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amoreelitesoldier

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#31 13 years ago

Isn't my English not good? Are I spelling proply? I dunno witch which i are suppose to use. plZ hlp me u.s.m.a. :)




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#32 13 years ago

People always make mistakes. It doesn't matter how good you are, how learned you are, how much care you take. For example, I was sent an email today at work, an official email, and it started like this:

"Changes are a foot..."

Changes are a 'foot'? Would that be like changes are a hand, or a leg, or an ear, or an... you get the picture. It should have been, 'Changes are [I]afoot', but even those who use English day in day out in written form are prone to errors.

Shit, as a wise man once said, happens.




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#33 13 years ago

I do believe that the wise man that you spoke of is one Forest Gump.




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#34 13 years ago

Oh, I thought of something... I was told a while ago that "massively multiplayer" isn't entirely proper grammar, but I've forgotten why it isn't, or perhaps the person telling me that was wrong. I realise that being a grammar nazi about MMORPGs would keep me busy for all eternity or so, so I probably won't have all that much use for this knowledge, but yeah. Does anyone know anything about this?




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#35 13 years ago

Yep. Typos occur no matter how hard you try to avoid them--and moreso online because English is so (shall we say) relaxed. Expecting perfect spelling, grammar, punctuation, et cetera, here is absurd--it's online life, it's not a literary masterpiece.

Robot StalinOh, I thought of something... I was told a while ago that "massively multiplayer" isn't entirely proper grammar, but I've forgotten why it isn't, or perhaps the person telling me that was wrong. I realise that being a grammar nazi about MMORPGs would keep me busy for all eternity or so, so I probably won't have all that much use for this knowledge, but yeah. Does anyone know anything about this?

Not sure. Other than seeming redundant (and supposedly sounding "cool" for young gamers), I'm not sure how exactly it's improper. "Multi" means many, and "massive" relates to size, usually, but it can relate to quantity as well. Perhaps the person who told you that was fixed on the "size" part of the meaning of massive. Saying "hugely many," or "massively multiple" just sounds retarded, of course. It's already many, so huge or massive is redundant--"very many" is more accurate. (Nothing really sounds good with "multiplayer" though, since it's an informal word to begin with--"very multiplayer?" Yeah....)




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#36 13 years ago

Time for off-topic post: **Long live First-Person Shooters!** ak3.gifaug2.gif




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#37 13 years ago

Take you off topic posts out of this thread.




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#38 13 years ago

:spam: Knock it off mate, we have an entire forum for that.




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#39 13 years ago

Well, "massive multiplayer online RPG" makes sense and is gramatically correct. Come to think of it, "massively multiplayer" would be incorrect just because you can't have varying degrees of multiplayer. "Massively multiplayer", "massively computer"... I'm sure there's a proper grammatic term for what "multiplayer" and "massive" are that explains why they can't be used like that, but I never got to have regular English classes, so...




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#40 13 years ago

ef u tipe liek dis, u r a tard. I'm not quite at the level of "grammer nazi" but i try my best to make sure that i am typing in legitimate english and making sure other's posts are legible. I am not exactly sure what this thread is supposed to be for, because if someone types like that, they don't spell like that in real life, nor do they talk like that. Its a matter of either laziness, or just trying to be "with the crowd" in this kind of speech. Also, we are all not perfect, hell...i type horribly, about every time i type a paragraph, there will be a misspelled word. But i blame this on me trying to type faster, not just being stupid.