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 Post subject: The Campaign for Correct Grammar
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:03 pm 
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NEW! CFCG 3.5! Please sign up again if you want to. Sign up via PM or posting a reply.

The Campaign for Correct Grammar (CFCG) is a society within HRWiki which seeks to increase the awareness and use of proper grammar on the forums.
The Campaign is not about correcting, but informing.
That's the basic principle.

I reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone, but I probably won't. Your membership can be revoked at any time.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:07 pm 
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I dunno, so long as the post can be easily read i dont think that grammar is such a big deal

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Here's the Memberlist:
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Huzzah!!! Sign me up brother in grammar

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Then again....sign me up. Correct grammar is cool.

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I'll join, I guess. Bad grammer is annoying.


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Sign me up.

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Well, I've already started my own group for grammar awareness, but with the unfortunate name of the Campaign for Rallying Against Bad Grammar Under Thefreakyblueman's Seeing, or CRABGUTS, not many people joined. Under this light, I have decided to join your group.

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Mr. Sparkle wrote:
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Are You sure You are fit for this Role when you write Sentences like this?

Uh, you can sign me up. Oh, and check out this. Props to IJ.

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Lunar Jesters wrote:
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Are You sure You are fit for this Role when you write Sentences like this?

It's perfectly fine to end sentences with prepositions.
One | Two | Three

Oh yeah, sign me up for the club.:mrgreen:

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Me don't like no bad grammar. It just ain't enjoyable.

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StrongstarRunbad wrote:
Lunar Jesters wrote:
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Are You sure You are fit for this Role when you write Sentences like this?

It's perfectly fine to end sentences with prepositions.
One | Two | Three

A: None of those articles provided evidence that it is grammatically correct to end a sentence with a preposition, but rather that it sometimes sounds better if you do so.

B: I think Lunar Jesters' point was that the Sparkling man randomly capitalized words in his sentences, e.g. "This is A Sample sentence."

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Ooh! I'll join!

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Please sign me up; I'm a "grammer stickler" as Lynn Truss says.

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I'll sign, I'm the Official Grammar Nazi of my household.

My mother does not know the meaning of the term 'spellcheck'.

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Sign me up! I'm a self-proclaimed English professor, lol.

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Sign me up too.

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Current Members: (HOLY CRAP! THAT'S A LOT!)
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Mr. Sparkle
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and, of course, me. (fahooglewitz1077)


So that's...21. Wow. I'm Surprised.

So..Spread awareness!
If someone can create a cooler banner, I'd be party to that. We could vote on it. It would need to not say "PM me to sign up!" now that we have a thread.

[EDIT: Added Krissy]


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http://winslowslair.mind-intentions.info/sic.php

This is one of those "Gooder Grammer" lists.

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Excuse my almost global ignorance, but what the heck does "[sic]" mean?

I guess I'm not with the program.


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[sic] = an unmodified spelling mistake in a document. The term is placed after the infringement. Used a lot in newspapers when copying a document or transcript directly.

Eg:

My dog lieks [sic] pancakes.

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Ah, yes, bad grammar. I'm constantly checking for it everywhere I go. The process has become pretty much involuntary by now.

Sign me up!

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[sic] = an unmodified spelling mistake in a document. The term is placed after the infringement. Used a lot in newspapers when copying a document or transcript directly.

Eg:

My dog lieks [sic] pancakes.

It's not just for spelling errors. It can be used for other mistakes as well.

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"Sic" is a Latin word meaning "so, like, thus". Including [sic] in text does mean that "what has just been written is intentionally writen [sic] like that", according to my Latin textbook, meaning that the original writer intentionally or accidentally wrote it that way.
That said, sign me up! I'm All About Grammar. Or AAG. I'm also All About Acronyms, or Triple A.

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Hey, this sounds cool; I'm a grammarian too. I wait for the day when the Phonics will rise again, and the rivers will run red with the blood of those who cannot spell. :mrgreen:

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Dark Grapefruit wrote:
Hey, this sounds cool; I'm a grammarian too. I wait for the day when the Phonics will rise again, and the rivers will run red with the blood of those who cannot spell. :mrgreen:


You scare me Grapefruit-y! :eek:

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Dark Grapefruit wrote:
Hey, this sounds cool; I'm a grammarian too. I wait for the day when the Phonics will rise again, and the rivers will run red with the blood of those who cannot spell. Mr. Green



You scare me Grapefruit-y! Eek!


Ditto! :eek:

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ThatGoblin wrote:
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Dark Grapefruit wrote:
Hey, this sounds cool; I'm a grammarian too. I wait for the day when the Phonics will rise again, and the rivers will run red with the blood of those who cannot spell. Mr. Green


You scare me Grapefruit-y! Eek!


Ditto! :eek:


I don't want anyone bathing in my blood; sign me up.

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thefreakyblueman wrote:
StrongstarRunbad wrote:
Lunar Jesters wrote:
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Are You sure You are fit for this Role when you write Sentences like this?

It's perfectly fine to end sentences with prepositions.
One | Two | Three

A: None of those articles provided evidence that it is grammatically correct to end a sentence with a preposition, but rather that it sometimes sounds better if you do so.

B: I think Lunar Jesters' point was that the Sparkling man randomly capitalized words in his sentences, e.g. "This is A Sample sentence."


First of all, Sentences wasn't supposed to be capitalized. Second of all, up is just an adverb in this sentence, not a prep. It is true, though, that sentences shouldn't end with prepositions.

Sign me up, I guess.

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