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Punctuation.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Forster46, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    It's a great thing, use it.

    I am sure all of you attended at least elementary school, you all know how to talk like a normal human being. Reading half the posts on here just make me want to bash my head into a wall. I can't believe some of you can even put together sentences by yourself, it amazes me.

    Rant over.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Funny...I had people rip on my ass for telling other people to use proper punctuation, grammar, spelling and syntax.

    And yet more and more people are complaining of this very same thing.

    Hopefully people will get the fucking clue and start at the very least having the appearance of graduating elementary.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    bubbagumps

    bubbagumps Well-Known Member

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    " I can't believe some of you can even put together sentences by yourself, it amazes me."

    On the subject of the mangled use of punctuation, you have employed an incorrect use of a comma in the sentence above.

    It should be:

    "I can't believe some of you can even put together sentences by yourself.[Period. Full Stop] It amazes me."

    You also should drop the 'can' and the 'it' in this string of ideas and replace it with:

    "I can't believe some of you are even able to put together sentences by yourself.[Period. Full Stop]. The incorrect use of puntctiaion that is displayed by many members amazes me."

    The use of 'can' in this context and sentence is gramatically incorrect, not to mention akward and improper.

    'It' is a dangling proposition. What is 'it'? The people or the improper use of grammar and punctuation?
     
  4. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    RJALLDAY702

    RJALLDAY702 U MAD? OH U MAD

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    Oh snap! I found the grammar police thread! :eek:

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    :rolleyes:
     
  5. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    get over yourself.,/!@#$%^
     
  6. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    gsxrdoug

    gsxrdoug 2012 DCLB

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    I was wondering when someone would pick his incorrect or fragmented sentence apart. :eek:
    All in good fun. :D

     
  7. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    bubbagumps

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    Sentence fragments are one of the most common errors found on the internet.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    Jeez get over this crap, it's the interwebz. You making a thread about it is as lame as the Koni movement haha.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Chicago Manual of Style FTMFW!
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  10. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    *Vague pronoun reference.

    Dangling (or misplaced) modifier:
    Hanging on the wall, John admired the painting.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    I agree, but I would have simply used a semicolon.

    I don't mind when someone can't use a comma correctly, but the misuse of homophones troubles me.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    It does seem a bit odd someone would make a post about the use of grammar. I was just fun'n (not a real word.)

    The reason for the existence of any language is to communicate thoughts and ideas. The language of the internet has evolved its own vernacular and structure.

    OMG. LOL. BBL. :D. WTF?

    Especially with the advent of portable devices and phones, people have had to work out a system to communicate their thoughts and ideas efficiently and quickly, with minimal keystrokes. This means that the improper use of grammar and punctuation, judged by the accumulated traditional standards of the past, is something to be expected. As long as the ideas are clear and the average reader can make sense of them, that is all that matters.

    So, people should probably lighten up over this issue.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Yes, but all that aside, some people host literally unreadable stream-of-conscience posts here that are neither clear nor efficient in conveying their thoughts.

    And when it comes to technical probelms, precision is important.

    The rest of it is just a way of having fun with others who we know are literate but are just derping around and not being serious.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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  15. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Forster46 [OP] Very nice how much?

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    When I posted this I was talking about the sentences that are almost impossible to read. When I read half the posts on here I feel like a a four year old wrote them.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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  17. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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  18. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    Giv us an xample...
     
  19. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    You should try reading some of the Harley Davidson specific forums I frequent. :confused:
     
  20. Apr 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Mabe they or me was drinking beer... :notsure:
    " " dont know how to type very well :notsure:

    I would just derp some more and get over it. Some people are not "proper" like you!
     
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