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There, their, they're

(9 Posts)
evianers Sun 01-Mar-20 20:09:30

Not to mention
Best not to mention which threads, but it happens often hmm

GagaJo Sun 01-Mar-20 20:12:30

I'm an English teacher. You feel my pain!

GillT57 Sun 01-Mar-20 20:15:27

I am very tolerant of spelling mistakes but get really judgmental about 'of' as in 'she should of checked her spelling' and sometimes I get so baffled by the wrong they're/their/there I have to say it out loud to get the meaning. I believe we have visited this theme many times.

Urmstongran Sun 01-Mar-20 21:04:25

I do notice it here but hey, it’s not my job to police the threads so I don’t comment. Besides which, we’ve all had different levels of education but I like to think we all bring something to the table in life.

I can spell. But I can’t sew for toffee.

You get my drift.

SirChenjin Sun 01-Mar-20 22:05:45

I feel your pain OP - this makes me very twitchy. I often wonder why so many adults are oblivious to this - you’d think at some point they’d notice that their is not the same as they’re, just as 1 isn’t the same as 5.

GagaJo Sun 01-Mar-20 22:09:12

Sometimes online it's predictive text. Or a genuine typo. Or forgetfulness.

I remember way back, in one of my A Level English exams, I spelled 'meet', 'meat'. I was mortified when I realised later.

SirChenjin Sun 01-Mar-20 22:10:58

Oh definitely - we all make mistakes. I was thinking of the people I know who do it repeatedly.

Callistemon Sun 01-Mar-20 22:25:24

Predictive text is becoming the bane of my life.

Lucca Sun 01-Mar-20 22:43:01

Grammar = knowing your shit from you’re shit!