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Grammar Vigilante

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Grammar Vigilante

I like this story about the Grammar Vigilante of Bristol.

I invited him to patrol this forum but he declined, saying it was far too big a task for one person.

Lets see how hes accepted by Bristols sign writers.

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Re: Grammar Vigilante

Oh, come on now. I'm sure even you realise that last line should have been:

Lets see how hes accepted by Bristols sign writer's.

Smiley

 

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Should of taken more care.  Ooops theirs another of my pet hates.

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Re: Grammar Vigilante

Even then it should be:


Let’s see how he is accepted by Bristol’s Sign Writers. Wink

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Yes @Mook I thought I'd drop in a couple in my OP to get the ball rolling.

Yes @MauriceC the 'of' replacement for 'have' really gets me hot under the collar.

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Re: Grammar Vigilante

@Strat  and you missed the 'theirs' ---> 'there's'  Grin

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You're all loosing it Grin
I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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I also hate that expression " should of" it really grates with me.

Another pet bugbear is the ending of a sentence with "and stuff"!  You frequently hear people say " we went to the cinema, had a meal out and a few drinks and stuff. What is that all about?

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@Strat, not to mention @MauriceC's use of 'theirs' and not there is. Of course responding to a post like this is asking for trouble as someone will no doubt point out the next time I make a mistake, just as well no one is perfect. Wink

 

Edit:- Apart from the @agedgopher, of course!

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@Mook   Sorry but you are wrong. I used to be conceited and big-headed but now I am perfect.

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@Strat  "Yeah, No, But Yeah, I see what you mean..... "

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Re: Grammar Vigilante

Here`s a Grandma Vigilante for you !

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-905391

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Re: Grammar Vigilante

Seems somewhat ironic that someone who spends their time correcting punctuation would call themselves a grammar vigilante...

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notinmyname wrote:

Oh, come on now. I'm sure even you realise that last line should have been:

Lets see how hes accepted by Bristols sign writer's.

Smiley

 


Don't you you mean..

Lets see how he's accepted by Bristol's sign writer's. 

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Don't you you mean..

Let us see how he is accepted by the sign writers of Bristol.

(all apostrophes are superfluous)! CheesyCheesy