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Top 10 Grammar Pet Peeves [Pic]

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Top 10 Grammar Pet Peeves [Pic]. How many of these grammar mistakes do you commit in you`re every day?
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Roland
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 202 Posts
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:38:54 PM
The "literally " example is the one that always gets me.

ActualJesus
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 1 Posts
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:33:49 PM
"Effect" is a verb too.

WickedSteak
Male, 18-29, Western US
 323 Posts
Monday, January 9, 2012 4:04:23 PM
I don't make these mistakes, but I`m also not a douche to those that do.

Quik2TheStab
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 665 Posts
Monday, January 9, 2012 11:55:22 AM
I have literally never heard anyone say 'short-lived` with a long `i.` In pronouncing it that way you manage to sound pretentious and uneducated at the same time, regardless of how much you "respect the language," or how "proper" it is.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, January 9, 2012 7:20:25 AM
Well I'll be damned. I didn`t know that. Thanks Ollie.


I`m still going to keep pronouncing it with a short i though, because the other way just sounds really weird to me and I`ve never heard a single person say it with a long i. Must be a regional thing but everyone says it with a short i here.

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