Must be a Texan.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Hopkins
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 10:52 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: At the risk of being labeled a grammar nazi...
This is what someone said to me a few days ago.
" It don't make no nevermind to me when we go."
Note ... he has a Master's Degrees in Special Education
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Adair
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2013 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: At the risk of being labeled a grammar nazi...
For the record -
"Your" is possessive.
Your hat, your family, your car.
"You're" is a contraction of "you are".
You're the right person for the job.
"There" is used for location (among other things).
Your keys are right there on the table.
"Their" is possessive.
Their family is huge.
"They're" is a contraction of "they are".
They're waiting for you in your office.
"Alot" is not a word.
Most of the time it's used for "a lot".
"It's" is a contraction of "it is".
It's almost quitting time.
"Its" is possessive.
The dog buried its bone.
Apostrophes have two uses.
It's (it is) time to go home.
Tim's dog (the dog belonging to Tim) is a lab-mix.
If English is not your first language, then I salute you for learning it.
It is a difficult mess to learn.
If English is your first language, then please do everyone a favor and make
an attempt to use it properly.
Sorry - this is one of my pet-peeves.
I'm ready for the expected rebuttals.
Let the flames begin!
"Peter Dow" <petercdow@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Last night I saw this post from buzzfeed:
"The difference between knowing you're sh*t and knowing your sh*t."
And then today I saw two examples using your when it should've been
you're. Made /me/ laugh anyway.
*Peter Dow* /
Dow Software Services, Inc.
petercdow@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:petercdow@xxxxxxxxx> pdow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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