Getting Back to Basics

@UncleJoe (8641)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
November 17, 2015 12:24pm CST
Here are a few simple basics that not only improve writing, but let’s the reader know exactly what is said. YOU’RE= YOU ARE YOUR= IT BELONGS TO YOU THE’RE= THEY ARE THEIR= IT BELONGS TO THEM THERE= A PLACE WE’RE= WE ARE WERE= PAST TENSE OF ARE WHERE= A PLACE THEN= A POINT IN TIME THAN= A METHOD OF COMPARISON TWO= THE NUMBER 2 TO= INDICATES MOTION TOO= ALSO OR EXCESSIVE
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@just4him (92595)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov 15
Good basics. You forgot the y in they're. My pet peeve is lose and loose.
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@UncleJoe (8641)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
17 Nov 15
You're right, but it was a typo. Thank you for catching it.
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@pgntwo (21769)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
17 Nov 15
"let's"...? In your opening para. Seriously, you have a point, little is as off-putting as encountering a "their" instead of a "there"... except perhaps a "could of" instead of a " could have".
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@babaraimc (1339)
• Pakistan
17 Nov 15
i am not very sure its helpful, because now a days everyone want shortcuts everyone will be happy if you have given us a list of shortcuts
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@cindiowens (3923)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 Nov 15
You hit on a lot of my pet peeves. I always thought I should have been an editor and/or proof reader instead of what I am.
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@UncleJoe (8641)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 15
Glad to hear you say that! I need you to proof read my next book. It pays well @cindiowens
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
20 Nov 15
@UncleJoe okay! I would be glad to!
@JudyEv (101179)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 15
Many people get the spelling of these wrong so it's good to have a reminder. I don't like its and it's being messed up.
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@UncleJoe (8641)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 15
I know that there are a lot that I omitted but there's not enough space for all of them @JudyEv
@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Nov 15
-sits down- Ouch! -stands up and finds a Y in her seat- think you lost this?
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
18 Nov 15
Basics are the basic builing block for mastering something.