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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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    My pet peeve is through, though and thru!

    A lot is often alot!

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    Too, to and two!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    Too, to and two!

    L8R
    e tu, a2psyklnut?
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    you're, your

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    Of course I NEVER make these mistakes
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    nuclear - nucular

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    should of, could of, would of
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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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    Foxrider took my answer! How about apostrophe abuse? Can we open that can o' worms?
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    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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    Come on Denver gimme a brake!

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    Yes I know the proper word is break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    Come on Denver gimme a brake!
    There you go - another favorite:

    break, brake

    also

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    Dictionaries are something all people should be aquainted with. Some more than others.
    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.
    Iím not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said whatever it was.

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    At least I try! I'm a chemist not an english professor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    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"
    This is a real road in Brisbane.


    My spelling peeves (not included so far): sight, site and cite. Seeing 'websight' (sounds like one of Spiderman's powers) is like seeing a slightly crooked picture that I can't straighten.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppaspoke
    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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