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    Improper use of words

    Lose vs. loose.
    Example:
    Iowa will LOSE to ISU this year. Loose is what your educational standards must've been while growing up.

    Loser vs. looser.
    Example:
    If you use loose instead of lose, you are a loser, not a looser...

    Their vs. There vs. They're
    Example:
    Their fans are the worst!
    There is a place in Iowa that I love, it's called Ames.
    They're gonna talk this Big XII crap into the dirt.

    As some of you might know, I'm no master of our language but I just thought I'd help some of you out.

    What are some other improperly used words that get used here a lot? (There's one, alot. Common Errors in English Usage)


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    Re: Improper use of words

    for all intensive purposes, you're just making people that make these errors escape goats. It's really just a mute point though.


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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    Four all intensive purposes, your just making people that make these errors escape goats. Its really just a mute point though.
    FIFY


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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    for all intensive purposes, you're just making people that make these errors escape goats. It's really just a mute point though.
    Isn't it "for all intents and purposes" and not "for all intensive purposes" ?


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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Isn't it "for all intents and purposes" and not "for all intensive purposes" ?


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    Re: Improper use of words

    We have a lot of of grammar experts here but not many are fluent in sarcasm.



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by bosco View Post
    We have a lot of of grammar experts here but not many are fluent in sarcasm.
    Oh, like you are!


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    Re: Improper use of words

    Four all intensive porpoises...



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    Re: Improper use of words

    People need to give it up. These are message boards and not thesis's. The people who jump on to threads like this are just looking to make themselves feel better. If you feel the need to notify someone of their bad grammar, than why not let them know in a rep and not call them out in a thread?



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by stateofmind View Post
    Lose vs. loose.
    Example:
    Iowa will LOSE to ISU this year. Loose is what your educational standards must've been while growing up.

    Loser vs. looser.
    Example:
    If you use loose instead of lose, you are a loser, not a looser...

    Their vs. There vs. They're
    Example:
    Their fans are the worst!
    There is a place in Iowa that I love, it's called Ames.
    They're gonna talk this Big XII crap into the dirt.

    As some of you might know, I'm no master of our language but I just thought I'd help some of you out.

    What are some other improperly used words that get used here a lot? (There's one, alot. Common Errors in English Usage)
    For some reason it's always bugged me when people type "would of" or "could of" instead of "could have" or "would have." Probably because everyone I've known who has done it has been stupid, or a Hawk fan or likely both.



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    for all intensive purposes, you're just making people that make these errors escape goats. It's really just a mute point though.
    I believe you mean moot

    Moot

    [moot]   Examples Origin Like this word?

    1    /mut/ Show Spelled[moot] Show IPA
    adjective 1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.

    2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.

    3. Chiefly Law . not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.

    4. to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion.

    5. to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.

    6. Archaic . to argue (a case), especially in a mock court.


    7. an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers.

    8. an argument or discussion, especially of a hypothetical legal case.

    9. Obsolete . a debate, argument, or discussion.



    Origin:
    before 900; Middle English mot ( e ) meeting, assembly, Old English gemōt; cognate with Old Norse mōt, Dutch gemoet meeting. See meet1



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    People need to give it up. These are message boards and not thesis's. The people who jump on to threads like this are just looking to make themselves feel better. If you feel the need to notify someone of their bad grammar, than why not let them know in a rep and not call them out in a thread?
    It's theses.



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    I believe you mean moot
    Not sure if serious...



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    Re: Improper use of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    for all intensive purposes, you're just making people that make these errors escape goats. It's really just a mute point though.
    Whats a mute point?



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    Re: Improper use of words

    I'm terrible at grammar, but



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