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Old 11-17-2011, 07:15 PM   #31
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I usually am good at my grammer when writing but I do write on this forum as well as others with a few errors. I used to not have many or any written grammer errors but due to the running of my business I've ended up paying others to draft, respond, and compose written documents for me for quite awhile. Whats the old saying??? Use it or loose it.

I guess I've lost some of it when it comes to composing some posts on the internet. I forget to use commas, capitol letters, and I mispell words at times. I also have seen that I've recently (the last 3 years) get caught up in run ons,syntax, and other grammer faux pas more and more. Could be age, TIA's, crappy key board, speed of typing, and just not doing it for where it counts for many years.

I bet someone reading this, who knows, can find some grammer errors in this post.

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I usually am good at my grammer when writing but I do write on this forum as well as others with a few errors. I used to not have many or any written grammer errors but due to the running of my business I've ended up paying others to draft, respond, and compose written documents for me for quite awhile. Whats the old saying??? Use it or loose it.

I guess I've lost some of it when it comes to composing some posts on the internet. I forget to use commas, capitol letters, and I mispell words at times. I also have seen that I've recently (the last 3 years) get caught up in run ons,syntax, and other grammer faux pas more and more. Could be age, TIA's, crappy key boad, speed of typing, and just not doing it for where it counts for many years.

I bet someone rading this, who knows, can find some grammer errors in this post.
And a few misspelled words
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And a few misspelled words
See..... I told you so. Sometimes I do use the edit mode.
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See..... I told you so. Sometimes I do use the edit mode.
I don't mind the misspellings or grammer. It's the punctuation. When there are 3 paragraphs that are all one long run on sentence, it gives me a headache. And I went to Mississippi public schools.
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I find interesting the obstinate pride some people take in not writing clear, grammatically correct sentences. There is nothing to be proud about not communicating effectively. It's the " if you don't like it, don't read it" mentality that I don't understand. A great idea can be hamstrung by poor grammar.

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Grammer is one thing, lazy writing is another. Many of us frequent these forums to be informed and entertained. Lazy writing that lacks any hint of thought or creativity is boring. Sure, there are times when a simple question or a simple answer is in order, but there are other occasions where a story or personal experience is expressed or information is shared. With these posts, some degree of thought is always appreciated. The power of persuasion, accurate facts, chooseing words to best convey thoughts and a little humor can go a long way. It doesn't take alot of time, but it does require some degree of effort. Many do an excellant job at this...far better than me. Oh...and lecturing makes for the crappiest reading of all

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I find interesting the obstinate pride some people take in not writing clear, grammatically correct sentences. There is nothing to be proud about not communicating effectively. It's the " if you don't like it, don't read it" mentality that I don't understand. A great idea can be hamstrung by poor grammar.
If you don't like how someone writes something then don't read it, it is as simple as that. You are free to choose for your self. If a person likes how they write you nor anyone else has any place to say **** about it.
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A few weeks ago I dared comment on someones sloppy grammar and got roundly chastised. But proper grammar is important.
It's the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Maybe that doesn't matter to you.

Er, hum, it's someone's, not someones.
Now will I be soundly chastised?

You are absolutely correct though! Correct grammar is essental and important in any language. Trying to read an article that is grammatically incorrect is infuriating because it does not convey a concise message, it conveys only gibberish.

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Original posted by freefall, "A few weeks ago I dared comment on someones sloppy grammar and got roundly chastised. But proper grammar is important.
It's the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Maybe that doesn't matter to you."

Reply: Er, hum, it's someone's, not someones.
Now will I be soundly chastised?

You are absolutely correct though! Correct grammar is essental and important in any language. Trying to read an article that is grammatically incorrect is infuriating because it does not convey a concise message, it conveys only gibberish.

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As long as i can make out what someone is meaning it normally doesnt bother me enough to say something. BUT..there are some posts where you can automatically tell that the person is a little off.."being nice".. Even then, as long as they talk rational and not like some of the recent thread starters ive seen..it doesnt bother me..but if their being retarded intentionally then it agrivates me

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