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Its worse when people use a double negative. Happens more often around here.
Nope, that don’t bother me none.



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Posts: 21900 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It's starting to wear on me because I ('ve or have) been hearing it all day, everyday.

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It amazes me how so many of you are able to properly (as far as I can tell) label the grammar items that are being discussed.

Do you mentally draw out the lines going from the words in your sentences and then label them to make the diagrams like I saw in grade school? Seems like it would be exhausting.

Maybe I should be able to as well, but I've forgotten all about what to call most grammar items as they appear.
 
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It's starting to wear on me because I ('ve or have) been hearing it all day, everyday.

Wink


You did notice that I had already included the winky, indicating the irony of my final sentence, right? I now have a double winky, and a huge grin. Big Grin



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Oops, posting before coffee.

Aye scene watt ewe did their. Big Grin



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Its worse when people use a double negative. Happens more often around here.

It can't be not as bad as when people forget not to use the triple negative. That almost never fails not to amuse.
 
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It's the darned misuse of hyphens that gets me.


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My favorite grammar joke:

A kid from Montana gets accepted to Harvard. His first week out there, he's looking around the campus trying to find places and he walks up to what appears to be an upperclassman and asks, "Excuse me, could you tell me where the library is at?"

The upperclassman looks down his nose at the freshman and says, "Here at Harvard, we don't end our sentences in a preposition."

The Montana kid thinks for a second and says, "OK then, can you tell me where the library is at, asshole?"


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Originally posted by Harvard student:

"Here at Harvard, we don't end our sentences in a preposition."



Isn't that a prepositional phrase?

Yankees... sheesh. Razz




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Originally posted by Aquabird:
Its worse when people use a double negative. Happens more often around here.
Nope, that don’t bother me none.


Don't make me no never mind.




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What bugs me recently is the confusion about, “Me, myself, and I.”

“Myself and Joe went to the scene.”

No. “Joe and I.”

“She said she saw him and I.”

No. “Him and me.”

I hear and read the “myself” one a lot. I don’t know why. It’s reflexive...something does to oneself. “I scratched myself on the arm,” not, “She and myself drove to the store.”

Oy.
 
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“myself”


Person1: "Hey, how are you today?"

Person2: "Fine, and yourself?"

Grrrrr....




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