Sunday, June 11, 2006

Get the basics right

Not only is it important for the All Blacks to get the basics right [like scrummaging, lineouts and passing], you people need to use basic english correctly.

[Or should that be 'English'?]

Please learn when to use "there", "their" and "they're" in sentences.

Kia kaha,
Kia manawanui.

Hasta luego, amigos.


【※ 『§mr. brainy§』 ※】 said...


Howdy! said...

If we're in the g8 class, i would expect everyone to know the difference in their,there,thet're etc.



Ernesty said...

I do!

Mr Woody said...

i totally agree, Howdy. GATE kids should take pride in possessing excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. You will find that having mastery of language skills will set you apart from the multitudes. It is extremely important for your future. People will gain an immediate impression of your level of intelligence and education based on how you speak. how you speak will be affected by your grasp of the basics of language. for example, teachers [being wicked creatures, generally] will sneer and mock other teachers who stand up in assembly and use poor language. [e.g. "player of the days"]
conversely, they will praise and admire the linguistic intelligentsia and conversationally enabled. no one knows for example, if, in the dim recesses of your cerebral cortex, you haven't quite grasped the intricacies of complex algorithms, but they will think you a fool if you mispronounce a word. that is why assemblies run by mrs brown are so universally admired and enjoyed. even commonfolk and illiterate curmudgeons feel comforted by a soft and lilting tone, poignant words and eloquently expressed sincerity.

here endeth the lesson.

p.s. feel free to mock me brutally for any spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors.

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Ernesty said...

I have changed the ending of my story, come and see it plz! Its at the very bottom!

Mr Woody said...

stay on topic, kidlets.

【※ 『§mr. brainy§』 ※】 said...

yip i agree with mr woody

ps. i got the player of the days..i mean player of the day! lol

Howdy! said...


ummm. . . . I think I know the difference between their,there,THEY'RE etc.

thanks, bye


the real mimi

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Mr Woody said...

why don't you post examples of them being used correctly then, howdy?

!~*ZuZu*~! said...

I agree with Mimi that if we're in the Gate class we should no the difference.

I have some ideas for some examples ...
"The ball is over there!" exclaimed George.
"They're cool as!" said Jane.
"Their coming over for dinner tonight." said Mum.

Mr Woody said...

good on you for posting, Zuzu - however, you have made two mistakes. can anyone point them out? or shall i?
one is in your first sentence, one is in your examples.
of course, i acknowledge i am being lazy and not using capitals.
keep at it!

laffydaffy said...

Is is that zuzu forgot the comma afta Mimi or is it that zuzu spelt know wrong or is it that zuzu's second example didn't make sense???


p.s. friday is a stupid day to hand in our tuhua diary because we are on a trip and some people put it on their blog, i think the deadline should be Monday.

Sig said...

I already know how to use their, they're and there correctly in sentences!

Sig said...

I'll prove that I can use them correctly:
They're going to see a movie.
It's their lolliepop, not yours.
The baseball fell over there.

Hopefully I got them all right, if I didn't, then I'm not as smart as I thought I was. ha ha ha

Sig said...

There is a place that isn't where you are presently. Their is to show that it is owned by those people. They're is an abbreviation of they are. There you go people!!!

P.S That's also another way of using there. ha ha ha

P.P.S Sorry if I have any spelling mistakes