They're, their, there, your, you're

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by Articjedi, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Get it right already. We learned this stuff in the third grade. No wonder our country is the laughing stock of the world, we can't even spell correctly.

    They're = They are
    Their = signifies possession
    There = a place

    Your = second person possessive
    You're = You are
     
  2. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    in my defence, anthony was my best friend from 9th-12th grade
    i forgot everything i ever knew abou spelling anything
     
  3. XxMarcTx

    XxMarcTx New Member

    My, my someone's in a snit today
    and if think that's bad try living on the border and having people of hispanic lineage thinking they can correct your english
     
  4. Gir

    Gir New Member

    My teacher enforces Errors of Death, and one of them is getting these kinds of things mixed up.
     
  5. moza

    moza New Member

    Don't forget Its and It's, and here and hear.
     
  6. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    The people in my country (or at least where I live) abbreviate "is it not?" to "innit".

    The weather is nice isn't it -> Weather nice innit

    Ooh it flames me up :p
     
  7. Marril

    Marril New Member

    I think you shouldn't be allowed to graduate if you don't know the differences between the words the OP mentioned, as well as the differences between to/too/two and its/it's.

    I don't care what kind of person someone is. I automatically respect them less when I see they can't even communicate properly in their native language.
     
  8. Charizardian

    Charizardian New Member

    I think your overreacting.
     
  9. DarkJake

    DarkJake New Member

    ......lol^
     
  10. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    The irony burns...

    Anyway, I don't think he's overreacting. It's pretty ridiculous.

    In those last three words alone are two of the most common misspellings I've encountered on this series of tubes. "It's" without the apostrophe (Or a different word with an apostrophe placed incorrectly) and "Rediculous" =/
     
  11. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    i think you guys need to take a chill pill and wash it down with a nice class of sour grape juice =/
    its a bloody pokemon forum, not an english class
    grow up
     
  12. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Your all n00bs 4 trying to corect they're spelling mis-takes.
     
  13. Vegeta ss4

    Vegeta ss4 Iron Chef Leader

    OMG, why am I all of a sudden agreeing with you?:confused:
    This guy is so right IMO, you know what somoene is saying when they say there, they're, etc. If you can't deal with that then just go away. I myself, make many grammatical errors when I feel the need to not impress others on some forum. I will use my "real" English skills on something that actually matters, like my College Algebra class with which I have a 105%. Good english skills are used for "life tasks." I don't think that pokegym or pokemon itself are considered life-tasks.
     
  14. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I agree, it's funny that many people still get this wrong.
     
  15. moza

    moza New Member

    It's not that we are trying to humiliate/anything else you, its just some basic english. Using bad english ANYWHERE begins bad habits.

    lolwut u cant go hier then 100%, nub...

    sorry, had to do that :D
     
  16. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    I hate when people mix up i.e. and e.g.

    I remember being a little kid and everytime I had to write a form of there, I had to really think about it. I don't make any mistakes like that any more. It's/It was always a no-brainer for me. Same for You're/Your.

    I at least try to use good grammar on this forum. I probably mess up sometimes though, since I go on PokeGym right after I get up in the morning for several minutes :lol:.
     
  17. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    *in which

    :)
     
  18. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    Don't forget:

    to
    two
    too

    meat
    meet

    wear
    where

    red face paint
    rogue

    affect
    effect
     
  19. Hot_Carl

    Hot_Carl <a href="http://pokegym.net/gallery/browseimages.p

    Vegeta- Why should there be a difference? Why should your ability to spell and punctuate correctly cease when you're not doing something that "matters?"

    That just doesn't make sense to me.
     
  20. Marril

    Marril New Member

    No, really, I'm not. If anything I'm underreacting. I think it's patently ridiculous that people don't know the basics of their own language.

    You shouldn't even be allowed to pass elementary school if you don't know this stuff, let alone high school.
     

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