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One of the joys of not having a grammar/private school education in the 70s.
You’re fine on verb content......A38 wrote: ↑Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:38 amThere's been a quiet debate about the "grocer's apostrophe" in the newspapers recently following the news that one of the societies campaigning for the correct use of that punctuation has closed.
For me the issue is not a matter of pedantry but of accuracy and the risk of misunderstanding.
In most situations punctuation - and even correct spelling - doesn't matter. But in some it does.
Take this example: "the player's agent confirms contract renewal" as opposed to: "the players' agent confirms contract renewal". Or even "the players agent confirms contract renewal."
And here I stir up more trouble by the (mis)use of the colon and having a sentence with no verb.
Agree with g2forumsm. I come here for many rugby related reasons and have learnt more about the game because of it, which I really appreciate. However I don't want to be lectured in grammar after (and during) work.g2forumsm wrote: ↑Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 amOne of the joys of not having a grammar/private school education in the 70s.
Out of interest for all the pedants out there, have you thought about the negative impacts on those you are showing up of showing how superior you are to the rest of us just because you know where to shove a " ' ". Now I am officially a pensioner (but not according to these state), I am officially a Grumpy Old Git. Rant over
As a numbers man give me the graphs any time over 'TeflonTed wrote: ↑Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:07 pmWe’re all here for mainly rugby reasons, but threads do drift, and I’m quite happy with that.
We haven’t had an outbreak of TGP (the grammar police) on here for a while though, and I can quite see why some don’t like it.
On the other hand, just be grateful that you don’t have to wade through endless graphs of how many points we scored in the first 20 minutes of our games in 2014, or the comparative weights and ages of our forwards versus those of last week’s opponents.
That’s what I think anyway.
And back on topic, Sharky re-signing is certainly the best news of the week, and highly significant given that he’s reportedly attracted the attention of others, but has chosen to stay with us.
Well done Solly.
You're quite right of course, and I apologise. In future I'll try to keep my pedantry to myself, and stick to sharing in the general praise of Nick Schonert.
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