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Dear Internet Users

Joshua Lane / / 6 Comments

I’ve reached my breaking point and I think the time has come to share with you a few rules of grammar…

  1. YOUR and YOU’RE are two different words meaning two different things.
  2. ITS and IT’S are two different words meaning two different things.

Let us now see these words in a few example sentences…

Your car smells like cheese.

You’re a fan of cheese, aren’t you?

Its car smells like cheese.

It’s a fan of cheese, isn’t it?

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Tony /

‘lose’ vs ‘loose’ drives me insane. And their not even homonyms! Oops, I meant they’re. :-)

Dave /

It’s about time someone takes a stand. You’d think simple grammar wouldn’t elude most people…
The thing that is driving me the most bat-shit-insane is pluralization. I see it everywhere, the internet, signs, menus, commercials: th einability to pluralize simple words like”condo’s” instead of “condos.” I can understand its v. it’s, because something one of my teachers taught me early was wrong, but simple pluralization!

elysa /

I agree completely! Yeah & yay were driving me so crazy I blogged about them.

cruise /

Oh wait. Yes, I have. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have it in me right now to type it all out again. Besides, it was just ramblings anyway. You didn’t want to hear me go on and on about this, right?

asja /

and they’re, there, their mean different things too. get it straight peeps.

Trace Meek /

Another one I see flubbed a lot is the use of “then” when “than” is intended. I wonder if people have these problems in languages other than English?

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