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« on: August 18, 2006, 01:37:36 AM »

Okay, okay, I know I am the LAST person who should be saying anything about this subject, but mine are typos.  I CAN spell just cannot type. The teacher in me wants to inform.

week- the days Monday through Sunday. A week has gone by.
weak- when you are not strong.  I feel weak after dialysis.

have- a to be verb. I have a car.
half- when something is divided into two parts. The orange was split in half.

These are ones I noticed around the internet that get confused in writing.

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 01:45:14 AM »

Okay, okay, I know I am the LAST person who should be saying anything about this subject, but mine are typos.  I CAN spell just cannot type. The teacher in me wants to inform.

week- the days Monday through Sunday. A week has gone by.
weak- when you are not strong.  I feel weak after dialysis.

have- a to be verb. I have a car.
half- when something is divided into two parts. The orange was split in half.

These are ones I noticed around the internet that get confused in writing.



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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 01:52:06 AM »

I know. I know.  "Hangs head in shame*.  I used to have a homonym listing that showed words that sound the same but are spelled different list. (Is it called a homonym or something else?  Hey teachers its one in the morning help me out here.) I will look for it.  It is probably on the internet already.
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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 02:21:57 AM »

I just wanted to add common ones I have noticed:

They're, there and their.

Their is used to talk about someone's belongings.
Their is a possessive pronoun. It always describes a noun.
Note the spelling of their. It comes from the word they, so the e comes before the i.

They're is short for "They are" as in, "They are going to the IHD boards!"
They're is a contraction of they are. Note the spelling: The a from are is replaced by an apostrophe.

There is to point to a location as in, "there it is!!"
There is an adverb meaning "that location." It is sometimes used with the verb to be as an idiom. It is spelled like here which means "this location."

A related quiz (how well did you do? I got 100%)

More difficult for some are the plural sense of these words.
There's, Theirs, or Their's
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 03:10:49 AM »

Don't forget "your" and "you're."
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 03:12:34 AM »

I know. I know.  "Hangs head in shame*.  I used to have a homonym listing that showed words that sound the same but are spelled different list. (Is it called a homonym or something else?  Hey teachers its one in the morning help me out here.) I will look for it.  It is probably on the internet already.

I think it's homo...phone?  Something like that, some suffix related to hearing/sound etc.  Gosh, this takes me back to elementary school. LOL
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 04:57:11 AM »

There is also the perennial use of 'of' when 'have' is meant.  e.g - 'I should of posted on this subject", when it should be 'I should have posted on this subject'.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2006, 08:45:45 AM »

Another I have noticed lately ... Are being used instead of Or.

Or
  • Used to indicate an alternative, usually only before the last term of a series: hot or cold; this, that, or the other.
  • Used to indicate the second of two alternatives, the first being preceded by either or whether: Your answer is either ingenious or wrong. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.


Are
  • Second person singular and plural and first and third person plural present indicative of be.

example:

like it or not

We are going to the show.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006, 07:37:18 PM »

to, two, and too

to- used as I went to the store.
two- the number two.  Two chickens were engaged in wanton lust in the road.
too- also. I want to go, too.
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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2006, 10:00:45 PM »

more words to think about spelling correctly or using correctly

here- as in come over here. a place.

hear- as in I can hear you talking but I am not listening. Using the ear. Just remember hear has ear in it. ;D

your- shows possession of something-your sweater
you're -contraction for you are. You are- you're
yore- back in the old days...the days of yore, where this word came from.

asses- one's backside or an animal similar to a horse: an ass
assess- to find out what someone knows:test   (Be careful around sixth graders with writing this word.  Cracks them up every time.)

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Remember your present situation is not your final destination.

Take it one day, one hour, one minute, one second at a time.

"If we don't find a way out of this soon, I'm gonna lose it. Lose it... It means go crazy, nuts, insane, bonzo, no longer in possession of ones faculties, three fries short of a Happy Meal, wacko!" Jack O'Neill - SG-1
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