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I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 15,065 People

    But do I use affect,

    or effect? I am irony in human form...
    brentlz brentlz 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    I don't hate the average missed period

    or little things like that but I do hate this... Lol ftw ttyl omg ilu lawl..... It's a little bit annoying to me, but not really.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    Call me a grammar Nazi

    but it is one of my pet peeves. I mean, grammar is essential throughout our entire lives and you can't take the time to figure the difference between their and there? Come on, now...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    Gah. "Lose" and "Loose",

    I wish people would learn the difference. My inner Grammar Nazi goes bananas when someone gets it wrong.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 18 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    experienceproject.com/stories/Like-To-Sleep-Naked/7334387
    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2015

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    I cannot stand bad grammar!

    If you write like an idiot, I will block you.
    QueenBee479 QueenBee479 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I thought this was worth sharing in this group.

    An English professor wrote the words: "A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All the male students in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing." All the females in the class wrote: "A woman...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 6 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    Here are a couple tips I'd like to share with

    hopes of making the world more grammatically correct place. 1. Who vs whom. If the answer is he or she, the question is, "who." If the answer is him or her, the question is, "whom." 2. Affect vs effect. Use, "impact" for either, in most cases. Impact can be a verb or a noun...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    "Never make fun of someone

    who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    Or more accurate: I hate it

    when people don't care about proper grammar and spelling. If you make some mistakes due to something not being your first language or being tired or distracted, I can forgive some mistakes. But I can't stand nor understand people who just don't care about spelling or grammar...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I do love to suck on a sexy young lady's toes

    and all but I two like to be forced by a man that ant worry about what if you tell some body I dream of being out of gas and having to walk in my short dress ànd kick *** heels hair in pig tails and no body was telling then a older man stop asking if I needed a ride yes I got...
    sweetpinkrick sweetpinkrick 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Nit Picking Nonsense

    Ever since I joined this site this is one element that I detested,all of those so superior individuals whom criticize others over their spelling mistakes.For goodness sakes grow up will you,not everyone may be as well educated as yourselves however they ARE your equals whether or...
    garvan garvan 46-50, M 38 Responses May 18, 2012

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    Whenever I get messages on here

    that say, "hey how r u" or something similar, I have to ignore them. It can't be that hard to type, "Hey, how are you?" Spelling things out can really make all the difference!
    mandamooki mandamooki 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I am feeling particularly annoyed by the bad

    grammar in posts and messages here. We all went to school. If you didn't master the rules back then, I am sure there must be an online tutorial to assist you. Learn the difference between there, their and they're, between too and to, dispense with "would of" and "should of...
    Sharpcookie Sharpcookie 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    While my grammar has its flaws,

    I can not stand when peeple put, absolutelley no effirt , into, keepin there're w0rds and senteNces in order. I don't expect everyone to understand every detail about grammar(because I sure don't), but it would be nice if we could drop the slang, and avoid shortening words, into...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    so I went too this collage in newyork ,

    and i took this english class they had their because u know, its part of the prerecs or what ever but like, I knew alot of people there who was just really mean about it when I saw students make mistakes in english and I don't like it either but like I think we should be at least...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    Shared # 223 An Open Letter (copied From Pinterest.com)

    Dear People of the World I don't mean to sound slutty, but, please use me whenever you want. Sincerely, Grammar.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 12 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    I will not join EP groups

    that aren't spelled correctly/are grammatically incorrect. I will not repost on FB for the same sins. My FB reposts are mostly videos of cute cats and dogs :)
    CharryICT CharryICT 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    What truly annoys me is

    when people say, "conversating" instead of "conversing."
    peepmoo peepmoo 18-21 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I Think The Grammar Police Must Stop Behaving Rudely!!! Posting A's on my comments just proves my point.

    I think your site sucks.  I don't believe that correcting  another's grammar is a good way to, "Make Friends and Influence People."   In fact, it's considerably apathetic and cruel.  What makes  grammar fanatics think it's perfectly fine to do?  Who do you think you are...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 13 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    Note: this started as a response to somebody

    else's rant. When I'm off the phone and on the computer, I'll attribute it properly and add a link. I write and edit for a living. You would think I - of all people - would be constantly ranting on this topic. No. I know I'd be preaching to the converted (maybe 10% of the...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 17 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I hate trying to read/decypher a post

    that makes absolutely no sense. I realize that it makes perfect sense in the mind of the person that posted it but the act of trying to convey a message to someone is lost. I hate it so much more when I do it. It's a good idea to read your posts before posting them to see if...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    I don't judge people based on race,

    creed, gender, or sexual orientation. I judge people based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 11 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    I feel like I'm home with this group!

    Lol. My personal peeves: "I seen you" and "Did you sleep (or eat) good?" Omg every time I hear those...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    Why is it so difficult to find people

    who can type and speak properly? How hard is it to add a comma where it is needed, capitalize the first letter in a sentence, or add the appropriate punctuation mark? Goodness. Edit: Some of you have expressed the opinion that "It's only EP." I would like to clarify that...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 30 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I'm sorry but if you are over the age of 18

    and you type like a 6 year old please do me a favor and don't message me. I really am a nice person and I love talking and meeting new people but I am tired of struggling to understand people.
    MoostacheKitteh MoostacheKitteh 26-30, F 31 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15

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    luvme23 luvme23 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    "Your" Dog got away. "You're" Upset.

    I saw it over "There". Over at "Their" House. Not that hard honestly.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10, 2014

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    There. Their. They're.

    Do you know the difference?
    deleted deleted 26-30 25 Responses May 7, 2015

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    I have pretty decent grammar.

    :) It's the spelling that gets me though . Auto correct sucks , really , so I just spell the word the way it sounds ...
    kittenmajor kittenmajor 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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    If I hear one more person say "bae"

    or "or nah" I will lose it.
    KnightSolaire KnightSolaire 18-21, M 34 Responses May 9, 2015

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    I will engage. I will talk about many things.

    I will even tittilate. But please please please be literate.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    I can't stand it when people say,

    "John and I..." in every instance. Ex. 1 - John and I fell into a ditch. Ex. 2 - That's what happened to John and I. WRONG. One ought to say, "That's what happened to John and me." There is a time to say, "... and I," and there is a time to say, "... and me." People are in...
    flavorshot flavorshot 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    I'm sorry, I just can't stand it.

    I understand we all make mistakes but question marks and commas are a must for me.
    brisadeverano brisadeverano 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    Okay, if someone were using an old cell phone

    that only had a number pad then I would understand messages like "how r u" However, when someone is using a computer or smartphone, as I assume nearly everyone posting on this site is, then I cannot understand why some people don't actually spell out words and use punctuation...
    CarmenBear CarmenBear 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I need to work on my English,

    because I still make a lot of mistakes. I don't want to use the fact that this is the 3rd language I'm learning as an excuse. I want to write and speak it perfectly. So, if you see any mistake on my sentences, don't hesitate and correct me. I'll appreciate it, because you will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    There is just NO excuse

    for this when auto correct and spell check exists. The whole your vs you're, they're vs their vs there, and where vs wear vs we're are my biggest pet peeves!
    Smoray100 Smoray100 26-30, F 21 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    If you have terrible grammar,

    I will more than likely not respond. This includes strangers on the internet, friends, and family. You have all been through elementary school. You should know how to write by now. I will not respond to complete nonsense.
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    Grammar: the difference between knowing your

    sh** and knowing you're sh**.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    A Simple Grammar Lesson: Your dinner versus

    You're dinner. One leaves you nourished, the other leaves you dead. Correct grammar, it saves lives.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby 41-45, F 19 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    I judge people on their grammar.

    I know it's bad, but I just can't help myself. If I get a message without punctuation or decent spelling I refuse to answer it, I mean, how are you supposed to hold a conversation with that person? I don't like to think of myself as a grammar nazi, I'm more of a grammar snob.
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 25, 2015

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    When someone creates a group I expect them to

    at least spell the title correctly. A few moments ago I clicked on someone's profile and saw he was a member of the group "I Believe Naught Girls Should Be Punished". Really? He believes zero girls should be punished! That is very magnanimous of him.
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 5 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    Come on, it's really not

    that hard to correctly type out a sentence... Especially with technology now a days.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 22-25, M 25 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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