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    This post is aimed mainly at speakers of English as a first language...

    To quote Charlie Brown:

    "AAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!"

    What's so hard about it? Ah? WHY?!

    There - a place
    Their - belonging to them
    They're - They Are

    Your - belonging to you
    You're - You Are

    Apostrophes are either MISSING LETTERS (You're) or possession!! (Dave's website)

    For the avoidance of doubt, BALLS is several round objects. BALL'S is something belonging to a ball. BALLS' is something belonging to ALL the balls.


    Tom
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  • #2
    Re: Grammar Malignance

    Wot r u on bout?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Re: Grammar Malignance

      thnk hes anno'yd bout ppl's grammar.

      p.s. I can see this thread getting out of hand rather quickly

      Michael
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      • #4
        Re: Grammar Malignance

        Bearing in mind the international nature of the forums, the native english speakers (including Americans ) should hang our heads in shame over our grasp (or not) of our own language.

        Although there are some posts where it is hard to understand what is being said, I try to remember that my chance of communicating anything in the posters own language is approximately zero, so how can I criticise their abilities in a foreign tongue.

        Tom
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Grammar Malignance

          Great idea!
          http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13716134/?GT1=8307
          Although it's already the second thread in the same direction. Lucky my English is good enough to understand 80% from what you're (your? ) saying...

          Sorin Solomon


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          • #6
            Re: Grammar Malignance

            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
            Although there are some posts where it is hard to understand what is being said, I try to remember that my chance of communicating anything in the posters own language is approximately zero, so how can I criticise their abilities in a foreign tongue.

            Tom
            Absolutely - hence my disclaimer in the first post.


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            • #7
              Re: Grammar Malignance

              I use this little tool:

              ieSpell - Spell Checker add-on for Internet Explorer:
              http://www.iespell.com/

              It's (or is it its'? or perhaps its? damn! ) free for personal use and if you use it on a regular base before hitting submit you'll save yourself a great deal of agony.

              However it will not know the grammatical difference between the word "users", "user's" and "users' ". You need to know that yourself. For example, this entire post had no spelling errors in it...
              Cheers,

              Daniel Petri
              Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
              MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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              • #8
                Re: Grammar Malignance

                Sorry, but now i'm want to strike back

                @All, my native language isn't english but dutch.
                Sow how good is you're dutch then? Can you speak it, or at least make youreself understandable in dutch?

                I think i'm doing it pretty well
                However, i need to agree that some users/writers, make it quite understandable. Mostly i'm think that its me
                Marcel
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                • #9
                  Re: Grammar Malignance

                  Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                  Mostly i'm think that its me
                  Please tell me you did that in purpose...

                  Sorin Solomon


                  In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Grammar Malignance

                    **WARNING - OFF-LANGUAGE POST COMING**

                    Ik kan een kleen beetje Nederlands spreken!

                    (Spelling is BAD though!! I know how to say it LOL)


                    Tom
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                    • #11
                      Re: Grammar Malignance

                      Originally posted by sorinso View Post
                      Please tell me you did that in purpose...
                      yes I did..
                      Marcel
                      Technical Consultant
                      Netherlands
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                      http://blog.nessus.nl

                      MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                      "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                      "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                      "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Grammar Malignance

                        Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
                        **WARNING - OFF-LANGUAGE POST COMING**

                        Ik kan een kleen beetje Nederlands spreken!

                        (Spelling is BAD though!! I know how to say it LOL)
                        HAHAHA LOL
                        Not bad
                        Only "kleen" should be "klein"

                        And how about the well known dutch G?
                        Marcel
                        Technical Consultant
                        Netherlands
                        http://www.phetios.com
                        http://blog.nessus.nl

                        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Grammar Malignance

                          LOL

                          This I can do :P

                          No way to prove it in text though unfortunately. I also know that "mogelijk" (possible) does not use the normal Dutch "G"...


                          Tom
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                          Anything you say will be misquoted and used against you

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                          • #14
                            Re: Grammar Malignance

                            already tried scheveningen (quite a nice beach out there)? Try it with a harsh G
                            Even the most germans couldn't speak it in WWII
                            Marcel
                            Technical Consultant
                            Netherlands
                            http://www.phetios.com
                            http://blog.nessus.nl

                            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                            • #15
                              Re: Grammar Malignance

                              Originally posted by danielp View Post
                              I use this little tool:

                              ieSpell - Spell Checker add-on for Internet Explorer:
                              http://www.iespell.com/

                              It's (or is it its'? or perhaps its? damn! ) free for personal use and if you use it on a regular base before hitting submit you'll save yourself a great deal of agony.

                              However it will not know the grammatical difference between the word "users", "user's" and "users' ". You need to know that yourself. For example, this entire post had no spelling errors in it...
                              please tell me i'm not the only one who re-read this post to check for errors...
                              changed

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