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#20429 - 09/23/03 10:11 AM Re: Pet peeve...
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I was taught 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' or when sounding like "neighbor" or "weigh".

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#20430 - 09/23/03 10:13 AM Re: Pet peeve...
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There is an even more important exception I learned in my college days:

Budweiser

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#20431 - 09/23/03 01:48 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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ensure, sushi. insure is only when you're talking about property or money.
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#20432 - 09/23/03 02:12 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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Sure, I know that before you receive a driver's license, you must ensure that your car is insured. But before you receive insurance, you must assure the company that you have a driver's licence. How, then, does one assure licensure without ensuring insurance?
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#20433 - 09/23/03 02:39 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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Ah Peter.
Refreshingly funny humour for my short afternoon of reprieve.
Much obliged.


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#20434 - 09/23/03 02:44 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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In reply to:

but, is it two fish, or two fishes, or would that be to fishes, or was it too fishes?



Goose, geese, moose, meese?
The english language has got to be one of the toughest languages on the face of the earth.
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#20435 - 09/23/03 02:49 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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Even so, I think people who learn English as a second language relatively early in life (like me ) seem to have a better grasp on it than many native speakers.
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#20436 - 09/23/03 02:52 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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Yeah, an extra proofreading would insure that the glasses of wine were not effecting your writing.



Peter, I wrote the above as an example of typical mistakes (read my first post in this thread). In fact, my example contains another common one: "effect" should be "affect." Did I do it too subtly? -- sorry forgot to type in a smiley...

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#20437 - 09/23/03 03:09 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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Oops. My eyes must knot be working write today.
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#20438 - 09/23/03 05:12 PM Re: Pet peeve...
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I didn't catch the first one (not reading closely enough!). The second was what made me want to slam my head against the monitor.

Here's another great cartoon by the same dude http://www.angryflower.com




Edited by kcarlile (09/23/03 05:13 PM)
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