Its v. It's error

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Its v. It's error

Postby Jack1White » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:41 pm

I just realized I made a mistake on some applications I turned in a few weeks ago.

Error: This organization is making it's influence known to...
Should be: This organization is making its influence known to...

How fatal is this error? Any thoughts?

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Re: Its v. It's error

Postby 3|ink » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:26 am

I made a similar error on my personal statement. I used the word 'professor' in the pural when I meant to use it in the possessive (I left out the damn apostrophe). I got in anyway.

Anyway, I think it depends where you apply. Were these applications for T14? Are your numbers good enough to justify a little error?

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Re: Its v. It's error

Postby canes » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:10 am

Numbers good enough or not, I cannot imagine an instance where someone would read that (had they actually even caught it) and think, "Well this guy's definitely not good enough for us."

You're fine.

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Re: Its v. It's error

Postby jcunni5 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:45 am

auto-ding man sorry you should just withdraw the app

Jk they don't give a shit they just want numbers--> unless its Y/S then could be a problem

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Re: Its v. It's error

Postby Flips88 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:48 am

I'm sure your fine. Its all going to work out. I bet your numbers get you their.


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Re: Its v. It's error

Postby Gotti » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:53 pm

Yale = auto ding (no joke) but everywhere else you're cool

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