[QUOTE=Grok;1037854]I totally bombed on this SAT question the other day.
[url=http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/answered-question-of-the-day?questionId=20121216]The Official SAT Question of the Day[/url][/QUOTE]
Not so tough. Pick the most straightforward structure... B.
Every time I hear someone say "I love me some (fill-in-the-blank)" my estimation of that person's IQ drops 10 points.
[QUOTE=waterjen;1038270]Every time I hear someone say "I love me some (fill-in-the-blank)" my estimation of that person's IQ drops 10 points.[/QUOTE]
I love me some folks who can't embrace colloquialisms!
The local authorities have put up a shiny new metal sign with a map of the local shops. It also tells you that Witney offers a 'traditonal shopping experience'.
Maybe this is the opposite of a polytonal one? Who knows?
(Spelling Nazis are friends with grammar Nazis.)
And then there is The Department of Redundancy Department:
People who say they are going to enter their PIN number into the ATM machine bug me. What do you think the N in PIN and the M in ATM stand for?
Speaking of redundancy, don't you just love retailers that offer [I]free gifts[/I] this time of year?
I have been a total grammar nazi myself but...
I found this article to be intriguing.
My personal grammar peeve is "There's". "There's too many products to choose from." "There's millions of reasons why I should do this."
"There's" is a contraction of "There" and "is". You would not say, "There is too many products" or, "There is millions of reasons." You would say, "There are."
I enjoy creative use of spelling :-)
l st and foound
which witch is which?
When going to grade school, I don't think i ever learned the grammer rules. I just looked at the pattern given in the example and repeated it on the exercices. I randomly put in comma. I did't know what a preposition phrase until someone explained it when I was in my 30's. No one caught on to this because I tested well. Due to my test scores, I was placed in the advance enlish classes. Grades were content A, grammer C, which always averaged to a B.
While speaking, I frequently mixed my tenses and had other grammatical error were evident. This waz over looked because I did't talk a lot to people.