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Old 11-22-2002, 02:49 AM
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Mine is the misuse of well and good. People just don't know their grammar as good as they used to.
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That makes tears good up in my eyes. I'll need to get some water from the good and wash them out. Another thing that makes tears good up in my eyes is crazy exam 2 questions about finding the equilibrium price and quanity for certain wells. Well God those suck!
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When people make a sentence with because in it into two sentaces...

I went to the store. Because I need milk. ARRG>. the Japanese teachers do this...
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"Their", "there" and "they're"--it seems nobody can keep these straight in an e-mail. English is a beautiful language...let's all try to use it!
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people using you're and your incorrectly - very annoying.
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Old 11-22-2002, 10:58 AM
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Forte. Pronounced: (Fort); Not (For-tay)
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From m-w.com:

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In forte we have a word derived from French that in its "strong point" sense has no entirely satisfactory pronunciation. Usage writers have denigrated \'for-"tA\ and \'for-tE\ because they reflect the influence of the Italian-derived forte. Their recommended pronunciation \'fort\, however, does not exactly reflect French either: the French would write the word le fort and would rhyme it with English for. So you can take your choice, knowing that someone somewhere will dislike whichever variant you choose. All are standard, however. In British English \'fo-"tA\ and \'fot\ predominate; \'for-"tA\ and \for-'tA\ are probably the most frequent pronunciations in American English.
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In a musical context the "tay" version is probably the best choice, since then it really is an Italian word, like piano, sforzando, allegro...
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Old 11-22-2002, 11:23 AM
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Right, but that one's under a completely different dictionary entry.
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When people say 'Gihad'. Or 'alot'. Or, "I am your father". Oh wait, that's not a grammar issue.
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