I would like to make a humble appeal for people to stop writing "have ran", "had ran", etc.
I will concede that no one likes a pedantic grammar scold, and that nitpicking people's usage, especially in online forums, is annoying and probably a waste of time. Since my point relates exclusively to the one verb that brings us all together, however, I hope there may be some sympathy out there.
Uh oh... now what?
I don't know about scolding, but I do like it when people take the time to send
a personal message sort of thing to me about any errors--grammatical, data
reference, chronological, geographical--I am (fantasy world) a mathematical
sort and scribble with no real idea of what the rules are.
My writing, like my running, probably best serves as a horrible example.
I just realized how hypocritical the personal message part is since I
sometimes use the strike-through feature to correct spelling errors on the
forum post. It is usually done to a word that made the sentence humorous,
but, still, I need to be more sensitive.
Hey pedantic man...
me run far.
me post in caveman speak.
me no run that way though.
Trapped in the night, moving alone, caught in a world of glass and stone...
Down to skin and bone.
Later today I will have jog 3 miles.
J/K, I'm with you. Grammar and spelling count.
I'm Holden McGruyen. Would you like to join me?
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
Huh, I have a blog?
Le professeur de trail
Thank you. I was beginning to think I have been wrong all along about using run instead of ran. "I run, therefore I am"
The incarnation of peacefulness and patience
Faster Than Your Couch!
Run for fun.
My grandma scolded me about using the word "got" too frequently as a child. Now I am stuck on "have". Sorry. Got to run, er, have to run.
I think it's "I ran, therefore I am" Jamie.
It's cool, dig dug. I have the same feeling when I hear people use the word;
Follower of Forrest
FTYC - you're english is excellent...I never would have guessed that you are not a native speaker.
I liked FTYC's comments about non-english speakers. I spent a month in Mexico mangling the spanish language, but people still understood what I meant most of the time. I had a teacher tell me "word's are only as important as the message they convey". Words are our slaves not our masters so I gave up on caring how other people use words...except "Literally". If you use the word literally incorrectly then you mean figuratively, which is the complete opposite. I still can't get past that one.
6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 54mi
A man may never run the same trail twice for it is not the same trail and he is not the same man
I have ran irregardless of what you think.
Take this to RWOL Rants & Raves.
Running is dumb.
TT, isn't it "thank", like, "I have ran irregardless of what you thank", I mean, literally?
So hard to understand all you people that can't use the English language correct.
You people are cracking me up.