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Here are two words that so many people don't know how to spell or use correctly:

 

lose -it's a verb, indicating action -opposite of win or gain. You often see "loose" written instead. Wrong; loose is an adjective; opposite of tight. So, you cannot "loose" something; you can only lose something

 

advice -it's a noun; something you give as useful information or opinion. Yet you often see people write "advise" instead. Advise is a verb, an action indicating giving advice, as in "I had to advise my client about a personal matter." So you cannot give advise, you can only give advice.

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Easyrider

If you're an English teacher, maybe you're in the wrong place because most of us here can barely spell our names. How we gonna know all that complicated stuff you talking about? Just joking, there's some smart people here, wish I was one.

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Wombat No More

Now plaster it everywhere about the Filipino penchant for saying/answering "Yes" for NO and "No" for YES and a solution for that, coz I'm buggered if I know how to fix that one and I've been working on the missus for 8 years.

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KennyF

All jokes aside, I cringe every time I see "there, their and they're" mixed up.

 

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razorbackhog

Thankums fur thats der educamation. Tinks now i nose why i reapeats 6 grade so many times.

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All jokes aside, I cringe every time I see "there, their and they're" mixed up.

 

KonGC

Another one is when people don't know how to spell "tongue"...you know, that big thing in your mouth that keeps wagging. It isn't a tounge or tung. It's a tongue.

 

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Now plaster it everywhere about the Filipino penchant for saying/answering "Yes" for NO and "No" for YES and a solution for that, coz I'm buggered if I know how to fix that one and I've been working on the missus for 8 years.

 

Different problem. I wasn't referring to Filipinos in my post!

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Easyrider

I still have trouble with choose and chose, but if I think about it a while I can figure it out. Those single and double letters are confusing sometimes.

 

Which one did you choose? I chose that one.

 

There are too many people making jokes here. They should keep their jokes to themselves. They're going to get banned.

 

He was feeling loose and ready to play cards, but he lose all of his money.

 

I'm going to advise you and I hope you take my advice.

 

How did I do? 100 Wow, I knew I could do it if I chose to. I didn't use, too, because that means also or something like that.

 

I'm ready for the next lesson.

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SkyMan

All jokes aside, I cringe every time I see "there, their and they're" mixed up.

 

KonGC

You mean you can't just use there for everything? What's wrong with that? You can use your anywhere. What's special about there? Sum of yous guys just where a chip on you're shoulder's.

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SkyMan

Another one is when people don't know how to spell "tongue"...you know, that big thing in your mouth that keeps wagging. It isn't a tounge or tung. It's a tongue.

 

:P

You should REALLY be careful about big things wagging in your mouth. :) :evan_iliadis: :thats-funny:

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SkyMan

Aaron, just so you NO. Loose is also a verb. You can loose your dogs or your shoelaces.

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Athena

If you're an English teacher, maybe you're in the wrong place because most of us here can barely spell our names. How we gonna know all that complicated stuff you talking about? Just joking, there's some smart people here, wish I was one.

 

 

:) :evan_iliadis: :thats-funny:

 

dont be so humble or people might get confused ....... :P

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Jess Bartone

All jokes aside, I cringe every time I see "there, their and they're" mixed up.

And "your, you're, and, um... yore".

 

Cracks me up sometimes to see the use of English here... and some of the worst offenders complain about Filipinos' lack of English. Sheesh. Can't think of any right now dagnabbit, but I'll try to remember to paste a few here... without naming anyone of course, just in the interest of education and a little smile.

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Jess Bartone

He was feeling loose and ready to play cards, but he lose all of his money.

 

 

I'm ready for the next lesson.

Should be "but he lost all of his money".

 

Now you're ready for your next lesson.

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