On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 02:17:24AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 10:04:45AM +0100, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> > Funnily, enough, no. I was born in 1974, I've never been taught english
> > grammar and I know of nobody who has. It's actually quite annoying as
> Me too, ('74 vintage) but I got learnt grammar. I think mostly by my
> mother if truth be told. The rest I picked up from Latin :-/
Latin! Another thing I missed out on. No, they forced me to do bloody
woodwork. How useful is that? Not at all, I can tell you. I have a
girlfriend to put up shelves for me!
> If you know the difference between it's and its, you're and your,
> and don't write 'alot', you're probably in the top 1%-ile :)
Somewhere close. Thankfully, it's not something I have to think about
a lot^Wgreat deal.
> > it leads to all sorts of infuriating "I know that looks right, but I
> > don't know why..." thoughts. If anybody could reccomend a small grammar
> > reference, that would be incredibly useful.