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Why is grammar on cm so important to you?

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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I know it pisses you off. Why is grammar so important on the online forum? 

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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Eh it's not! This isn't a college writing course. IDC as long as I can understand what was written. Just me though.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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I have a hard time taking a post seriously, if they cant write properly.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Bad grammar in general bugs me but most of the time I keep my mouth shut about it
ame85
by Chemistry cat on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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Personally, I equate proper grammar and spelling with common sense.  Probably a terrible assumption, but I completely skip any post on any type of online forum if it's unintelligible.  My internet time is precious, I don't have time to waste it. 

Yes, I have no life, I care about spelling and grammar THAT MUCH. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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because we is mothers now and we can't be raisin the childrens up right if we ain't spellin or speakin proparly.

*sarcastic mispellings.
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wkukid
by Beach Bum on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM
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It doesn't. I do think cussing when angry is trashy though.

NewMamaBoo
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Lol 



Quoting Anonymous:

I have a hard time taking a post seriously, if they cant write properly.



Aleta775
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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What is that in the road ahead?

What is that in the road, a head?

There is a big difference there no? 


MooBaaLaLaLa80
by Silver Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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We're you serious about the forth vs fourth thing or just trying to prove a point?

KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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I don't mind mistakes, typos, or shortcuts...

but people who talk really sloppy (not just a little), but super sloppy...

Yeah, it does kind of make you wonder about their education level.   Education level often effects our opinions, too.

Edited to add:   I will use myself as an example.   I know that my sentence structure above isn't grammatically correct.  The ... and such doesn't make for an appropriate sentence.   However, I type on here much the way I talk and think rather than how I would write a letter or something official.

Another example on myself...  I am intelligent, but I don't remember how to use "e"ffect verses "a"ffect..  I will have to cross that bridge and learn it alongside of my kids when we get there in our English curricula.  Yes, I even homeschool and do not have perfect grammar...


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