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Offline Kaiaatzl

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Re: The write stuff
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 04:04:25 AM »
Or could it be because I actually went to a private elementary school?

Well if you did there is a good chance that they did things differently.  So you definitely shouldn't assume that other schools do the same thing.

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Re: The write stuff
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012, 06:07:15 AM »
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Because I remember specifically that it was 4th grade English class that re-emphasized this, and if you did not pass that particular test, you get held back, but do they even teach that anymore?

Well, I don't specifically recall being taught that in fourth grade, but then again, fourth grade was quite awhile ago.

At any rate, I study English, and try to make a concentrated effort to avoid that particular error when writing (and others like it) but even then I still make the error without meaning to, so I think there's more to it than just plain ignorance.
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Re: The write stuff
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 02:13:31 PM »
Shouldn't it spell "recent" (president), or did I miss some pun?

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Re: The write stuff
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2012, 03:37:13 AM »
Not really a pun, but he misused/ misspelled words throughout a rant about misused/ misspelled words to make a point.
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