i would like to highlight a few common grammar errors i keep seeing every single day by the same people over and over again.
please learn the language, it's really beginning to frustrate and bewilder everyone and on the new forum (when it's finally created) there will be charges for every word you spell wrong so now is a good time to get it right.
the "i'm dyslexic" excuse simply doesn't cut it. next person to use that as an excuse wins a punch in the throat from the henchest guy on the forum at the next forum meet.
accept / except
accept: "yes, i do accept that you are an absolute idiot."
except: "i love every single 306, except for jammah's."
advice / advise
advice: "jim01uk can offer plenty of advice on non-car related things."
advise: "i advise you to get into the boot of my car, young lady."
affect / effect
affect: "punching feno22 in the chest isn't likely to affect him because he is hench."
effect: "my new ebay supercharger kit is producing no effect, does anyone know why?"
board / bored
board: a flat item; a wooden board; an ironing or surfing board
bored: "i came back after an hour and he was still going on about his HDI's economy. i was so bored."
bought / brought
bought: to buy something. "i bought a rose for her sister when my girlfriend was on holiday."
brought: to get something. "i brought a whole pack of 4 carlsberg beers to the massive party."
break / brake
break: to damage or destroy something; to ruin it like a cheerleader.
brake: to slow down; to stop; to gradually decrease your speed.
by / bye / buy
by: "oh, and by the way, your face is hideous."
bye: "i am just waving bye to cosmic spanner's long hair "
buy: "i am going to buy a shitload of parts from south wales."
does / dose
does: "does anyone know a phone number for the gti6 helpline?"
dose: "your car is so ugly that i cannot take a single dose more of it."
form / from
form: "he was on form".
from: "i have just come back from your garage, and the service was shit. i'm going to post about it on the website."
hear / here
hear: hearing element. the opposite of smelling and seeing. "i can hear your gay exhaust from London."
here: "get here right now and get your bangers out for the lads."
hole / whole
hole: a circle entry point. "there's a big hole developing in my brain."
whole: complete; full. "i ate the whole pack of banana's."
knew / new
knew: to know something. "i knew it was a transvestite anyway."
new: "he is new to the gti6 site and believed the story about the milkfloat until the 9th page of the thread."
know / no
know: knowledge; to know something. "yes, i know, the oil prices have fallen so much today. i am following the thread."
no: negative; opposite of yes. "roland rat, have you sold your mincy beemer yet?" "no."
lose / loose
lose: not winning, or misplacing an item. "i am going to lose the race with this Clio."
loose: sagging, of no tender appearance. "she was so loose it looked like a yawning donkey."
of / off
of: belonging to or relating to. "the spoiler on your 306 is of epic proportion, pal."
off: the opposite of on. "park outside my flat again and the council will move you off my land."
peace / piece
peace: without conflict or distressing noise. "finally, without my Magnex cat-back, i can enjoy the peace."
piece: a part of section of something. "i want a piece of you. get in the boot."
pedal / peddle
pedal: something you lift/depress in a vehicle, usually in a sequenced manner to control a car.
peddle: to sell something like drugs or household items door-to-door
quiet / quite
quiet: without noise. "shut up and be quiet."
quite: moderately. "i was quite pleased with my cut and shut job on the china blue gti6."
sentence / sentance
sentence: a grammatical unit of language; a prison term.
sentance: nobody knows what this means and it is incorrect in all senses.
site / sight
site: a location or place. "i saw your ugly face on that site."
sight: to see or visualise. "i have got you in my sight now that i have got my gti6 and i'm doing 140mph."
stationary / stationery
stationary: without moving; being still.
stationery: envelopes, letterheads, business cards. nothing to do with movement.
than / then
than: used to compare things. "my china blue gti6 is better than your blaze-coloured one."
then: referring to events. "i'll run you over and then do it again."
their / there / they're
their: belonging to someone. "... but their 306 HDi is pushing out big torque and gets 65mpg. are you still listening?"
there: somewhere; a place. used in a number of ways. "there will be a fight tonight." / "there is no point buying car parts from the gti6 website.
they're: an abbreviation for "they are". "they're going to send someone round."
threw / through
threw: past tense of throw. "i threw him a Torx driver so he could dismantle my full 306."
through: to pass into or beyond. "i drove through the shop window but i'd had so much to drink i couldn't wait around."
to / too / two
to: "i'm going to service my gti6 every 3000 miles, just to be on the safe side."
too: "it was too expensive for me so i just put normal 95 octane fuel in."
two: "one, two, three, four, ..." - a numerical identification.
waist / waste
waist: your stomach / gut. "his waist was only 38" wide."
waste: excrement; surplus; shit. "i am just taking my peugeot to the tip, because it's all waste."
wear / were / we're / where
wear: to don clothes usually. "it's very hot so i'm just nipping out in my 306. i might wear my vest-top and aviator shades."
were: past tense. "we were in love, but she started visiting Travel Lodges and it all went pear-shaped."
we're: short for "we are".
where: referring to placement of an item. "where did i leave my cocaine?"
whether / weather
whether: to ponder a course of action. "i wonder whether he is just lying all along about these car parts? DHL never showed up."
weather: sun, p*ssing down rain, clouds, hailstone storms. "the weather in manchester is always sunny."
your / you're
your: belonging. "i am going to key your gti6 tonight for comedy value."
you're: short for "you are".
(please can admin move this to FAQ)
thanks in advance,
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