Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by gethinceri, Feb 18, 2012.
How would you use the word oxymoron in a sentence that isn't this one?
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"The phrase "avoidable accident" is an oxymoron."
What a load of old tosh. There are so many exceptions to this rule that educators should be banned from ever teaching it to children. It has totally messed up my spelling and I can't ever seem to unlearn it.
may have been misplaced in their prose. Their/they're, affect/effect, lose/loose, breaks/brakes, etc. are classic examples of words innocently mixed as one types.
I try not to get irrigated by such things, myself, since human beans are nit prefect and cant awl be good at righting.
Bugger that Fenders, I want proper English
Personally, I can allow for most spelling and grammar errors, except from those who make a point of picking up on others short comings.
That said, the consistent decline of the English language is a little upsetting, phrases like "I should of done something" makes me sigh, confusion between effect and affect, is an itch that must be scratched!
Uvver van vat, I is pre'y unbovvered.
Yes, or more simply "awfully good" or "military intelligence" or "politicians promises" where the first word directly contradicts the second !
Or should I say hang they're head's to.
I'm not going to learn unless you specifically point out the errors. Rather than hanging my head, I am scratching it in bemusement.
Incorrect colon usage (ooer!).
Apostrophe missing in we're.
Incorrect spelling of too.
I'm going to blame a couple of those on my iPad, but I'm not going to be able to excuse myself all of them. Cheers.
P.S. I'm going to be watching you like a hawk.
I did spot it, my Blackberry didn't let me post it though
Sorry buddy. I've been trying to stop myself from doing this for weeks but I can't contain myself any longer.
1. Sentences always begin with a capital letter
2. Commas and full-stops are always followed by a space
3. Names should always be capitalised
So sorry, but I do feel a lot better now.
Separate names with a comma.