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    'Tis bad enough to read an otherwise well built argument, being badly let down by misuse of common spelling practice.
    It is even worse to occasionally see it in the printed national newspapers.
    And sometimes, while reading a blog or whatever, I encounter the inevitable. And I lose all interest.

    With that in mind, I would like to see this particular spelling failure eliminated from P.ie

    They're is short for They are - the apostrophe is instead of the 'a'

    There - means there. : Over there : there are : there was etc.

    Their is possessive : Ownership of something. e.g. Fianna Fáil continue to stand over their policies.

    Don't let yourself down. Get it right !

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    Default Re: The They're Their There Thread

    Their, they're now: calm down and have a nice cup of tea:




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    Not to mention

    it's = it is (sometimes 'it has')
    its = possessive (its hoof got caught in my radiator grille so I had to chop it off with a knife)

    and

    you're = you are ('you're a moron' - qtman)
    your = possessive (your party is like the Marie Celeste - paraphrase of Gimpanzee)

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    Edit ; I deleted this post as it negated the point of starting the thread in the first instance.
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    Their, their now, calm down.
    I think yo'ur getting worked up over nothing.
    Their spellings cant be that bad.
    Personally i havent seen many spelling mistakes, they're cant be that many mistakes surely?
    I certainly havent seen any, dont worry you'reself over it, there readers probobly complain all the time, although these journalists need to get they're act together this just i'snt on!
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    Ream ember: ewe mussed awl weighs spell cheque!
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    Quote Originally Posted by feargach
    Ream ember: ewe mussed awl weighs spell cheque!
    Eeven politishuns kan spel cheque.
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    Don't forget "Cosgrave's car's " on the way out to Whitworth Road. I am always tempted to walk in and say "Cosgrave's car's what? Blue? On fire? Crap? I've always been curious about what is happening to Cosgrave's car?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auditor #9
    it's = it is (sometimes 'it has')
    its = possessive (its hoof got caught in my radiator grille so I had to chop it off with a knife)
    Jeez, what an example! What made you think of that?
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    Another one that has become very common of late on this site is "had of" - The hoof wouldn't have got caught in the grille if I had of avoided it. The "of" is totally unnecessary and gramatically wrong. "could of" is even worse - it should be "could have".

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