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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Twoback, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    I'm sure this does not belong on the sports/news board.
    It could fit on the journalism board, but probably not.
    So here it is.
    Not totally trying to be the grammar police here, and I didn't want to slam the person who put me over the top on another thread here. But I just couldn't take it after seeing one more person use the word "dominate" as if it were an adjective.
    Dominate is a verb.
    Dominant is the adjective.
    Between team message boards and e-mails from readers and even the erudite folks on these pages, I bet I see the word "dominate" used as an adjective 22 times a month. This has driven me to do some terrible things, including starting this particular thread. That is all.
    (If you'd like to chime in with your own favorite grammar nails-on-a-chalkboard moments, feel free. Let's vent!)
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Methinks this will not end well.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Give me a usage.... I can't even imagine what you are writing about.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    "Kobe is the most dominate player in the NBA."
  5. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    North Carolina is a dominate team.

    Kevin Garnett is a dominate player.

    Not kidding here. I see this stuff all the time.
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I find seeing people spell "definately" instead of "definitely" to be particularly grating.

    Oh, and seeing people spell the word ludicrous the way the rapper spells his stage name? That's beyond nails on a chalkboard in my book.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I've seen it used that way quite a bit lately too. I just figure people get to typing too fast and don't realize it.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    So... we are talking about people who cannot spell.

    I had never seen that in copy before today.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    "Apple's--$2.00 a pound".
  10. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Srsly? Never seen it.

    And I thought that/which errors were bad.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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