The Grammar Thread (updated)

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Grammar Review#0
Posted: 9/18/04 at 4:22pm
A quick refresher for those grammatically challenged.

Let's = Let us
example: Let's go see Wicked again.

Lets = allows
example: I hope my father lets me see Wicked again.

Your = 2nd person singular possessive
example: Your big head is blocking my view of Wicked.

You're = You are
example: You're a jerk for blocking my view of Wicked.

There = a specific place
example: The first time I saw Wicked, I sat right there.

They're = They are
example: They're sitting where I sat the second time I saw Wicked.

Their = 2nd person plural possessive
example: Their seats are not as good as the ones where I sat the third time I saw Wicked.

It's = It is
example: I love Wicked because it's the best musical ever!

Its = 3rd person singular possessive
example: What I love most about Wicked is its awesome soundtrack.

Would've = Would have
example: I would've seen Caroline, or Change, if it had been like Wicked.

Would of = Phoenetic misuse of would've. It means nothing.

Here = A specific place of reference.
example: I was standing right here when Eden Menzel told me Wicked might be made into a movie.

Hear = One of the five senses requiring the use of ears.
example: Did you hear that Eden Menzel will be starring in the movie version of Wicked?

Whose = Question of possession of particular noun
example: Whose mojito is sitting on my Wicked souvenir brochure? It is not a coaster.

Who's = Who is
example: Who's going to see Wicked dressed as their favorite Wicked character on Halloween besides me? I hope someone else doesn't choose an Elphaba costume!

Loser = One who has lost, as opposed to one who has won. Commonly used as an insult by those either lacking creativity or else are esoterically ironic.
example: Anyone who thinks Wicked did not deserve to win best musical is a loser!

Looser = To make more loose; the opposite of tighter.
example: If Glinda's wig were any looser, it might fall off and ruin the whole show! We should all light candles and pray over my autographed copy of the Grimmerie.

Effect = Noun; a result or consequence.
example: If, God forbid, Wicked should ever close, the effect could cause mass suicides and the end of Broadway forever!

Affect = Verb; to produce an effect or change.
example: Seeing Wicked for the first time affected every aspect of my life and I will never be the same again.

Then – Adverb; at that time or soon afterward
example: First, we will get Kristin’s autograph, then we’ll get Idina’s if she comes out.

Than – Conjunction; used in comparisons
example: I’d rather have Kristin’s autograph than Idina’s, anyway.

Alot – Misspelling of a lot. Not a word.
example: Kristin comes out of the stage door a lot more often than Idina.

Anyways – Misuse of anyway. Not a word.
example: Like I said, I’d rather have Kristin’s autograph than Idina’s, anyway.

's = Used for either a contraction (it's = it is) or to indicate possession (Mister Matt's = belongs to Mister Matt or "Mister Matt is...") It is NOT used to make a noun plural. EVER. For possession of a plural noun ending in "s", only an apostrophe is added after the "s" (cats' tails). Just to be sure, go back and read this paragraph again. And then read it again. And then write it down. Then memorize it. If you're still not sure, read it again. It's not that difficult. Just for fun, read it again.

example: It's strange that I did not understand all of Idina's lyrics in Defying Gravity. I will listen to the CD again to see what I missed when I get back to my parents' house. Dad's going to ground me for being up so late, but I love Wicked, so I don't care!

Any questions?

You're (note appropriate use) welcome!


















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re: Once again...#1
Posted: 9/18/04 at 4:23pm
LOL!
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re: Once again...#2
Posted: 9/18/04 at 4:49pm
how do you rember all that stuff?
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re: Once again...#3
Posted: 9/18/04 at 4:51pm
It's a gift.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
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re: Once again...#4
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:00pm
will the exzapuls work if i replace wicked for avenue Q?
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re: Once again...#5
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:01pm
No.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
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re: Once again...#6
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:07pm
what about hairspray?
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re: Once again...#7
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:09pm
No. Pay attention. It's only applicable to WICKED and BROOKLYN.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
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re: Once again...#8
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:12pm
not even rent
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re: Once again...#9
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:14pm
I'm not going to tell you again.
Have I ever shown you my Shattered Dreams box? It's in my Disappointment Closet. - Marge Simpson
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re: Once again...#10
Posted: 9/18/04 at 5:16pm
yes mame
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re: Once again...#11
Posted: 9/18/04 at 7:37pm
Rath, you are on a roll. Keep it up.
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re: Once again...#12
Posted: 9/18/04 at 7:37pm
Rath, you are on a roll. Keep it up.

Liam - Mame will not work either.
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re: Once again...#13
Posted: 9/18/04 at 8:07pm
Lol

Grammer 101 Brought to You by Matt.
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re: Once again...#14
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:01pm
Matt, you're adorable.
Real men are tenors.
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re: Once again...#15
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:14pm
I'm astounded by the cleverness of a select few people on this board.
On another note, I'm thinking about starting a thread on the main board- a theatre glossary. The first word: "Dresser."
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re: Once again...#16
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:23pm
I think you should start a thread listing the clever people on the board.
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re: Once again...#17
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:25pm
Sounds fun. Who's gonna be on it?
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re: Once again...#18
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:34pm
me.
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re: Once again...#19
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:42pm
It's lostwallflower's thread. Let them decide.
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re: Once again...#20
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:50pm
Lol you guys take it and run with it. It's only recently that I've started to get over my posting-phobia. I've been a member since Febuary and this is my 131 message...And I think quite a few of those are from today.

And of course, Rath, you'd be on the clever list re: Once again...
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re: Once again...#21
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:52pm
Seriously, this thread belongs on the main board. The grammar is much better here.
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re: Once again...#22
Posted: 9/18/04 at 9:53pm
Damn right, lostwallflower. And congratulations, and welcome.
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re: Once again...#23
Posted: 9/19/04 at 12:09am
Love. This. Thread.

The main board is in dire need of it.
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re: Once again...#24
Posted: 9/19/04 at 12:11am
*bows*

Thank you my dear for posting this.. re: Once again...
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