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Windows 7: Wonderful English from Around the World

30 Jun 2010   #41
bonedriven

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)


I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?
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30 Jun 2010   #42
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)


I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?

Using who and whom are another tricky use of the confusing English language.
Who are you speaking to?
To whom are you speaking to?
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30 Jun 2010   #43
bonedriven

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)


I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?

Using who and whom are another tricky use of the confusing English language.
Who are you speaking to?
To whom are you speaking to?
Got it (maybe I have)! Thanks!
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30 Jun 2010   #44
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?
The correct way to say this would be Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it?
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30 Jun 2010   #45
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?
The correct way to say this would be Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it?
This is very nit-picky, but there are accepted ways of speaking which differ from the accepted ways of writing. Your correction is the right way to write it as you are not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. However, one could get away with saying it...
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30 Jun 2010   #46
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post


Most native english speaking people can't speak it correctly either.
Yew got that write. Yet, they don't even know they broked it...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
I've also thougth that the English alphabet needs to be revamped -- to a more phonetically based alphabet.
In a way it has been revamped, but into a more dyslexic way, rather than any phonetic way.

Thanks SMS speak


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scotteq View Post
I helped my uncle, Jack, off his horse
- It may be old, but classics are still classics



Kudos to those who use English up as as a second language.
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30 Jun 2010   #47
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

In a way it has been revamped, but into a more dyslexic way, rather than any phonetic way.

Thanks SMS speak
OMG! Ur str8 on the $ with that 1

SMS TALK IS A HEINOUS CRIME ON LANGUAGE!
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30 Jun 2010   #48
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonedriven View Post
Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
-Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

I think there's a grammar mistake in the sentence,but I can't see it.
Isn't the "whom" right to use instead of "who"?
The correct way to say this would be Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it?
Yes,this is the proper way, which you rarely hear someone say.
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30 Jun 2010   #49
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Maybe this will make english easier to learn



The European Commission has just announced an agreement that English will be the official language of the European Community (EU) - rather than German (the other possibility). As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement, and has accepted a 5-year phase-in of new rules that would apply to the language and reclassify it as EuroEnglish. The agreed plan is as follows: In year 1, the soft 'c' would be replaced by 's'. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be replased by 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan now have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' is replased by 'f'. This will reduse "fotograf' by 20%. In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e's in the language is disgrasful, and they should eliminat them. By year 4, peopl wil be reseptiv to lingwistik korektions such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' with 'v' (saving mor keyboard spas). During ze fifz year, ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After zis fifz year, ve vil hav a reli sensibil riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!!!
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30 Jun 2010   #50
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Maybe this will make english easier to learn



The European Commission has just announced an agreement that English will be the official language of the European Community (EU) - rather than German (the other possibility). As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement, and has accepted a 5-year phase-in of new rules that would apply to the language and reclassify it as EuroEnglish. The agreed plan is as follows: In year 1, the soft 'c' would be replaced by 's'. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be replased by 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan now have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' is replased by 'f'. This will reduse "fotograf' by 20%. In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e's in the language is disgrasful, and they should eliminat them. By year 4, peopl wil be reseptiv to lingwistik korektions such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' with 'v' (saving mor keyboard spas). During ze fifz year, ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters. After zis fifz year, ve vil hav a reli sensibil riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand ech ozer. ZE DREM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!!!
Magnifisint!
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