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  1. B45
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    This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in Asia t

    This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in Asia trying to imitate In-N-out in California. It says:

    Hmmm... Take a wild guess! WRONG AGAIN. This is NOT "caliburger" and never will be; That cruddy, rinky dinky thing you call a burger should and will always stay where it belongs.... Quit trying to prove otherwise because your actions have only made you look like a small minded jealous little person that has NO knowledge of burgers whatsoever... So, pls just stop your pity begrudging and let my buddies and I have this delicious authentic in-N-out burger in PEACE. Will the REAL CALIFORNIA BURGER PLEASE STAND UP. ATTENTION. HUT..1..2..3..

    It's just very casual and kinda like an advertisement in a way.

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    Casualness does not excuse bad grammar.

    '...let my buddies and ME...'

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    Wait, I thought it was always supposed to be:

    My friends and I... Not me...

    No?

    How does the rest of the sentence look grammatically? It's mainly for effect.

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    Shouldn't this part be plural since there's more than one burger:

    So, pls just stop your pity begrudging and let my buddies and I have these delicious authentic in-N-out burgers in PEACE.
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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    Wait, I thought it was always supposed to be:

    My friends and I... Not me...

    No?
    I am not a teacher.

    No. Would you ever say, 'Let I have this delicious burger'? I thought not.

    When in doubt, reduce the phrase to its simplest form and it will become clear whether the subject or object pronoun is required.

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    What about the rest of the sentence? Is it grammatical?

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    I am not a teacher.

    I think 'pity begrudging' should be 'petty begrudging' but otherwise, if spoken, it would be grammatical despite its very informal style. As written it has a host of other problems.

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    Could you point out the other problems?

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    I am not a teacher.

    I'm referring to the erratic use of capitals, ending a sentence with an ellipsis, using a semicolon as a full stop, 'pls' instead of 'please', and so on. All unnoticeable in speech.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Apr-2015 at 09:39. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: This is the caption for a picture I posted online. It's of a burger branch in As

    But I'm writing it as a caption so it's not really spoken... The semi-colon is used wrongly here?

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