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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby ID36 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:53 am

Touché :) Thanks for your reply, Phil. I agree entirely with your last post. Personally, I use ellipsis in my forum posts so I'm all in favour of colloquial speech. The purpose of my reply was just to be anal retentive. It's nice to know that we can have these chats and that I can discuss English language questions with a fellow teacher here.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:02 am

Dang it! I missed the 100th post. :( I wanted it!!! I used perfect grammar.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Dr. Phil on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:23 am

You have to factor in personal style as well. Sometimes writers will appropriately use fragments and runons to better capture the style of colloquial speech or to isolate a certain thought.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Kai Laddiman on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:52 pm

robotmafia wrote:Hey Kai! You never talk to me in the chat anymore. ):


Sorry, I just rarely go on #fc nowadays. Do you have MSN?

ID36 wrote:I use ellipsis


I thought it was ellipses?
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby ID36 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:42 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
ID36 wrote:I use ellipsis
I thought it was ellipses?
Joke? :) If it were Geometry we were talking about, then maybe, but we were discussing English grammar :) http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ellipsis
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Dr. Phil on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:53 am

ID, where do you teach again? And what are the circumstances of you being there?
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:38 pm

Dr. Phil, avoid starting sentences with "and".
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby rianbay812 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:56 pm

BoredDude2 wrote:Dr. Phil, avoid starting sentences with "and".

I'm sure a teacher does not want a grammar lesson from a 10 year old...
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:59 pm

rianbay812 wrote:
BoredDude2 wrote:Dr. Phil, avoid starting sentences with "and".

I'm sure a teacher does not want a grammar lesson from a 10 year old...

I'm 11, and in middle school.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby zhyrek on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:15 pm

In case you were unaware, it's perfectly acceptable to start a sentence with a conjunction. But it is generally frowned upon.

Did you see what I did there?
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby rianbay812 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:25 pm

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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby ID36 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:24 pm

Dr. Phil wrote:ID, where do you teach again? And what are the circumstances of you being there?

I teach at a private language school in Singapore. Before that, I was teaching in Malaysia but the school went into administration and I was made redundant. Rather than find another job in Malaysia, I decided that Singapore would be safer and more convenient for my wife and son as we were previously living 1km up a mountain. I also have some money invested in a property in Malaysia which is currently on the market and so I need to be around for when it sells.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby peepsy4978 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:17 pm

Well done with that. I didn't notice anything, and for some reason bad grammar pops out at me. Nice job there, ID!
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby tupp on Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:50 am

lol
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby bakuganfan465 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:26 am

Since LOL is an acronym, all letters should be capitalized.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby dmasters on Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:37 pm

It is not an acronym, it is an abbreviation with each letter standing for a word so it should be written with periods in between each letter, like this: L.O.L.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Error-QM on Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:46 pm

dmasters wrote:It is not an acronym, it is an abbreviation with each letter standing for a word so it should be written with periods in between each letter, like this: L.O.L.


Given how many people I have heard pronounce it in real life the same way as "loll," (or, as it is stylized phonetically on the internet, "lawl") and not as "L.O.L.," I think it's safe to call it an acronym.

Wow, it really does take a lot of effort to be grammatically perfect.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby bakuganfan465 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:25 am

LOL/L.O.L (How do you write it correctly?)
This post has been edited to fix any grammatical errors. Feel free to point out any more mistakes I make in the future. Thank you future person.
Also, this sentence is false.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby dmasters on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:35 am

bakuganfan465 wrote:LOL/L.O.L/However you write it.


Fragment. Consider revising.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby bakuganfan465 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:42 am

Both of those sentences were also fragments; consider revising those first.
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