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  1. Volga

    Volga Expert Member

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    I'm hunting for Grammar Nazis! I thought to myself tricking Grammar Nazis would be more fun than siting around. Whoever whom falls for this grammar trap which was set up for that sole purpose. By using the most obscure grammar I may further contribute to my quest of Grammar Nazi killing. Because I saw so many "nooby" Grammar Nazis since I began using forums I decided to trick them today, I challenge you to enlighten me on any mistakes; either bring me some shame or take my honor. Therefor I, wanting to test the limits of my own grammar, have a made a challenge to Grammar Nazis. I want to see if I can pique the interest of any Grammar Nazis by using overly superfluous and obscure grammar. To hone my skills that center on grammar I challenge thee! I probably should have used grammar I was more suitable with but then it would be less confusing to the normal reader. I once broadcast a message similar to this quite a while back but no one took notice. Well please go on and criticize my "mistakes", by which are most likely correct. This is a problem you are confronted to. Think you know your English? As others might say "Come at me bro."
     
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    Since this is in the Off-Topic and is a great thread name I HAVE to say that i have never seen so many people go over the edge because someone typed ( Minecrafy) instead of Minecraft or whatever else......Now on the other side of that please sound at least half intelligent when you post especially if you are applying for a leadership position.......AND last but not least the silly thing about the entire spelling thing is even in the quick-reply box if it "thinks" you spelled something wrong it even underlines it red.......Just some help to the less fortunate ones :p
     
  3. Volga

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    Are you suggesting you have discovered a mistake in my previous post?
     
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    If i would suggest it would be Whoever Whom should be Whomever!!!!!!! Muahahahahaha
     
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    And that is why I am in the military and NOT an english teacher :D
     
  7. Volga

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    Mwhahahahaha, I shall lure more Nazis with my genius trap!
     
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    I'm hunting for grammar nazis! I thought to myself: tricking grammar nazis would be more fun than siting around. Whoever whom falls for this grammar trap which was set up for that sole purpose. By using the most obscure grammar, I may further contribute to my quest of grammar nazi killing. Because I saw so many "noob" grammar nazis since I began using forums. I decided to trick them today. I challenge you to enlighten me on any mistakes; either bring me some shame or take my honor. Therefor, I, wanting to test the limits of my own grammar, have a made a challenge to grammar nazis. I want to see if I can pique the interest of any grammar nazis by using overly superfluous and obscure grammar. To hone my skills that center on grammar I challenge thee! (Should be: I challenge thee to hone my grammar-centered skills.) I probably should have used grammar I was more suitable with, but then it would be less confusing to the normal reader. I once broadcasted a message similar to this quite a while back but no one took notice. Well, please go on and criticize my mistakes, by which are most likely correct. This is a problem you are confronted to (should be with). Think you know your english? As others might say: "Come at me bro." (does not need quotations)
     
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    I'm hunting for grammar nazis! I thought to myself: tricking grammar nazis would be more fun than siting around. Whoever whom falls for this grammar trap which was set up for that sole purpose.{This is technically a grammatically correct sentence even though it was poorly articulated} By using the most obscure grammar, I may further contribute to my quest of grammar nazi killing. Because {Unlike the covention belief that you can never start a sentence with "Because" there are a few exceptions to this rule; this is one of them http://grammarmadeclear.blogspot.com/2010/03/can-you-start-sentence-with-because.html} I saw so many "noob" grammar nazis since I began using forums, I decided to trick them today. I challenge you to enlighten me on any mistakes; either bring me some shame or take my honor. Therefor, I, wanting to test the limits of my own grammar, have a made a challenge to grammar nazis. I want to see if I can pique the interest of any grammar nazis by using overly superfluous and obscure grammar. To hone my skills that center on grammar I challenge thee! (Should be: I challenge thee to hone my grammar-centered skills.) {The original version is grammatically correct but is not expressed clearly so therefor in any professional writings I would agree with you. In this case however I was purposely trying to make the sentence as obscure as possible}I probably should have used grammar I was more suitable with, but then it would be less confusing to the normal reader. I once broadcasted {"broadcast" and "broadcasted" are both acceptable versions of the word "broadcast" in past tense http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/33207/broadcast-or-broadcasted} a message similar to this quite a while back but no one took notice. Well, please go on and criticize my mistakes, by {Can be used to express an action http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090213140119AAKYv9b http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/75738/proper-usage-of-which-in-a-sentence }which are most likely correct. This is a problem you are confronted to (should be with). Think you know your english? As others might say: "Come at me bro."{Quotations can be put around a commonly said phrase or popularly coined phrase http://grammarist.com/grammar/quotation-marks/} (does not need quotations)

    ^-^ You got me on the capitalization ;)
    So does this mean I caught Collin in my Grammar Nazi trap? :3
     
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    "Whoever whom falls for this grammar trap which was set up for that sole purpose." isn't a complete sentence.

    I'm pretty sure that all the rest of my edits were subjective--meaning they suggestions.
     
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    It is not a complete sentence; I was so busy with the clause I didn't add the main verb to it.
    Are you saying your other edits were just "suggestions" and nor corrections?
    You're probably much better at grammar than me anyway Collin :D
     
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    I wouldn't challenge Collins grammatical abilities if I were you. Collin has a very high leveled vocabulary and could probably out do anyone on this server (with the possible exception of a few players) in anything grammar related.
     
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    My original intention was not to challenge Collin but the lesser knowledgeable ones. But alas, Collin came and destroyed me :(

    Anyway it was fun trying to type something up in the most obscure manner possible. :D
     
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    Well, everyone makes mistakes... :p
     
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    So... This thread is a little strange?
     
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    *Therefore is one Collin surprisingly missed. It made me cringe. (Correct me if "Therefor" is another way to spell it. I often use "Therefore" to spell it.)
     
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    Very
    SOON!
    VERY SOON!

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