Grammatical errors...

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby PurrrrrrrKitty » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:40 am

I do not pay any attention to any of that stuff.. I watch for entertainment..... not to critique..and I was the top executive secretary for many years and my grammar, spelling
had to ALWAYS BE CORRECT.. probably why I don't care anymore.

I pay attention to the substance of their conversation, their clothes and homes.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby Donnamite » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:15 pm

One quick note on all the disagreements with today's script writing; Language is evolving. If enough people use "irregardless" it becomes a word. "Friend" has evolved into a verb meaning "add as a friend on a social media website." I get it. But it doesn't mean it's a good thing. Like someone said earlier, I "cringe" with the large amount of spelling errors on THIS message board. (present company excluded). I noticed that all you have taking your time and proofread what you typed. And to those of you that are just reading and not replying --- You will notice a “RED squiggly line” under any and all misspelled words. --- So fix them - PLEASE

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby 18K Gold » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:42 pm

Quote rediculous:
Quote Barbyboo: A soap is not an educational channel. It's sex. Drugs and murder...or else we would be taking education classes in a local community college...who cares about grammar watching this or any other soap...


LOL, curtish does!!


And I care as well. It is a dying art. I appreciate good grammar and good manner. I'm in total agreement with curtish and reng.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby HOT PINK » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:57 pm

I also care. I grew up in a different time where we were taught proper grammar starting in elementary school on through high school. Another grammatical error that is constantly abused is ending a sentence with the word AT. Every time I did that in high school, my teachers would always respond, "It's behind the at." It didn't take me long to stop doing it.

Maybe it is fruitless to be so concerned about speaking "proper English" and using correct grammar. But, I believe in teaching children good manners, having respect for others and, yes, the importance of good grammar.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby PurrrrrrrKitty » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:12 pm

Quote HOT PINK: I also care. I grew up in a different time where we were taught proper grammar starting in elementary school on through high school. Another grammatical error that is constantly abused is ending a sentence with the word AT. Every time I did that in high school, my teachers would always respond, "It's behind the at." It didn't take me long to stop doing it.

Maybe it is fruitless to be so concerned about speaking "proper English" and using correct grammar. But, I believe in teaching children good manners, having respect for others and, yes, the importance of good grammar.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby HOT PINK » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Quote HOT PINK: I also care. I grew up in a different time where we were taught proper grammar starting in elementary school on through high school. Another grammatical error that is constantly abused is ending a sentence with the word AT. Every time I did that in high school, my teachers would always respond, "It's behind the at." It didn't take me long to stop doing it.

Maybe it is fruitless to be so concerned about speaking "proper English" and using correct grammar. But, I believe in teaching children good manners, having respect for others and, yes, the importance of good grammar.


Dang, just realized I used the word AT at the end of a sentence. Shame on me! ;)

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby Air Force Sergeant » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Your sarcastic comment about using AT at the end of a sentence
is an example of why people no longer care about using correct grammar.

The American people have become lazy, uneducated, and apathetic about proper speech. Some of us do care, but it is quite obvious that you do not.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby Leel » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:02 pm

Quote granny45:
Quote curtish: When I hear the actors using incorrect grammar, I wonder if they know they are making mistakes, or do they just say it the way the writers wrote it, regardless if they know there are errors or not.

I know some actors are college graduates, so wouldn't they know about the very obvious mistakes made by the writers?

I guess my question is this: why doesn't someone----editor, director, writer, actor notice the error/and fix the problem?


Maybe they want it to seem more like real life. I know a lot of people in real life that don't use the correct grammar at times. ;)


What bugs me is hearing the word PROTECT pronounced PRE-TECT. It's everywhere in news and commercials. And saying come-ene instead of com-ing gets my goat, also saying loosing instead of losing, that happens alot. I'm the one who corrects spelling on the notices posted at work. If my boss hadn't posted this notice: Pitchers Is For Residents Only instead of Pitchers ARE For Residents Only, I'd rip those notices down and redo them but the boss would know exactly who did it, lol! If I hear a mistake in grammar whether it's on the news, radio, even a tv show, it's glaring to me and I think it should be corrected.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby ilovela » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:58 pm

I see errors all the time in the newspaper. Terrible that a journalist can't construct a simple sentence. I know people who repeatedly misuse words; even when they are aware, they continue to misuse them. "Irregardless" is one of my favorites, and saying "y'all", and "where's it at" and the word "tooken". If people read more, they would have a better understnading of the language. One of the female characters on Y&R always pronounces words wrong: she says een instead of ing at the end of her words. Walkeeeeen, talkeeeen, cheateeeen. It's annoyeeen me.

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Re: Grammatical errors...

Postby reng » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:47 pm

In casual conversation, "y'all" is a perfectly acceptable contraction of "you all." True, the word "you" would suffice, but "y'all" makes it clear that a whole group is being addressed.

It does drive me crazy when people misspell it as "ya'll."

Yes, I'm from the South.

By the way, you will probably begin to see many more grammatical errors in newspapers than you did in the past. That's because most newspapers are focusing more on their internet content, and copy editors are being laid off left and right. It's not unusual at all in both newspapers and TV reports to read or hear, "He was found laying in the road" — as opposed to the correct "lying." That drives me crazy since it was drilled in to us slightly older folks that hens lay, people lie.


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