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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:20 pm

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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:47 pm

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Postby Bhairav on Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:38 am

People also seem to mix up "youre","your'e" and "you're" pretty frequently.
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:07 am

Ian wrote:I'm bad at this one:

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/its.html

yeah, i know :wink:
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Postby ccb056 on Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:34 pm

the only ones Im bad with are:

who/whom
farther/further
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:28 am

Ian wrote:I'm bad at this one:

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/its.html


I always have trouble with that one, even I know which one is right if I actually think about it. :lol:
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Postby jase on Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:22 pm

I really like that site (it's cropped up on this site before). It is very informative.

Common faults I make include "secondly" and "one-dimensional". None of us are perfect I guess ;)
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Postby VEFF on Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:00 pm

The ones I see used incorrectly the most frequently are:

'its' and 'it's' (probably one of the trickiest IMO, since possessive pronouns usually end in 's; this is one of the only exceptions that I am aware of)
'then' and 'than'
'you're' and 'your'
'accept' and 'except'
the word 'none' used as a plural pronoun instead of singular.
'who' and 'whom'

Example of all of them used incorrectly in one, admittedly silly, sentence:
Its better to enjoy life more then most people, none of who seem to feel excepted by society, unless your in another country.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:08 am

jase wrote:I really like that site (it's cropped up on this site before).

don't remember that.
i got the link from my sis.
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