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Found 9th Jun 2015
I think this book, "English Grammar for Dummies" might be useful to some of you guys. I will probably get a load of stick for posting this but I'm ok with that
My grammar could be better but when people are getting brought mixed up with bought and to with too, and there/their/they're etc., maybe it's time to grab a copy of this book and brush up a bit. Just so as not to confuse any morons I don't mean to sweep the floor with the book!

Well done to forum member "littletime" who was the first person to mention that in the deal title "Paper Back" should be spelled as paperback. #fistpump

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- posky

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US English, nevertheless, it is still very useful by far.
- splender

102 Comments

I should of bought this some time ago ....

David_e

I should of bought this some time ago ....



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Kouldnte agree Moore.

You dumb are guys!

This is more useful than some might realise:

On his 64th birthday, a friend got a gift certificate from his wife.
The certificate paid for a visit to a Native American medicine man who was touring the UK.
He had many talents, and it was rumoured the most popular was a cure for erectile dysfunction.
After being 'persuaded' by his wife, he made the appointment.
The time came and he wondered what he was in for.
The old man handed a potion to him, and with a grip on his shoulder warned,
"This is a powerful medicine. You take only a teaspoonful, and then say '1-2-3.'
When you do, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform as long as you want."
The man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked,
"How do I stop the medicine from working?"
"Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,'" he responded,
"But be warned, when they do, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."
He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine,
and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.
When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"
Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, but then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.

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Anonstarter

This is more useful than some might realise:On his 64th birthday, a … This is more useful than some might realise:On his 64th birthday, a friend got a gift certificate from his wife.The certificate paid for a visit to a Native American medicine man who was touring the UK.He had many talents, and it was rumoured the most popular was a cure for erectile dysfunction.After being 'persuaded' by his wife, he made the appointment.The time came and he wondered what he was in for.The old man handed a potion to him, and with a grip on his shoulder warned,"This is a powerful medicine. You take only a teaspoonful, and then say '1-2-3.'When you do, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform as long as you want."The man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked,"How do I stop the medicine from working?""Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,'" he responded,"But be warned, when they do, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine,and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, but then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.


Jolly good old bean, one can't help but speak the queens.

jamie32

Jolly good old bean, one can't help but speak the queens.



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Anonstarter

This is more useful than some might realise:On his 64th birthday, a … This is more useful than some might realise:On his 64th birthday, a friend got a gift certificate from his wife.The certificate paid for a visit to a Native American medicine man who was touring the UK.He had many talents, and it was rumoured the most popular was a cure for erectile dysfunction.After being 'persuaded' by his wife, he made the appointment.The time came and he wondered what he was in for.The old man handed a potion to him, and with a grip on his shoulder warned,"This is a powerful medicine. You take only a teaspoonful, and then say '1-2-3.'When you do, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform as long as you want."The man was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked,"How do I stop the medicine from working?""Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,'" he responded,"But be warned, when they do, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine,and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, but then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.



This tale is most definitely "anonstarter" with me!

"Should of" is one of my favourites. I think it's quite a new addition. I posted a similar deal a while ago...perhaps we should just accept the fact that language changes over time? In fact no, let's not. The rules help us to understand one another much more clearly. I'm no expert myself, however I do like to understand what people are trying to say.

I have brought this and intend to borrow it to my mate, your in need of it I will inform him.

#pedantryforthewin see, I'm down with the kids, yo!

Worth it for the Chavspeak appendix alone, innit?

UriStamonov

"Should of" is one of my favourites.



"From off of" (i.e. that person best known for being in the programme) is my favourite.

I have a question - is it UK or US English? The Westpondians use likely to mean probably (as opposed to probable here) and "different than" (instead of "different from"), as well as numerous other bastardisations of our language. I wish they'd just call their version American and remove the ambiguity.

crumpo

*brought



He/she would have to buy it
crumpo

*brought



Oh God, I hope you're joking.

"different to" instead of "from" is one of my irritants! Although these days we're lucky to see a vowel in some sentences.... Hurray for civilisation that there's now a Dummy book to save the joys and idiosyncrasies of the English language from extinction :-))

Banned

The English language!

If she had had children later in life, she would have been a better mother
Edited by: "Lyrrad" 10th Jun 2015

Language is about communication, if the message is received is that not enough? Discuss...

6% Quidco forget not.

david49

Language is about communication, if the message is received is that not … Language is about communication, if the message is received is that not enough? Discuss...



Oh thank you for allowing us to discuss. I feel honoured.

How can i ever repay you.

By the way, the answer is NO!

antspam

I have a question - is it UK or US English? The Westpondians use likely … I have a question - is it UK or US English? The Westpondians use likely to mean probably (as opposed to probable here) and "different than" (instead of "different from"), as well as numerous other bastardisations of our language. I wish they'd just call their version American and remove the ambiguity.



Has 'UK edition' in the full description.

Madchester

I think this book, "English Grammar for Dummies" might be useful to some … I think this book, "English Grammar for Dummies" might be useful to some of you guys. I will probably get a load of stick for posting this but I'm ok with that ;)My grammar could be better but when people are getting brought mixed up with bought and to with too, and there/their/they're etc., maybe it's time to grab a copy of this book and brush up a bit. Just so as not to confuse any morons I don't mean to sweep the floor with the book!



Why English is difficult...

We polish Polish furniture.
He could lead if he got the lead out.
A farm can produce produce.
The dump was so full, it had to refuse refuse.
The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
The present is a good time to present the present.
At the Army base, a bass was painted on a bass drum.
A dove dove into the bushes.
I didn’t object to the object.
The insurance for the invalid was invalid.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
The two were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when does are present.
They sent a sewer down to stitch a tear in the sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of Novocain injections, my lips got number.
I shed a tear over a tear in my shirt.
I had to subject the subject to a number of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friends?
I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

david49

Language is about communication, if the message is received is that not … Language is about communication, if the message is received is that not enough? Discuss...



Arguably the number 1 impediment for English speakers trying to learn other languages, we won't start speaking until we are perfect, i.e. never.

FREEZIN WOLF

Oh thank you for allowing us to discuss. I feel honoured. How can i ever … Oh thank you for allowing us to discuss. I feel honoured. How can i ever repay you. By the way, the answer is NO!



*Oh,
*repay you?

(_;)

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I thought we paid taxes so the schools taught this!
Clearly if this book has a niche, we should have a rebate?

Grammar is important. Capital letters are the difference between "helping your Uncle Jack off a horse" & helping your uncle jack off a horse".

supersue

"different to" instead of "from" is one of my irritants! Although these … "different to" instead of "from" is one of my irritants! Although these days we're lucky to see a vowel in some sentences.... Hurray for civilisation that there's now a Dummy book to save the joys and idiosyncrasies of the English language from extinction :-))


pfft... to and from are commonly interchangeable here and have been for hundreds of years
both suggest a direction which logically fits in with the comparison

should of is totally different and is borne from ignorance

Darzen

He/she would have to buy it Oh God, I hope you're joking.



Think you might have completely missed the joke...never mind.

crumpo

Think you might have completely missed the joke...never mind.


JOKE?!!?
humour has no place in a grammer thread!

brilly

should of is totally different and is borne from ignorance



Yup. "Should have" contracts to "should've", which sounds like "should of" to the uninformed.

antspam

I have a question - is it UK or US English? The Westpondians use likely … I have a question - is it UK or US English? The Westpondians use likely to mean probably (as opposed to probable here) and "different than" (instead of "different from"), as well as numerous other bastardisations of our language. I wish they'd just call their version American and remove the ambiguity.


Good question, an answer to what is English language is a complex profound one. Here is a quote from English Club for those grammar dictators spotting grammar errors which are largely irrelevant to what is a good deal for a shopping forum :-
But languages did not start like that. Languages started by people making sounds which evolved into words, phrases and sentences. No commonly-spoken language is fixed. All languages change over time. What we call "grammar" is simply a reflection of a language at a particular time.

Do we need to study grammar to learn a language? The short answer is "no". Very many people in the world speak their own, native language without having studied its grammar.

crumpo

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Wot wud I wan dis four?

It should be Paperback no not "Paper Back". Please get it right.

littletime

It should be Paperback no not "Paper Back". Please get it right.



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None of the things you list are grammar issues. People that can't spell would be better served by a dictionary.
Edited by: "Ego-X" 10th Jun 2015

My grammar could be better but when people are getting brought mixed up … My grammar could be better but when people are getting brought mixed up with bought and to with too, and there/their/they're etc., maybe it's time to grab a copy of this book and brush up a bit. Just so as not to confuse any morons I don't mean to sweep the floor with the book!

Aren' all these things you have mentioned is to do with spelling rather than grammar? oO

crumpo

*brought



Also, its should have, not should of!!!

ichayan

Aren' all these things you have mentioned is to do with spelling rather … Aren' all these things you have mentioned is to do with spelling rather than grammar? oO



Yes.

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