Is my Grammar and typing poor?

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    I've been told by many fellow HTphiles that my grammar and typing are actually quite poor..

    Is this true?

    Do I need to start using Spell Checker?

    Do you have bad dreams at night because your afraid you'll start to type like me?

    Nathan
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

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    "your" in last sentence should be "you're".

    Bruce
     
  3. Janna S

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    You misused ellipsis marks (or you duplicated the period) in your first sentence
     
  4. DonaldB

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    The grammar in your thread title is incorrect. It should read: "Are my grammar and typing poor?" "Is" would apply only if you're asking about one thing, but "are" is the correct present indicative plural of "is."

    But, uh, don't sweat it; few of this forum's members regularly post without making a mistake of some kind, myself included.
     
  5. Janna S

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    And we never let anyone forget it, either![​IMG]
     
  6. NathanP

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    Donald, I've actually be learning to use "Are" instead of "Is" in sentences.

    Although, I'm still very uncomfortable with it..

    I've made up my mind!

    I'm going to use spell checker!
     
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  8. NathanP

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    Ok...
     
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    Sorry, Nathan, but propper spelling and grammer is a rule here at Home Theater Forum.
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    - Steve
     
  10. Bill Catherall

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    "Donald, I've actually be learning to use "Are" instead of "Is" in sentences."
    Should be: "Donald, I've actually been learning..."
    "Although, I'm still very uncomfortable with it.."
    Two periods? Or is that 2/3 of an ellipsis again? [​IMG]
    "I'm going to use spell checker!"
    That won't help bad grammar.
    "Um, ER, uh, No, it's not a bedroom HT, I just love it so much, I sleep in it."
    That's a run-on sentence.
    "It's been proved that Star Trek fans are smarter than Star Wars fans."
    Should be: "It's been proven..."
    But like Donald said, we all make mistakes. It's probably in your best interest to get in a habit of using proper grammar and spelling, especially if you want people to take you seriously. But it's easily forgivable on a forum like this.
    "Ok..."
    Much better! [​IMG]
    Oh and Nathan...Did you catch Steve's spelling and grammar mistakes?
     
  11. BrianW

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    Actually, I believe the word proved is the preferred participle to proven. The word proven originated in Scotland, and it substituted as a past tense (not past participle) for proved in legal documents. Sticklers will protest the use of the word proven as a participle and will alow its use only as an adjective, as in "A proven formula." Realists, on the other hand, will confess that in this century, proven has attained equal footing with proved in its use as a participle and grudgingly allow its use as such. Although I prefer to go the stickler route and use proven strictly as an adjective, I would be hard pressed to explain why the antonym of proven, as an adjective, is unproved, and not unproven. Nobody said this was easy.
    Also, Nathan, your last sentence in your first post should end with the word I, not me. (The verb do is implied, but could be tacked onto the end for clarity.) I'll let others debate whether the word like is more appropriate than the word as. [​IMG]
     
  12. andrew markworthy

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    The 'proved versus proven' thing is so complex that ninety-nine times out of a hundred it's better to use 'demonstrated' instead.

    In the original message, an ellipsis should be indicated by three, not two, full stops. 'Spell Checker' does not need upper case letters unless you are referring to a brand name, in which case it should be placed in inverted commas. Of course, if you are referring to any old spell checker, then the letter 'a' should be inserted before 'spell'. Oh yes, and the 'actually' in the first paragraph is redundant.

    Nathan, FWIW, I'm sure we all think you're wonderful, regardless of your typing. Don't get a complex about it!
     
  13. John Besse

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    Your grammar isn't as bad as Yoda's [​IMG]
     
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    Hey Nathan, I think your speling is just fin. I meen wy do peeple half two get on your kase so much. As for your grammar, well it do seem good to I. [​IMG]
     
  15. NathanP

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    *NathanP has committed suicide (sic)
     
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    Sorry I don't know your Gramma[​IMG]
    Brent
     
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    This is making me il (sic). [​IMG]
     
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    Color (sic)
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  20. Brad_W

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    And where is the spell checker anyway? Every time I post, there is no Spell Checker. Is it in "Enhanced Mode?"
     

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