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    The Official Grammar Thread

    Strange that we don't have one such thread over here.

    First question I wanted to post: I have seen many of you write different to instead of different from which I thought would be more correct. When I first saw the usage of different to I found it very odd. Now I have got more used to it here. Is it a more common expression used in Australia as opposed to UK? We in India study UK English btw.
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    here's a good grammar question, which is correct; the yolk of the egg is white, or the yolk of the egg are white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    who's seen ******?
    I have. Read again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    Strange that we don't have one such thread over here.

    First question I wanted to post: Seen many of you write different to instead of different from which I thought would be more correct. When I first saw the usage of different to I found it very odd. Now I have got more used to it here. Is it a more common expression used in Australia as opposed to UK? We in India study UK English btw.
    skippos highlighted this over at cricsim (albeit in a more condescending way), and i've noticed it as well. a lot of indians seem to write... differently compared to the majority of english, australian, american, etc posters I see online.

    the parts in bold for example - you wouldn't see them write that way, but i've noticed a lot of indians write in that manner on facebook, forums and even essays written by indian blokes who came to study in singapore. it's hard to explain, cevno does it as well.

    but yeah nothing important and i'm not saying their english is poor or whatever, i'm hardly an expert. every culture develops their own way of writing/speaking english. singapore has distorted it the most out of all other countries imo, foreigners have absolutely no clue when we go all singlish on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I have. Read again.
    indeed

    english is a strange language daemon, you'd find differences in how people write and speak between regions, but you'd find that in different regional dialects in india too. i'm sure someone who grew up in the north and then started writing in the south, it would seem wierd to them in some ways.
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    it's not just english that's a strange language ftr, even languages like hindi, mandarin, malay are varied across regions.

    even here at cw we've developed our own nuances like excessive use of ftr, imo, itbt and ****. (of which you are a massive one)
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    didnt i just say that ****?

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    what's the native language in seamy road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    here's a good grammar question, which is correct; the yolk of the egg is white, or the yolk of the egg are white.
    I've never seen it as 'are'. The yolk is definitely used more.
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    Trick question, no?

    Egg yolks aren't white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Trick question, no?

    Egg yolks aren't white.
    To be super pedantic, it IS possible to have white egg yolks, but it's rare.

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    Need to dig out the "poor standard of English" thread I made a while back tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    skippos highlighted this over at cricsim (albeit in a more condescending way).
    Which is pretty ironic given his style of writing; especially that from when he initially signed up on CricSim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Need to dig out the "poor standard of English" thread I made a while back tbh.
    You as an individual could be described as a 'poor standard of English' tbh

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