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Loose or lose? These are all loose..........

Saturday, November 30, 2013






















It is the teacher in me......... It is easy to confuse the spellings of the two words. The words I can't seem to get straight are effect and affect. I have recently learned effect is the noun! And affect is the verb! Why didn't anyone tell me years ago!

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LOFLLAMA 12/2/2013 3:18PM

    Affect & effect are my trouble words too! Thanks for clearing that up.

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KATHARINEBRAY 12/2/2013 2:00PM

    I like what marilyn quoted emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 11/30/2013 11:55PM

    http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ed
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There are actually other ways that affect and effect are used where the verb/noun use doesn't count. I don't know why but somehow my brain just knows how to use these correctly. I can't even define it well enough to explain exactly when and where to use which, but somehow I do it right.

The one I have problems with is who versus whom. But 'whom' is falling out of favor, and I can rewrite most sentences so it isn't an issue if I'm not sure, so I don't worry too much about it.

There/their/they're being misused is a big annoyance. "Over there is the students who don't study their grammer while they're in school." There means place, their means ownership, they're means "they are".

English is a difficult language, so we must forgive when we can't teach without offending.

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-WISPY- 11/30/2013 6:04PM

    Great list of smilies, made me feel good.

Thank you. Wispy

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BLUEJEANS27 11/30/2013 5:59PM

    Thank you!! Always bugs me when I see people writing that they want to "loose" weight. emoticon

Julia

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DONNABRIGHT 11/30/2013 5:48PM

    Loved the quote from Marilyn Monroe!

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JAOTAO 11/30/2013 1:37PM

    LOL ... Thanks!

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LJCANNON 11/30/2013 11:22AM

    emoticon I Love the Marilyn Monroe Quote!! More young Women (and some Older Ones!!) need to learn that!!
emoticon And you are right about the Loose & Lose! Not to mention Advice and Advise!!

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SHERYLP461 11/30/2013 11:22AM

    Thanks for clearing up affect and effect for me, that one has always been a problem for me.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/30/2013 9:32AM

  CUTE! Thanks for sharing. HUGS!

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LIS193 11/30/2013 9:21AM

    As a non-native speaker, I can tell you that the english language is quite baffling at times...

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MIMIDOT 11/30/2013 8:52AM

    Neat! Thanks for sharing.

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