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#60192 - 03/21/05 09:52 PM Re: Pet Peeve
Kat Offline
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Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Cape Cod Massachusetts
Having been an English teacher in an earlier incarnation, I am forever correcting the TV. It just comes out when I hear an error. One of the common drive-me-crazy ones is hopefully. I realize that popular usage now has sway, but I can't get past the adverb thing. The other day someone asked me how I was. I answered, I'm good." When asked the same question from me, the woman smugly replied, "I'm well." I didn't stop to explain about the verb to be and adjectives, but I was sorely tempted!

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#60193 - 03/22/05 02:58 AM Re: Pet Peeve
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Registered: 02/24/04
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Loc: Nevada
You should join the critique group, we could use your expertise... [Big Grin]

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#60194 - 03/22/05 04:12 AM Re: Pet Peeve
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Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Cape Cod Massachusetts
I'd be happy to help. What would you need from me? [Confused]
Kat

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#60195 - 03/23/05 03:09 AM Re: Pet Peeve
Dianne Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
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Loc: Arizona
Well, good luck joining it! I've been waiting forever to get the password. DOTSIE?!?!

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#60196 - 03/22/05 05:59 PM Re: Pet Peeve
Kat Offline
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Registered: 12/14/04
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I'm thinking after reading your comment that I might just stick to the TV!

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#60197 - 03/23/05 01:56 AM Re: Pet Peeve
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Kat we really do need someone with your expertise. Easy to join, send Dotsie an email.

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#60198 - 03/23/05 02:52 AM Re: Pet Peeve
Kat Offline
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Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Cape Cod Massachusetts
I'm more of a grammar tech and wordsmith. If that's needed, I'll give it a go.

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#60199 - 03/23/05 02:35 PM Re: Pet Peeve
Dotsie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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Kat, send me an email if you're interested.

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#60200 - 03/25/05 08:10 PM Re: Pet Peeve
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For those of you who are wordsmiths...what confuses me on the news is when they use the term, went missing or gone missing. Where did that come from?

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#60201 - 03/26/05 04:04 AM Re: Pet Peeve
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Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 40
Loc: Cape Cod Massachusetts
I don't think there is any difference between the two except for personal preference. To go missing just means to disappear. Went missing or gone missing are, I think, just variations.

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