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    War. War never changes. Est's Avatar
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    Your, you're. They're, their, there... Sigh. Homonyms. They're pretty easy to handle if you THINK for a second.

    "You're" is a contaction of "you are." While "your" is one single, smiple word.

    Same thing with "they're" - "they are." The only pair that someone could reasonably confuse is "there" and "their." It's just a matter of seeing it. If you care, it'll stick eventually.

    You're good a growing plants.
    Your plants look very nice.
    They're his plants.
    The plants are over there.
    Those are their plants, not mine.

    Homonyms: they're your FRIENDS.
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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    What about it's, contraction "it is," and its, the possessive pronoun? Those ones drive me crazy.
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    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Est @ Sep. 16 2006,1:39)]Homonyms: they're your FRIENDS.
    yes, they are, but you're talking about homophones!

    homonyms are when there are two words with the same pronounciation and same spelling, but two different meanings. such as: bar, a type of graph, and bar, where I get my beer.

    homophones are when two words sound the same but are spelled differently.

    sorry, but this IS a grammar thread..
    -Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]homonyms are when there are two words with the same pronounciation and same spelling, but two different meanings. such as: bar, a type of graph, and bar, where I get my beer.
    Right, right. Wasn't thinking. I mean, it's in the name even. Oh well, everyone makes mistakes; I'm more concerned with the frequent offenders.
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    I think I'm beginning to loose my mind!





    Edit: Never mind. My daughter told me I had already looseded it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (BigCarnivourKid @ Sep. 15 2006,5:25)]If you guys don't quite using "loose" instead of "lose" I'm gonna lose my mind!
    Now lets tackle the other one that I see a lot.

    Quit
    Quiet
    Quite

    3 completely different words that get posted in all sorts of funny ways... sorta like the example above.. hehe

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    Thought I was done with school.

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    Im still in it and I dont know what you guys are talking about! This is why I barely pass english!

    I still have trouble with nouns and adjectives (Though I rember once he talks aobut).

    PFf Last year of English! *whoot whoot* Well untill collage..

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