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#21 Rakky Wistol

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:47 PM

 

 

I've see this come up a few times and it bothers me. I'm a little bit of a grammar nazi, and I apologize. ...

 
Perhaps, when one is being a grammar Nazi, one should know how to conjugate a verb. Nothing takes away your "expert authority" faster then making an error on the second word of your post, in the same area you're presuming to lecture others on.
 
When communicating using the first person singular, the present perfect form of the verb "to see" is "have seen".

Agreed, and fixed. It mostly happens because of the phone typing. I would like to note that I did use the correct verb though.

 

I'm on this boat with you, just because I know the difference doesn't mean my stupid smartphone does. 


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#22 Duke of Advil

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

I know what a conjunction is.....

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#23 StevenO

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

Junction, junction, what's the function?


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#24 Gazerfoxie

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:56 PM

Wasn't that School House Rock, Conjunction Junction?


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#25 StevenO

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

Don't you just HATE how well some of those things can stick with you decades later?


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#26 zathras23

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:29 AM

Remember that this is Star Wars. It's not Grammar Nazi. It's Grammar Stormtrooper.


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#27 Two_Hands

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

I've see this come up a few times and it bothers me. I'm a little bit of a grammar nazi, and I apologize. ...

 
Perhaps, when one is being a grammar Nazi, one should know how to conjugate a verb. Nothing takes away your "expert authority" faster then making an error on the second word of your post, in the same area you're presuming to lecture others on.
 
When communicating using the first person singular, the present perfect form of the verb "to see" is "have seen".

It's a universal law of semiotics that anyone making a corrective "grammar Nazi" post will make at least one spelling, grammar, or syntactical error.
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#28 Cerealthief

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:18 AM

This thread made my life better.

 

 But what really bugs me is when people fail to close a


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#29 Gazerfoxie

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:20 PM

Remember that this is Star Wars. It's not Grammar Nazi. It's Grammar Stormtrooper.

 

Dark Lord of Grammar


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#30 Drakhan Valane

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:27 PM

Darth Grammarian.
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#31 Asgo

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:18 AM

the Grammar Imps vs. the Spelling Rebels and of course the pen is mightier than the laser sword

a heroic tale about the written word in a library far far away

 

"words don't kill people, people kill people"


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#32 Exarkfr

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:55 AM

Ordonance

 

... I think thats french

 

"Ordonnance" (double "n", from the verb "Ordonner" = "to order"), would be the French for "Ordinance".

 

For "Ordnance", it would be "Artillerie".

Using "ordonnance" in French when it comes to the army would designate a "soldier assigned to the service of an officer".

 

"Ordonnance" is also a "medical prescription"



#33 Parakitor

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:20 PM

Since this is a grammar/spelling PSA, I'll share another. Be aware of the difference between "lose" and "loose." I see that one a lot.

 

Beware! Pilots are loosing their actions all over the boards!

(P.S. that's the incorrect usage).


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#34 Rakky Wistol

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

Good pilots are loosing their actions all across the board...

 

Bad pilots lose their actions all the time.


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#35 Cerealthief

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:04 AM

What literally makes me explode is when people misused the word figuratively. Even worse when they combine it with the wrong their, their, they're. I mean, I don't understand what their thinking.

 Sometimes I wonder if they should be killed alot for not putting spaces between words which are clearly two words.


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#36 Cilionelle

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:12 AM

Remember that this is Star Wars. It's not Grammar Nazi. It's Grammar Stormtrooper.


Personally, I like Grammar Moff.
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#37 Duke of Advil

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:50 AM

What literally makes me explode is when people misused the word figuratively.

go boom much?lol

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#38 Thrawnshand

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

TIE bomber pilots don't need to know the difference. They just need to know where the unloading zone is...


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#39 Khyros

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:32 AM

I feel like this needs a friendly bump since "ordinance" has been talked about quite a bit recently.


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#40 Darthfish

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

Darth grammar be thy name. Your new official call sign. Thanks for the correction. My phone did not know the difference. I knew both spellings existed but not which was which. I know I have been guilty of getting this one wrong. I won't disappoint you again, Darth Grammar.




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