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1 minute ago, lovemycruisetoo said:

All I hope is that people learn the difference between using their, there, they’re, we’re, where, wear, hear and here.  Sorry, but just gets to me. 

Don't forget your/you're, its/it's, yada, yada, yada.  

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4 hours ago, LucasLikesToCruise said:

Grammar and spelling make sense, it helps in everyday life.  But drawing out a diagram for a sentence never made any logical sense to me.  I never found a use for it in architecture or construction. 🤔

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In what aspect of life does this come in handy?

 

I have never heard of diagramming sentences before. The closest we came to visualising sentences was when we would write out paragraphs and then highlight things like nouns, verbs or adjectives.

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1 hour ago, lovemycruisetoo said:

All I hope is that people learn the difference between using their, there, they’re, we’re, where, wear, hear and here.  Sorry, but just gets to me. 

It’s amazing the number of people I have worked with over the years that can’t use any of those correctly.  
The other thing that gets on my nerves is using “less” when they should use “fewer”, especially the signs at the grocery store, 10 items or less…. Should be 10 items or fewer.  🤷🏼‍♂️

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12 hours ago, ilikeanswers said:

 

I have never heard of diagramming sentences before. The closest we came to visualising sentences was when we would write out paragraphs and then highlight things like nouns, verbs or adjectives.

It went away around the same time as the Palmer Method😁

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13 hours ago, LucasLikesToCruise said:

It’s amazing the number of people I have worked with over the years that can’t use any of those correctly.  
The other thing that gets on my nerves is using “less” when they should use “fewer”, especially the signs at the grocery store, 10 items or less…. Should be 10 items or fewer.  🤷🏼‍♂️

Oh yes! It’s so easy to know which to use,  but I don’t think vocabulary is emphasized in school any more. 

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2 hours ago, orville99 said:

It went away around the same time as the Palmer Method😁

 

After a quick internet search turns out Diagramming Sentences was exclusively American so explains why it wasn't in my curriculum. Googling Palmer Method who knew there was so many methods of cursive😯. Amazing people spent so much time finding different ways of looping letters😆. My teachers were happy if it was neat, readable and between the lines.

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15 hours ago, Crown Vic said:

Welcome back, 2chiefs...guess Sallie is the more senior...

 

As for the breakfast, hope that’s tea in the cup...

She's most definitely most senior! LOL

(That's not my breakfast so I have no idea what's in the cup. I can assure you, if it was mine, it would have coffee in it)

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A man wakes up in the hospital bandaged from head to foot.

The doctor comes in and says, "Ah, I see you've regained consciousness. Now you probably won't remember, but you were in a huge pile-up on the freeway. You're going to be ok, you'll walk again and everything, but your penis was severed in the accident and we couldn't find it.

The man groans, but the doctor goes on, "You've got $9000 in insurance compensation coming and we now have the technology to build you a new penis. They work great but they don't come cheap. It's roughly $1000 an inch."

The man perks up. "So," the doctor says, “You must decide how many inches you want. But I understand that you have been married for over thirty years and this is something you should discuss with your wife. If you had a five inches before and get a nine inches now she might be a bit upset. If you had a nine inches before and you decide to only invest in five inches now, she might be disappointed. It's important that she plays a role in helping you make a decision."

The man agrees to talk it over with his wife. The doctor comes back the next day, "So, have you spoken with your wife?"

"Yes I have," says the man.

"And has she helped you make a decision?"

"Yes" says the man.

"What is your decision?" asks the doctor..

"We're getting granite counter-tops."

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14 hours ago, LucasLikesToCruise said:

The other thing that gets on my nerves is using “less” when they should use “fewer”, especially the signs at the grocery store, 10 items or less…. Should be 10 items or fewer.  🤷🏼‍♂️

 

28 minutes ago, jagsfan said:

Oh yes! It’s so easy to know which to use,  but I don’t think vocabulary is emphasized in school any more. 

 

This reminded me of a funny and confusing article😂:

Should you be using 'less' or 'fewer'?

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