PSA: "to pay" is an irregular verb

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PSA: "to pay" is an irregular verb
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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 1:48am

The past tense of this verb is "paid" not payed.

That is all.

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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 2:34am

Dd called them "iwweguwar verbs" for the longest time, lol.

In that case, let's add that in phrases that start with a preposition - to, for, with etc - the proper first person pronoun to follow it is 'me' not 'i'.

Wrong: He told it to dh and I.

Right: He told it to dh and me.

Wrong: The kids go along with dh and I.

Right: The kids go along with dh and me.

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Edited 3/3/2010 11:07 am ET by rollmops2009
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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 8:51pm

Oh, can I add my own spelling/grammar peeves?


It's "appalled" not "apauled" or "apaled." There are way too many "apauled" people on these boards.


Oh, yeah, here's another one: if the word is merely plural, as in "mothers," there is no need to add an apostrophe ("all the mother's in my playgroup are snobs").


Thank you.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 3:55am

Oh yay, a pet peeves thread!

It's 'free rein', not 'free reign'. It's a horse riding term.

And you 'change tack', not 'change tact'. From sailing.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 4:52am

Misuse of "myself" drives me batty too.

Instead of "dh and I went for a drive" it becomes "myself and dh went for a drive." What is up with that?

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I create my own lyrics. I have a great band. I have a drummer from East Berlin.

Nina Hagen

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 5:42am

Oh god, the people I work with do this CONSTANTLY! And serious abuse of 'yourselves'

I'd like to thank yourselves for the work you've done on this project.

Allow me to clarify this point for yourselves.

NYARGH!

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 6:32am
Yikes! I hadn't even come across that one, and it seems almost worse than the 'myself' version.

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I create my own lyrics. I have a great band. I have a drummer from East Berlin.

Nina Hagen

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 7:36am

I was hoping we could include spelling!

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 7:48am
The people using "prolly" are probably (ha!) from down South. They tend to pronounce it that way, so it's a cutesy way of writing it.














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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 8:25am

They think it makes them sound businesslike, or something. It's part of the 'management speak' epidemic that makes you want to poke holes in your eardrums.

Other hideous examples are 'blue sky thinking', 'incentivise' and the latest one (which I first heard last week): 'reach out'. Which means to talk to a colleague about a given subject. 'She's going to reach out to John about that on Friday'. Blech.

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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 9:07am

<The people using "prolly" are probably (ha!) from down South. They tend to pronounce it that way, so it's a cutesy way of writing it.>


Seriously?

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