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    Default Lady Thorn's Guide to Proper Thread Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, PART I

    Alright. Recently, the Evony forums have been plagued by horrible spelling, grammar and puntuation.

    It needs to be fixed immediately, for if it is not, our sacred forums will turn into a mass of squandered posts with no top or bottom.

    So Lady Arathorn is here to help! I will be tutoring you all on the proper uses of grammar, punctuation and spelling, all of which is written and compiled by me. Bree Fletcher will most likely be checking this for errors, not that I'm going to ask her too, but she probably will anyways.

    Let's start with.......

    THE ALPHABET!

    This is the letter "A"
    This is the letter "B"
    This is the letter "C"
    This is the letter "D"
    This is the letter "E"
    This is the letter "F"
    This is the letter "G"
    This is the letter "H"
    This is the letter "I"
    This is the letter "J"
    This is the letter "K"
    This is the letter "L"
    This is the letter "M"
    This is the letter "N"
    This is the letter "O"
    This is the letter "P"
    This is the letter "Q"
    This is the letter "R"
    This is the letter "S"
    This is the letter "T"
    This is the letter "U"
    This is the letter "V"
    This is the letter "W"
    This is the letter "X"
    This is the letter "Y"
    This is the letter "Z"

    Good show people, now that you know what each letter looks like, I would ask that you get a sheet or normal lined paper, and copy out each letter five times. After that, repeat the letter aloud to yourself.

    Good work!

    Now, we need to work on punctuation marks. Yes, I know it sounds difficult, but here is what each one does.

    Always use quotation marks when quoting something. These are quotation marks: ""
    Always use a period at the end of a sentence. This is a period: .
    When expressing excitement, use the following symbol: !
    When expressing a question, use the following symbol: ?
    These are parentheses: ( ) , [] , {}. You can use them to insert an idea that isn't relevant to your sentence.
    This is a comma: , A comma indicates a pause in the sentence.
    This is a colon: : it is used at the beginnings of lists.
    This is a semi-colon: ; it is used to separate two similar ideas that cannot be conjoined into a full sentence.

    Those are the most common punctuation marks in the English language. Good work!

    Next topic is when to capitalize.

    Always capitalize the word at the beginning of a sentence.
    For example,
    My dog is blue.

    Always capitalize proper nouns:
    Suzie is a cute baby.

    Always capitalize months:
    The warmest month is August.

    And capitalize titles:

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar.

    Good work! You know how and what to capitalize.

    Next topic is types of words. There are several types of words.

    -Noun
    -Verb
    -Pronoun
    -Adverb
    -Adjective
    -Article
    -Conjunction
    -Contraction
    -Preposition
    -Interjection


    I know that list looks scary, but here it is again with the meaning and types of words that fit into each category.

    -Noun: A person, place or thing. Examples: dog, Disneyland, Ronald McDonald
    -Verb: an action word. Example: jump, walk, hide
    -Pronoun: A substitute for a noun. He, she, him, her, it,
    -Adverb: Tells how, when, where and how much. Example: quickly, slowly,
    -Adjective: A describing word. Example: Big, small, huge, brown, soft, furry
    -Article: Introduces, limits and clarifies nouns. There are three articles in the English language: a, an , the
    -Conjunction: a word that joins sentence, other words, and clauses. Examples: and, or
    -Contraction: A word where some letters have been omitted. Example: can't, shan't, wouldn't
    -Preposition: a word that shows spatial, temporal or logical relationship between words. Examples: above, by, after
    -Interjection: words that express emotion. Example: huh, oh


    So there are your basic types of words and examples.

    Good show folks. Now lets go through what are used like proper words on the forums, but are NOT.

    "thx"- it's actually spelled thanks
    "plz/pls"- it's actually spelled please
    "omigod/omigosh"- this is the blending of the words Oh my God, or Oh my Gosh
    "kthxbai"- this is the blending of the words OK thanks bye.
    "O"- is the shortened form of the interjection "Oh"
    "rlly"- the shortened form of really
    "whut/wut/wat"- improper spellings of the word "what"

    I think I got all the bad ones there.


    Alright, this concludes PART I of Lady Thorn's Guide to Proper Thread Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

    Tune in for the next part, where we will go over sentence structure!

    (This was written to help Elusive Death, PREDATOR and sandfly (among many many others) with their grammar difficulties)
    Last edited by Alusair; 12-08-2011 at 08:00 AM. Reason: fixed a few typos for poor arathorn

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    Thanks to Kalent for the Great Sig!!

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    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    i haz beeg urg 2 uze baad grammer naow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arathorn136 View Post
    -Contraction: A word where some letters have been ommited. Example: can't, shan't, wouldn't
    -Preposition: a word that shows spatial, temporal or logical relationship between words. Examples: above, by, after
    -Interjection: words that express enotion. Example: huh, oh

    Do you meant "omitted" and "Emotion"? lmao
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxWKIXIyL1g

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarytheBanana View Post
    Do you meant "omitted" and "Emotion"? lmao
    Lmao, good spelling

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    Don't worry lazz, we will find a cure. I will have to write part 2 soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazzzzzzzzalicious! View Post
    i started to read this and agree with everything rota says. if people just listened to him the forums would be a better place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnseeker View Post
    Rota is correct.

    I don't even understand the question.

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    This is coincidental..... I'm writing a English test tomorrow, so I guess I can just read this! But this doesn't have neologisms, so......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsterkatan View Post
    Lmao, good spelling
    I'm not claiming to be an expert on any language or it's uses here lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarytheBanana View Post
    Do you meant "omitted" and "Emotion"? lmao
    LOL, you've got my vote ;D

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