crbrimer89

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Re: Apostrophes  •  March 20, 2009, 12:20am  •  0 vote

In saying "Mike's and my house", you are absolutely correct. In saying "90s" you are not. I assume you are referring to the 1990s, correct. so the proper punctuation of "nineties" should be "'90s", u

Re: semi-colon and colon in one sentence  •  March 19, 2009, 11:51pm  •  7 votes

RE to myne: That may be the case, but in thirty-two years of teaching English, surely the issue of same-sentence colon and semicolon use has come up. Besides, thirty-two years of teaching is called

Re: semi-colon and colon in one sentence  •  March 19, 2009, 11:43pm  •  2 votes

"I am indebted to my family, especially my cousins: Jane Smith, my first teacher, without whom I would not be where I am today; and John Smith, my second teacher, who taught me more than he could have

Re: Capitalizing Directions  •  March 19, 2009, 2:38pm  •  1 vote

Yes, Miranda, your capitalization is ...capital, lol. Northern begins the sentence and southern doesn't.

Re: Capitalizing Directions  •  March 19, 2009, 2:35pm  •  4 votes

Capitalize directions when you are referring to a region as a title for the region and not the direction: 1. I am going south for winter. 2. The South lost the war. 3. The weather is beautifu

Re: Do’s and Don’t's  •  March 19, 2009, 2:32pm  •  22 votes

Dos and Don'ts

Re: Possessive when abbreviated letter is plural  •  March 19, 2009, 2:29pm  •  0 vote

The "Kids" might be plural, but it is part of the initials for something that is singular. "HFK's" to describe possession of the activities "HFK" to describe the activities

Re: Questions in Bulleted Lists  •  March 19, 2009, 2:18pm  •  0 vote

When I first read this, I thought, "why even have bullets?" Then I saw that the three items did, in fact, require different types of flour. The way I would do it is as follows: Which type of flour

Re: Sleep / Asleep  •  March 19, 2009, 2:01pm  •  1 vote

And why is it that Northerners can't understand the South's warmth in using incorrect words? For that matter, it's not so much incorrect as it is part of the Southern dialect. When you spell it "sleep

Re: Sleep / Asleep  •  March 19, 2009, 1:50pm  •  0 vote

They's too a-sleepy for to using the right grammers. lol Srsly, no I've never encountered that misuse, and I have lived in Northern Arkansas for ten years.

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  March 19, 2009, 1:20pm  •  0 vote

Oh, sorry, lol. I'm from Arkansas and we say "ant".

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  March 19, 2009, 1:19pm  •  0 vote

According to Webster's New World Dictionary, both pronunciations are acceptable. The problem, in my experience, wasn't in how people said it but how people spelled it. A-U-N-T and not A-N-T.

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  March 19, 2009, 1:03pm  •  5 votes

Dear Sneed, At least they knew to capitalize. If you are going to clear dust from someone's eyes, make your to remove the plank from yours first.

Re: Idea Vs. Ideal  •  March 19, 2009, 12:59pm  •  2 votes

Don't assume people who say "ideal" as a noun are entirely wrong in using it. According to Webster's New World Dictionary, "ideal" can be used as a noun if the idea in and of itself is ideal. Here's t