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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:20 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I did win my bee.

No, whenever I accidentally spelled any word with the British spelling, I'd either have to change it to the American version or go through the entire assignment and change it all to British spelling.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:24 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

yes, consistency is the key, I suppose


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:36 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

But rewriting the entire 5 page paper?


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:41 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

ouch! I never had to do that


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:42 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I can thank HP for that.
As well as LOTR.

But then, they're both British, so....


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Old August 11th, 2007, 4:23 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

They've increased my vocabulary in which I use wizarding words all the time, but there is a lot of English grammar in there (ie. They sneaked into the house), and since I'm American, that would be "They snuck into the house" and it kinda threw me off.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 4:30 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

That threw me off too. Which is it, really?


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Old August 11th, 2007, 4:31 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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That threw me off too. Which is it, really?
Well, its both. Each culture says it differently.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 4:32 am
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I like sneaked better, though in America, that sounds incorrect.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 8:12 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I cant believe you anaylised every chapter!! That must have been really interesting, what did you conclude?


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Old August 11th, 2007, 8:16 am
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That Harry has some serious emotional problems, even with him being a teenager.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 11:27 am
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Topic?


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:04 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The books have given me a wider vocabulary of words and i am learning Latin and almost every spell in Harry Potter is actually a latin word so reading the books has helped me learn how to pronouce words.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:59 pm
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In Latin, "sempra" is derived from "semper" meaning "always" or "at all times," and "rictum" meaning "jaws" or "open mouth." D erived from the Latin words to mean "constantly laughing."


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Old August 12th, 2007, 4:32 am
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that's definitely true about the Latin...I haven't looked at my Latin books since highschool many moons ago, but HP really refreshed it for me! That was fun


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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:52 pm
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The books have definitely been a good thing for my vocabulary, and also for my grammar since English isn't my first language. Especially many things that Dumbledore say are expressed with a beautiful choice of words. Unfortunately, not the same can be said about Hagrid's words - but then again his accent adds a lot to his character.


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Old August 13th, 2007, 1:23 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

People are going to hate me for saying this, but the Harry Potter books have nothing in improving my grammar. I personally hope that HP doesn't influence people's grammar, another book should do that.

Reason?

HP is most often not very grammatically correct. The writing is somewhat careless.


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Old August 13th, 2007, 4:01 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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People are going to hate me for saying this, but the Harry Potter books have nothing in improving my grammar. I personally hope that HP doesn't influence people's grammar, another book should do that.

Reason?

HP is most often not very grammatically correct. The writing is somewhat careless.
I agree. Unfortunately, JKR does have some grammatical issues... I noticed them especially in DH - there were a lot of things I saw that my writing/English teacher would never let me get away with.

Oh, well... no one's perfect


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Old August 13th, 2007, 4:18 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I actually think all reading improves grammar. And reading Harry Potter definitely helped


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Old August 13th, 2007, 6:26 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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I actually think all reading improves grammar. And reading Harry Potter definitely helped
I agree, I dont think you can read a book and not take something out of it, whether its exclamation marks or full stops and commas!


 
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