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Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
majority

ad populum fallacy
Although this user acknowledges the logical fallacy ad populum, (s)he does not think that it applies to human language, and recognises that the majority determines grammatical "right" and "wrong".
Majority Usage
=
Correct Grammar
This user recognizes that if most people make the same grammatical "mistake", it ceases to be a mistake and becomes proper grammar, for grammar has no immutable or moral "right" or "wrong" and "correct grammar" is determined by majority usage.
Speakers Know Best This user recognizes that grammar comes from humans, not from the heavens. Trust native speakers.
theyThis user considers singular they standard English usage.
theyThis user frequently uses singular they as it is a handy gender-neutral pronoun.


firemanfighter
mankind
This user supports the use of gender-neutral language when it reasonably exists as an alternative to a common gendered word.
(s)he This user supports parallel usage.
ubiquitous ≠ widespreadThis user asserts that the more common word is often not the most precise.
byThe passive voice may be used by this user.
snkThis user says either sneaked or snuck.
"There's" with a plural subjectThis user knows that "there's" with a plural subject is a pervasive grammatical error. There's There are too many people making this mistake. Don't be one of them.



infinitiveThis user has no opinion about split infinitives.
with, at, in, for, to...This user has no opinion about ending a sentence with a preposition.
to
too
two
This user thinks that too many people have no idea how to use words that they should have learned in grade two.
if & whetherThis user knows how to use "if" and "whether" correctly.
than
then
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
their
there
they're
This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
your
you’re
This user thinks that if your grammar is incorrect, then you’re in need of help.
its & it’sThis user understands the difference between its and it’s. So should you.
its
it’s
It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
itsThis user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
who(m)This user uses either who or whom in the object case.
You and MeThis user thinks that if you believe it is incorrect to use "you and me" as the object of a sentence, a little talk needs to be had by you and me...
which & thatThis user knows how to use which and that correctly.
which
that
This user typically uses "which" and "that" interchangeably.
which & that This user joins with Dickens, Melville, and other great writers[1] in rejecting the canard that which may not be used for restrictive relative clauses.
less & fewerThis user understands the difference between less & fewer.
much & manyThis user understands the difference between much & many.
Latin Plurals: "Data is are..." This user uses "data", "media", "memoranda", "criteria", and "agenda" as the plurals of "datum", "medium", "memorandum", "criterion", and "agendum".
English Singulars: "The data is..." This user recognizes that "data", "media", and "agenda" have become incorporated into English as singular nouns.


ain't nobodyThis user hates seeing double negatives clutter up the English language. He/she wants to stomp it out no matter what it takes.
based Based on experience, this user knows that based off is nearly always incorrect.
-ly This user mourns the apparent death of the adverb, a loss that this user feels most serious.
DMCausing unintended humor, this user edits dangling modifiers.
.  TheThis user puts two spaces after a period.
,This user fixes comma-splices; they are annoying.
,This user has no opinion about the serial comma.
Wheaties, Cheerios, and Rice Chex This user prefers the cereal comma.
,
This user supports the use of the
Oxford comma.
’sThi's user know's that not every word that end's with s need's an apostrophe and will remove misused apostrophe's from Wikipedia with extreme prejudice.
’sThis user realises that plural nouns should not have an apostrophe while possessive words should!
’sThis user understands that apostrophe's apostrophes are for possession and contraction, not pluralization.
"…"This user favours typewriter style quotation marks over typographic ones.
"…"!
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Forcing internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a nationalistic style issue!
;This user knows how to use a semicolon correctly.
This user knows the difference between a dash and a hyphen, and follows MOS:DASH.
ANAL 4 AThis user advocates the use of proper grammatic structure.
Pickyness PickinessThis user changes the adjective ending "y" to "i" to form nouns with "-ness".
tyop
typo
This user is a member of the Wikipedia Typo Team.
 This user thinks good grammar is sexy.
USThis user uses American English.
U.S.
spelling
This user prefers to use
American English spelling.
AIM-AbleThis user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.
 Ths usr cn rd & rt usn txt lng
H4X0RThis user has moderate understanding of Leet (H4X0R), but does not use it.
prog-4This user is an expert programmer.
progLike one third of Wikipedians, this user is a programmer.
bashThis user can program in Bash.
BASICThis user can program in BASIC.
 This user is an intermediate TI-BASIC programmer.
vbThis user is a Visual Basic programmer.
vbsThis user can program in VBScript.
batThis user can program in Batch.
C-2This user is an intermediate C programmer.
C++-2This user is an intermediate C++ programmer.
C#-5This user is a professional C# programmer.
objc-1This user is a beginner Objective-C programmer.
js-NThis user is fluent in JavaScript.
Java-3This user is an advanced Java programmer.
Perl-3This user is an advanced Perl programmer.
PHP-NThis user is a fluent PHP user.
phpThis user is a professional PHP programmer.
 This user can program in Python.
reThis user writes regular expressions.
Retired
This user is no longer active on Wikipedia.
This user has a very minimalistic User Page.


rb-1This user is a beginning Ruby programmer.
SQLThis user can program in SQL.
MySQLThis user is a professional MySQL programmer.