Will this grammar mistake ever be fixed?

HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★
I realize grammar is on the low end of fixes at the moment... but this mistake has been here forever.


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  • What's the error ? Do you think it should be “based on” instead of “based off of” ?
    If so, then maybe technically, grammatically, but the stated wording is very commonly used as an alternative. Ain’t no need to change it (lol).
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★
    Yeah this one is debatable. Some feel that "off of" is imperfect, but I don't see it as a major infraction. Lol. More coloquial than anything.
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★
    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★

    I don’t understand what your saying. I don’t see the grammar mistake your talking about. I like you’re enthusiasm though.

    Well played.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★
    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    What's funny is I grew up in the Country. If you asked my relatives, the first two are acceptable. At least that's what they learned us. XD
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★

    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    What's funny is I grew up in the Country. If you asked my relatives, the first two are acceptable. At least that's what they learned us. XD
    So did I.

    I know slang like you've never heard.

    Sunt: past tense of sent
    Tooken: like taken, but more redneck
  • Past tense of Sent ?? Haha (already in past tense form).
  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 696 ★★★
    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    Unfortunately that's what most Americans usually use in their daily speech for a couple of years now which I find so frustrating everytime I hear it.
    I'm not American but I know English.
    Another one will be "You have to have" which is supposed to be "You need to have". The later sounds better and make you sound like a smart man too.
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★

    Past tense of Sent ?? Haha (already in past tense form).

    It's the paster tense of the past tense.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★
    Hamin said:

    Past tense of Sent ?? Haha (already in past tense form).

    It's the paster tense of the past tense.
    Pasterized.
  • X_ScottX_Scott Posts: 653 ★★★
    Ain't nary a one you makin no sense
  • *sigh*


    If my mom saw this thread..........
  • KpatrixKpatrix Posts: 980 ★★★

    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    Unfortunately that's what most Americans usually use in their daily speech for a couple of years now which I find so frustrating everytime I hear it.
    I'm not American but I know English.
    Another one will be "You have to have" which is supposed to be "You need to have". The later sounds better and make you sound like a smart man too.
    *latter not later smh
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★
    Kpatrix said:

    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    Unfortunately that's what most Americans usually use in their daily speech for a couple of years now which I find so frustrating everytime I hear it.
    I'm not American but I know English.
    Another one will be "You have to have" which is supposed to be "You need to have". The later sounds better and make you sound like a smart man too.
    *latter not later smh
    You can't smh at a typo... which more than likely that was.
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 933 ★★★


    Also used by Shakespeare, so yeah.
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★
    DarthPhal said:



    Also used by Shakespeare, so yeah.

    He also made up words, so yeah...

    And again, just because it's used doesn't make it correct.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★
    I guess there's no getting around it. Humans are inperfect.
    XD
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 933 ★★★
    Just because you think it’s incorrect doesn’t make it incorrect either. I personally think your stance on the matter belongs in the loo.
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,446 ★★★★★
    DarthPhal said:

    Just because you think it’s incorrect doesn’t make it incorrect either. I personally think your stance on the matter belongs in the loo.

    I don't "think" it is. It is.

    It's objectively wrong.
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 933 ★★★
    Hamin said:

    DarthPhal said:

    Just because you think it’s incorrect doesn’t make it incorrect either. I personally think your stance on the matter belongs in the loo.

    I don't "think" it is. It is.

    It's objectively wrong.
    Not in American English it isn’t. Get over it.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★

    I guess there's no getting around it. Humans are inperfect.
    XD

    Was waiting for someone to call me on that. It's ok, people, it was imtentional.
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 933 ★★★
    Will this thread ever be taken off of the forum?
  • shadow_lurker22shadow_lurker22 Posts: 2,686 ★★★★
    Hamin said:

    Hamin said:

    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless

    What's funny is I grew up in the Country. If you asked my relatives, the first two are acceptable. At least that's what they learned us. XD
    So did I.

    I know slang like you've never heard.

    Sunt: past tense of sent
    Tooken: like taken, but more redneck
    Correction sent is past tense of send
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 22,505 ★★★★★
    Everyone knows it's sented.
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