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    You're best bet or your best bet

    So, get to work scavenging as much food as you can. In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, you’re best bet would be to hit the supermarkets. But the real question is, how long before the food goes bad?

    Source: Book Summary - The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm by Lewis Dartnell


    Should the boldfaced phrase be "your best bet"?
    Thank you.
    Last edited by anhnha; 18-Feb-2016 at 19:25.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    "your best bet"?
    That's the one. The other would make no sense.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Feb-2016 at 15:50.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Should the boldfaced phrase be "your best bet"?
    Yes, it should. The internet is full of such mistakes, as it is often written at speed with little more than a cursory spellcheck, so don't be surprised when you see such mistakes.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Your/you're and there/they're/their are without a doubt the most common mistakes you'll find on the Internet.

    Sadly, it's not limited to posts/comments by individuals. I've seen such basic grammar errors in even the most "reputable" of sources. It's as if somehow posting something on the Internet removes any sense of responsibility to proofread.

    Or at least I hope it's just related to carelessness, not an actual lack of awareness.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    It's as if somehow posting something on the Internet removes any sense of responsibility to proofread..
    Your write. Their knot.



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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Your/you're and there/they're/their are without a doubt the most common mistakes you'll find on the Internet.
    I wonder whether loose/lose should also be in that group, especially with the number of keyboard warriors who want to call someone a loser and use looser instead.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    They're different. They irritate me immensely, I suppose because they're not even homophones, so they're not typos. They are instances of people not being able to spell 'lose'.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    When I see such mistakes in the Internet, I usually assume that the person isn't a native speaker. Do native speakers make the same mistake?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Yes, all those mistakes are very common among native Anglophones.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: You're best bet or your best bet

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Your write. Their knot.


    Just curious, does this mean "You are right. They are not."?

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