Will this grammar mistake ever be fixed?

HaminHamin Posts: 2,220
I realize grammar is on the low end of fixes at the moment... but this mistake has been here forever.


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  • SummonerNRSummonerNR Posts: 1,011
    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: 16,675
    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: 2,220
    "Off of" is incorrect grammar regardless if it's widely used.

    E.G.: snuck, ain't, irregardless
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,220

    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: 16,675
    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: 2,220

    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
  • Drooped2Drooped2 Posts: 2,258
    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
    Past tense of sent is sended.
    I sended that message the other day
    Pfft sunt who makes these things up
  • SummonerNRSummonerNR Posts: 1,011
    Past tense of Sent ?? Haha (already in past tense form).
  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 512
    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: 2,220

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

    It's the paster tense of the past tense.
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 16,675
    Hamin said:

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

    It's the paster tense of the past tense.
    Pasterized.
  • Drooped2Drooped2 Posts: 2,258

    Hamin said:

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

    It's the paster tense of the past tense.
    Pasterized.
    Is the the verb form of past tense past?
    Were getting into some advanced english now
  • X_ScottX_Scott Posts: 615
    Ain't nary a one you makin no sense
  • Mitchell35Mitchell35 Posts: 1,702
    *sigh*


    If my mom saw this thread..........
  • Drooped2Drooped2 Posts: 2,258

    *sigh*


    If my mom saw this thread..........

    Would she be proud of how well we all speak english?
  • KpatrixKpatrix Posts: 918

    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: 2,220
    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: 774


    Also used by Shakespeare, so yeah.
  • HaminHamin Posts: 2,220
    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: 16,675
    I guess there's no getting around it. Humans are inperfect.
    XD
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 774
    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: 2,220
    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: 774
    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: 16,675

    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: 774
    Will this thread ever be taken off of the forum?
  • shadow_lurker22shadow_lurker22 Posts: 1,722
    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
  • Drooped2Drooped2 Posts: 2,258

    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
    Paster tense. Jeez
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 16,675
    Everyone knows it's sented.
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