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How dare you, PMC

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This has most likely been done 2938492384893 times before.
Apparently, it hasn't worked.
I'm going to do it so people who look at my submissions see it.

There, Their, and They're
This is probably the most often confused of all of the things to be confused.

There: At that place, in that place. Has to do with place. The location of something.
          Example: Are you going there tomorrow or friday?
          Example 2: There is a pencil on that desk over there.
Their: The possession of someone. Belonging to someone.
          Example: It's their favorite ice cream flavor.
          Example 2: The board won't give up their money easily, it's theirs and they want to keep it.
They're: This one is simple. They are. If you can put "they are" in place of the form of there/their/they're, you can also use "they're". Grammatically speaking, this must refer to more than one person, but if I don't know someone's gender and I need to tell someone something about the person in question, I will say "they're" in place of she or he is.
          Example: They're going to the park too, do you want to come?
          Example 2: They're like tigers when they're angry.

Here and Hear
Here: At this location.
          Example: Here is a cupcake for you!
          Example 2: Stand here, I'll take your picture in front of this.
Hear: Using your sense of hearing. Use your ear to gather sound.
          Example: Can you hear that too, or is my ear just ringing?
          Example 2: Tell me if you hear a loud crashing sound, as if the house imploded.

Were, Where, and We're
Were: Past tense of 'are'.
          Example: We were there yesterday! (Instead of 'we are there yesterday', which wouldn't make sense. However, 'we are                          there' by itself would make sense.)
          Example 2: Were you at the park on friday? I think I saw you.
Where: The question word when asking about location. Something in the location of something else.
          Example: Where is the metronome? I keep skipping beats.
          Example 2: It was where the pencil was before.
We're: We are. Anything you could have "we are" instead of the were/where/we're, you would put "we're". However, it sometimes doesn't make any sense. You wouldn't say 'yeah, Damon is where we're right now!' instead of 'where we are right now!'.
          Example: We're going now! Be back at 6!
          Example: Yeah, me and Julie are going. We're super excited.

's and s
This one is relatively different from the other ones.
's: A posession, or a contraction.
          Example: It's (it is, contraction) Gary's (posession) favorite color, too!
          Example 2: Melanie's (posession) dog is a grayhound.
s: General ending. Plural of something.
           Example: Give me some chips, too! (For the love of all or no deities, DO NOT PUT CHIP'S or anything else like that. That                        is incorrect and probablythe MOST ANNOYING OF ALL POSSIBLE TYPOS.)
           Example 2: He isn't a good kid, because he skips school.

To, Too, and Two
To: Where you are going. Directed at.
           Example: Are you going to the mall tomorrow?
           Example 2: Hey, give that to him!
Too: In addition, as well. more than you need
           Example: Hey, are you coming too?
           Example 2: Stop! You're going too fast! You're going to--- I told you!
Two: The number 2.
           Example: Give me two pieces of gum, please.
           Example 2: Example two.

Your and You're. Thank you, deli73123!
Your: In posession of you, it is yours.
           Example: Is this your seat?
           Example 2: Get your books out of my spot, please.
You're: You are. Anything that can be 'you are' can be 'you're'.
           Example: You're being a huge jerk!
           Example 2: Hey, you're going to be there too?

Alot vs. A Lot
A lot: A large quantity of.
          Example: Wow, you have a lot of cats.
          Example 2: There are a lot of people who put these words together when they shouldn't.
Alot: NOT. A. WORD.
          Example: None, because ALOT ISN'T A WORD!

A rather different one: A and An. Thank you, prettywaters! And thank you for the correction, thatcobblestoneguy!
A: Used before a consonant sound.
           Example: Give me a second, will you?
           Example 2: Hand me a napkin, please.
           Special Example: A university. The 'u' makes a "yuh" sound, which is consonant-like.
An: Used before a vowel sound.
           Example: That's an awesome dress!
           Example 2: If you stop by the store, grab me an apple or two, will ya?

And a special one from a post I saw before: Generic and Cliche.
Generic: Normal. Not name brand (haha). Basic. General
          Example: Yeah, it's just your generic, every day case of ninjas breaking your windows and flooding into your house.
          Example 2: A generic aspirin-like thing.
          Example 3: That's just a generic house spider. I don't know what specific kind it is, but they're everywhere.
Cliche: Overused to the point of being annoying. Overused to the point of being used in comedy movies. Something that shows you have not creativity.
          Example: On my roleplay server, having two different colored eyes to be "special" is very, very cliche.
          Example 2: In any warriors roleplay, names including "eclipse", "snow", and "shadow" are so cliche, you can find at least                      two in a clan, and probably at least 5 loners with those names.

The above special one is very similar, so similar they might be gramatically the same to many people. In my eyes, however, they are not the same.

These are just a few main ones that I here... I mean, hear on my servers all the time. I do know how to use all of these correctly, no, I did not just look up what they mean to get diamonds and cool sparkly stuff. I did this to save myself from the bombardment of "We we're there too! Look over they're! Come hear!"s.

Please suggest other things I should add to this!

Diamond if this was not annoying, favorite if you liked it more than the 2938492384893 others, and subscribe if you like warriors and/or want to see my other stuff.

Also, I feel like this has everything to do with MineCraft, considering that I made this because of people with atrocious grammar on my server.

I FEEL LIKE THIS IS REQUIRED. IT ISN'T THE MAIN POP REEL, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST ANYTHING REEL I HAVE EVER BEEN ON. *_*

Yay, I caught it on the pop reel!
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  • PokePom145
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • July 21, 2015, 1:18 pm

  1. Anyways isn't a word. 
  2. an addon to the 's, if someone's name ends with an  s, only put a ' next to their name.
  3. (Example) This is Angus' favorite song
Damn girl
  • CobbleTCG
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Lad
  • April 23, 2014, 7:26 pm
A and an is incorrect, it's actually if the next word starts with the SOUND of a vowel. Eg: university. A or an?
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 24, 2014, 12:42 pm
Ah, I made an oopsie. Will fix!
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 23, 2014, 12:51 pm
Out of 134 comments, only like 35 are comments on the post.
The rest are replies.
XD
  • Folicorow
  • Level 44
  • Master Artist
  • April 23, 2014, 12:46 pm
They're they're it's okay to have bad grammar. *pats you on the back*
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 23, 2014, 12:53 pm
Not in my world >:c
*Breaks your arm*
  • LIL_Danica
  • Level 68
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • April 23, 2014, 2:19 am
lol xD
  • BrokenEye
  • Level 40
  • Master Artist
  • April 23, 2014, 12:04 am
You forgot "Thare", "heer", "Tue", "ware" and "yore"
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • February 15, 2015, 7:31 pm
That is spelling. Not grammar.
  • BrokenEye
  • Level 40
  • Master Artist
  • February 15, 2015, 9:03 pm
So are "were" "where" and "we're"
Dear God... Thank you for writing this! People, including me, will rant on it but this is the first blog I have seen that lists common misspellings and wrong word choices, with the corrections.
  • Miss Shadowz
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • April 22, 2014, 4:10 am
HOW DARE YOU INSULT MY GLORIOUS KIND!
Wat du u meen wea speek incorectaly
  • Ash
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Button Pusher
  • April 22, 2014, 3:02 am
i just have one question. Why does it matter? Yes I can understand the need for being able to write a paragraph without sounding like Lil Z, but on a site which involves people who aren't from English speaking backgrounds? So what! People make mistakes, I know I do, a lot. That doesn't mean I haven't learnt all the grammatical rules. I just cant be bothered fixing them up sometimes.
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 22, 2014, 3:08 am
If they don't speak english natively or well, that's fine. But when I see people that were born into the English language screaming crap like " YOUR NOT GOING THEIR, I AM GOING THEY'RE! STOPIT!" I get very annoyed.
What's wrong with me just posting something to help out with grammar? Perhaps someone who doesn't speak english well will see it, and it will help them.
If you can't be bothered to use grammatical rules that make people like you more, that's your problem and I just won't like you.
  • Ash
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Button Pusher
  • April 22, 2014, 3:35 am
It's not the case of people liking someone more based on their grammar, especially online. This is an informal setting; people can just be themselves without having to worry about others putting them down because they forget proper conjunctions or miss apostrophies. I understand you hold it as a great value, however others dont. That doesnt mean it's an issue on anyones side, except for the person who chooses to be grumpy about it.
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 22, 2014, 12:22 pm
I'm not being grumpy about it. You came on to a blog about correct grammar and said what implied that grammar doesn't matter.
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • April 21, 2014, 5:46 pm
Nice blog, it's a little less of: "Hi guys I'm here to tell you to: USE BETTER GRAMMAR! Okay thank you for reading; diamond, subcribe.. etc." and a bit more: "I think we need to use grammar, this is how you use better grammar.. etc."



Also another few is 'Many' and 'Much (How many chickens are there? How much chickens are there?). Also maybe add 'An' and 'A' cause people get those wrong too.



Sorry if I have bad grammar lol
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 22, 2014, 3:01 am
I'll definitely do 'A' and "An'. Some people always use the opposite, and it makes me so sad.
The many much thing doens't bother me too... many... jk XD, much, but I may do it anyway.
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • April 22, 2014, 1:38 pm
Ok cool, also I diamonded and subscribed :D
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 2:05 pm
You should probably also add "Your" and "You're", since it's in the screenshot but not the actual blog...
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 21, 2014, 2:43 pm
There, thank you. Added.
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 4:21 pm
No problem!
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 21, 2014, 2:22 pm
Seriously? I knew I forgot a very obvious one.
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 2:02 pm
There's this thing a friend of mine always says whenever he sees terrible grammar.

"You be go get grammar book."
It would be funny if a mod, developer or paril came on this blog and criticize the blog but make a grammar mistake proving the point of the blog. Great blog! Well all the other 2938492384893 blog about this got no where and congrats the 2938492384894th one made it to pop reel!
  • Miss Shadowz
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • April 22, 2014, 4:09 am
blah blah blah *critisizing* blah blah, thus why I am write and your wrong.
urm what? That was more of a joke! Why did you have to kill it?
  • gusgus
  • Level 46
  • Master Wizard
  • April 21, 2014, 10:46 pm
*grammar

x3
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 21, 2014, 12:50 pm
People're going around murdering others over their punctuation. XD I hold no accountability (probably spelled that wrong) for any deaths, and I will delete any flame wars :P

I. Will? Punctuate- Wrong... If! #I *want to%
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 2:03 pm
Okay' have fun with that;
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 23, 2014, 12:45 pm
I was about to tell you you punctuated wrong and then I realized what comment this is.

I'm such a hypocrite.
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 23, 2014, 5:32 pm
We're all hypocrites sometimes. xD
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 21, 2014, 12:44 pm
Dang, I missed it being on the main pop reel. I would have taken an even MORE cliche screenshot of it.
  • spike43884
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • April 21, 2014, 6:48 am
You're with the ' for the removal of the A from You are...but yet, it shouldnt be You are and it should be Your.
So im confused with that PMC one
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 2:04 pm
I'm*
  • samkee00
  • Level 48
  • Master Pyro
  • April 21, 2014, 12:44 pm
Huh? I used that as the example picture, due to the fact that it was incorrect. Not to show correct grammar. That's why it says "why, PMC?"

If you want to see it for yourself, just spam searches until that comes up.
  • tinzin
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • April 21, 2014, 10:43 am
Exactly, it should be "your". He's talking about how people confuse similar words like "your" and "you're", etc.
  • spike43884
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • April 22, 2014, 12:17 am
The only pieces of grammar I most of the time mix up, is their and there...Which i almost always only put as their.
I remeber we had a homophones test but it also had a grammar section in it, which completely confused me 0.o she was saying that I'm is incorrect and it should be Im' because its possesive?!?!
  • jscooly555
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • April 21, 2014, 6:47 am
Umm it's on the main pop reel!
  • NeFt
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Cake
  • April 21, 2014, 6:45 am
Thank you for this! I'm glad at least one other person cares about grammar!

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