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Offline Zebrix

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TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« on: 06/18/10, 10:50 AM »

   This is a Public Service Announcement on proper grammatical conduct in online environments - brought to you by TWC.


    


   



    


   

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« Reply #1 on: 06/18/10, 11:36 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: 06/18/10, 12:08 PM »

   What the fuck?  This lesson is incomplete.


    


   Since/Sense  - It's "SINCE beta was out", not "SENSE beta was out".  Since relates to a passage of time.  Sense is something you can feel or reason. 


    


   Would've / Would of - Would is a verb.  As in, "I would hit that".  "Of" is a preposition.  Prepositions don't stand alone, they always come in prepositional phrases that end in a noun, like "of the car" .   It's not "I would of hit that".  You need to use the apostrophe in the excellent guide above to join in the word "have" to create the phrase you're really looking for which is, "I would've hit that".  To see how the prepositional phrase works into this consider the difference in meaning the prepositional phrase adds between the two following phrases:


    


   I would've hit that in the back.


    


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   I would've hit that in the back of the car.


    


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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #3 on: 06/18/10, 01:11 PM »

   Nice.


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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #4 on: 06/18/10, 05:04 PM »

   The typography needs work, but I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment.



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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #5 on: 06/18/10, 06:22 PM »

   Criph took the best part that I planned on pointing out and put it in his sig already :(


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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #6 on: 06/18/10, 08:22 PM »

   When I first saw this thing online, I totally read it in my head in Rad's voice.


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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #7 on: 06/19/10, 11:36 AM »
This is toooooooooooo hilarious!

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« Reply #8 on: 06/20/10, 02:00 PM »

    


   affect/effect bothers me a lot.


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« Reply #9 on: 06/20/10, 02:34 PM »

   Didn't cover two, to, and too, either.


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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #10 on: 06/20/10, 04:20 PM »

   
Quote from: Zebrimuri

   

      When I first saw this thing online, I totally read it in my head in Rad's voice.

   
I am definitely not a big fan of people that use faggy dude or leetspeak, and have gone on tirades like this before. Unfortunately, I couldn't whip something like this up if I tried; my computing skills do not go very far beyond warcraft and TF2.

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Re: TWC Public Service Announcement - Grammar
« Reply #11 on: 06/23/10, 12:25 AM »

   y r yall gettin so angered?