OT - Grammar and Spelling.

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  1. Vesp77

    Vesp77 Well-Known Member

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    On forums such as this (or text messages, emails, etc), does the way a sentence is constructed and delivered matter?

    Just had a tasty Friday afternoon row at work about this... To me you should at least try to use the language you're communicating in properly.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Vesp77 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent use of the full stop.
     
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    The privilege was all yours! ;-)

    I'm sure my spelling and grammar on here are more loosely applied than in other areas, but I try to be consistent so bad habits don't creep in. And of course, human nature and unconscious bias will play a part in the perception we have of shared views, the relevance of those views and the weight we should attribute to them, or not.
     
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    a du'nt fink it meks n e differance m8
     
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    'kin dus tho
     
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    I’m far from being punctually and grammatically perfect ( honest) but when posting on forums such as this , I do try as much as possible to avoid some of the annoying ‘ short cuts’ that are commonly used. One I particlularly hate is the ‘ could of’ when meaning could have and/ or could’ve.
     
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    Me and you both. It seems so common now, I actually doubted whether "have" should replace "of"

    And don't start me on "like" being inserted 14 times per verbal sentence, or "right?" with an upward infliction at the end of non rhetorical questions.
     
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    "addicting" absolutely winds me off the clock!
     
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    Not enough semi-colons on here.

    Too many colons.
     
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    Given the popularity of the incorrect version, it will soon be an accepted alternative. Language evolves (unless you speak French), and this is evolution in action.
     
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    As long as I can understand what it says, I don't care. Especially since on a lot of forums you get a lot of non-native speakers.
     
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    The natives are the biggest culprits :)
     
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    On here, yes. Although it varies if people are more or less comprehensible than in real life. :D
     
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    My favourite hate is "Could I get a Cheeseburger" where "get" is used incorrectly when it would be better to use "have". Like.
     
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    “Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
     
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    U wot?
     
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    I'm a grammar school swat so I like to be as correct as possible, otherwise I'm a traitor to my heritage.
     
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    Swot ;)
     
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