Then, than and who knows?

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  1. 'Daniel'

    'Daniel' TPF Noob!

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    [rant]
    I'd just like to say that then and than are different words. They are not interchangeable.

    Then suggests passage of time or reference to time in some way.

    Than is used to compare.

    Example:

    I am better than her at tennis.

    It was then I realised I had no clothes on.

    These are both correct. This however is wrong:

    Caviar costs more then Toast.

    That is wrong.

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    I feel your pain.

    My main peeve is when people misuse apostrophes.

    Let me make it clear to everyone: an apostrophe NEVER NEEDS to be used to make a noun into a plural!!

    BAD: we have book's, CD's, and video's
    GOOD: go shove your books, CDs, and videos up your bum :er:
    I don't know why, but that's the one mistake drives me crazy the most.

    The confusion between it's and its is also very annoying to me.

    Oh, and one more thing: Your does not equal you're! :madass:


    please take note, kemplefan :er::p
     
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    Laying, Lying
    To, Too, Two
    There, Their, They're
    Were, Where, We're
    Whose, Who's
    Whom, Who
    Him and Me, He and I
    etc., ect., &c
    et cetera...

    Sadly, English (or the proper use of it) is becoming optional in English-speaking countries. I could go on and on about this topic but to no avail...

    In case you wondered - In Kentucky it's perfectly acceptable to refer to one's parents as "Mom 'n' 'em".
    Also, "y'all" is singular; "all y'all" is plural.

    Dave - former Kentuckian...
     
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    you guys would have a field day with me than ;)
     
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    It is when "Pacific" and "specific" are mixed up, that you should be concerned ;)

    *Runs text through Microsoft word to assure no spelling/grammar mistakes are present*
     
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    This one bugs me!!


    I am also picky about to, too, and two!

    Two = the number 2!
    Too = "Also" (I would like some too) or "in excess" (your butt is too big)
    To = this has TWO functions (First as a preposition - it most always comes before a noun) (Second it indicates an infinitive when it comes before a verb)

    Yay!
     
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    :shock::shock:

    That reminds me of another one: "irregardless" is not a word ;-)
     
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    ohhh and another thing that bugs me (My husband gets so tired of me correcting him all of the time LMAO)

    "I don't want none" which is a double negative meaning "I WANT SOME!" hahahahaha
    or "I aint got none" (I HAVE SOME!)
     
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    Might as well add
    Be ¹ b
    Why ¹ y
    Are ¹ r
    You ¹ u
    Too/ to ¹ 2

    And the list continues. Those are pet peeves when talking to people over a long period of time, I feel as if my IQ drops. (Just like to add, I have nothing against the people who type like this, it just begins to mess with my brain after a while :lol: )
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    your witnessing the evolution of language an y'all ain't gonna stop it nohow:p
     
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    I like book's and CD's better then video's.
     
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    To whom Brother
    To whom Brother
    To whom Brother
    To whom Brother

    I do not consider my verbal or writing skills to be at par with many in this forum. However, I do endeavor to portray some manner of erudite lucidity to some of my posts and other writings.
     

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