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Write it Right! - January 5th 2009, 09:36 PM

I just.. had to. Fresh beginnings, and all.

Three lies your teacher told you:
Also, And, Because and But cannot start a sentence.
When used properly they are perfectly legitimate beginnings to sentences. Because most people are unfamiliar with how to do this, though, teachers often attempt to prevent students from doing it, rather than teach them properly.
A paragraph is five to eight sentences.
A paragraph can be as many, or as few, sentences as it takes to convey the information. This is a paragraph.
Commas are pauses.
Commas are structure and should not be used to indicate a pause. While a comma might often be read as a pause, this is not their purpose. Commas are used within sentences to separate related ideas.
Incorrect use: The first time I went, to New York, I didn’t like it because of the smells, the traffic, and the crowds.
Correct use: The first time I went to New York I didn’t like it because of the smells, the traffic and the crowds.
Missing comma: Last week on April Fools day I played a trick on my friends.
Correct: Last week, on April Fools day, I played a trick on my friends.



Homophones: Words that sound the same but have different meanings.

Its and It’s
Its: Its is possessive and means, essentially, belonging to it. I like its color.
It’s: It’s is a contraction of “it is” OR “it has.” It’s confusing, I know.

They’re, Their and There
They’re: Like you’re, they’re is a contraction—the contracted form of they are. They’re is a subject. Example: They’re going to the dance.
Their: Their is used to indicated possession. Example: Once their car broke down.
There: There is a place. Example: I used to live there.

Then and Than
Then: Then is used in relation to time. Example: I went to the market and then I went home.
Than: Than is used to compare. Example: I like ketchup more than mustard.

Through and Threw
Through: Through means because of OR from one point to it’s end. Example: I learned to type through [because of] practice OR I went through the store.
Threw: Threw is the past tense of the word throw. Example: I threw the ball.

To, Too and Two
To: To is an action/expression word. To works when you can do things. Example: I like to drink coffee.
Too: Too means also or very. Examples: It is too [very] hot. OR I would like that, too [also].
Two: This is a number. You don’t go places with it and you can’t do it in addition to something else. Example: You can have two cookies, though.

Weather and Whether
Weather: Weather happens outside, like rain. Example: How’s the weather there?
Whether: Whether is a conjunction, often used to determine something. Example: I don’t know whether or not to go to the party.

Which and Witch
Which: Which is a pronoun. Example: Which way do we go?
Witch: Witch, on the other hand, is often thought to be a fairytale creature. Example: A Pagan, however, may sometimes call themselves a witch.

Your and You’re
Your: Your shows possession. Something belongs to you. Example: I like your dog.
You’re: You’re is the contracted form of you are. You’re is used to describe something about a person. Example: You’re wonderful.

For more (and less common) homophones, visit this link: http://www.learnenglish.de/homophones/Homophones.htm

   
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January 5th 2009, 09:38 PM

Commonly Misspelled Words on TH
A
acceptable
a lot[1]
apparent
atheist

B
basically
believe
brilliant

C
changeable
committed
congratulations
counselor

D
definite(ly)
desperate

E
embarrass
exercise
existence
experience

F
fascinating
fiery
foreign

G
grammar
guarantee

I
immediate
independent

J
judgment

L
license
lose & loose[2]

M
misspell

O
occurrence

P
principal & principle[3]
privilege
probably

R
receipt
receive
recommend
ridiculous

S
schedule
separate

U
until[4]

W
weird
wholly[5]



[1]
A lot is two words. Just like a little, the opposite of a lot, is two words.

[2]
Lose—I lose the game. Loose—the knot is loose.

[3]
A principal works at a school. A principle is code or standard.

[4]
Not “untill”

[5]
In a sentence: I wholly support your efforts.
   
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January 6th 2009, 06:10 PM

I actually love you.

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A lot is two words. Just like a little - the opposite of a lot - is two words.
I'm thinking it could also have brackets, but not commas. Of course you're probably more of an authority on such things than me; just thinking out loud here.

*Bets he made some punctuation errors in his post...(oh and I'm generally so proud of my punctuation (yes I did think a comma was used as a pause: upon investigation, this turns out not to be the case)).*

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January 6th 2009, 06:18 PM

I've moved this thread to School and Careers, as I think it's better suited where school stuff is. I also think that this thread does not need any replies, so I'm going to go ahead and close it.

If there's anything you want to add, Jessie, by all means let me know. =)



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