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What common Grammatical errors bug you the most

*when people write "your" instead of you're (esp. on MSN)


*When people say "Come with Mike and "I""

* the it's its thing bugs me a lot too
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there/their, its/it's, quotation marks inside the period, and others which have escaped my mind.
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there/their, its/it's, quotation marks inside the period, and others which have escaped my mind.
do you mean like... "hello".

It is grammatically ok that do it either way. I think one is American English and another is British English so either way is just fine.
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i, not Am bothered",, by non off this Grammeratrical.? arrows
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I hate all the american spellings, Im not good at spellings to they just throw me off sometimes.

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I hate all the american spellings, Im not good at spellings to they just throw me off sometimes.
So true!

I also hate teaching little kids (grades 1-3). You start do doubt the spelling of almost every word.

One time I was like "Is Dog spelled with two Gs?"
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When will people learn to spell definitely? Or learn the difference between to and too?

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Nobody on this board can spell "choked" nor can we spell "oops"(we spell it "opps") when we make a mistake. We won't even get into the fact that many people on this board (Dawn Marie- I love you) refer to one adult female as a "women" every time.

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your/you're, there/they're/their, its/it's, sit/set, irregardless, thinking you know how to use me/I when you don't (ie... come with mike and I when it should be mike and me)
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no one is two words . it is not noone . ugh


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I find that spending time on this board has very very negative effect on my spelling ability.
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when someone means know and they type "now" and vice versa. of course all homophones are kryptonite to board users. *shakes head*

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People writing could of, should of, would of!



The word is have or, if you'd rather abbreviate, ~'ve!



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Then and than because I make that mistake constantly.
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I am bothered by the use of "less" when it should be "fewer," especially from people who should know better (newscasters, advertisers, et al.)
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