Yes, I don’t get the difficulty. You’re goes where “you are” makes sense. Your is possession. I also find there/their/they’re incredibly easy, same with to/too (which even my brother doesn’t fully understand for some reason–he’s very smart). My little sister can’t figure out where/wear/were, despite the last one being pronounced differently.
What I have problems with is who/whom. I’ve looked it up a million times and I seriously still don’t understand when to use whom. Sometimes it sounds like I should use it when I’m writing, so then I just change the sentence so who/whom isn’t in it anymore. Problem solved.
Though, I admit, sometimes when I’m typing really quickly “your” finagles its way where “you’re” should be. I definitely know the difference, it just slips in. I catch it most the time, but 90 % of the population use it incorrectly, so I immediately get embarrassed. I don’t want anyone to think I’m a part of them.
How clever, someone posted with my name. You must be so proud. I think lamebook needs to start a “login” system where users pick a unique username, I mean christ, even my own personal website has that.
If you really haven’t figured out that sometimes the word hate is often used in exaggeration, you’re the king of a few things too. Obviously I was just expressing my distaste for the wording that way, instead it seems I was sending out a fishing line for losers that love to criticize. I see you’re from Europe or Canada, though, so I guess that makes sense.
I’m looking for you all to come up big here! I mean, huge mistake made in 1/2 of my previous sentences. Wait, is there? I’m not sure, but your, I mean you’re, I mean your dicks should be tickling right now at the thought of correcting my sentence structure and/or word usage. Trolls
Course fees? They normally include the cost of the exams. If that’s the case he has a point.
As someone who has worked in textbook publishing for some years, there’s a shocking amount of errors in those babies.
Thank you! I always wondered that. It was that and the “less than” vs. “fewer than” debate. My problem was, that I never really cared enough. As long as people get your/you’re and there/their/they’re correct.
Everyone with a piece of brain should care about grammar, because
1) The English one is one of the easiest in the world,
2) grammar is the only way how to guess other people’s intellect, when meeting them online and not knowing anything but what they say and their nickname and
3) I guess the main “LAME” point is that this “obnoxious pedantic bitch”, as you title the girl you don’t know, corrected the previous post from right to wrong.
The comments on this post are ridiculous. Every person who attacks someone else makes a mistake of their own, then the next person attacks the last person, and so on. There are plenty of intelligent people in the world who make mistakes in grammar and spelling. Nobody can be perfect all the time. Get off your high horses and leave each other alone. You are all lamer than every lame entry on this site. Enjoy the site for what it is, not as a means to make yourself feel better than others.