Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Proper Grammar

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Hey!  When I am very tired, I am sure I make lots of mistakes in my grammar.  I had a very good English teacher in 6th grade and her lessons will be in my brain forever.  I can't imagine people getting there/their/they're mixed up but they very often do.
The above should be able to help children (and adults) nowadays since zombies are all the rage!
If you want to see a very funny movie...and it does have bad language so it is not for children...you should see "Cockneys Vs. Zombies".  This film had me laughing so hard I almost fell off the sofa!  But hey, that is just me!   REPEAT...not for children!!
Must keep laughing, the zombies will be out soon at Halloween!

23 comments:

  1. Now we need a poster for your vs. you're and its vs. it's. No matter what, though, i'm not sure i'll ever get affect and effect right, i've tried for years!

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    1. Affect is the verb and effect is a noun!

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  2. Kay, I am doomed when it comes to using proper grammar. I try my best. I still laugh when Victor Newman, on Young& Restless says , "it ain't gonna happen." LOL. So maybe I just am not serious enough about using good grammar. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I honestly don't get my knickers in a twist about it or anything, just thought the zombies thing was a bit funny! My teachers gave up on me using semi colons and colons, who can be bothered with those when you have a perfectly good comma? Blessings to you, Susie! xx

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  3. I cannot believe it My next post is about grammar. I guess it is a case of great minds...

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    1. HA! Great and noble minds do think alike, it is true!

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  4. Haha! using zombies to teach grammar is a good idea!

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    1. Yes! The best teachers know what to use to get the point across and if it is zombies, then so be it!

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  5. Another one is to, two and too.

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    1. Once again, that is something that surprises me that people miss...
      Also, can you believe that someone at my job put up a sign that said...EMPLOYEE'S ONLY.... Employee's WHAT, I wanted to say. You know I scratched out that apostrophe!

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  6. Other than me and my two furry, four-legged rascals there are no children in this house! :)

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    1. No children at my house either but that doesn't mean that I don't stop trying to teach each and every one I meet! HA!

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  7. I wonder what your English Teacher would make of a new film coming out next year - this is real, I promise as it was partly filmed where I work! - Pride and Prejudice Zombies. Imagine what Jane Austen would make of that, I wonder what the grammar will be like! xx

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    1. Oh dear, those zombies are getting into everything these days! I wonder what Jane Austen would make of our world just now. Hmmm.... someone should write a story of Jane Austen traveling through time to the present, I wonder if she would hate the sound of text messages going off as much as I do.

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  8. LOL- My father taught English lit at Penn State (years before I was born) so you can bet I was raised on the King's English. The other one that "gets" me-is borrow and loan. My oldest son says- He borrowed me his coat...and I want to scream for the 1000th time. He LOANED you his coat - you BORROWED it (the idiot is implied in that sentence)....lol
    Most times I just let it go and those kinds of things don't bother me---and I am always glad to see people writing just for the sake of writing and getting their ideas out there (they're/their)...lol I will substitute the right (rite/write) word for (four/fore) them. lol xo Diana

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    1. I agree with you, Diana. As long as someone gets the point across to me, I don't mind at all. OH! Except for this...now, people will say WAHLA for the French word "voila" and that truly annoys me. Sorry, but the French language is beautiful and should not be toyed with in that manner!!
      Hey, I bet your son just does that to annoy you, am i right? Borrow/loan!

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  9. The mistakes really do drive me a bit crazy!

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    1. Hey Nan!
      I just thought of something...the adverb is slowly dying. I notice that folks will say to drive "safe! instead of "safely". This does drive me a bit crazy!

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  10. I've never had problems with their/there/they're, or with your/you're and all the other grammatical (and spelling) errors I see so often on blogs and elsewhere. The reason is probably that I'm not a native speaker of English, but learnt it properly, grammar and all, from the age of 9.

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    1. Ah, my friend in Germany who has studied English properly, you are a shining example to us all! That sounds sarcastic but I mean it, your English is perfect.

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  11. I see people mixing up your and you're, too. The zombie thing is funny. :)

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    1. Hey Lynn! Glad you like the zombie thing too!
      Hope you have been to Stone Mountain lately!!

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  12. I used to be a card carrying member of the grammar police but I rather gave that up some years ago and now I just sigh in helpless frustration.

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