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;
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.
Are you doing this for world peace? For the homeless? Are you running for women's rights? The environment?
They couldn't believe somebody would do all that running for no reason.
I have ran irregardless of what you think.
Take this to RWOL Rants & Raves.
"I highly recommend running if you want to do marathons!" The SL
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.
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