Sunday, 6 January 2013

You're Your, They're Their There

Assalamualaikum and hello people :)

I am not a grammar geek, dan grammar saya pun takdela sebagus mana, tapi ada satu trend kesalahan yang sangat menggeramkan. Yup, it is beza antara You're dengan Your & They're dengan Their.

Kalau baca subtitle yang ada grammar mistake macam ni memang tangan di dada mata ke atas laa.

YOU'RE adalah singkatan kepada you are yang bermaksud kamu ialah.... dan selalunya kalau selepas nya verb you're ni akan ada -ing. Sebagai contoh you're going to be late ataupun you're an intelligent doctor.
Manakala YOUR adalah membawa maksud kepunyaan. Your bag = beg kamu. Sebagai contoh, This is your  stethoscope not mine.

Peraturan yang sama juga pada THEY'RE dan THEIR. Contohnya, they're my most beloved friends dan their house is just right there. Kadang kadang ada jugak yang terkonfius they're & their ni dengan THERE. There maksudnya different pulak, lebih kurang macam di sana (Contoh; Do you want to sit here or there?) ataupun boleh guna untuk.. emm saya tak tahu macam mana nak explain tapi penggunaan dia macam ni there is something going on here atau there are a lot of things goin on lately. 

English adalah satu bahasa yang sangat confusing. Banyaaaak sangat perkataan yang lebih kurang bunyi atau ejaan tapi membawa maksud yang berbeza. Sebagai contoh, accept&except, everyday&every day, whether&weather, effect&affect, ours&our's atau to&too &two dan macam macam lagi laaa haaa.

Saya copied poem ni from another blog, lama dulu. It's quite funny :P

"Let's face it
English is a stupid language
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in hamburger
And neither pine nor apple is in pineapple
And while no one knows what is in a hot dog
you can be pretty sure it isn't canine
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France
We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that 
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig
Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads,
which aren't sweet, are meat.

If writers write, how can fingers don't fing
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
One goose, two geese,
So one moose, two meese?
Is cheese the plural of cheese?
One mouse, two mice; one louse, two lice,
One house, two hice?
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught, why didn't the preacher praught,
Or the grocer groce, or hammers ham?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship...?
Have feet that smell and noses that run?
How can the weather can be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down,
And in which you fill in a form 
by filling it out.
And a bell is only heard once it goes!
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
While a wise man and a wise guy opposites?

English was invented by people, not computers
and it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)
That is why.

You get in and out in a car; and on and off a bus
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts,
But when I wind up this poem, 
It ends."


1 comment:

نورعيم said...

hahaha sy sampai skng xpndai pn english ni. huhu.