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Spelling mistakes

OceanaOceana North SeaMember Posts: 906 @@ - Legendary Achaean
edited October 2012 in The Universal Membrane
Using any language, by speaking, reading and writing, will help your language skills, whether you are a native speaker or not. One must however be careful not to mistake common spelling errors for correct English. Let's use this thread to point out spelling mistakes without any negativity, but simply for educational purposes. Achaea can improve your English, but it can also make it worse. Please provide some good examples if you suggest a mistake.

I'll start with these words:  there, their and they're.

There - There is no place like Achaea.
Their - The newbies have their own channel.
They're - They're awesome! / They are awesome!
and
They're looking for their cat. It is there!
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  • TuroiTuroi Missouri :(Member Posts: 341 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Its - possessive
    It's - contraction

    Whose - possessive
    Who's - contraction

    Your - possessive
    You're - contraction

    "Slowly disappear. Never really here."

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  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,185 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Phaestus said:

    Please stop saying 'would of.' :(

    Phaestus saaaaaad.

    Guilty. :(

    If it's any consolation, Clementius used to make SO much fun of me for that. I've also been getting better about it.

    Would have...
    Would have.
    WOULD HAVE!

    And I love too                                                                          Be still, my indelible friend
    That love soon might end                                                         You are unbreaking
    And be known in its aching                                                      Though quaking
    Shown in this shaking                                                             Though crazy
    Lately of my wasteland, baby                                                 That's just wasteland, baby
    OceanaJhaeliChaimra
  • SalikSalik Member Posts: 242
    care to explain what's wrong with would of?
  • IdelisaIdelisa Member Posts: 385 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Salik said:
    care to explain what's wrong with would of?
    Should be "would have."
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    Oceana
  • SalikSalik Member Posts: 242
    Thanks =) Easier to realise your faults when someone explains what you're doing wrong
    Oceana
  • SherazadSherazad Planef UrthMember Posts: 956 @ - Epic Achaean
    It's funny. Not having English as my first language helped due to the way English was taught to us. It's more focused on grammar and then spelling than pronunciation. It's also why I didn't get what people meant when writing "would of" until much later because we normally would say that like " would off".
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  • JonathinJonathin Retired in a hole.Member Posts: 3,423 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited October 2012
    To - location - We are going to the store.
    Two - number - There are two donkeys.
    Too - also -  We are donkeys too.

    We're - contraction - we are - We're going to the store.
    Were - past tense of are - We were going to go to the store, but then I realized I did not have any money.

    Please, dear God use apostrophes in the proper places in contractions. It drives me crazy to see "didnt" or "wont" instead of "didn't" or "won't".

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  • AlysseaAlyssea Member Posts: 417 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited October 2012
    Effect - a result. Usually a noun.
    Rising gas prices have an effect on nearly everyone. 

    Affect - to influence. Usually a verb. 
    The elderly man was severely affected by a cold.

    I'm - I am. Not im, not Im, I'm. 
    I'm walking in the street.

    ETA: 
    Weather - snow, rain, sleet, etc. 
    Check the weather before you go on a trip.

    Whether - used to introduce alternatives.
    He didn't know whether to buy a car or motorcycle. 

    Wether - a castrated sheep/goat.
    The wether climbed up the craggy cliff. (Yay, accidental alliteration.)

    A lot - you know what this means, but it is written "a lot," not "alot."
    There are a lot of Americans that speak with horrible grammar.

    Then - at that time/soon after that.
    Then, I ran across the street.

    Than - used for a comparison.
    There were more dogs than cats.
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  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Jonathin said:

    Please, dear God use apostrophes in the proper places in contractions. It drives me crazy to see "didnt" or "wont" instead of "didn't" or "won't".
    That doesn't bother me nearly as much as adding apostrophe's to plural's.
  • AlysseaAlyssea Member Posts: 417 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    They're both equally horrible.
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    PrytheLothien
  • SilasSilas Member Posts: 2,652 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Oh god then/than makes me want to kill kittens.

    Daslin
  • JiraishinJiraishin skulkingMember Posts: 2,202 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Oh man, those alots are so cute. I want one alot.

    Sometimes I make spelling errors because the frequently used keys on my laptop (in particular the e, h, spacebar and ' keys) no longer work as well as I'm used to. I type something into Achaea, press enter without checking (incidentally, I just had to correct the spelling on 'without') read what I wrote, and cringe a bit.

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  • TarkanianTarkanian Member Posts: 254 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    "Irregardless".

    Pisses me off everytime. It's not much spelling as it is grammar, but still.

    AldeberanAlyssea
  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    PRESENT: You currently lay an object. You currently lie down.
    "She lays herself down. He lies on the carpet."

    PAST: You previously laid an object. You previously lay down.
    "Last week, she laid the blankets. Yesterday, he lay on the floor sleeping."
    SherazadAlysseaOceana
  • AldeberanAldeberan Member Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    What - Pronoun. Interrogative requesting specific information.

    Wat - A Buddhist temple.

    Watt - A unit of power equal to 1 Newton meter per second.

     

    You - A person or AI being spoken to.

    Ewe - A female sheep.

    U - A letter that comes before V and after T.

     

    Watt u talking bout Willis?

    Oceana
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Indaba said:
    Greetings <city>
    Welcome <person> to <city> 
    Hi <whoever>

    should be: 
    Greetings, <city>
    Welcome, <whoever>, to <city> 
    Hi, <person> 

    Not a spelling error but annoying all the same.

    I prefer "Welcome to city, person", personally.
  • VayneVayne Rhode IslandMember Posts: 1,897 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Why hasn't Amunet commented in this thread yet?
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    OceanaHerenicus
  • CinyaCinya Member Posts: 298 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Not grammar, per se, but I can't STAND the phrase,"I could care less". 

    It should be, "I couldn't care less". Otherwise you are literally saying that you care to some degree.
    Mathonwy said:
    dactylic hexameter is
    way more interesting than the inside of anyone's vagina.
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  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cinya said:
    Not grammar, per se, but I can't STAND the phrase,"I could care less". 

    It should be, "I couldn't care less". Otherwise you are literally saying that you care to some degree.
    Which you clearly do, or you wouldn't be bothering to comment.
  • TarkanianTarkanian Member Posts: 254 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Vayne said:
    Why hasn't Amunet commented in this thread yet?
    Probably still downloading the many spelling/grammar peeves she's had to suffer through the past years.
  • VayneVayne Rhode IslandMember Posts: 1,897 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Well technically the topic is about spelling mistakes; it might have mislead her since these are actually grammatical errors.
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  • DelphinusDelphinus Member Posts: 896 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Cinya: That's a lot of text. Just invoke the Caring Continuum:

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  • DakloreDaklore Member Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Don't tell me what's impossible, Mr. Fancy-Dictionary-Pants!

    ... I'm guilty of saying I could care less. ... I like to imagine that I could give a negative amount of care toward a subject.
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  • TuroiTuroi Missouri :(Member Posts: 341 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    spelling/grammar mistakes thread?

    "Slowly disappear. Never really here."

  • IocunIocun Member Posts: 3,691 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Indaba said:
    Welcome <person> to <city> 
    That looks like a perfectly correct imperative though. In the sense of "please welcome X to Y", just less polite.
    Zeon
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