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Pedants corner ( new section required)
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:42:35 »
Regarding the incorrect interpretation of  " 've " which sounds like "of"  but isn't;
I would like an auto correct intervention replacing "of" with "have" whenever it follows "could", "would", "should" and "might", unless those words are followed by a full stop. 



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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:03:54 »
And while you're at it, similarly for "could have", "would have", "should have" and "might have"

But I expect the autocorrect would of course be misinterpreted as usual.  :smirk:

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 18:19:50 »
I made those changes Mr Fruitbat with the net result that your post now looks ridiculous :)
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 18:40:46 »
Be careful what you wish for when Martin's about  :shock:

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 18:53:07 »
Freddy, as one of the regular moaners of the auto-correct, I'm surprised to see you asking for items to be added to it  :smirk:
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 21:04:15 »
Freddy thought he was being facetious... :roll:
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 18:33:27 »
Happy to help Freddy  :thumb:

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 20:03:45 »
I'd of rather not bovvered reading this topic. Some of the comments wood of put of most people who are pedantic

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 20:30:37 »
Innit.

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 20:39:34 »
Bruv.
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 07:49:35 »
Bruh...
Old enough to know better, but still too young to care...

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 08:34:12 »
I received comments on another forum and am happy to share them with you, same author:

"I youst to have one of them and it was rubbish it was brokan down more then it worked and it was week........."

"Thanks Jo Rockit I did not no peeple mite have to ........."

Auto correct that!

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 09:18:40 »
eye thawt ewe mite tri two desighfer wot eye writ hear
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 09:59:54 »
Joe Rocket, I am astonished  :shock:




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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 10:09:22 »
Or, I suppose...."other fora" !

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 10:09:43 »
Fori?
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 11:01:00 »
Here is a fun quiz for youse lot https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zvj7vk7

Enjoy :smirk:
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 13:02:36 »
Only 4 out of 7 :shy: I got the first three wrong! I blame the appalling education system.
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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 16:32:08 »
5 out of 7,, not bad saying I'm as "Northern" as they come.... :lala:

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Re: Pedants corner ( new section required)
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 16:48:19 »
6/7. Got No. 5 wrong