If using bad grammar were punishable by jail time, which crime should carry the greater sentence: the use of "there" instead of "they're", or the use of "your" instead of "you're"?
I don't think they should go to jail for it! But. They had to it would have to be: there.
Both answers are driving me crazy!
They're both equally repugnant...... You're welcome!
I can never get your and you're straight. But I'd probably be in trouble either way.
You should not use contractions in formal writing.
Eye is disappointment inn you're gramar
I thought the FBI was going to break down my door as soon as I touched the answer.
Neither. It would be about then and than.
What about the people who think every time you add an 's' to something that it requires an apostrophe?
Proper grammar is your duty as a civilized citizen.
Crazy Language and Spelling of words seem so Random.
20 lashings for incorrect spelling and 10 for grammar.
You're forgetting allowed/aloud, good/gud (is gud a word?) That drives me nuts too.
And dont forget except/accept
Gotta go with "There/They're." Your and You're are at least directed at the same subject (you). "There" and "they are" are nothing similar from a language point of view.
You're and your. Until 4th grade, I thought they were the same for some reason... I'm in middle school now.
Also before someone is dumb and tries to correct that, I did it on purpose.
Double negatives drive me nuts!
That ain't no issue in my mind.
So I guess they drive you crazy too!
"Your" is way more widespread and somewhat understandable. "There" is egregious and stops me in my tracks every time. Unforgivable!
Those are petty crimes. Screw up "I" and "me"? Off with your head!
The truly illiterate use me when I should be used; the misguided use I when me should be used.
I can see the your/you're mixup, but 'there' and 'they're? More like 'there' and 'their,' much more common.
If the use of bad grammar WERE punishable...
(the question's grammar error)
It hurt me to read the answers
They both make me grit my teeth.
Your all a bunch of idiots if you voted blue. There trying to get you to vote blue bcuz that's the color of those evil Democrats.
Spoken like a true Democrat. Excellent work.
Didn't know grammatical errors were related to politics...
Stupid what I we like blue. Your a extreme idiot
If not i
Both of those irk me equally...I picked there...not sure why.
But c'mon. We all know if we were typing on actual keys or writing things out on pen and paper, at least half of all mistakes for those two examples would disappear. So really? Is it really poor grammar or user error? Sounds like bad software imo.
I've actually been a lot more understanding of grammatical errors because of autocorrect. Its, for example, is always autocorrected. You have to break the typing flow to hit the little tag that pops up. It's stupid.
Your/you're. At LEAST there are three there/their/they're types ... if you screw up your/you're, you are really dumb, LOL.
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Definitely the misused possessive "your." It is more confusing to readers, and therefore more egregious.
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Tom, you make a good point.
But Officer Tom, theyir're are three "there's" Versus only two "your's."
True, Derek, but I'm talking about the effect of the incorrect choice on the innocent reader, not the potential frequency of errors.
When grading college papers, I take extra points off for using the wrong homonym.
Eewwww.... That's only legit for English, Communications, or an upper level course required for a writing intensive major. 😬But I guess that also means students aren't proof reading, or have trouble proof reading. 😕
Using apostrophes in plurals should carry an even greater penalty.
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Seriously, if you made it through elementary school, you have no excuse.
Your TEACHERS have no excuse for socially promoting you without mastery of the material. I fought this all the time teaching high school English to students who shouldn't have left third grade.
👆Grammar Police… not ashamed to say it.
You should write yourself a ticket then. That second sentence after the ellipsis should have started with a capital letter.
And there's a space. I probably shouldn't have started a question with 'and'. Fuck!
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"Second sentence"? Mr. Congressman, I don't believe "Grammar Police" constitutes a sentence. Another ticket? 😃
It's technically a complete sentence. Length is irrelevant.
Without subject or verb?
97123 wrote an "implied sentence," which would be contextually understood as, "I'm in the Grammar Police." Experts would differ as to its legitimacy, but it's becoming more common in contemporary usage, so I'm OK with it. :o)
We should note that it's not MUCH different from the second implied (or incomplete, if you prefer) sentence, which lacks the implied subject/verb contraction "I'm".
Thanks for the ruling, your honor!
Jist doin' mah job, pilgrim! :^D
The misuse of there/they're seems more obvious and less common, so that one. Pretty much nobody wouldn't see a problem with "Don't forget your books, there right over they're."
I didn't want to pick either. You're is on right side and left is they're. XD But yes, be sentenced to jail for bad grammar. 😎
I want to say the you're, because I see it constantly as "your". Ex- No, your the man.
There, because there are three possible infractions here, there, their, and they're.
Your, you're, and yore?
Ha, forgot that one, but who uses it.
Pretty much just the kind of people who use the phrase "days of yore," I think. Well, that and the kind of people who like to get nitpicky in grammar threads.
Both deserve equal punishment because it is so easy to test.
Both should be punishable by death.
Death is too good for these people. 5 years of torture first
Nothing should be punished by death.
Woopert your name should be Wooosh-pert
The biggest error that no one realizes this the difference of "their" and "him or her."
Whoops, meant to say "is" instead of "this."
Republicans all like; "I dun get it.."
"It a libtard conspersee. Off with there heds!"
Guessing someone doesn't follow tlaney...
Guilty....Lock me up!
Your/you're should be easier, I think
Hahaha, if the use of bad grammar *were*...
Those are both annoying, but the far worse crime would be using "to" when you mean "too" or "two".
Over their is two far!
Actually, two↔️too is not quite as bad. At least those are actually pronounced the same.
You don't pronounce the others the same way?
No. Too and two are always pronounced /tu/. To on the other hand (unless you're referring to the word itself) is always unstressed and thus pronounced /tə/.
Weird, you're right. I never noticed that.
The grammar nazi army shall be arriving soon.
There and they're aren't related it should carry the stronger punishment. Your and you're punishment should be equal to their and they're.
I love this pole. Youse guys make me laugh. Your right. Their should be jail time for all that. Pacificly, the use of thar in place of thayr.
I hate you. 😲
Urge to kill rising....rising...
Glad I kan make alls you're days.
Your so silly, Tony.
I find them eligible of equal punishment.
They're definitely shouldn't be grammar police, even if people get things wrong and your annoyed by mistakes there making. You shouldn't judge, sitting over their on you're high horse.
(That should get me life without parole!)
Uggghhhh, hate both!!