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    I have seen quite a few run-on sentences here, and it gets annoying and confusing after a while, example:
    hello i like sarracenia they grow good but there is a bug i am scared what do i do they r 2 inches long, etc [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    correction: [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
    Hello, I like Sarracenia, they grow good for me, but there is a bug. I don't know what it is, I am scared, what should I do, they are 2 inches long.
    r is not a word, use our, not r or are, when describing something that belongs to you and several other people.
    everyone else please add on to this list. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Even better:
    Hello, I like Sarracenia. They grow well for me, but there is a bug. I don't know what it is and I am scared. What should I do? It is two inches long.

    Note: good=adjective used to describe nouns
    well=adverb used to describe verbs
    Use question marks and periods
    Sentences can be run-on even with commas...

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    I agree with spec, using punctuation and conjunctions is important to understanding a sentence. I know this is the internet, and we tend to slack off some, but try to use that comma key. For example, try to interpret the following sentence without puncuation:
    -That that is is that that is no is not-
    anybody want to take a guess as to how it should be written?
    And though the Heavens and the Earth pass away.

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    Dose = a measured amount of something. As in a dose of medicine.

    Does = 3rd person singular, present tense of Do (I love my dictionary. It has lots of pretty pictures ). Does anyone have a Pinguicula for trade?

    "wanna" instead of "want to", "gonna" instead of "going to", etc. The occasional use doesn't bother me. It's when they are repeated several times in a post.
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    I'll treat you well, NOT: I'll treat you good... *ahem* *stares at little boyband N*Sync*...

    And...

    Question marks are for questions.... "Guess What," is not a question. watch out for that!!! Pet Peeve. Hehe...

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    That that is, is, that that is not, is not. ??

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    The written word is one of the most powerful tools developed by man. Like the sword, it has an edge that can cut both ways. Used improperly it can ruin a person. When used properly, it can elevate him in the eyes of his peers. Now and in the future. Which way do you want it to cut for you?

    edit @ 5:25, March 14, 2003

    Sorry, I got a little wound up [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] !
    ---Steve Allinger---

    How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?

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