Flavio Matani (flavius_m) wrote,
Flavio Matani

grammer? as in programmer? or do you mean grammar?

I often feel a bit shy to point out inconsistencies of grammar and spelling, being after all a blodi forrener and very often hasty and careless to check before I post, but further to a lament from cyber_child (unfortunately in a protected post, so only people in his flist can see it), here is one more annoying little thing that I see every day, a very common one:

'It's' is not a possessive adjective or pronoun. It is a contraction of 'it' and 'is'. So, please, "the dog and it's puppy" would mean, if anything, that the dog was a puppy -or something like that. It would not mean 'the dog and the puppy of the dog'.

'Your' and 'you're', likewise, are not interchangeable!

Some of the other obvious ones (with the medal of honour going to 'I would of done') in Bob's post..

< /pedantic>
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