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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:40 am 
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Surely that should read Pedant's Forum :roll:


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Or even Pedants' Forum - unless of course, you're claiming the title all to yourself :wink:

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I wanted it to be called the Which Tyler memorial forum (after JTB's classic thread about the Pedants' revolt http://www.grumpieroldmen.co.uk/forum/p ... hp?t=17168)

Anyway anyone want to get picky on grammar and spelling and we have a new naughty stair just waiting :lol: .

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The title is correct as it is a forum for pedants. The forum does not belong to the pedants. :roll:

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Other Steve wrote:
I wanted it to be called the Which Tyler memorial forum (after JTB's classic thread about the Pedants' revolt http://www.grumpieroldmen.co.uk/forum/p ... hp?t=17168)

Anyway anyone want to get picky on grammar and spelling and we have a new naughty stair just waiting :lol: .
Shouldn't that be naughty stairs, or if it's singular, a naughty step?

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Oh FFS! But yes you're probably right. With the final coming up I can't be arsed to go and check.

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Elvis wrote:
Other Steve wrote:
I wanted it to be called the Which Tyler memorial forum (after JTB's classic thread about the Pedants' revolt http://www.grumpieroldmen.co.uk/forum/p ... hp?t=17168)

Anyway anyone want to get picky on grammar and spelling and we have a new naughty stair just waiting :lol: .
Shouldn't that be naughty stairs, or if it's singular, a naughty step?


In that case should not a flight of stairs be called a "stepway" :roll:


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luddite wrote:
The title is correct as it is a forum for pedants. The forum does not belong to the pedants. :roll:


I think you'll find the title is possessive, and thus warrants an apostrophe, my sledge-hammer wielding comrade. :wink:


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Good to see things' orf to a good start.

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Victor Fawlty wrote:
luddite wrote:
The title is correct as it is a forum for pedants. The forum does not belong to the pedants. :roll:


I think you'll find the title is possessive, and thus warrants an apostrophe, my sledge-hammer wielding comrade. :wink:


Agreed - but where.

Singular or plural?




How about a Peasants' Forum :wink:

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Good to see things' orf to a good start.
Didn't your English teacher tell you not to repeat words in the same sentence, wherever avoidable Steve?

Nice to see..............to a good start, looks better?

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Victor Fawlty wrote:
luddite wrote:
The title is correct as it is a forum for pedants. The forum does not belong to the pedants. :roll:


I think you'll find the title is possessive, and thus warrants an apostrophe, my sledge-hammer wielding comrade. :wink:


Negative, the forum is a forum for pedants and does not belong to the pedants hence " Pedants Forum" If it belonged to the pedants it would read "Pedant's Forum" but it doesn't and it isn't . :P

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luddite wrote:
If it belonged to the pedants it would read "Pedant's Forum" but it doesn't and it isn't . :P


NO, NO, NO - if it belonged to a pedant (singular) it would be Pedant's Forum. If it belonged to the pedants (plural and also implied by your post) it would have to be Pedants' Forum.

Bottom of the class boy. :roll:

Anyway. It's clear that the forum belongs to pedants, therefore the possessive must prevail :D

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Steve wrote:
Good to see things' orf to a good start.
Didn't your English teacher tell you not to repeat words in the same sentence, wherever avoidable Steve?

Nice to see..............to a good start, looks better?


Thanks for the advice, guess I just don't feel at home here but many others do I guess.

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Elvis wrote:
Steve wrote:
Good to see things' orf to a good start.
Didn't your English teacher tell you not to repeat words in the same sentence, wherever avoidable Steve?

Nice to see..............to a good start, looks better?


My primary school teacher hated the word 'nice', and wouldn't allow us to use it. -- :wink:


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