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Old 07-21-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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So a friend of mine and I were having a debate about something (nature irrelevant). So I said something, my friend said, "It don't matter!" I countered by correcting, "It doesn't matter!" She gave me a look that could have froze fire, "Don't you ever correct me!" Some years ago, I did proofreading work, and corrected things on paper - misspelled words, mispunctuated sentences, even misspoken quotes (e.g. "Mines" instead of "mine", etc.) and I guess I paid a lot of attention in my English classes in school.

Would you get mad/offended if a friend corrected you?
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm usually the one correcting others. It doesn't bother me if I get corrected once in awhile.
I like to know if I am sounding like a moron
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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So a friend of mine and I were having a debate about something (nature irrelevant). So I said something, my friend said, "It don't matter!" I countered by correcting, "It doesn't matter!" She gave me a look that could have froze fire, "Don't you ever correct me!" Some years ago, I did proofreading work, and corrected things on paper - misspelled words, mispunctuated sentences, even misspoken quotes (e.g. "Mines" instead of "mine", etc.) and I guess I paid a lot of attention in my English classes in school.

Would you get mad/offended if a friend corrected you?
Yes, it's rude.

I, too, spend time editing documents, but would never think to call a friend out in a conversation like that.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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So a friend of mine and I were having a debate about something (nature irrelevant). So I said something, my friend said, "It don't matter!" I countered by correcting, "It doesn't matter!" She gave me a look that could have froze fire, "Don't you ever correct me!" Some years ago, I did proofreading work, and corrected things on paper - misspelled words, mispunctuated sentences, even misspoken quotes (e.g. "Mines" instead of "mine", etc.) and I guess I paid a lot of attention in my English classes in school.

Would you get mad/offended if a friend corrected you?
The occasion would never arise, because I'm like you, a stickler for grammar.


Oh, and btw, it's "...could have frozen fire".
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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The occasion would never arise, because I'm like you, a stickler for grammar.


Oh, and btw, it's "...could have frozen fire".
I stand corrected. Ruth to the rescue! :-)

I also hate when people say, "I seen..." It's I saw, or I've seen.
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Old 07-21-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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I stand corrected. Ruth to the rescue! :-)

I also hate when people say, "I seen..." It's I saw, or I've seen.
Oh, well, now you've got me! I used to say "I seen...", "I been..." when I was younger. I did NOT view it as ungrammatical. In my mind it was an extreme contraction; "I've been..." drops the ve, and becomes " I' been..." I viewed it as the culmination of a gradual linguistic process of contracting the pronoun/helping verb combination. It is NOT the equivalent of "I was..." or "I saw".

So, there.

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Old 07-21-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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I'm a grammar nazi as well, I've been told by waitresses and the like that I speak like a professor. I'd never correct someone like that, though, and lord knows I get tons of opportunities to.

My biggest pet peeves are 'conversate' and 'irregardless'. I'm afraid future editions of Webster's will change to accommodate those who speak this way, as well as pronouncing 'nuclear' as 'nuke-ya-ler'.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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I now have to control myself because the past because I too once corrected a friend and received a similar reaction from her. Now I just bite my tongue. I'd rather someone correct me but to each their own.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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I'm a grammar nazi as well, I've been told by waitresses and the like that I speak like a professor. I'd never correct someone like that, though, and lord knows I get tons of opportunities to.

My biggest pet peeves are 'conversate' and 'irregardless'. I'm afraid future editions of Webster's will change to accommodate those who speak this way, as well as pronouncing 'nuclear' as 'nuke-ya-ler'.
These kill me. I almost corrected a bag boy at the grocery store once for saying conversate but took a deep breath and walked away instead.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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The only people I feel I have the right to correct are my children and grandchildren. It is considered rude to correct other people.
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