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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Help Wanted: Grammar Guru

Yes, I found another one when I was reading this afternoon. Rather than being the grammar police, I thought I'd see if one of my readers could pick out the problem in the following sentence:

Unfortunately, after awhile many of them would start acting wild and running in packs.

The first person to correctly answer will win... um, the unofficial title of "Grammar Guru of the Day." I'll just sit here and hum the Jeopardy theme song.

10 comments:

  1. "Unfortunately, after a while, many of them would start acting wild and running in packs." ???

    I don't know how to comment using my I.D. as a "follower" :) ... Tami

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  2. You got it, Tami!

    And the friendly folks here:

    http://languageandgrammar.com/2008/04/07/awhilea-while/

    can explain why.

    You win the title of Grammar Guru of the day!

    Oh, and you should be able to comment using your ID if you are currently signed in. Otherwise I have no idea what could be wrong.

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  3. Let's see if I can comment with my I.D.

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  4. Ah! It worked! I'll recuse myself from any of your future Grammar Guru contests. I'm semi-pro. I will, however, and not humbly, accept the title of Grammar Guru of the day!

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  5. Ack! I'll call it something different next time so you can play too.

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  6. yvettesgonefishingMarch 19, 2009 at 3:06 AM

    Yeah, people use 'awhile' alot. But that's alright.

    (gag, gasp, gringe)

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  7. They use "alot" a lot, too.
    What drives me even nutsier is when a word is misspelled to look cute, like Kids Korrall or Kute Kuddles.
    ARRRGGGHH!
    --Jen

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  8. yvettesgonefishingMarch 19, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Yep. That was the joke. Of course, people say I tell that joke alot. But that's okay. It's been awhile. rofl

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  9. Or should I have said "alright all ready"? grrr

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