Hate is a strong word. But I hate people that don’t know how to properly use homophones. If you (or most likely someone you know) needs a grammar lesson, please feel free to share this bad boy. First, know the difference between “their”, “they’re” and “there”. “Their” signifies possession and ownership. As in “Who was their teacher that didn’t go over homophones”. “They’re” is a contraction for “they” + “are”. As in “They’re an idiot if they don’t know to properly use homophones”. “There” is noun that describes a place or fact of existence. As in “Are there really that many people ignorant to homophone usage”. Second, know the difference between to, too and two. “To” is preposition that describes motion, affect, relationship or attachment. As in “I’m not talking to anyone who doesn’t know what a homophone is”. “Too” refers to a higher degree or in addition. As in “I guess he’s an idiot too, since he doesn’t know what a homophone is.” “Two” is a frickin’ number. As in “This two year old is smarter than you because they know what a homophone is”. In my Fred Sanford voice, don’t be a big dummy. There’s (see how I did that) nothing worse than reading a condescending post from someone, only to have them screw this up. You lose all credibility and anything you just stated, regardless of accuracy or validity, has just been ruled null and void. This is basic English, people. I’m talkin’ stuff we learned in elementary school. Please, out of respect for yourself, know (not “no”) the difference. If you ever want to communicate effectively electronically, it’s imperative that you use these words correctly. Okay, grammar 221 is done. Carry on.
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