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General Off-Topic Board / Grammar Lesson Thread
« on: December 06, 2004, 04:46:36 PM »
This thread is for the purpose of improving the writing skills of future lawyers, including myself. We all have weaknesses when it comes to the mechanics of writing (my biggest is definitely spelling, or is that 'definately'?). Please share good rules of grammar here, or just your grammatical pet peeves.

Lesson 1- Their, There, and They're

'Their' is a word which indicates possession by more than one, as in, "Yale law students suck. I hate THEIR pretentiousness."

'There' refers to a place, as in, "Harvard is for silly-ass over-achievers with gigantic egos; I'd never go THERE."

'They're' is simply a contraction of 'they' and 'are'. For example, "People who score above 170 on the LSAT are generally very smart. Just ask them. THEY'RE likely to be the first ones to bring it up in conversation"

These words ARE NOT interchangeable, contrary to what you might read on this forum.

Anybody care to take 'Your' and 'you're' next?


Acceptances / Northern Illinois University
« on: December 03, 2004, 04:52:12 PM »
Got the call today from a very nice lady. Not my first choice, but it feels good to get some feedback finally.

Anybody know how this school places in Chicago? Other info?

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