable parts of that j*b.
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