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Really guys, it is blindingly obvious that it's a direct quote of the professor. What the hell do you think the quotation marks are for? The horrific literacy failure here is solely your own.

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70, 85, if you're going to correct grammar, do it right. It is "AN" FML because "F" has a vowel SOUND. The consonants f, h, l, m, n, and r are all preceded by the article "an" instead of "a" due to starting with a vowel sound even though they are consonants. Also, to those of you correcting OP's use of "to"...OP was obviously quoting their professor's use of the word; hence the quotation marks. Think before you take the energy to post something criticizing others' mistakes.

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115, if you're going to try and correct someone, make sure to read their comment first. I wasn't correcting grammar, I was correcting the people who thought OP said "to good". Otherwise you might look dumb. But it's ok, I don't hold grudges.

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^ in those cases, no. Only if the letter has a VOWEL SOUND, as they clearly stated above. If you were to say "that word has an F in it" you wouldn't say "a f" because F is pronounced EFF, which has the "E" sound at the beginning. & e is a vowel.

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85/137, I was referring to you erroneously saying "a FML." I don't consider myself a "grammar nazi" but it's a little annoying when people correct others but are wrong. Most of the annoyance was at 70, though, not you. They "corrected" someone by telling them to say "a FML" -_- And I thought #1's comment was funny, too...some people just didn't get it lol

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193, I get what you're saying, I do. However I corrected no one, which makes your statement false xP. Anyway yea the a was a typo that I overlooked. When I typed that I was walking to class and talking to a friend..so looking at the keyboard was kind of at the bottom of my priority list.

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115 the only circumstances in which your lengthly grammar correction make any sense is when you are saying just a letter. You may have meant that but you should be more specific. Examples: a noun, A foot, a mountain, a mouse, a lake, a moose, a rat, a heart, etc. Ps. You forgot Letters "s" and"x" in your list

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All of you are dumb. I'm going to make it very clear. The professor used the wrong form of "to" not OP. Also, what are you people talking about? This girls is not even close to hot.

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Sometimes the FML gods will change the text to make things more obvious to those total idiots who didn't understand the original text. Clearly that attempt failed, through no fault of the FML mods... sigh...

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I once had an English teacher who thought there were no exceptions to the rule that punctuation marks go inside quotation marks. I believe he's never been to England or used a quote in a question.

If you want to prove that it isn't plagiarized then google search the phrases. If nothing comes up exact then you make your point. If your exact phrases do come up, well then...you know. But definitely FYL for your professor correcting and using the wrong form of "to".

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Yes I do. Hence the edit time window. Besides the first time I read it I thought they made the spelling error. Then I read another comment that enlightened the fact the professor made the spelling error. So, I do what I want! :)

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"If you want to prove that it isn't plagiarized then google search the phrases. If nothing comes up exact then you make your point. If your exact phrases do come up, well then...you know." But isn't it a little bit fucked-up if a student needs to prove he's honest? I once read an essay from a pupil that was, yeah, too good for his age. I googled some sentences and huppah, there it was, almost exactly the same essay. I printed it and gave it to him, together with his zero. That's the way it should be, not the other way around.

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I totally agree. I don't think the student should have to prove their honesty. But since the professor already accused OP of plagiarism then OP should dispute it. My girlfriend is a professor. She would never accuse a student without doing her own investigating. In which she's done the same thing, googled and found the essay word for word. Ending in the student receiving a zero.

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I agree. It is the professor's job to find proof of plagiarism instead of throwing accusations that could possibly harm a student's academic career for good.

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They did a study somewhere anyways where all you have to do is hvae the fsirt and lsat letetr in the rghit pclae and you can raed it jsut as fsat. So you grammar nazis are fighting a losing battle

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@69 TO is not misspelled. There is actually a word with that spelling, so grammar is the correct term. Wait doc, is it "anti grammar" nazi, or anti "grammar nazi"??? *head explodes*

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Agree with above. If the professor pursues his accusal of plagiarism the student could get expelled, whether or not evidence is substantial. At least according to my university's policy. (Pending the advocation of the department chair, if a professor believes a student's work to be plagiarized based on published works, the work of a peer, or untestified quotations and proof, the accumulated credits shall be null and void.)

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