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Old 03-08-2003, 03:00 AM   #1
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its officially a stupid grammer question

yes i used "its" inproperly on purpose

and spelled grammar wrong too..

(blank) is my favourite band.

or

(blank) are my favourite band??

does it depend on whether you're saying something singular or plural? or are bands considered to be a singular thing...

example:

the strokes. you're going to make that plural. because the strokes is my favourite band sonds wierd. (they're not my favourite band by the way, i just happened to be listening to them)

but if you've got a singular noun, do you consider it plural cos there are multiple people in the band?
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:27 AM   #2
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I vote that The Strokes ARE my favorite band, whereas Pink Floyd IS my favorite group. If it helps, you could replace MY with A so that you can get an idea which is correct. For example, "Pink Floyd is a favorite band of mine."


Course now that you have me sitting here thinking about it, they both sound odd. Thanks alot!
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:30 AM   #3
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heh...sorry bout that...

i've been wondering about this for a while...my best friend keeps emailing me trying to debate this...

i said something in some thread in the past hour that was probably wrong...i said something like "the band were...", which sounds terribly wrong now that i think about it...
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You want a grammer debate? Try the old "Billybob and I" versus "Billybob and me" discussion Must people believe that you should always use "and I" but that is a . erhm, I'm kinda feeling like a nerd now
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that's an easy one, it all depends on whether it makes grammatical sense when you take out billybob

billybob and i went to the store. i went to the store, not me went to the store.

jane told billybob and me a story. jane told me a story, not jane told i a story.
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Thank gawd I'm not the only one who thought that was a no brainer. Just try explaining that to some college classmates of mine who are going into journalism
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Grammar........

Oh, wait, that's graham crackers.

Graham crackers......
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You want a grammer debate? Try the old "Billybob and I" versus "Billybob and me" discussion Must people believe that you should always use "and I" but that is a . erhm, I'm kinda feeling like a nerd now
Yes! That is my biggest pet peeve!!!

Oh, and I agree with Cleasai about the bands.
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my biggest pet peeve is when people spell a lot, alot
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i like grammar.

Even though I never make an effort for proper usage in posting, emails, msn...no wonder my writing has gotten worse! Somehow I see these areas as exempt, but I've realized they are probably 80% of the daily writing i do... I'm gonna have to rethink my policy...
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My english teacher in high school once called me a "Grammar/spelling obsessed prima donna"

Apparently it was a compliment...
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i like grammar.

Even though I never make an effort for proper usage in posting, emails, msn...no wonder my writing has gotten worse! Somehow I see these areas as exempt, but I've realized they are probably 80% of the daily writing i do... I'm gonna have to rethink my policy...


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Blank(being singular as one band, IS my favorite band.
They(being more than one band member)ARE really good
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