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    Re: Grammar

    I didn't have time to go through all the pages, just the last 10 or so, the number of times I see "then" for "than" is shocking. For example, "I'd rather have the red one then the blue one".

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    Re: Grammar

    Yea...Give me the red one and then I will take the blue one

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    Re: Grammar

    I just saw this one again today. "For all intensive purposes." *sigh*
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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit;3776064;
    I just saw this one again today. "For all intensive purposes." *sigh*
    I noticed that too.

    My cousin-in-law sent us a letter. In one paragraph she had 2 words misused. One was so far off I had to read it a few times before I figured out what she was trying to say. She said she has a mother's since. I kept looking for the part after since to be explanatory until I realized she didn't actually have any sense of which word to use!! The other was 'take it for granite', one that my MIL actually argued with my husband that granite was the correct word, because she thinks it means 'take it to be set in stone'.

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    Re: Grammar

    This is a sentence that I posted in "The View" thread yesterday and, when I read back, I was horrified!!! I must have been half asleep!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;3776339;
    Am I the last person to learn that Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins has split up over the summer??
    I hate it when I look stupid in front of myself!!!
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    Re: Grammar

    From a Christmas letter:

    " ... lets don't forget the 'Reason for the Season.' "

    I would edit that to read "let us not forget."

    (I appreciated the letter, despite the errors!)

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Bit;3776064;
    I just saw this one again today. "For all intensive purposes." *sigh*
    That reminds me of another one that grates on my last nerve: "...are one in the same.".
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    Re: Grammar

    I read this online today:

    What is the worse gift you've ever received?

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    Re: Grammar

    Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon split up?
    "...Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder..."

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    Re: Grammar

    It makes me crazy when people say "anyways" when they mean "anyway." Why the "s"? I don't get it!

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