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Doug 7:05 AM on 21 Mar 2004

Here's one that drives me crazy: "hobbiest." (It should be "hobbyist.")

But how about "dependant." Yes, "dependant" is a real word. But it's always a noun, never a verb. As in: on my tax form I claim deductions for three dependants. "Independant" is not a word at all.

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Tony 10:23 AM on 21 Mar 2004

If, like me, incorrect grammar and punctuation drive you crazy, then you'll enjoy reading "Eat, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss. The U.K. edition was released some time ago; scheduled to be released in the U.S. on April 12. Check it out on Amazon's U.K. website.

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Joe 9:49 AM on 22 Mar 2004

I took a business writing class in college. It was a boring class mostly but it was worth it for the lessons in grammar and punctuation.

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Bruce Perry 9:05 PM on 24 Mar 2004

Your wish is Bob's command! In the latest Bob book, "The Ultimate Book of Perfect Energy", there are cartoons for

It's/its

Your/you're

they're/there/their

quotation marks

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