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JimC
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8/1/2012 | 3:58:46 PM
re: 11 Most Common Grammar Gaffes On Social Media
The grammatically challenged have a bit of trouble explaining the quote, "Do well so you may do good."
JimC
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8/1/2012 | 3:55:29 PM
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I just noticed what ANON1245417961680 wrote, so I'm acknowledging it now via this edit.

Here's a mistake that's becoming increasingly common: When discussing Cloud computing, marketing professionals are incorrectly using the term "on-premise" instead of the correct term "on-premises" as a synonym of in-house computing.
OtherJimDonahue
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7/31/2012 | 6:29:03 PM
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Two things that drive me crazy: People who use "premise" instead of "premises" (as in location--"on-premise software"), and (this one seems to be picking up steam) those who think "series" is plural and "serie" is singular. Ugh.
Robert Rosen
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7/31/2012 | 1:27:24 PM
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And the tweet that arrived shortly after Deb's on this article said, "Okay everyone. Me and Sarah are heading out. Let's keep the week going. Team will be back tomorrow @ 8 a.m. EST Good night"

(Company name left out but it is their official customer interaction Twitter account.)
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7/31/2012 | 4:24:12 AM
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Honestly, I don't think it's social medias fault.
I think it has always been prevalent. Just not "in your face" as it is with social media. I'd love to hear from a teacher on how they have seen it change the children.
I must admit it's actual helped my dyslexia because I get practice and there are LOTS of people who are happy to correct me.

My pet hates are shortening words by 1 letter and making them wrong!
Like "come" becoming "cum".
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7/31/2012 | 2:06:56 AM
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Thank's so much! Mistakes like that always annoy my wife and I... You did good!
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7/30/2012 | 10:58:45 PM
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Lose/loose, two/to/too, etc., are SPELLING errors, not GRAMMAR errors.
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7/30/2012 | 9:28:27 PM
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The mistake is the missing comma.
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7/30/2012 | 9:19:57 PM
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As an engineer/programmer, I want to ensure that I say what I mean and not be sloppy about how I say it. It looks like you don't much care whether you want others to understand what you say. Frankly, I wouldn't want someone who cannot communicate well as a domain administrator.
tobias robison
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7/30/2012 | 9:04:59 PM
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Two observations:
(1) When you're not sure whether to write "its" or "it's", reread the sentence, substituting "it is". You will realize at once whether you need an apostrophe or not. HOWEVER, it would be a lot better if we always spelled the word without an apostrophe. Why? Because any decent reader can always tell whether "its" was spelled wrong. Since the correct usage is obvious, the apostrophe hardly adds any value; so drop it. (Here's a rare sentence in which it's not clear whether you need the apostrophe: We sell no wine before its time.)

(2) It is so common for people to say "me" when "I" is correct that grammarians ought to accept the "me." This so-called incorrect usage obviously stems from a deep sense of innate grammar. It's time for the grammar police to back off. (Disclosure: my own college-educated son makes this "mistake.")
- The Precision Blogger.
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