|09-13-2007, 09:56 PM||#46|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Device: PRS-650 Sony, Nook Simpletouch, more legacy gear than I can remember
I used to be hideously guilty of making its "its'" when it's a possessive of it. (For example, Its' Hour Come 'Round at Last.) I could have sworn that I learned it that way once upon a time. Today, though, I believe that somehow I managed to dream that I was taught it, and "learned" it by using it incorrectly.
|09-14-2007, 08:06 AM||#47|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NSW, Australia
Device: Sony Reader PRS500, PocketBook 360
Well I confuse it's/its you're/your their/they're when I'm tired. I'm also dyslexic so I have an excuse. Plus English is my second language. I do know and understand the rules though.
My pet peeve, while we're on the subject, is 'would of' instead of would've. I see this often on the interweb. By native speakers. It's so....I have no words for it.
|09-14-2007, 04:24 PM||#48|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Device: Sony Reader, nook, Droid, nookColor, nookTablet
|09-16-2007, 04:07 AM||#50|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London, UK
Device: iPad, iPhone, K3 & Amazon - between them they cover my needs.
This is a favourite of mine - used as an example on a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course a few years ago...
How is this pronounced? GHOTI
Most people (me included at the time) go for "goatee" or "gottee" or some such.
Actually, it's "FISH"
GH = F - as in rough
O = I - as in women
TI = SH - as in addition
Makes your head spin, sometimes
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