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tsiqah - 09/01/2011 12:24 PM
#1
Grammatical errors in english song lyrics
iloveindonesia Hi all EF loungers iloveindonesia

Believe it or not,
Even English songs are written in English, but still, there are some grammatical errors in it.


It might be caused by the urge of a rhyme, in which the song writer wants the same sound among the lines. Or, because the English that was used in the songs is daily-used (colloquaial English) instead of the formal English.


However, it is still interesting to find that some cool songs have some gramamatical errors in it..


kiss Here are some:

Quote:
.. And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket,
but I've got to get move on with my life,
It's time to be a big girl now
And big girls don't cry

(fergie - big girl don't cry)



Quote:
like a child misses their blanket

A child is the third person singular, so that the possessive pronoun should be "his/her", thus the sentence should be:

Like a child misses his blanket


Come on, find the errors in your fave songs and let others know!maho
tsiqah - 09/01/2011 01:02 PM
#2

Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad

Quote:
He's staying with a flack of 'em all, yeah
Got a girl at home, but he don't care,
won't care, won't care
all he'll do is keep me at home, won't let me go nowhere


Quote:
He don't care >- He doesn't care
All he'll do is keep me at home >- All he'll do is keeping me at home/ to keep me at home.
tsiqah - 09/01/2011 01:09 PM
#3


RIHANNA FEAT. EMINEM - LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE

Quote:
You ever love somebody so much
You can barely breathe
When you're with them
You meet
And neither one of you
Even know what hit 'em
Got that warm fuzzy feeling
Yeah them chills


Quote:
them chills >- got that warm fuzzy feeling them chilling
/ got that warm fuzzy feeling, yeah, they chill
popmiebakar - 09/01/2011 01:25 PM
#4

Who said English songs need good grammar?
tsiqah - 10/01/2011 12:39 AM
#5

Nobody says that D

I made a statement in the very beginning, sir. That it is a colloquaial language, yet it doesn't need to be that grammatically good. However, for our brothers or sisters who are learning English (some of them are thru songs), I think this would be quite useful..
nakamaru aoi - 10/01/2011 01:27 AM
#6

nice share i think. just don't be overwhelming. this thread is fun anyway ^^

However there're some songs that use "do" for "he" or "she". I ever wondered how could it be like that way? LOL. but then i know that it's just a colloquial words (as in Indonesia, we won't say "tidak" when "nggak" works :Peace\). Yet, for some basic learner, it may sound contrary and a bit confusing, right? DD
tsiqah - 11/01/2011 10:06 PM
#7

Quote:
Original Posted By nakamaru aoi
nice share i think. just don't be overwhelming. this thread is fun anyway ^^

However there're some songs that use "do" for "he" or "she". I ever wondered how could it be like that way? LOL. but then i know that it's just a colloquial words (as in Indonesia, we won't say "tidak" when "nggak" works :Peace\). Yet, for some basic learner, it may sound contrary and a bit confusing, right? DD


Yep. I do believe that for those who knew that habit (that those songs use colloquial language), those lyrics might be fine. But I intend to inform the beginner, that we can learn something (grammatical error analysis) from the English song lyrics.

D

maho
gaizin - 12/01/2011 04:50 AM
#8

yeah may be just several word error \)
gaizin - 12/01/2011 04:51 AM
#9

Quote:
Original Posted By popmiebakar
Who said English songs need good grammar?


Yeah I think it's no problem
popmiebakar - 12/01/2011 09:43 AM
#10

Quote:
Original Posted By gaizin
Yeah I think it's no problem

Yep. No one perfect in English.
Sometimes, They were wrong to use the correct grammar. Even bule's D

^
Fail grammar eh? meh too!!!11
nakamaru aoi - 12/01/2011 09:58 AM
#11

Quote:
Original Posted By gaizin
Yeah I think it's no problem


Quote:
Original Posted By popmiebakar
Yep. No one perfect in English.
Sometimes, They were wrong to use the correct grammar. Even bule's D

^
Fail grammar eh? meh too!!!11


Yep no problem. And no one said it's as a problem DD It's jun a sort of fun thread \) And it's useful for a basic learner to learn from a song, isn't it? If they can find any grammatical error, they learn something \) Yet, they'll know what a colloquial words is like

However TS had said it from the first time ^^
diHATI - 12/01/2011 11:04 AM
#12

oh this thread fun, show us(indonesian) that grammatical error is not big problem in learning english
because bule did too D
popmiebakar - 12/01/2011 11:08 AM
#13

Quote:
Original Posted By nakamaru aoi
Yep no problem. And no one said it's as a problem DD It's jun a sort of fun thread \) And it's useful for a basic learner to learn from a song, isn't it? If they can find any grammatical error, they learn something \) Yet, they'll know what a colloquial words is like

However TS had said it from the first time ^^

I beg your pardon milady.
Am I bothering you? :O





Grammatical errors in english song lyrics
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nakamaru aoi - 12/01/2011 11:26 AM
#14

Quote:
Original Posted By diHATI
oh this thread fun, show us(indonesian) that grammatical error is not big problem in learning english
because bule did too D

DDD

Quote:
Original Posted By popmiebakar
I beg your pardon milady.
Am I bothering you? :O





Grammatical errors in english song lyrics
This image credits, goes to Coke


No. Did i look like i feel bothered? Well, i didnt actually \)
heroegodai - 12/01/2011 09:31 PM
#15

well, what if you just missheard the lyrics?
like a child misses their blanket or like a child misses the blanket
bingung

it's common for native english saying pronoun inappropriately
their educational background is vary
shakehand2
xenia1110 - 24/01/2011 02:47 AM
#16

songs, is not language. song is words can rise a rythm by its notation.

u can easily find in any bahasa indonesia songs.

For ex:
1. "lubang di hati" ( can u find any hole in ur hearts )
2. "menggapain mentari" ( can u reach the run, i dont think so )

not even in the grammar, it doesn't have the correct language as well.

so Songs is only the collections of words or phrases which can be heard by the hearer.
Klovers - 26/01/2011 02:27 AM
#17

i think many "BULE" Doesn't really care about "GRAMMAR", because i ever talk to bule with my worst english language, (cos nervous), and he can understand and do what i mean =)...


Grammatical errors in english song lyrics
hitmantutor - 29/01/2011 06:38 PM
#18

inb4 rihanna lol
btw it's called foreigners
bobbyrusli - 30/01/2011 12:01 AM
#19

in my opinion,yes indeed that foreigners can understand if we speak using broken English
but the result is they will look down on us
no matter what language u are using,it is better to use it in appropriate grammar even though in some circumstances it's avoiding
i give u example:uneducated people when they speak to educated people,of course the educated will understand the uneducated,but the educated will know the level of the uneducated,right?
how you use the language usually defines your intellectuality..
"she no love him the way she do" "God bless me"
who dare say that sentence is wrong? and why?
thefeversback - 02/02/2011 11:02 PM
#20

Quote:
Original Posted By tsiqah
iloveindonesia Hi all EF loungers iloveindonesia

Believe it or not,
Even English songs are written in English, but still, there are some grammatical errors in it.


It might be caused by the urge of a rhyme, in which the song writer wants the same sound among the lines. Or, because the English that was used in the songs is daily-used (colloquaial English) instead of the formal English.


However, it is still interesting to find that some cool songs have some gramamatical errors in it..


kiss Here are some:






Come on, find the errors in your fave songs and let others know!maho


well its true.
Even the child is singular, it uses 'their' not his nor her. Grammatical errors in english song lyrics
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