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Help for those learning English et al.

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Nifty29, Mar 8, 2012.

    Mar 8, 2012
  1. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Hi gang

    I've had a few members ask me about the correct use of certain words in the English language that sound the same but are spelt differently.

    I'll provide a few examples and add more when I think.of them.

    THERE - Where something is e.g. I put the newspaper over THERE

    THEIR - Belonging to them e.g. I just saw THEIR awesome screenshot

    THEY'RE. - Abbreviation for THEY ARE e.g. These spiders are awful......THEY'RE everywhere"

    TOO - As well as/In addition e.g. I've hit five aces TOO! / I'm just TOO excited

    TO - In a direction toward etc e.g. I'm going TO deposit at 32Red.

    YOUR - Belonging to you e.g. YOUR car is super fast

    YOU'RE - Abbreviation of "YOU ARE"e.g Just let me know when YOU'RE going to the market



    More to follow. Feel free to ask about words you're unsure about. :)
     
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  2. Mar 8, 2012
  3. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    Ha! Nifty, when I read the thread title I thought you were garnering help for the fairer sex ie les.....

    Oh, maybe it was a French word.

    Mostly these problems stem from the verbal usage. In my early schooldays my English classmates scored low grades in English as though they could speak the language well they were poor in grammar and spelling. The ascendancy of ICQ has also aggravated the problem but as its so common now a reversal of this is unlikely.
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2012
  5. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    lesrning english? :p

    Here's one:

    Then:
    Pertaining to time - that was then, this is now.
    In addition to - it's $19.99, then with tax it's $49.
    Afterward - I deposited $100 and lost, then deposited another $100 and lost.

    Than:
    Used for comparing things - ie:
    Nifty is smarter than the average bear.
    It's better to be a winner than a loser.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2012
  7. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    If we continue with this Max will move this thread to the Attic. You ok with this Nifty?

    Nifty is definitely smarter than the average bear but I usually ask ladies to bare with me and not bear.

    With most of us we are likely to be a winner then a loser as our 'beginners luck' wears out
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2012
  9. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    lol....spring must be coming, everyone's getting frisky!

    How true....sad but true.
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2012
  11. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    My favorite english rule is the I before E except after C rule.

    I like it because there are actually more words that it doesn't apply to than there are words that it does.

    It should be I before E except most of the time. But I guess that's a little vague.
     
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  12. Mar 8, 2012
  13. Westland Bowl

    Westland Bowl Tin Foil Hat Club Member CAG PABnonaccred

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    here= something in immediate vicinity
    hear= what you use your ears for

    week= 7 days make a ....
    weak= No food for a week, makes you weak

    sea= smaller than an ocean but larger than a lake
    see= I hear that this sea here that I can see will take a weak man a week to cross

    Beatle= Thinks 8 days make a week
    beetle= a German car

    balls= what guys have
    bawls= what guys do when kicked in the balls

    hair= what old men don't have
    hare= what Elmer Fudd never gets

    ahhh...got to get to bed. here's more ... fare/fair, tear/tare, whole/hole
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2012
  15. mattsgame

    mattsgame Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    Now is that tear :( or tear :machinegu

    After I hear the paper tear, I have a tear in my eye.

    Nice idea btw Nifty, even with English being my native language, I can still get myself confused at times.
     
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  17. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Lol@title

    Stupid smartphone!!

    Well I just hope it helps someone....then it's worth it.
     
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  18. Mar 8, 2012
  19. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

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    Pretty usefull i assume Nifty:)
    One question pops up, was this a joke or is my english up for a repolishing:

    isn't spelt some type of grain, and spelled the correct word?

    :p
     
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  21. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    I dont know but my spell is always dry.
     
  22. Mar 8, 2012
  23. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Nope. Both are correct :)
     
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  24. Mar 8, 2012
  25. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    Its important as it makes reading and comprehension easier. I know some posters might be having difficulties with the language but surely they should shore up their efforts and use the correct words as far as possible before posting. Forum etiquette you know and not just confined to CM.
     
  26. Mar 8, 2012
  27. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Which isn't to say that spelt is not a type of grain, which it is. In fact I'll be having some spelt flakes in my porridge this morning.

    Help for those learning English et al.: grains_including_spelt_-_marked.jpg,Mar 8, 2012 Help for those learning English et al.: 2008_04_25-Spelt2.jpg,Mar 8, 2012

    FWIW the Wikipedia entry is a bit off. Spelt is very closely related to farro and that is quite popular in Central and Northern Italy and has been for a long time. Apparently it was the grain of choice for the Roman legions. Today they make everything from bread to hearty soups to desserts out of the stuff. Time doesn't seem to have diminished it's significance in Italian cuisine in the slightest. And for good reason, it is very tasty stuff!

    Which brings me back to the topic at hand, sort of:
    desert - a place with little or no rain, usually covered in heaps of sand.
    dessert - a tasty course to follow one's meal, especially good if it somehow involves chocolate. ;)

    [/mother-of-all-derails]
     
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  28. Mar 8, 2012
  29. klara1968

    klara1968 Dormant account

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    PUT YOUR CLOTHES

    Ammm...
    close to your clothes...?...close the door,then/than...
     
  30. Mar 8, 2012
  31. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    When I mentioned bare with me I was assuming one to be away from the clothes.:D
     
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  32. Mar 8, 2012
  33. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

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    Great thread:thumbsup:
    There is not many post I make that I'm satisfied with, and sometimes not knowing the right words for what I wants to say prevents me from write a post at all.
    Sad as what I'm saying should be the most important thing, but I know my own reaction when people can't spell in Swedish so I'm doing my best here.:)
     
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  34. Mar 8, 2012
  35. Seventh777

    Seventh777 RIP Roy

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    Apart from the blatant embarrassment of being taught correct English by Aussie`s, Eastern/Western/Northern and Southern Europeans, Americans + Asian dudes, we Brits are by far the worse culprits and need Fred`s like this (see what I did thar?).

    There is one word that surpasses many others in the multi meaning stakes and that word is set/sett (without Googling I think it has around 30+ different meanings).

    There is one word in the English dictionary that has the same letter twice in three consecutive places ie:- AARRTT, what is that word (no cheating).

    Whenever I see a thread like this I cannot help but cast my mind back to my schoolboy days (thank God I didn`t go to one of those schools where the term `Head boy` was nothing more than a command :eek:), and, apart from those fond memories of being with Sarah Jones behind the bike shed (damn that girl was hot and intelligent, she could speak seven different languages fluently, and couldn`t say `No`in any of them), oops drifted there, anyway`s back to topic - Proverbs, remember those?, intended to broaden one`s horizons whilst on the very long road of bettering one`s grasp and understanding of the complex English language, but, at the same time, dripping, nay oozing, with hypocrisy, a few examples.......

    1). The pen is mightier than the sword.

    1b). Actions speak louder than words.

    2). To many cooks, spoil the broth.

    2b). Many hands, make light work.

    3). The early bird, catches the worm.

    3b). The second mouse, gets the cheese.

    Just a few examples, there are many more.

    Anyway`s great thread Nifty.
     
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  36. Mar 8, 2012
  37. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    That reminded me of one of the most common wrong words used by non-English natives...

    Loose = Floppy, not tight, a slot paying out well!
    Lose = Unable to find something you previously had possession of, not winning.

    The word I always seem to have trouble with myself is "because" - nearly every time I write it I put "becuase" - thank god for spell-check! :p

    KK
     
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  38. Mar 8, 2012
  39. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

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    Lol, thats a very fitting one forum wise..
    One "o" can make such an impact on how your deposit experience unfolds:)
    Reminds me of that other recent thread i think where nifty and myself came to the SLOT, LOST, and LOTS anagram..... are we finally discovering deeper, cabbalistic thruths of the gambling universe? :lolup:
     
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