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07-12-2011, 09:00 AM
Grammar Nazi!
Don't lie. You know you do it. Not all the time, but there are some grammatical things that get under your skin like a tick. Here are a few of mine:

1) Subjective / Objective case confusion - I would rather hear someone say "me and him" instead of "him and I". It's like people have indescribable hate for the word "me" or they do not know when to use the subjective form (he). This confusion drives me nuts. It's not really a difficult concept; however, it seems to throw people for a loop.

2) Affect / Effect - verb and noun. It's just that simple. Unless, you're talking about the mind, but you know what... I would be okay with someone using it wrong there.

3) Not capitalizing proper nouns because of personal beliefs - Christians not capitalizing "Satan" and nonbelievers not capitalizing "God" and "Bible". It's what they're called. It's their name. Capitalize it. This is taught in elementary. ex - That's my dad. I don't know, let me go ask Dad.

I'm sure I'll think of more.

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07-12-2011, 09:03 AM
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Oh I thought this was a grammar Nazi bashing thread. Oh well, I'm out.

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07-12-2011, 09:03 AM
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(07-12-2011 09:00 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  2) Affect / Effect - verb and noun. It's just that simple. Unless, you're talking about the mind, but you know what... I would be okay with someone using it wrong there.

No, it's not that simple. I would like to effect a change to your affect. How would that affect this effect?

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07-12-2011, 09:08 AM
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(07-12-2011 09:03 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:00 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  2) Affect / Effect - verb and noun. It's just that simple. Unless, you're talking about the mind, but you know what... I would be okay with someone using it wrong there.

No, it's not that simple. I would like to effect a change to your affect.

I'm not sure of the rules on this one. But I always use them correctly.

The effect of the alcohol is intense.
Alcohol affects my ability to drive.

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07-12-2011, 09:12 AM
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(07-12-2011 09:08 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:03 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:00 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  2) Affect / Effect - verb and noun. It's just that simple. Unless, you're talking about the mind, but you know what... I would be okay with someone using it wrong there.

No, it's not that simple. I would like to effect a change to your affect.

I'm not sure of the rules on this one. But I always use them correctly.

The effect of the alcohol is intense.
Alcohol affects my ability to drive.

Alcohol effects a change in driving ability.
Your affect changes after imbibing alcohol.

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07-12-2011, 09:14 AM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2011 09:17 AM by kingschosen.)
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(07-12-2011 09:03 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:00 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  2) Affect / Effect - verb and noun. It's just that simple. Unless, you're talking about the mind, but you know what... I would be okay with someone using it wrong there.

No, it's not that simple. I would like to effect a change to your affect. How would that affect this effect?

Screwing those up are okay, like I said. Those don't bother me because the rules can be so difficult to remember.
When something is created it is "effect".
When you're talking about something psychological it is "affect".
In anything else, the verb is "affect" and the noun is "effect".

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07-12-2011, 09:18 AM
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Quote:It's what they're called. It's their name.
Subject/verb disagreement is annoying - it's discordant. Those sentences should read:
Those are what they're called. Those are their names.

Don't you just hate the Nazier-than-thou people?

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07-12-2011, 09:21 AM
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(07-12-2011 09:18 AM)Chas Wrote:  
Quote:It's what they're called. It's their name.
Subject/verb disagreement is annoying - it's discordant. Those sentences should read:
Those are what they're called. Those are their names.

Don't you just hate the Nazier-than-thou people?

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07-12-2011, 09:25 AM (This post was last modified: 07-12-2011 09:27 AM by morondog.)
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(07-12-2011 09:08 AM)germanyt Wrote:  The effect of the alcohol is intense.
Alcohol affects my ability to drive.

Alcohol effectively affects one's affections. The effect of the amiable affect of the affected actress effected a change in the archbishop's affection stick.
(07-12-2011 09:25 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:08 AM)germanyt Wrote:  The effect of the alcohol is intense.
Alcohol affects my ability to drive.

Alcohol effectively affects one's affections. The effect of the amiable affect of the affected actress effected a change in the archbishop's affection stick.

Somewhat artificial... somewhat...
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07-12-2011, 09:27 AM
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(07-12-2011 09:25 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(07-12-2011 09:08 AM)germanyt Wrote:  The effect of the alcohol is intense.
Alcohol affects my ability to drive.

Alcohol effectively affects one's affections. The effect of the amiable affect of the affected actress effected a change in the archbishop's affection stick.


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