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Brake vs. Break - Daily Grammar lesson

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by macgyver, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    macgyver

    macgyver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I seem to see this mis-used all the time on this forum.

    Brake -
    noun, verb, braked, brak·ing. –noun 1. a device for slowing or stopping a vehicle or other moving mechanism by the absorption or transfer of the energy of momentum, usually by means of friction.

    2. brakes, the drums, shoes, tubes, levers, etc., making up such a device on a vehicle.

    3. anything that has a slowing or stopping effect...


    .




    Break -
    –verb (used with object) 1. to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase.

    2. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise.

    3. to dissolve or annul (often fol. by off ): to break off friendly relations with another country.

    4. to fracture a bone of (some part of the body): He broke his leg.

    5. to lacerate; wound: to break the skin....


    Please feel free to add any other commonly used grammar mistakes.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    Krazie Sj

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    The 'M' Macgyver should be capitalized as it is with all names.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    Thanks for that!

    Just last weak. I my breaks broke. I had no ideal what to do. I took a brake to think things over...recall, I didn't no what to do. The quite-time I took had an immediate affect. The knew pads I put on the breaks effected the rotors in a way I had not anticipated. If only I'd nown! I installed new pads and know they are quiet quite.

    :D
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    There's also a metal brake
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    I breaked my new muzzle brake?
    I broke my new muzzle brake?

    Done busted my shootin iron?

    All good to go!!
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    There:

    adv. 1. At or in that place: sit over there.
    2. To, into, or toward that place: wouldn't go there again.
    3. At that stage, moment, or point: Stop there before you make any more mistakes.
    4. In that matter: I can't agree with him there.
    5. In a readily accesible or discoverable state: The answer is out there. All we have to do is look for it.

    pron. 1. Used to introduce a clause or sentence: There are numerous items. There must be another exit.
    2. Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address: Hello there.

    adj. 1. Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those: That person there ought to know the directions to town.
    2. Nonstandard Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning "that" or "those" and a noun: No one is sitting at that there table. Them there beans ought to be picked.

    n. That place or point: stopped and went on from there.



    Their:
    adj. The possessive form of they.
    1. Used as a modifier before a noun: their accomplishments; their home town.
    2. Usage Problem His, her, or its: "It is fatal for anyone who writes to think of their sex" (Virginia Woolf).

    They're:

    Contraction for "They are"
    They're going to the store.



    It's: Contraction for "It is"
    It's going to be a great day.

    Its:
    Possessive for it.
    Virtue is its own reward.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    And that grammar is spelled with two 'A's. ;)
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Argh!!!
    We all should have gotten these lessons in third grade! I am attending college after a short break of 37 years since high school. I can't believe some of the things English Composition students are turning in. We have to exchange papers in class and look for errors. It's unbelievable.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 7:31 AM
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    Bringing this back because it didn't seem to work last time.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    Yea, you still haven't capitalized the 'M' in macgyver:D
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Maybe I did it on purpose :D
     
  12. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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  13. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Being as it was/is a "Daily Grammer lesson", I was waiting for more lessons......
     
  14. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    This is a long week and I cant wait for it to end.

    I feel weak when I go to the gym while sick.
     
  16. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Along the lines of Evil Monkey's " they're / their " but " you're and your "
     
  17. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    You're keeping from being productive at work.

    Your continual shenanigans will get me in trouble.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    see how easy that was.people cant get this one
     
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    The opinions of OZ are not necessarily the opinions of Tacomaworld.com
     
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    See how easy that was ( comma ) people can ( ' ) t get this one

    ;)
     
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