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I'm sure Philip can appreciate fun. I've given him a ration meself, but I intend to learn a few things here, too. If he sez somebody's a problem... well, that's gonna constitute a problem. Keep it reasonable, mates. I've seen him say he ain't perfect enough to respect the fact he can admit it, but he is still Head Master Here.

Much as the mangy mutt & I often don't see eye to eye, he does seem to like Philip.

So he ain't without his own enforcer!


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I'm sure Philip can appreciate fun. I've given him a ration meself, but I intend to learn a few things here, too. If he sez somebody's a problem... well, that's gonna constitute a problem. Keep it reasonable, mates. I've seen him say he ain't perfect enough to respect the fact he can admit it, but he is still Head Master Here.

Much as the mangy mutt & I often don't see eye to eye, he does seem to like Philip.

So he ain't without his own enforcer!


Just to point out that I did not seek or solicit this highly dubious honour (US - honor) and am not entirely sure how to deal with it.

However, in my teaching career I found it very useful to identify the most common errors students made with their writing and then devise corrective explanations and examples. Perhaps that is what I'll do here. That is, when I see an error that is commonly made, I'll post it in this thread (without identifying and persecuting the writer) so that those interested can reflect on the incorrect and correct usage.

Others could also use this thread to highlight common errors they spot, or discuss aspects of English they find annoying or confusing.

How does that sound?

For a truly wondrous example of excellence in English language expression, I would enthusiastically point readers to the following post:

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...06#post2354606

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Just to point out that I did not seek or solicit this highly dubious honour (US - honor) and am not entirely sure how to deal with it.

However, in my teaching career I found it very useful to identify the most common errors students made with their writing and then devise corrective explanations and examples. Perhaps that is what I'll do here. That is, when I see an error that is commonly made, I'll post it in this thread (without identifying and persecuting the writer) so that those interested can reflect on the incorrect and correct usage.

Others could also use this thread to highlight common errors they spot, or discuss aspects of English they find annoying or confusing.

How does that sound?

For a truly wondrous example of excellence in English language expression, I would enthusiastically point readers to the following post:

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...06#post2354606

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Excellent idea.

The first objective must be to defend the apostrophe.
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He's helped me. I've taught my kids wrong all these years. Callie looked at my stories that were written and followed suit. I said wrong thing to do darlin'. I can't actually write(per se) for crap. Penmanship that is.
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They're perfectly acceptable in the English language. By the way, does Finnish proscribe double-negatives as English does, or are they accepted like in most other tongues?
I made a brief (probably not thorough) study of the Finnish language some years ago. IIRC the proper grammatical Finnish method of saying no requires making the verb negative by the addition of a suffix (very common in Finnish as it is an agglutinative language). The slang version of saying no uses the word ej which is a borrowing from Swedish that means no or not. An example of the correct grammatical method might read something like this in English

A : Can you help me ?
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As to a double negative I suppose a confused speaker would be able to use both methods but I don't know how someone listening would interpret it : they'd probably just say mitä ?
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Others could also use this thread to highlight common errors they spot, or discuss aspects of English they find annoying or confusing.

How does that sound?

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Sounds good to me.

I think that some problems are to do with people trying to write the way they speak : that's not a good idea as English is definitely not a phonetic language.

I have a tip to help with remembering the difference between your and you're : try to associate your with yaw and you're with ewer (easy for me because that's how I pronounce them). This is one that needs fixing - here's an example that demonstrates why

I'm glad to see you're back

I'm glad to see your back

(Opposite meanings)

Another one to think about : using of instead of have. (I see this a lot in this forum.)

I should of gone (incorrect)

I should've gone (correct)
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Another one to think about : using of instead of have. (I see this a lot in this forum.)

I should of gone (incorrect)

I should've gone (correct)
That's a very common mistake here, and also applies to other auxiliary verbs. Instead of writing 'of', we should write 'have'.

e.g.

...could have gone (not "....could of gone")
...might have gone
...will have gone
...may have gone
...would have gone
etc.

Contracted forms of the above are also correct but not common:

...could've gone
...would've gone
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He's helped me. I've taught my kids wrong all these years.
This is really pedantic, but to be correct you should have written, "I've taught my kids incorrectly..."

Same as, "You did good!" should be "You did well!"

"Wrong" and "good" are adjectives. "Incorrectly" and "well" are the equivalent adverbs.

However, it's a small deal and really only applies to written English that needs to be correct for whatever reason. You wrote it the way you talk - which is fine for the most part.

It ain't no big deal! (Uh-oh - wrong!............ Double negative!)


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A little humour - but grammatically correct.

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 of the males in the class wrote:

"A woman, without her man, is nothing."


All the females in the class wrote:

"A woman: without her, man is nothing."
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Can you tell me is "u" used in Canada? In Australia? in South Africa?

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English is definitely not a phonetic language.
There was a joke back in my schooldays:
"Written is "London" but pronounced "Paris""
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For all those with a simple desire to learn or know the 'prim's & propa's' of the English language!


While I love your idiosyncratic use of English (apart from your ridiculously long sentences), why did you put in apostrophes as in "prim's" and "propa's"?

There's no possession there. They should have been written as "prims" and "propers"

Same with 1960s, 1970s......No apostrophes needed. They're just normal plurals.


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Can you tell me is "u" used in Canada? In Australia? in South Africa?
Most Commonwealth countries http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_...lth_of_Nations have kept British spellings in their use of English.

Different states of Australia have different spelling rules but most are the same as British. The political Labor Party uses the American spelling : the first Monday of October is Labour Day in many Australian states.
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