The pedantic, speeling and grammer thread's

Titch

Champion Elect
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I'm not sure I would ever use shined. It seems clumsy.
 
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Mephistopheles

Banned
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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...
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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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
 

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.
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
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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?".
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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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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