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People who cannot use correct grammar.
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Posted 11/12/12 , edited 11/12/12
Does anyone else hate when people cannot use correct grammar? I mean, if you can't do basic English grammar; that really bugs me. I know everyone makes mistakes but do you care about grammar?






EDIT: I felt like my original post was too mean so I changed it a bit.
EDIT: If this is already a forum then sorry but I couldn't find it.
Posted 11/12/12
i think you care too much about something dumb
Posted 11/12/12
agreed
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It is annoying but you can't expect everyone's English to be perfect. I take myself as an example, I'm french and my English was really bad a few years ago... You gave a good example of how my sentences sounded like. It is to be expected on forums like this since people from all over the world use them and their native language might be different.
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Posted 11/12/12
..I don't care as long as I understand it....
Posted 11/12/12
it really did make me lol
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Posted 11/12/12

Dropplet wrote:

Does anyone else hate when people cannot use correct grammar? I mean, if you can't do basic English grammar; that really bugs me. I know everyone makes mistakes but o you care about grammar?






EDIT: I felt like my original post was too mean so I changed it a bit.


I don't care to the point where I feel obliged to use rigidly precise grammar. and I care even less about the grammar of others as long as I understand them...

however,.. Atrociously bad grammar makes me write off the poster as a no nothing illiterate. Just like atrocious spelling or using name calling instead of an argument.

So I care. but not in the sense that I get irritated.


bad Grammar can make it difficult or even impossible to read a lengthy post. it can cause failure to properly comprehend a point the person with poor grammar is trying to make. and will cause me to make negative assumptions about the ignorance or (lack of) intelligence of the poster.


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Posted 11/12/12 , edited 11/12/12
I agree. I'm really OCD about it. I mean, I understand the need to use acronyms but not using the correct word for your sentence just makes you look like an uneducated ass, especially if you're trying to make an argument. It's one of my pet peeves when I see someone type "their stupid" when you it should have been, "they're stupid". It really says something about yourself.


But if it comes down to you learning the English language because it's not your primary language, then it's understandable. However, if it's your primary, then it's just sad.
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Posted 11/12/12

diVzz wrote:

It is annoying but you can't expect everyone's English to be perfect. I take myself as an example, I'm french and my English was really bad a few years ago... You gave a good example of how my sentences sounded like. It is to be expected on forums like this since people from all over the world use them and their native language might be different.


Strangely enough I find most ESL posters have better spelling and grammar than the crowd who expects everyone here to 'speak American' you try a lot harder than the "proper english is for wusses" crowd.

Posted 11/12/12
there is a "proper english is for wusses" crowd? shit, where are they? sign me up
Posted 11/12/12 , edited 11/12/12
Yes. It irks me that a few of my friends can't tell the difference between your and you're. It's really not that hard. Even if it makes myself look bad, I have to correct them sometimes.
Posted 11/12/12
i'd say it depends on the situation, but in general? no, it doesn't bother me.
Posted 11/12/12
hey i hav an idear, let'ss al speek americun acksented americun
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Posted 11/12/12

hyperkinesis wrote:

Yes. It irks me that a few of my friends can't tell the difference between your and you're. It's really not that hard. Even if it makes myself look bad, I have to correct them sometimes.


The worst for me are the ones who cannot comprehend that 'Four', 'fore', and 'For' are different words and none of them are spelled with a number. or the ones who can't be bothered to use the two extra keystrokes needed to properly spell words like 'You' and 'Are'

I usually stop reading right then. If you can't be arsed to actually try to write so people can understand you. I feel no obligation to try and understand.

Posted 11/12/12

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


hyperkinesis wrote:

Yes. It irks me that a few of my friends can't tell the difference between your and you're. It's really not that hard. Even if it makes myself look bad, I have to correct them sometimes.


The worst for me are the ones who cannot comprehend that 'Four', 'fore', and 'For' are different words and none of them are spelled with a number. or the ones who can't be bothered to use the two extra keystrokes needed to properly spell words like 'You' and 'Are'

I usually stop reading right then. If you can't be arsed to actually try to write so people can understand you. I feel no obligation to try and understand.



you're'r jsut makng stuf up
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