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.
> 
> 
>http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~cs5014/fall.95/courseNotes/WebPages/5.TechnicalCommunication/tc_2_Usage.html

Ta.

-Dom

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