Spelling Pet Peeves
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Teachable

Loveland, OH

#1 Jan 30, 2013
Everyone is always correcting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, what are the mistakes that drive you crazy?

For starters:

It's "could have" people, not "could of"
Grandpa Jones

Bellefontaine, OH

#2 Jan 30, 2013
2 mile, 6 quart, 5 month. Elementary students are taught if it is more than one, it is plural, and has an 's' on the end

Since: Jan 13

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#3 Jan 30, 2013
Using 'seen', when it should be 'saw'....

I seen her the other day.

“"For where your treasure is,"”

Since: Jul 09

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#4 Jan 30, 2013
There, they are, their
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jan 30, 2013
Image wrote:
There, they are, their
Practically the same but with the contraction "they're".
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jan 30, 2013
Oh yes -- your and you're.
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Jan 30, 2013
QuiEt and quite. LOL teachable -- you have me on a roll!!!
goodday

Urbana, OH

#8 Jan 30, 2013
I was taught to use the $ BEFORE the number,$10. Why is acceptable to use it after, 10$. Have I missed something?

Another one-then and than. Can anyone help clarify those two?
Moldylocks

East Liberty, OH

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Its or it's? Both forms are correct. However they are not interchangeable.
envy

Columbus, OH

#10 Jan 30, 2013
I really envy those people that have so little worries in their life that they have room to stress over spelling errors. I mean that sincerely I am Looking forward to that point in my life. Enjoy your stressless life!
Moldylocks

East Liberty, OH

#11 Jan 30, 2013
Forming the plural by adding apostrophe S: dog's, cat's, turkey's, TV's.
Moldylocks

East Liberty, OH

#12 Jan 30, 2013
envy wrote:
I really envy those people that have so little worries in their life that they have room to stress over spelling errors. I mean that sincerely. I am Looking forward to that point in my life. Enjoy your stressless life!
Eat yer hart out, honey. Their our 100's of us who lerned the rite weigh to speek and rite. What did you go two school four? Lerning to be politically correct and inclusive?

Since: Jan 13

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#13 Jan 30, 2013
envy wrote:
I really envy those people that have so little worries in their life that they have room to stress over spelling errors. I mean that sincerely I am Looking forward to that point in my life. Enjoy your stressless life!
*lives*

(plural of life)
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Jan 30, 2013
envy wrote:
I mean that sincerely I am Looking forward to that point in my life. Enjoy your stressless life!
"Looking" should not be captilized. It's not the 1st word of the sentence. Hey -- you chose to come to the spelling/grammar thread! ROFL!
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Jan 30, 2013
envy wrote:
I mean that sincerely I am Looking forward to that point in my life. Enjoy your stressless life!
p.s. You need a period after sincerely or that sentence should read; I mean that sincerely AS I am looking forward to that point in my life.

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#16 Jan 30, 2013
Good Grief wrote:
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"Looking" should not be captilized. It's not the 1st word of the sentence. Hey -- you chose to come to the spelling/grammar thread! ROFL!
Not to nit-pick or anything, but they also forgot the period after 'sincerely".
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jan 30, 2013
magictrix wrote:
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Not to nit-pick or anything, but they also forgot the period after 'sincerely".
Look right above yours - I caught it. Hope nobody points out your error. LOL I'll just keep quiet! Actually, there was 3 errors in that post and you only caught one.

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#18 Jan 30, 2013
Good Grief wrote:
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Look right above yours - I caught it. Hope nobody points out your error. LOL I'll just keep quiet! Actually, there was 3 errors in that post and you only caught one.
Oh, you mean the single and double quotes? Good catch...why don't we just go ahead and give you the credit for catching all of the errors! Where's the score card? I'll mark it down for you. lol.

Another pet peeve of mine is when people use 'was' when it should be 'were'.
;)
Good Grief

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Jan 30, 2013
magictrix wrote:
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Oh, you mean the single and double quotes? Good catch...why don't we just go ahead and give you the credit for catching all of the errors! Where's the score card? I'll mark it down for you. lol.
Another pet peeve of mine is when people use 'was' when it should be 'were'.
;)
Actually, I believe the 'was' and 'were' are debatable. I'll take credit for 2 because you missed them. Then, yours was probably a typo as you should or should not have used the shift key on the single/double quotes - whatever was your intention.

Let's face it. I think you are out for revenge because of the other thread. You simply could have pointed out the 3rd error rather than nit picking on me like I didn't see it. I didn't at first - does that make you feel better?

K - I have to watch a movie -- have fun.

Since: Jan 13

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#20 Jan 30, 2013
Good Grief wrote:
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Actually, I believe the 'was' and 'were' are debatable. I'll take credit for 2 because you missed them. Then, yours was probably a typo as you should or should not have used the shift key on the single/double quotes - whatever was your intention.
Let's face it. I think you are out for revenge because of the other thread. You simply could have pointed out the 3rd error rather than nit picking on me like I didn't see it. I didn't at first - does that make you feel better?
K - I have to watch a movie -- have fun.
Lol...no..... hahaha...I really don't care that much.

I'm just kidding around. It's not like a spelling or grammatical error is the end of the world. I don't think that was the intention of the OP, it was pet peeves, and here we are getting all petty.

Enjoy your movie!

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