The pedantic, speeling and grammer thread's

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  1. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    I'm not sure I would ever use shined. It seems clumsy.
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I shined the trophy. I suppose polished would be better though.
     
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  4. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Then there is the ever-popular (if nonsensical) "I shined it on".
     
  5. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    A friend of mine would often use the term squoze as a past tense of squeeze I thought it sounds wrong but it turned out I was wrong...
     
  6. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    What did you get it for? Correct usage of English?
     
  7. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    "Try to" not "try and"
    Apparently it makes sense because the action is the infinitive or something like that
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    I'll try and remember that Jos the Boss.
     
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  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Try and try again...
     
  10. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I can't remember if I've already posted this but if you are unsure about which spelling of practice to use, practice or practise then replace the words in your sentence with "advice" and "advise". Then one that makes the more sense contains the c or s and tells you which spelling of practice or practise to use.

    I.E. If I said "the best way to improve is through continual "practise or practice"? swap those out with advice or advise:

    The best way to improve is through continual advise
    The best way to improve is through continual advice

    The second one makes more sense therefore you should use the "c" spelling of practice, hence:

    The best way to improve is through continual practice

    Try it, it works every time. :D
     
  11. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I will try to win the race. Fairly obvious and there is the possibility of trying and not winning.

    I will try and win the race. Shorthand for I will try and I will win the race. No possibility of losing.
     
  12. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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  13. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    "lol"
     
  14. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Bloody so called quotation marks. Mumble, mumble, mumble...
     
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  15. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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  16. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    Is it any wonder standards are so poor these days?

    I attended a school function earlier today (my daughter is in reception), and one of the teachers wrote on the board:

    "The daffodils are as yellow as banana's.".

    I was very tempted to ask "Banana's what?".
     
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  17. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Daffs are much more yellower than bananas.
     
  18. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    The daffodils are as yellow as banana's pyjamas....
     
  19. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Being a good Bristolian, it's the law that 'er' when added to the end of anything, makes that thing bigger. I have this debate with my wife constantly. She says there is no such word as worser !!! Oh wifey, how much wronger can you be ?? LOL
     
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  20. Dash Racing

    Dash Racing Points Scorer

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    Are they coming down the stairs in pairs?
     
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  21. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    My sentiments exactly cider_and_toast
     
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