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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Apostrophes, courtesy of Bob the Angry Flower -


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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    You're link was most insightful!

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    There are quite a number of people on this forum who find spelling/grammer/punctuation quite challenging and who work in IT because it isn't a job requirement.

    As someone who offended another member quite badly when I thought I was just making a joke, I'd now like to suggest that we just don't do it anymore.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Hey, I'm not having a dig at anybody. Just pointing out that it annoy's me when the apostrophe is abused's.

    Our branch of Woolworths has had big signs on their doors for the last six months warning that their "door's are not working and would people please use the other door's".....

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Grammar does seem to be lacking in some literature I've seen, but I don't know whether all the emphasis on ict has weakened peoples' skills in this area.

    I can't write neatly at all, but I never have, my parents blame it on relying on typing too much, but I still have a fairly good command of the english language (as people would put it).

    Chris

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi
    There are quite a number of people on this forum who find spelling/grammer/punctuation quite challenging and who work in IT because it isn't a job requirement.
    Why is the ability to use language correctly not a requirement for a job in IT?

    I always re-read letters to colleagues to make sure that they are grammatically correct, and I take even more care checking it if the letter is going to a senior staff member (or an English teacher!).

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Because we can use speelchuckers

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Our Head of English produced a worksheet for Y6 classes.

    The child lost it's toy.

    He would not accept that the apostrophe should only be used for the the abbreviation of "it is" to it's.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer
    Our Head of English produced a worksheet for Y6 classes.

    The child lost it's toy.

    He would not accept that the apostrophe should only be used for the the abbreviation of "it is" to it's.
    Yikes.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Now see, heads of English should know their subject. As for 'postrafee 'buse guv'ner we likes a bit o' dat yessir!

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    The one that REALLY annoys me is the improper use of there, they're and their

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Me too.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    And 'to' and 'too' and also 'lose' and 'loose' - grrrr.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    The BBC website regularly uses bad grammar. Makes me seethe :x (in a Mr Angry kind of way )

    Obviously there are those who struggle with grammar but there seem to be others who just don't even make an effort.

    HBJB

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Brought and bought, too!



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