posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 03:32 PM
Originally posted by endtimer
Would HAVE and not would OF
Could HAVE and not could OF
Should HAVE and not should OF
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
To be honest I don't tend to get too bothered by grammar/punctuation (except when people insist on typing in 'text speak'
) but the above is
one of the few things that really bother me. Every time I see 'could of', 'should of' etc. So thanks for pointing that one out
That's all I wanted to say here really. Personally I try to get my spelling right, but I'll admit it slips a wee bit if I'm not feeling 100%
I think that as long as people's posts are readable, it doesn't matter if everything is perfect - we all make mistakes and as someone pointed out,
not all of us have English as first language.
And for some reason even though I'm from the UK, I have to stop myself from typing with American spellings sometimes, not sure why. Maybe cos
American spellings seem to make more sense than the UK equivalents?
Oh and yeah, I find it hard if not impossible to read one long block of text that doesn't have any paragraph breaks in it. Dunno why, I think my
brain just gives up on it. I can't follow it.
Edit to add - I've also found that if I put color text on my posts, it doesn't work unless I take all apostrophes out. So sometimes it's a choice
between punctuation or colored text, depending on what mood I'm in...
[edit on 7-7-2010 by tappy]