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G&T ice n slice
13th Dec 2013, 13:14
There is a growing amount of people what is getting the use of the words "amount" and "number" wrong. Have you noticed? Also there using "is" and "are" not right too as well. Nevver minde they're speling.

Then their is they're construction of sentanses and there use of "which", "what" and similar... "A car was speeding down the road which was yellow"

And I only managed a minimum pass at English "O" level....

The SSK
13th Dec 2013, 13:17
Don't let it get to you, otherwise you'll loose the will to live.

MagnusP
13th Dec 2013, 13:18
There is a growing amount of people what is getting the use of the words "amount" and "number" wrong.

Funny that; I thought there was less than there used to be.

airship
13th Dec 2013, 13:24
"Number of people", "numbers of persons"...?! :ok:

PS. Finally figured out where this came from: "A car was speeding down the road which was yellow"

Probably an amalgam of the Beatles' "Long And Winding Road" and Elton John's "Yellow Brick Road"... ;)

Krystal n chips
13th Dec 2013, 13:31
G n T,

I can but only offer my deepest empathy with your lament.

I am sure however, that, the Party have a re-education programme which will duly remedy the issues you have so thoughtfully brought to our attention.

Has the Party recruited a Mr Gove as an "adviser and consultant " perchance, given his expertise in the field of education ? .

Capetonian
13th Dec 2013, 13:40
We're back to the old :

A crowd of people are gathered ........ vs. A crowd of people is gathered .....

Depending on the circumstance, it seems that either can be correct although the latter seems more usual.

charliegolf
13th Dec 2013, 13:43
They should of paid closer attention.

CG

airship
13th Dec 2013, 13:45
Depending (dependent) on the circumstances, it seems that either can (could / might) be correct, although the latter seems more usual. (Emphasis added above)... :confused: (Quit skool at 13.)

Capetonian
13th Dec 2013, 13:49
Circumstance used as a singular is perfectly correct, airship, and in this context (circumstance!) it is correct.

Your other addition is nothing but pedantry.

airship
13th Dec 2013, 13:53
Your other addition is nothing but pedantry.

Stop accusing me of liking young boys! :mad:

Quizling
13th Dec 2013, 13:59
Your other addition is nothing but pedantry.

Stop accusing me of liking young boys! http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/censored.gif

He's not. He's accusing you of having two left feet, innit. :ugh:

MagnusP
13th Dec 2013, 14:01
The press office in our London HQ had a huge poster on the wall, declaiming

COLLECTIVE NOUNS
ARE SINGULAR!

Capetonian
13th Dec 2013, 14:10
At least it wasn't

COLLECTIVE NOUN'S
IS SINGULAR!

MagnusP
13th Dec 2013, 14:15
He's not. He's accusing you of having two left feet, innit.

Oooh. That's a bit sinister.

Capetonian
13th Dec 2013, 14:17
Stop accusing me of liking young boys! The mistake has been known. Apparently an angry crowd found out where a paediatrician lived and attacked his house.

B Fraser
13th Dec 2013, 14:23
On the other hand...


COLLECTIVE NUNS ARE
SINGLE !

superq7
13th Dec 2013, 14:28
Talking of Nuns I always thought where they live is called a Convent, lately people seem to call it a Nunnery.

Capetonian
13th Dec 2013, 14:35
Only because there's nun of 'that' going on in a nunnery.

So do monks live in a monkery?

airship
13th Dec 2013, 14:40
Are you trying to make a monckery of monks?! :mad:

The SSK
13th Dec 2013, 14:50
Where do skullduggers live?

B Fraser
13th Dec 2013, 14:54
Talking of Nuns I always thought where they live is called a Convent - I guess that's the conventional view.


If skullduggers live in a skullduggery, why do buggers live in Brighton ?

The SSK
13th Dec 2013, 15:09
I think you have just invented a rather neat t-shirt slogan, Mr Fraser :ok: :ok: