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Doesn't anyone write in complete sentences and use correct grammar anymore??

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jimandcassdavis Jim Davis
Swanton, OH, USA   USA
1967 MG Midget MkIII ~ For Sale ! ~
1976 MG MGB
When I want an English lesson I go to an English teacher. When I want help with my car I go to a mechanic. How many mechanics do you know who are English teachers?

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dlrhine Dave Rhine
South, Carolina, USA   USA
In reply to # 3714242 by jimandcassdavis When I want an English lesson I go to an English teacher. When I want help with my car I go to a mechanic. How many mechanics do you know who are English teachers?

Amen brother...



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Homerr Jeff Kogut
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
1966 MG Midget MkII "Sold!"
1970 MG Midget MkIII "Midget On A Spit"
1971 MG Midget MkIII "The Donor"
1975 MG Midget MkIV "General MG"
I too cringe at poor grammar, but my wife (an editor) likes to call me out every time I make an error!

Beyond the typical there/their/they're and your/you're stuff I'll just add a couple of items:

advise = the act of giving advice

separate = the A's separate the E's


I use Chrome and it does underline any spelling errors but not grammar.


And Joe, good luck on finding an internet community which has grammatically correct and error free sentences!

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
The improper use of "bring" and "take" makes me cringe.

In reply to # 3714827 by Homerr I too cringe at poor grammar, but my wife (an editor) likes to call me out every time I make an error!

Beyond the typical there/their/they're and your/you're stuff I'll just add a couple of items:

advise = the act of giving advice

separate = the A's separate the E's


I use Chrome and it does underline any spelling errors but not grammar.


And Joe, good luck on finding an internet community which has grammatically correct and error free sentences!

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pinkyponk Gold Member Adrian Page
Berwick, NS, Canada   CAN
Those are great! One of my favorites is, "Let's eat Grandpa!"

Adrian



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Gordonitis Jim Gordon
Valley Springs, CA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget "POS"
You have to tell Siri to add punctuation. Comma, period etc. I agree with this post. Reading online is often more work than the message is worth. It seems just too hard to type out complete three letter words. To be honest it bugs the living crap out of me.

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66jalopy Silver Member Phillip Jolliffe
Lake City, FL, USA   USA
My grandma wrote everything in shorthand all of her adult life. Sixty five years ago even her grocery list was shorthand.

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Gordonitis Jim Gordon
Valley Springs, CA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget "POS"
A shopping list for her personal use has nothing to do with writing for public consumption.

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Gordonitis Jim Gordon
Valley Springs, CA, USA   USA
1978 MG Midget "POS"
If you actually read a muscle car magazine you’d have a different opinion of the readers and writers.

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grichn Richard nicholson
crevillent, alicante, Spain   ESP
1976 MG J-Type Midget "The Shed"
What makes me cringe is the use of 'either' when they mean 'each'. Example - 'It goes on either end' which end?
Either means - one or the other... think about it next time you use the word.

Richard

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
Ugh. Methinks this thread has gone on long enough. Y'all get out to yer garages and work on your cars!

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
Another error posted (insert big sigh here). That should be "All y'all get out to yer garages and work on your cars!" smileys with beer

In reply to # 3720511 by littlecars Ugh. Methinks this thread has gone on long enough. Y'all get out to yer garages and work on your cars!

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littlecars David Bassett
Nashville, TN, USA   USA
1965 Chevrolet Corvair "Ski Team Transport SOLD!"
1965 MG Midget MkII "Buffoon"
1966 MG Midget MkII "Swiss Cheese...SCRAPPED"
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tamara's Turd... SOLD!!!"    & more
You talk like that in Michigan? smiling bouncing smiley

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
My grandkids in Kentucky talk like that. :-)


In reply to # 3720631 by littlecars You talk like that in Michigan? smiling bouncing smiley

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