Serious Issue ....... that MUST be Addressed !!!!!

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  • Diogenesister
    Stevo Truly I tell you today you will be with me in Paradise."

    This bugs the hell out of me since there was no punctuation in koine Greek, yes, BUT Jesus commonly said " Trully I tell you" but never "Trully I tell you TODAY"

    Anyone who studied the NT is aware of that so I believe it very devious of the Watchtower to add the " today" before the comma.

  • waton

    grammatical errors and idiosyncrasies allow readers to discern a foreign accent. but one rule stuck: in quotations do not include date, time, author, just the pertinent line.

  • 2+2=5

    I’ve gotta say, out of all the forums I frequent this place has a pretty good standard of gramma, not sure if that’s a reflection of the forums I visit or the standard of the frothing, bitter apostates here. Some of the atrocities that I encounter else where, it’s a freaking poopie convention. (Shout out to poopie).

    I’m no grammar nazi, actually rate myself very poorly but I’ll always make an effort. I smell terrible and have bad teeth, if I offend your grammatical senses your getting off lightly.

  • stuckinarut2

    Cool thread Simon.

    I am guilty of using the ... to excess, and I appreciate the reminder that it looks lame.

    I do it to denote a pause in thinking... or a pause in thought.

    Sorry... I wont do it again...for now...

    (just stirring by the way)

  • scary21

    I am also guilty of the .... But I always spell you, instead of U and are, instead of R ,,,,,,lol A lot stems from not being educated but I try.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    I always liked spelling at school and find it interesting that so many people struggle when asked to spell out everyday words like ecstasy, woollen, sheriff, queue, paraffin, & manoeuvre. Two common errors are a) the wrong application of the words there, their, & they're, and b) using the word lead instead of led. Lead is a metal.

  • LV101

    Coco/the professor -- ditto the thanks and was hoping you'd surface. I thought there was a rule re/punctuation before/after quotes, and Dio answered, but does that sum it up? Decades ago, (60s/70s), California schools taught the English way.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    If I was directly quoting something someone said I would put the period the quotation marks

    Crofty said " Its a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the noo."

    Whereas if I'm just using quotation marks in my prose I put the period outside the quote marks.

    Morpheus tends to be a bit of a "bleeding heart liberal" - interesting.

    Here's how I would write those two sentences ...

    Cofty said "it's a braw bricht moonlicht nicht the noo".

    Morpheus tends to be a bit of a 'bleeding-heart liberal'.

    I always put the full stop last.

    When I'm writing down someone's actual words I use " ... ".

    When I'm using a particular phrase I use ' ... '.

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    using the word lead instead of led. Lead is a metal.

    to lead--( someone or something ) is a verb. led is the past tense of to lead.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    oxford comma failThe above three sentences show that sometimes you just have to have an Oxford comma.

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