In understandable terms

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    jerrylposted 7 years ago

    Correcting some of the mistakes most often made in writing articles.

    (they're)  is short for they are.

    (there)  as in (He was not there). There is not enough time.

    (their)  as in  (It is their turn or it is their money).

    (lose)  as in   Did you lose your wallet?

    (loose)  as in  This shirt is a loose fit.

    (new)   as in  He bought a new car.

    (knew)  as in   I knew he would understand.

    I hope this helps some of the writers.

    1. deblipp profile image56
      deblippposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it's: If you can say "it is" then you use an apostrophe.
      its: If you can say "his" or "belonging to it" then you don't use an apostrophe.

      It's bad weather for its paint job.
      It is bad weather for his paint job.
      It is bad weather for the paint job belonging to it.

  2. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    Dont forget things like
    (too) as in "I can do that too,"- not to.

    (principal) not as in, "that is the basic principle."

  3. cindi h profile image74
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    ahh  so you too have noticed the linguistically challenged among us! As a language lover myself, I've often wanted to correct the grammatical errors in some hubs and forums but did not want to seem superior. That is the greatest deterrent for me when browsing the forums, if the spelling or grammar is 'lacking', I will move on. Have you ever noticed people's pronunciation of words such as: frustrated (fuss trated) , escape (ex cape), library (li berry)  etc..  glad to be in your company once again Jerryl

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      jerrylposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good to hear see you again.  Yes I have noticed, but only touched on what I see most frequently.  I hope epople take this as constructive comentary and not as an insult.  It was not meant that way.
      By the way, have you read anymore on the money as wealth site?

      1. cindi h profile image74
        cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        oh goodness that's all I've been doing lately!  I am obsessed with it, and determined more than ever to do something about it. It's funny how people react when I try to explain the system. It's most disheartening to know that most people do not want to know. It feels like that movie 'The Matrix", Have you ever seen that?
             Take care my friend

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          jerrylposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I have seen that movie.  Did you see my post on using monopoly money to explain how the system works?

          Here is a good one for you:  Years ago, A friend of mine made up a word.  That word was (auspenarious).  It has no meaning.  I used it jokingly on a guy I worked with, and he decided to use it on his daughter, who was an english teacher.  She was too proud to admit that she didn't know the meaning, and was hunting for weeks in libraries and in different dictionaries. She finally asked her father what it meant. When he told her, she almost went over the edge with him.

          1. cindi h profile image74
            cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I have and I used that scenario to explain to my kids ( 21, 18 & 16).  They were quite angry . It did lead to a lengthy (and scary) discussion about their futures. Thank You for the tip, it was most helpful.  When my kids were little we used to play games while eating dinner (a very important part of family that I think has been lost over the years BTW) . Anyway, one of their favorite games was when I would give them a word for the day before the start of school. Their job was to see if they could use this word at some point during their day. We would discuss the progress at dinner. One day my son came home from school (3rd grade) very upset with me, when I asked why he said he got sent to the principal's office for using the word I gave him. The word was osculate. Boy was the teacher embarrassed when I showed up the next day with my dictionary!!


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