I Hate When People Use 'their' and 'there' Incorrectly

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    I live in India, & for years I've been so frustrated by the entire English press here always using the word instance instead of insistence. The most respected papers do this without fail whenever the term is required. For instance, you will read 'the damage was repaired at the...
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    Oct 28, 2010


    And don't forget 'they're' too! Ditto feelings when I see 'bought' instead of 'brought' and 'where', 'wear' and 'we're' !!!
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2009


    I swear this is one of my BIGGEST PET PEEVES!  It makes me want to cringe!
    dreamraider dreamraider
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    I Agree ...

    I have to agree with all the points made in other stories in this group ... all those common errors and examples of laziness make me very twitchy too.  At home I have the added irritation of a husband who persists in saying "Look what I done" ... "Do you know what I done...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Oct 28, 2010

    And Don't Even Get Me Started...

    ... on errant apostrophes!
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    20 Responses Oct 21, 2010
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