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martyyn
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  #1485433 4-Feb-2016 20:16
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People who say 'that' instead of 'who' when referring to someone, or instead of 'which' when adding information to a statement instead of adding a limitation.

 

In fact people who says 'that' when it's completely unnecessary in a sentence. For example, just taken from Stuff.co.nz

 

"....after she became concerned at her son's behaviour and reported that there was a gun in the house"

 

should read

 

"....after she became concerned at her son's behaviour and reported there was a gun in the house"

 

That really annoys me ;)

 

 


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  #1485634 5-Feb-2016 09:10
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People who get annoyed (and rant) at little things instead of finding something important to get annoyed at.





 

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  #1485680 5-Feb-2016 10:03
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I have to admit I'm 40 something and still don't under stand when to us that or which.

 

martyyn:

 

People who say 'that' instead of 'who' when referring to someone, or instead of 'which' when adding information to a statement instead of adding a limitation.

 

 

 





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  #1485684 5-Feb-2016 10:08
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martyyn:

 

... should read...

 

 

Attention to details and good English skills combined together are in high demand in some areas of business and you perhaps could charge money as an Editor or Technical Writer. Would you be keen to scroll via my web site front page only and see if there are any annoying mistakes? (English is my second). Site does not allow to copy paste - which could be annoying in itself.

 

One former work peer promised he will read the front page of my site and provide me with the feedback. Unfortunately for them he has never followed on his promise(s) and recently been made redundant :-(

 

That is another annoying thing: no follow up on promises  ... Can't deliver? Do not promise, ever...


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  #1485726 5-Feb-2016 10:32
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MikeAqua:

 

I have to admit I'm 40 something and still don't under stand when to us that or which.

 

 

 

 

The best description I've seen goes something like this (I cant remember it exactly).

 

If you have 10 bottles and they all have red lids you might say 'I can see bottles which have red lids' because you are adding information relevant to all of them.

 

If you have 10 bottles where 5 have red lids and 5 have blue lids you might say 'I can see bottles that have red lids' because you are limiting the statement to only the red ones.

 

 


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#1485729 5-Feb-2016 10:34
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People who drive in the right lane of a motorway doing 90-100 kmh and wont move over to the left, the road rules state ( unless I am mistaken ) KEEP LEFT UNLESS PASSING


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  #1485734 5-Feb-2016 10:38
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RUKI:

 

 

 

Attention to details and good English skills combined together are in high demand in some areas of business and you perhaps could charge money as an Editor or Technical Writer. Would you be keen to scroll via my web site front page only and see if there are any annoying mistakes? (English is my second). Site does not allow to copy paste - which could be annoying in itself.

 

 

You'd think so but my colleagues would never let me proof-read their documents because I'd start by pointing out how many different fonts they had used ! Maybe I'm just old fashioned but as an IT consultant I wouldn't want a document to go out which had basic errors in it. It's just unprofessional.

 

I started 20-odd years ago proof-reading my wife's LLB Masters papers. 30k words all with very strict rules about layout and presentation. We had some very late nights double checking those !


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  #1485737 5-Feb-2016 10:40
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That Netflix will only allow you to rate a movie or TV show in whole stars. There are a lot of movies better than a 3, but not worthy of a 4 etc.


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  #1485792 5-Feb-2016 11:30
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PeterQ:

 

People who drive in the right lane of a motorway doing 90-100 kmh and wont move over to the left, the road rules state ( unless I am mistaken ) KEEP LEFT UNLESS PASSING

 

 

Pretty much! From a piece in the Road Code:

 


Where there are two or more lanes on your side of the centre line:

 

  • keep in the left-hand lane as much as you can
  • don't use the lane closest to the centre line if you will hold up other vehicles.

The lane closest to the centre line should only be used when:

 

  • you want to pass another vehicle
  • you want to turn right
  • the left-hand lane is full with other traffic or is blocked.

 


Even worse when they're only doing 60-90km/h





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  #1485797 5-Feb-2016 11:36
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Its pretty obvious that they do not know the road rules or just ignorant and don't care but I reckon that they are the ones that cause some accidents


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  #1485855 5-Feb-2016 12:20
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When walking in the Wellington CBD, getting constant attempts to harangue me to sign up for donations to WWF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International etc.

 

(At least, I assume that's what they're doing, I have never actually stopped to talk to them.)

 

 





People often mistake me for an adult due to my age.


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  #1485858 5-Feb-2016 12:24
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When you open a webpage and the button you want is in front of you, and then everything shunts down as a picture loads above, and the area you clicked now sends you to some other link/page.

 

 

 

And

 

 

 

When you delete some text in a field and explorer takes you back a few pages because some knob thought it was a good idea to make the Backspace key equivalent to the Back button...


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  #1487606 8-Feb-2016 17:07
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Stuff Reporting!

 

Video footage titled: "Eight fire crews battle a fire at Westland High School, in Hokitika, on Monday"

 

Then the next line: "Seven fire crews battling a large blaze a West Coast high school believe they have stopped it from spreading further."

 

And then they don't even know the area saying Lake Brunner crew are there. There is no "Lake Brunner" crew.

 

The station at Lake Brunner is Moana - and they are not there!

 

Brunner (Without the "Lake") is a station at Dobson and they are at the fire!


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  #1487633 8-Feb-2016 18:10
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msukiwi:

 

Stuff Reporting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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