Yes or No: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

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Yes or No: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by musicbyandy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 pm

Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word, yes or no?

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Re: Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by riffmeister » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:16 pm

True. But alot of the time I forget.

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Re: Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by musicbyandy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:19 pm

riffmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:16 pm
True. But alot of the time I forget.
Not sure what you mean by "true", maybe by true you mean yes, but nicely played!

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Re: Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by riffmeister » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:47 pm

musicbyandy wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:19 pm
riffmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:16 pm
True. But alot of the time I forget.
Not sure what you mean by "true", maybe by true you mean yes, but nicely played!
Alot of people don't remember there grammer.

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Re: Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by soltirefa » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:04 pm

With spellcheck on the computer I'm not sure how people could make the mistake of writing, "alot."

Mistakes like who's vs whose, it's vs its, there vs their or they're etc etc - the spellcheck ain't gonna help.

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Re: Do you remember learning that " A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by musicbyandy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:24 pm

soltirefa wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:04 pm
With spellcheck on the computer I'm not sure how people could make the mistake of writing, "alot."

Mistakes like who's vs whose, it's vs its, there vs their or they're etc etc - the spellcheck ain't gonna help.
Using spellcheck on a computer was the catalyst that led to my learning "A lot" was two words rather than one word.

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by riffmeister » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:11 pm

I never use spelcheck because I learnt to spel reel good as a kid.

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by Mollbarre » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:54 pm

I like grammar. Yet I make many mistakes too. For the life of me I can't remember what a dangling participle is. :mrgreen:

...but, my youngest son has a slight learning disability. It hasn't held him back, however his grammar/spelling/writing isn't pretty.

So? Do we pick on him? What about ESL folk?

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by wil weten » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:05 pm

riffmeister wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:11 pm
I never use spelcheck because I learnt to spel reel good as a kid.
I sink this shoot bee:
'I never use spelscheque because I learnt to spel reel good ass a kit.'

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:12 pm

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by soltirefa » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:21 pm

I can't remember what a dangling participle is.
I saw that term used in an article on impotence.

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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by simonm » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:59 pm

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:12 pm
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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by RJVB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:52 pm

Nope, nor that aloud is a single word. I guess that we were expected to be clever enough to realise such obviousities for ourselves.

Now I may have learned something about all right and allright not being alright :)
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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by John Oster » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:39 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:54 pm
I like grammar. Yet I make many mistakes too. For the life of me I can't remember what a dangling participle is. :mrgreen:
A participle is an adjective formed from a verb. It "dangles" when it is not close to the noun it is intended to modify and can produce humorous results:

Leaking badly, the sailors abandoned the ship.
Correctly written: The sailors abandoned the badly leaking ship.

While I'm on the subject, it drives me crazy to hear newscasters use participles instead of real verbs: "The FBI investigating the cause of the explosion." Do they not realize that is a fragment? Even Lester Holt is guilty! Maybe they think it sounds more active or immediate, but it's just plain wrong.
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Re: Do you remember learning that "A lot" is two words rather than one word?

Post by RJVB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:55 pm

What would `investigating` be an adjective to here? I read that fragment as a kind of shorthand for "The FBI is investigating [...]".
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