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Which Spelling, Grammatical Errors, Pronunciations Really Get Your Goat.

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There are so many inaccuracies these days, especially in online articles, that i doubt kids will grow up knowing what is wrong or right.

My pet hate is people adding k instead of g at the end of words when speaking: Nothink, everythink, somethink etc.

No one seems to edit their writing anymore. I have just copied and pasted this: As Laurel Thomas recovered from a heart attack that nearly ended her life, she had one thing on her min - exposing Jai's deceit to Suni was sparked his exit.

What do you hate most?

Lynibis
a week ago
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Leannexxx

like after every word and safe 😡 omg the amount of people I wanted to slap because of it

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Lynibis

Leannexxx I know the feeling but it is good that we can practise restraint lol. Ben Shepherd is terrible for saying 'nothink'.

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telmel

People on social media are the worse offenders for this type of thing

Besides misspelling words , they rarely use full stops or commas , so sentences tend to run on from each other

I had to be careful typing this , imagine if i missed one after complaining 😀

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Lynibis

telmel yes I carefully edited mine! I understand lots of it is predictive text that people don't notice and I can't say I haven't fallen victim to this, I certainly have.

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telmel

Lynibis I find it difficult inputting text on my phone, it's so fiddly and as you say predictive text doesn't help, i turn usually it off

I prefer using my laptop when i can , so much easier to input information

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Lynibis

telmel I have just bought one but like my appliance topic I am finding it hard to set up!

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emmabeckz
LD Team

Chester draws instead of chest of drawers.... loads on Facebook Marketplace 😆

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Lynibis

emmabeckz oh my, that's a first for me, though I have often seen chest of draws and chest of drawers being muddled.

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SebK84

Lynibis Chest full of draws? Image 😆

or a piece of furniture - chest of drawers 😵‍💫

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didbygraham

There, Their, They're - so many people just dont know the difference.

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Lynibis

didbygraham isn't it frustrating? And it takes no time at all to learn those, especially the last one.

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RegularComper91

My three most annoying ones:

There, their, and they're.

Your, you're and you'll.

Shoud/would/could/must of.

Facebook is particularly bad for this. It's full of it. 😡

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Lynibis

RegularComper91 I was going to refer to Facebook in my topic but just did an unconscious shrug and decided that those who don't want to learn never will. Especially as half the teachers don't know either. Going off subject.... A teacher on tipping point was asked who was President when an event occurred in 1968. She chose to answer rather than pass saying she was sure she knew it but couldn't decide between Abraham Lincoln or JFK. Needless to say she got it wrong!

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PhilipMarc

Pronunciation:

Brought than bought (this one really annoys me 😆)

"Sawr" than saw (I hate hearing sawr)

Spelling:

The three there's.

Should/would of instead of HAVE

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Lynibis

PhilipMarc you missed out could of lol!

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PhilipMarc

Lynibis Haha, yep.

The only logical explanation behind "of" is if people would say "Should've" which sounds similar to "Should of," but that's grammatically wrong.

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Lynibis

PhilipMarc yes I think you are right there, never thought of it that way!

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Glitterandgold

Iv noticed quite a few online influencers muddle flavour & scent. As in they'll say something such as "mmm the flavour of this perfume is divine" I have been known to shout out loud ITS SCENT! Ya not scoffing perfume down ya neck dear. Lol

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Lynibis

Glitterandgold I never watch those sort of things but I don't doubt for one minute they are more interested in fame, fortune, likes and self promotion, rather than getting a basic education.

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SueWard

I think that the basic problem here is that children have not been taught grammar and spelling rules at school. We had to learn 10/20 spellings which we were then tested on.We were taught the difference between 'there' and 'their' and other words with potentially difficult spellings .This was at Junior School in the early to late fifties in my case.Shows how old I am!

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Lynibis

SueWard yep, 10 spellings each day and tested next day. As I said above some teachers seem quite uneducated themselves, or can't be bothered. I took it upon myself to correct and teach my granddaughter English language and literature and she attained a first and then her masters.

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jam45

Lynibis Well done to both you and especially your granddaughter for her high achievement. Most people I know of don't have anyone to correct their English grammar to a very high standard (me included). I'm afraid I have forgotten a lot of the English grammar that I was taught at school. I am embarrassed when I reread some of my past comments and spot appalling English grammar.

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Lynibis

jam45 that's very nice of you thanks for your kind words. It started when she showed me a story she wrote which was full of errors and when I asked why the teacher didn't correct it she said they weren't allowed to demean the students. She wanted me to show her the errors and this became our happy time together as I had her most weekends. She has had an article published in one of the broadsheets and I am trying desperately to finish my novel before I croak it lol! She is head of English at our top boys school. I now ask her questions on my grammar lol!

I am sure you have things you are great at, we all have our strengths. Sadly our own language doesn't necessarily come naturally to us, it needs a fair amount of study. I would love to teach those who want to learn, history too, but it seems a lifetime of study and learning counts for nothing, only paper qualifications.

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jam45

Lynibis Thank you for your non-judgemental opinion and yes, I have just spotted my bad English grammar again. I logged out to watch Tv and wash the dishes an hour ago. I should have said "I am embarrassed when I am rereading some of my past comments and spot some of my appalling English grammar". (I am hoping this is correct)

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Lynibis

jam45 I have always found your comments to be totally acceptable and I certainly don't judge anyone as I know I have had to correct many of my comments once I have re-read them lol.

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jam45

Lynibis Thank you for your kind words.

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chele44

Sadly it seems social media has a lot to answer for, that and predictive text. I’ll look over my grandkids homework sometimes if they’re in mine. It really grates on me, especially if it’s my 16yr old grandson who attends grammar school, when I see silly spelling mistakes or “text speak” especially if it’s meant to be for English class. When I’ve questioned my grandson about it, he tells me teacher can’t mark you down for spelling mistakes or grammar, I asked him what was the point in teaching English anymore if they didn’t care if your English spelling or grammar was incorrect. He’s just finished his GCSEs so will be interesting to find out how he got in especially in his English language tests. He’s going back to school to do A levels but thankfully not in English because I don’t think I could cope looking at more spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes either

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Lynibis

chele44 It's appalling isn't it, this constant dumbing down. Would we say it's ok to say 3+3 makes 5, or Paris is the capital of Belgium. Maybe they can't be marked down but teachers could still have some pride and correct them when they are wrong. I dread to see what the future holds. I suppose AI will do it all but someone has to input the info.

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chele44

Lynibis it maddens me especially when I tell my grandkids that my great grandmother in the late 1800s was a governess who taught English to the upper classes who could afford to pay for their young kids to be educated. I tell them the poor woman will be turning in her grave after fighting for an education so she could pass her knowledge of the English language and proper grammar onto others

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jms19

I guess the classic is your and you’re but most of them do annoy me to a point but I’d never correct someone really

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Lynibis

jms19 and therein lies the problem. Obviously we wouldn't dream of correcting strangers or not too close friends, but we owe it to our kids to educate ourselves so we can then educate them. I don't understand why so many people stop learning once they leave school. I have always wanted to look up most of the stuff I have seen or heard to learn more about it.

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suevernon1968

I don’t bother on here - I would have to be awake 24/7 !

If I am around when my grandkids are doing their homework- i will check it, tell them how many grammatical errors I have found - then they get 50p for everyone they find and a lecture on the ones they can’t find. Either way, they won’t get the grammar incorrect again

And I don’t care about how errors there are in this post - have you seen the time lol xx

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Lynibis

suevernon1968 what a brilliant idea. As I have said I often make mistakes on here but I know the grammar police won't be on my back, but when writing letters, my show reviews and my book I do take extra care.

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TheChimp

People that put ect instead of etc.

Pathetic of me, I know, but it gets right on my moobs

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Lynibis

TheChimp it does me too because it is so simple to remember when the word itself starts with the sound of et. Kind you I find predictive text often goes straight to ect.

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TheChimp

Lynibis Another one is people mixing up loose with lose.

Maybe it's just me

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Lynibis

TheChimp no it definitely isn't just you. My granddaughter and I used to find and tell each other things we had seen while out, apart or together. E.g. Sirlion Steak on a menu and a stationery shop advertising stationary!

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TheChimp

Lynibis I was watching The Hotel Inspector the other day and some doughnut had written sammon instead of salmon on the menu board.

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TheChimp

Lynibis We have another ect offender on LD today.

I wouldn't mind so much, but I haven't taken my tablets yet

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Lynibis

TheChimp Take two to get over the initial shock😲. I haven't seen it yet but have taken my tablets and had my coffee/caffeine fix lol.☕

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Gromit22

The fact that I type the words correctly spelled and grammatically correct but my phone changes them without me knowing

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Lynibis

Gromit22 Yes, predictive text which I am sure has caused a lot of problems in a lot of lives. I often find it changes quite ordinary words into something really stupid and totally out of place.

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Gromit22

Lynibis yes I find it very frustrating, I find on some websites/app it seems to be worse than others. I find WhatsApp especially bad.

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Jinky67

ALL OF THEM.

And this attitude these days of "well can you understand them? It's fine" no, no it's not.

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Lynibis

Jinky67 you can't begin to imagine how much I agree with you!

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SueWard

What I don't like are people being interviewed on the television who constantly say, 'You know' when speaking.I think I read somewhere that they say this when thinking what to say next but that doesn't fit either!

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Lynibis

How much does she estimate drying 3 lots of washing a week costs the average household?

£101

£172

£223

This is not so much an example of bad grammar but of shoddy writing, I am sure you can see what's wrong with it?

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