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The age of the Isle
last post on Aug 7, 2011 at 05:45 PM
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blueclaw    Jul 21, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Well I was just thinking that all of the regulars/veterans of the Isle are in their late teens/early twenty's.

This just popped up when I saw how some of the new people spelled, used grammar etc.This made me think that most of these people are quite likely to be bad at grammar, spelling and all that.Sooooo I decided to make this thread, if anyone has any tips for spelling and grammar why not post it here.

Cheers =].
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Glic    Jul 22, 2011 at 03:03 AM
I don't think anyone's quite in their early twenties yet.. Nearly, but not quite.
Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

A lot of people use bad grammar and such on the internet, though, including plenty our age. So that's not a massive factor. It's just something people will pick up if they want to, or are in a community who all use proper grammar.

However, this isn't a bad idea. Just felt like sharing that.

But, if we're looking for tips.. It should be "early twenties", no apostrophe
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skywing    Jul 23, 2011 at 12:36 AM
I'm inclined to say that most of us are probably within a couple years of eighteen.

I have to agree that most of the time poor grammar is because people are too lazy, or out of the habit.

Tips (common sense?) :

Capitalize the letter 'i'.
End sentences in periods.
End questions in question marks.
Start sentenes with capitol letters.
Use apostrophies in contractions or in regards to possesion.
And when spelling, if you're not sure, it's not a bad idea to pull up a word document with spell check.

Meh -_-

~Sky
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blueclaw    Jul 23, 2011 at 05:23 AM
Yes well, I have always been bad at english and grammar. LEAVE ME ALONE GLIC!

=D

Sky has got the idea, plus she doesn't try to correct me. I'm so bad I don't need correcting.
=]
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Glic    Jul 23, 2011 at 06:55 AM
Failing a word document, I just chuck a word in google and it usually corrects it xD

Its only has an apostrophe when used for contractions, never possession.
"It's a nice day today."
"The dog was playing with its toy."
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skywing    Jul 24, 2011 at 01:23 PM
I use the google method too! *holds up hand for high five*

Aren't you supposed to use apostrophes for possesion when the possessor is a proper noun?
'Susan's new hair cut was nice.' ????

I'm actually awful with grammar. One of my friends sent me an entire email about commas, because I never used to use them.

~Sky
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Glic    Jul 24, 2011 at 02:00 PM
*high five!*

I don't know, I think it would still be used for "The dog's toy", which isn't a proper noun. So far as I know its is the only exception.

I think my favourite thing to use is a semicolon, the ";". For anyone unsure how to use them, and some other grammar points, check this out: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon
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blueclaw    Jul 25, 2011 at 08:32 AM
I only began using grammar after people started insulting me when I roleplayed... =] I'm still horrendous, but at least what I say can be understood now.
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skywing    Jul 29, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Oh woops. *facepalm* You're absolutely correct Glic, I didn't realize you were talking about 'it' in regards to possession.

~Sky
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blueclaw    Jul 29, 2011 at 10:41 PM
I feel smarterish now......*drools*.
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BlueJay    Jul 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM
Make sure you get they're, their, and theres right.

"They're going there to play with their cats."

Same with to, too, and two.

"The two of us are going to the park, too."
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skywing    Jul 31, 2011 at 04:34 PM
All proper sentences must have a noun and a verb.

~Sky
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blueclaw    Aug 1, 2011 at 02:18 AM
This is out of control, just don't forget to use fullstops....................... =D
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dragonatic    Aug 3, 2011 at 10:21 PM
I'm beginning to think that the veterans of The 'Isle are starting to... lose their sanity...
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Glic    Aug 4, 2011 at 03:56 AM
Oh, nononono... We lost it years ago. Trust me on that.
Although, you know, if I'm insane perhaps trusting me isn't the best thing to do.
Your choice.
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dragonatic    Aug 4, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Oh great. I feel somewhat more secure. Perhaps we should set up the 'Dragonisle Campaign Against Sanity!'
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Kei-chan    Aug 5, 2011 at 12:43 PM
I'd endorse that one fer sure.
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Lightwingk'Sheyna (moderator)    Aug 5, 2011 at 01:44 PM
This is probably a decent place to link my old n00binator rules, it's certainly a fresher thread. http://dragopedia.thedragonisle.com/index.php?title=N00binator_Rules
although it's not really restricted to grammar and spelling.

I think there's something in the energy of the Isle that just vortexes rational thinking away if you stick around here too long. cheers!
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skywing    Aug 5, 2011 at 03:34 PM
Well that, and insanity is about google times more fun than sanity.

~Sky
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tengo    Aug 6, 2011 at 08:11 PM
im to lazy for this grammar nonsense ◕ヮ◕ i have failed you isle i am sorry
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dragonatic    Aug 7, 2011 at 05:45 PM
I have the sanity of the insane and yet I manage to correct my Grammar (she doesn't like it very much because she's not very computer-genic.)

Long live the 'Isle!

Oh, by the way, nice rules Lightwing! I have officially memorised all of them and will follow them with a passion! =D
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