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Old 10-28-09, 11:58 AM   #1
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the difference between your, you're, and yore

Just so we're all clear:
your - possessive form of 'you'; refers to something you own or possess; e.g. your bike or your mom
you're - contraction for 'you are', as in 'you're going biking' or 'Shuffles, you're an a$$hat'
yore - long ago, as in 'days of yore'
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its - possessive form of it, as in 'your bike needs its stem flipped'
it's - contraction of 'it is', as in 'it's really uncool to expect even fourth grade level spelling on BF'
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Old 10-28-09, 12:03 PM   #2
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No complaints from me. Basic stuff that is advanced for people who say "it's the point, not the grammar, that matters most." Did I use an extra comma?
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BikeForums users once knew they're words back in days of your.
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Old 10-28-09, 12:12 PM   #5
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No complaints from me. Basic stuff that is advanced for people who say "it's the point, not the grammar, that matters most." Did I use an extra comma?
No, but you missed a comma as well as made a capitalization mistake.
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Old 10-28-09, 12:17 PM   #6
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Yore preeching to the grammer nazi quier!!!
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Old 10-28-09, 12:43 PM   #7
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you forgot "yourn" and "yournz"
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Old 10-28-09, 12:49 PM   #8
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No complaints from me. Basic stuff that is advanced for people who say "it's the point, not the grammar, that matters most." Did I use an extra comma?
Ah, those pesky commas...punctuation anyway, eh?
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No complaints from me. Basic stuff that is advanced for people who say "it's the point, not the grammar, that matters most." Did I use an extra comma?
Grammar leaves me commatose.
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"Should've" is a contraction of "should have". "Should of" makes no sense.

I hate when I see "it's a mute point."
mute- silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
moot- open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
It's a mute point because I don't want to hear any more about it, damnit!!!!
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Old 10-28-09, 01:58 PM   #11
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Brooch is something you pin on your blouse. Broach is when you bring up a subject for discussion.

Loose is what your morals are. Lose is what you do with your marbles.

Brakes are what you have on your bike. Breaks is what happens to your nose if I meet you in a dark alley.

Peek is what you do through the neighbour's window. Peak is the pointy shape of your hairline.
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Loose is what your morals are. Lose is what you do with your marbles.
Makes me shudder EVERY time I see that misused.
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Old 10-28-09, 02:00 PM   #13
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Grammar leaves me commatose.
That good, huh?

EDIT: I totally missed the pun first time around. Good work!
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Old 10-28-09, 02:15 PM   #14
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Old 10-28-09, 02:21 PM   #15
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Old 10-28-09, 02:23 PM   #16
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Wait, wait, don't go yet - is that "read" as in rhymes with "reed" or "read" as in "dead"? Us grammar nazis need to know!
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Wait, wait, don't go yet - is that "read" as in rhymes with "reed" or "read" as in "dead"? Us grammar nazis need to know!
I'm not a grammar nazi....more of a Grammar Bolshevik.
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Old 10-28-09, 02:25 PM   #18
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I'm more of an apparat-chick, personally
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Old 10-28-09, 03:05 PM   #19
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Old 10-28-09, 03:30 PM   #21
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i feel yore pain.

i started a language rant thread recently and it is amazing how many people just want to vent the pent up anger when such an opportunity comes along. vent away i say. let it out. you'll feel better for it.
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My mother was an English teacher. Her pet peeve was people saying "Lie-berry" for the place with all the books. It still bothers me when someone can't say the word "library." And trying to read (and Coffeecake that rhymes with reed) students papers with to/too/two mixed up has me beating my head on my desk at times.
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Old 10-28-09, 08:00 PM   #23
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It's a mute point because I don't want to hear any more about it, damnit!!!!
That would be moot.

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Youse guys are killing me.
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