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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:04 am

You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Kai Laddiman on Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:28 am

BoredDude2 wrote:You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.


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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:47 am

Kai Laddiman wrote:
BoredDude2 wrote:You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.


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Haha! Stupid owl, you are out! You did not use proper grammar.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby robotmafia on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:04 am

BoredDude2 wrote:You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.


Well, that should be "naturally", and I don't really think the "like" should be in that sentence either.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby crazybuilder07 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:22 am

My secret to winning this game is not to post.

There's probably some mistake in that sentence.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:33 pm

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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:02 pm

tupp wrote:This is a game where you have to use perfect grammar. If you forget a period, forget a capital, or anything like that you lose!

Why is there a comma after "capital". It isn't a list because "anything like that you lose" doesn't include a verb.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby rianbay812 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:29 pm

VERYDUMBNAME wrote:
tupp wrote:This is a game where you have to use perfect grammar. If you forget a period, forget a capital, or anything like that you lose!

Why is there a comma after "capital". It isn't a list because "anything like that you lose" doesn't include a verb.

Why isn't there a question mark after "capital"?
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Dr. Phil on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:31 pm

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Wafflekins on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:37 pm

Dr. Phil wrote:Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.


I'm surprised it took so long for someone to post that...
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby uuuiiiooop on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:39 pm

Dr. Phil wrote:Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.


That's an awesome sentence. I also like having 11 "had"s in a row. Bob, while Fred had had 'had', had had 'had had'. 'Had had' had had a better effect on the teacher.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby FCBerticus on Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:39 pm

C-C-C-C-C-C-OMBO BREAKER
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby NotNickNameIsBack on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:01 pm

I wasn't born mean, I was pushed to stretch it.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Kai Laddiman on Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:03 pm

uuuiiiooop wrote:
Dr. Phil wrote:Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo.


That's an awesome sentence. I also like having 11 "had"s in a row. Bob, while Fred had had 'had', had had 'had had'. 'Had had' had had a better effect on the teacher.


I said, "Had had had had had had had had had had had had had had." I think I win here.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby BoredDude2 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:02 am

robotmafia wrote:
BoredDude2 wrote:You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.


Well, that should be "naturally", and I don't really think the "like" should be in that sentence either.

Well, the "like" should be there because it is comparing. See:
It's it is written in my genes.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby 0wnyouu on Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:48 pm

BoredDude2 wrote:
robotmafia wrote:
BoredDude2 wrote:You know, it just comes natural for me to type perfect grammar. It's like it is written in my genes.


Well, that should be "naturally", and I don't really think the "like" should be in that sentence either.

Well, the "like" should be there because it is comparing. See:
It's it is written in my genes.

That is a simile, but oddly worded.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby robotmafia on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:51 pm

It just seems cleaner to say "It's written in my genes."
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby ID36 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:20 am

In his sentence, like is being used in the same way as the conjunction as if.

"It's like/as if it is written in my genes." does not carry the same meaning as "It's written in my genes."

See:
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/like#Conjunction
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/as_if
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby halfmaster1 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:11 am

Whoever says, "Whoever says whoever," said, "Whoever says whoever".



Mey Grammer haz badde.
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Re: Perfect Grammar

Postby Dr. Phil on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:54 am

As an English teacher, these topics make me proud. :)
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