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Why grammar and spelling matter

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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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I know what you are thinking: “Oh no! Not another grammar Nazi!” Well I am not a Nazi; I am not even a scold. My main point is simply that good grammar and spelling are in your best interest when it comes to making a point. Surely we all want our posts to be as persuasive as possible, and bad g & s can be distracting. When I read a post and I stumble upon a grammatical error, my focus is interrupted. It's like watching Game of Thrones and having the phone ring. Now I do believe that we all have the absolute right to spell and grammaticise (?) however we wish, but at the same time, I think that bad grammar is about as effective as farting in public. My main point is that bad grammar is almost never more useful than good grammar. I hope that you will try and see my point. (Actually I don't hope that you will try and see my point; I hope that you will try to see my point.) (Please forgive me; this is my only scold!)




posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: Diderot
Your point is not only valid, it is very important. IMO.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Diderot
Your point is taking, were all going to try harderest.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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To expect perfect grammar on a international forum is nonsense. There are many people that post on here and English isn't their first language. Maybe you should work on your reading skills seeing how a little grammatical error throws you off so much.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: Diderot

So I lost track of what I was reading when I came across, grammaticise. It was counter productive to the focus of your post. Just sayin'... LOL!!

But seriously, point taken. Good Topic/Post. Later, Syx.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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I agree. Though spelling is not my strong point if something is seriously wrong with a sentence structure it can confuse me. I do get crazy sometimes. When a person says I got a knew job. Or he new where the book was. These two words should never be confused past the second grade level.

The to words, to, too, two I can see getting the first two confused perhaps but the last stands alone. In my mind I hear a sing song "Me too " That emphasis on the too reminds me to add that extra o.

But by far my biggest pet peeve is seeing prolly instead of probably. That's just a lazy mouth along with phonetic spelling. teply to: butcherguy


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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Diderot
Your point is taking, were all going to try harderest.

Don't ewe mean "you're".
Shorely ewe should of got that write.

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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: EnochRoot
Don't ewe mean "you're".
Shorely ewe should of got that write.


Eye due.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:05 AM
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You wrote should of instead of should have. LOL. I get that you're being facetious but I believe that one just got away from you.
reply to: EnochRoot


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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: SyxPak
Howdy and thanks for the reply. Actually I think I made up a new word with "grammaticise".
Maybe I can I copyright it.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:09 AM
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Oh my.
The homonyms are ruling the day. reply to: AugustusMasonicus


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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Diderot
Your point is not only valid, it is very important. IMO.




IMO





originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

Your point is taking, were all going to try harderest.





originally posted by buster2010

To expect perfect grammar on a international forum is nonsense. There are many people that post on here and English isn't their first language. Maybe you should work on your reading skills seeing how a little grammatical error throws you off so much.



To expect perfect grammar on a international forum is nonsense.






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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
...homonyms are ruling the day.


I think we are all ruing the day...



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:11 AM
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a reply to: EnochRoot
Instead of "should of got", shorely ewe shoulda wrote "shoulda got".
Ain't that right?



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:12 AM
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Yes do. The meaning can be an exercise in grammar. a reply to: Diderot


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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
...homonyms are ruling the day.


I think we are all ruing the day...

Good one. High five.



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: daaskapital
Okay, boys and girls, let's try not to throw our desks into the air!
At least before lunch.


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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:20 AM
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Oh oh there's another. Using "an " or "a" . An is used when the next word starts with a vowel but it is also used if the next word starts with a letter that sounds like a vowel such as honor. It is an honor not it is a honor .reply to: daaskapital



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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Aw teach you've taken all the fun out of study hall. a reply to: Diderot



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Ipso facto, hocus pocus.
(I'm guessing that you just might do better in Latin.)



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