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For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 04, 2010 11:52AM
A link you'll forward a few times in your life:

[loseloose.com]



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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: haikuman
Date: November 04, 2010 11:58AM
Thanks tugger *(:>*



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 04, 2010 12:01PM
The other mnemonics I've seen:

1. loose rhymes with noose. And think of lose as having "lost" an O.

2. Remember the phrase, loose laces, and whenever you need to decide whether to write loose or lose, let the pronunciation of loose in the phrase guide you. (The eyelets in the shoes also suggest the double o of loose.) 'Loose laces lose races' is a good mnemonic sentence.



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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Trouble
Date: November 04, 2010 12:05PM
I always just figured the extra 'o' was a typoo.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: November 04, 2010 12:05PM
I often monitor the support and customer service emails that come in to our site.
I see stuff in these things you wouldn't believe.

Some days I just weep at my desk.





I am not Ryan Seacrest, and I do not approve this message.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 04, 2010 12:06PM
brakes, breaks is my current favorite (I'm looking at craigslist ads for cars).

Is it wise to buy a car from someone who cannot spell ?
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: billb
Date: November 04, 2010 12:10PM
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cbelt3
.

Is it wise to buy a car from someone who cannot spell ?

do dyslexics err decimal points ?
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Re: grammarians
Posted by: miK.
Date: November 04, 2010 12:14PM
I see "quite" for the word QUIET on many forums.

Then there's the "repeat offenders":
Its/It's, There/Their/They're, Your/You're

I am a stickler for good grammar. To me, it says a lot about a person.



Sometimes I wonder, "What would Hodor say in this situation?" - Jim Gaffigan

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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: hal
Date: November 04, 2010 12:17PM
"I see "quite" for the word QUIET on many forums."

that's a typo - I do it all the time...
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: datbeme
Date: November 04, 2010 12:17PM
Quote
cbelt3

Is it wise to buy a car from someone who cannot spell ?


It probably doesn't matter. Just don't buy artwork from someone who's trying to sell you a "pitcher."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/2010 12:18PM by datbeme.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 04, 2010 12:19PM
whose and who's
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: martin
Date: November 04, 2010 12:23PM
Craigslist has Chester drawers available.



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Keeping you from Enlightenment
is the belief you are not already.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: haikuman
Date: November 04, 2010 12:24PM
Martin Buber urinates from great heights as he """reeds""" these posts *(:>* tongue sticking out smileygrinning smiley



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 04, 2010 12:39PM
affect

effect
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: November 04, 2010 12:52PM
Quote
Seacrest
I often monitor the support and customer service emails that come in to our site.
I see stuff in these things you wouldn't believe.

Some days I just weep at my desk.


Yes... I would.
I work at a school. Try proofreading what some teachers put out some time. Not all of them. But some.
You won't weep.
You'll puke.



Paul F.
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 04, 2010 01:07PM
Craig's list users from around these parts seem to have some of the worst ad spellings, not to mention their love of using ALL CAPS! eye rolling smiley

There was also a large sign in town a few years ago:

HUGH YARD SALE

I never did find out who Hugh was.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 04, 2010 01:11PM
Quote
Rick-o

There was also a large sign in town a few years ago:

HUGH YARD SALE

I never did find out who Hugh was.


Hugh Johnson
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 04, 2010 01:15PM
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freeradical
Quote
Rick-o

There was also a large sign in town a few years ago:

HUGH YARD SALE

I never did find out who Hugh was.


Hugh Johnson

You sure it wasn't Hugh Jazz? smiling bouncing smiley



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: billb
Date: November 04, 2010 01:25PM
Quote
Rick-o
Quote
freeradical
Quote
Rick-o

There was also a large sign in town a few years ago:

HUGH YARD SALE

I never did find out who Hugh was.


Hugh Johnson

You sure it wasn't Hugh Jazz? smiling bouncing smiley

Couldn't find one, eh ?
:-)
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: lost in space
Date: November 04, 2010 02:00PM
Quote
martin
Craigslist has Chester drawers available.

The tools section for our CL is a goald mind.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: November 04, 2010 02:25PM
I often use this resource in my classes:
The Oatmeal
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 04, 2010 02:50PM
Quote
martin
Craigslist has Chester drawers available.

Hey - don't knock it! I've heard tale that Chester had fantastic taste in undergarments, and there's nary a hole to be found in them!



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 04, 2010 03:17PM
Quote
zeppo2
I often use this resource in my classes:
The Oatmeal

great link, zeppo. thanks.



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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 04, 2010 03:46PM
Coworker just stumbled on "past" and "passed" this week.

On reading an article, he wrote he "couldn't get passed the first sentence."
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 04, 2010 04:16PM
I have on my to-do list to call the editor of my home-town newspaper which published an article under the editors by-line saying something about a company "loosing jobs" to a nearby town. Boy, that pisses me off. When I grew up in that town, the paper never made a mistake like that. This is not a typo. This is ignorance and I there is no excuse for it.
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: November 04, 2010 04:58PM
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Dennis S
a company "loosing jobs" to a nearby town...

That is technically (almost) grammatically correct.

[www.merriam-webster.com]





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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: November 04, 2010 04:58PM
Oh, that's rediculus.



(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 04, 2010 05:01PM
Quote
Seacrest
That is technically (almost) grammatically correct.
[www.merriam-webster.com]

That's definately not how I'd put it.



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Re: grammarians
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: November 04, 2010 08:04PM
Quote
miK.
I see "quite" for the word QUIET on many forums.

Then there's the "repeat offenders":
Its/It's, There/Their/They're, Your/You're

I am a stickler for good grammar. To me, it says a lot about a person.
I see a lot of confusion over the correct usages of "to", "too", and "two".
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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: haikuman
Date: November 04, 2010 08:07PM
I like breaking grammar rules ~!~ *(:>* Spelling Rules ~!~ and Especially stupid Rules *(:>*

Rule 1.
Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.
Examples:
don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.

Rule 2.
Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.
Examples:
one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house
NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.
Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather
Ms. Straus's daughter
Jose Sanchez's artwork
Dr. Hastings's appointment (name is Hastings)
Mrs. Lees's books (name is Lees)

Rule 3.
Use the apostrophe where the noun that should follow is implied.
 
Example:
This was his father's, not his, jacket.


Rule 4.
To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.
Examples:
two boys' hats
two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books

Rule 5.
Do not use an apostrophe for the plural of a name.
Examples:
We visited the Sanchezes in Los Angeles.
The Changs have two cats and a dog.

Rule 6.
With a singular compound noun, show possession with 's at the end of the word.
Example:
my mother-in-law's hat

Rule 7.
If the compound noun is plural, form the plural first and then
use the apostrophe.
Example:
my two brothers-in-law's hats

Rule 8.
Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.
Examples:
Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed
next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.

Rule 9.
Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.
 
Examples:
Correct:
 
This book is hers, not yours.
 
Incorrect:
Sincerely your's.

Rule 10.
The only time an apostrophe is used for it's is when it is a contraction for it is or it has.
Examples:
It's a nice day.
It's your right to refuse the invitation.
It's been great getting to know you.

Rule 11.
The plurals for capital letters and numbers used as nouns are not formed with apostrophes.
Examples:
 
 
 
She consulted with three M.D.s.
BUT
She went to three M.D.s' offices.
The apostrophe is needed here to show plural possessive.
She learned her ABCs.
the 1990s not the 1990's
the '90s or the mid-'70s not the '90's or the mid-'70's
She learned her times tables for 6s and 7s.
 
Exception:
Use apostrophes with capital letters and numbers when the meaning would be unclear otherwise.
 
Examples:
Please dot your i's.
 
You don't mean is.
 
Ted couldn't distinguish between his 6's and 0's.
 
You need to use the apostrophe to indicate the plural of zero or it will look like the word Os. To be consistent within a sentence, you would also use the apostrophe to indicate the plural of 6's.

Rule 12.
Use the possessive case in front of a gerund (-ing word).
Examples:
Alex's skating was a joy to behold.
This does not stop Joan's inspecting of our facilities
next Thursday.

Rule 13.
If the gerund has a pronoun in front of it, use the possessive form
of that pronoun.
Examples:
I appreciate your inviting me to dinner.
I appreciated his working with me to resolve the conflict.



“Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
Steve Jobs

"There are only two mantras yum and yuk mine is yum "
Bernard Mickey Wrangle<>Tom Robbins<> "Still Life With Woodpecker"

"There is a fine line between a rut and a groove"
G.D. Kittredge III

"


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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 04, 2010 11:39PM
I'm a stickler for good grammar.

But since I'm human, I frequent this place anyway.




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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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by believing all possible evil of evil men.

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And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

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Re: For you grammarians (or anyone who confuses lose/loose)
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 05, 2010 12:43AM
This place is amazingly good compared to the general public places on the internet.
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