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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/25/2013, 12:40 am

No. 9: He did good -- should be: He done good.  Nonna

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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 9:58 am

It's getting to be that time.




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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/25/2013, 11:13 am

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote:No. 9: He did good -- should be: He done good.  Nonna
Nonna,

In country-speak, you're right, of course. "He did good" Is incorrect in Standard English. Good in this example is used as a noun, as in "Mother Theresa's life consisted of doing good." Sometimes, "good" is used as an adjective, as in "He grew a good garden."

In the sentence, "He did well," "well" is an adverb, modifying "did."

I hope I didn't take your comment too seriously!
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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 12:03 pm

Nope, Donna, you have done well. Rooster is responsible for the excellent post and the resulting emergence of the grammar police. What a Face study thinking rofl 

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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/25/2013, 12:48 pm

Camprn,

May I be deputized? I'm constantly distracted by grammar and punctuation errors, and not just on this forum. They're everywhere!
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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 1:23 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Camprn,

May I be deputized?  I'm constantly distracted by grammar and punctuation errors, and not just on this forum.  They're everywhere!
I am not at liberty to deputize you. All I may suggest, at this point, is exercising self control.Wink

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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/25/2013, 1:39 pm

I can only try. If only there were a simple, universal way to teach these basics, reading anything would be a much more pleasurable experience.
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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 2:54 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:I can only try.  If only there were a simple, universal way to teach these basics, reading anything would be a much more pleasurable experience.  
It is always best to not take it personally and move on, putting energy into the more important things in life.

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Post  boffer on 8/25/2013, 3:26 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:...I'm constantly distracted by grammar and punctuation errors, and not just on this forum.  They're everywhere!
I occasionally participate on a non-gardening forum.  This is part of their TOS:

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In order to use this forum, you must meet our writing standards. Proper spelling, capitalization, grammar and punctuation are important to us.

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While these rules may seem strict and arcane, it’s imperative to keeping the level of discourse at the highest quality.

Please give us your very best efforts, and don’t take it personally if you have a question pushed to editing to fix some typos. We’re sticklers.
The mods will pull a post for failing to comply with the writing standards.  It does make reading and comprehending posts easier and faster, but it's amazing how many errors still slip through unnoticed by the mods.  Ironically, swearing is permitted. (Spelled correctly, of course! Razz  )

I think we have very good quality writing on this forum, even though it's not emphasized, and I appreciate that.  

(Now I'm sitting here thinking about my 7th grade English class, when we spent the year learning how to diagram sentences!)
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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/25/2013, 6:18 pm

That's not all!

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/25/2013, 8:32 pm

Yep, Donna, y'all done took me too seriously.  I was jesting.  However, there are those who would attempt to totally wipe out local dialects in the United States.  But I love to listen to different ways of speaking in different parts of this US.  For instance, great grandma Bruhl, who had a great sense of "English correctness," was wont to say, "Y'all have time to carry me to the grocery store?"  Of course, she didn't mean literally to lift her off her feet and lug her down the street, it was just the dialect of the rural Texas community.  Everyone knew she meant the auto, car, carriage would "carry" her to the store.  Pronunciations also delight me: in Texas a small rivulet is pronounced "creek," while in Idaho, it is a "crick," same spelling as Texas, different pronunciation.  Radio and later television have led to a much greater homogenizing language across the States, but have scrubbed out some of the beautiful individuality of its regional speech.  (Please help me off this here soapbox) Nonna

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Post  martha on 8/25/2013, 8:42 pm

Nonna, I can't help you off your soap box. My father, a stickler for proper grammar, pronunciation, spelling, etc., often said, "Ya done good."

And one of my all time favorites from my mother's father -
... the good Lord willin' and the crick don't rise.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/25/2013, 9:09 pm

Yep, Martha, and I lost count of the folks I met in Texas who were in the "ahl bidness." 
But they pronounced "creek" correctly.  Nonna

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Post  camprn on 8/25/2013, 9:19 pm

@camprn wrote:It's getting to be that time.




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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/25/2013, 9:41 pm

@camprn wrote:
@camprn wrote:It's getting to be that time.




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Post  camprn on 8/26/2013, 7:42 pm

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/26/2013, 8:55 pm

 Awwww, a blast from the past, cooking with honey.  Thank you so much, Camp, for a great memory and bit of wisdom.  Nonna

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Post  camprn on 8/26/2013, 9:15 pm

@Nonna.PapaVino wrote: Awwww, a blast from the past, cooking with honey.  Thank you so much, Camp, for a great memory and bit of wisdom.  Nonna
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Post  camprn on 8/27/2013, 9:47 pm

"Brisk and lively moves the harvestman, to gather the rich and various productions. He now realizes the reward of his toil and attentions. Is it not labor that makes a man happy? What if we could obtain these fruits, our necessary supply of food, etc., without any exertion of our own; would not the consequences be indolence and slothfulness? Society would, indeed, be in a wretched state."
–The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1853

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Post  sanderson on 8/28/2013, 2:35 am

@camprn wrote:"Brisk and lively moves the harvestman, to gather the rich and various productions. He now realizes the reward of his toil and attentions. Is it not labor that makes a man happy? What if we could obtain these fruits, our necessary supply of food, etc., without any exertion of our own; would not the consequences be indolence and slothfulness? Society would, indeed, be in a wretched state."
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Post  camprn on 8/28/2013, 8:00 pm

Any Surface owners out there? Please, tell me about it.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 8/28/2013, 8:37 pm

I don't know anything about the Surface, but if you're looking for a tab, the Nexus 7 or 10 can't be beat. I have the 7 and love it.
If you're looking more laptop, the Chromebook is top notch and cheaper. I've also got a chromebook and wouldn't trade it for nothin Very Happy



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Post  camprn on 8/28/2013, 9:01 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:I don't know anything about the Surface, but if you're looking for a tab, the Nexus 7 or 10 can't be beat. I have the 7 and love it.
If you're looking more laptop, the Chromebook is top notch and cheaper. I've also got a chromebook and wouldn't trade it for nothin Very Happy



http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/

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I'm leaning toward the 7, what's better about the 10............ I'm going to go look at the links now.

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Post  walshevak on 8/29/2013, 7:31 am

Gave granddaughter a surface for her birthday in Jan. Of course the surface pro came out in Feb. She was a high school sophomore and loved it but you couldn't load Norton antivirus on it. So when the college sophomore grandson's birthday came up in Mar. he got the surface pro. He loves it.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/29/2013, 4:04 pm

I don't know what you folks are talking about. But then, I don't have a cell phone either... Shocked 

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