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Old 06-14-04, 02:25 PM   #1
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Loose, Lose, Loss, Advise, Advice.

Anyone else know af any words MORE misused than these in the forums?

I.e.,

"Can anyone give me some advise?"

"I want to loose weight."

So, what are other common incorrectly used words and phrases that you read in these forums?

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Old 06-14-04, 02:26 PM   #2
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Old 06-14-04, 02:29 PM   #3
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e tu, a2psyklnut?

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I road my bike today thru the woods even tho I was tired. My freind came along to. He doe'snt ride alot though. Im new to BMX, wut bike shoud I get?

ARGH! I know I make mistakes. Most, I think, are forgiveable. I have a problem understanding how somebody born and raised in this country can have such a small grasp of the proper use of the language. Some people here, you probably don't know who you are, really need to spend more time in remedial english classes.

edit: Sorry! I should have said an english speaking country. I sometimes forget that we have a fair contingent of people from Canada, Great Britain and Australia. Of course there are a lot of people from Europe who speake better english than some of the Americans here.
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adj 1: tending or intended to rectify or improve; "a remedial reading course"; "remedial education" 2: tending to cure or restore to health; "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets" [syn: curative, healing(p), alterative, sanative, therapeutic]
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Dictionaries are something all people should be aquainted with. Some more than others.
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Dictionaries are something all people should be aquainted with. Some more than others.
I'm sure you meant "acquainted." At least, that is the way it is in my dictionary!
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Yes I know the proper word is break.
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Come on Denver gimme a brake!
There you go - another favorite:

break, brake

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road and rode.

I road my bike on the rode today and used my break twice so I wouldn't brake my leg. I did this upon the advise of my too good freinds, I will advice them that I road carefully! I love you're rules, and I am sure that your a good freind. I like to right alot, and my teacher said if I right right write, I will get an "A"

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I hate dangling participles and sentence fragments!

I don't really, but I do love giving people crap about them.
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A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with.
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road and rode.

I road my bike on the rode today and used my break twice so I wouldn't brake my leg. I did this upon the advise of my too good freinds, I will advice them that I road carefully! I love you're rules, and I am sure that your a good freind. I like to right alot, and my teacher said if I right right write, I will get an "A"
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A preposition is a bad thing to end a sentence with.
As Winston Churchill famously said, "This is something up with which I shall not put!"
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