There is a difference between there, their and they're. However, you wouldn't know it these days. A guide to navigate basic English.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this Kickstarter project.
Nowadays you can't go on social networking sites, or read the comment threads of your favorite blogs without encountering people's inability to express their thoughts in proper English. We're becomes were, its becomes it's', and your faith in humanity continues to erode.
This handbook is aimed at educating adults about what they (should) already know. Fully illustrated, irreverent and condescending, this book offers 30 pages of both entertainment and instruction.
The book will cover:
Homophones: your, you're etc.
Words That Don't Exist: irregardless etc.
Improper Use of 'Literally': My head is literally going to explode.
Side Notes: tricks to make yourself sound smarter than you really are
Since I am going to self-publish this masterpiece, I will need all of your help to reach my goal. The money will literally go to printing copies of the book.
Because the book hasn't gone to print yet, please feel free to suggest any grammar mistakes that drive you crazy in the comments section. I will try to include all relevant suggestions in the book.
Thanks everyone, YOUR the best!
Here is a small excerpt from the book:
They're is the contraction of they are.
They're wrong when they say you can't get a little bit pregnant.
I don't understand why they're so nice, perhaps they're Canadian
Now You Try It:
I am not going over ______________ if they don't have any shiitake mushrooms.
What is ____________ problem? I only set fire to __________ garage, not the whole house.
I simply cannot believe ______________ saying rap music isn't the most intelligent form of communication ever known to man.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 3, 2012.
Mar 7, 2012 - May 6, 2012 (60 days)
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A YOUR STUPID bumper sticker for your car along with some less-valuable gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A copy of the book along with some YOUR STUPID stickers. Please don't put these stickers on people's cars without permission. Add $6 if shipping outside North America.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A personally inscribed copy of the book. You truly might be stupid if you think a signed copy is any more valuable than an unsigned copy.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A three-pack of handbooks. You can make an impact on the quality of discourse in your community with this many books.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Five copies of this useful handbook, all signed (if you'd prefer). Perfect for the consummate grammar policeman.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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TEACHER'S PACK: A dozen handbooks for your borderline-illiterate class. This book is appropriate for all ages and grade-levels, but beware of backlash from parents alleging that you "damaged" their kids.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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The TEACHER'S PACK and a personal 30-minute Skype lesson on everything covered in the book delivered in the most patronizing way possible.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You will receive the TEACHER'S PACK, and I will present a lesson on everything in the book in person at a location and setting of your choice. Please don't make me present the lesson at a prison.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012