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Le Cardinal
Spricer
Raiden.
Posted - 2009.06.12 11:18:00 - [31]
 

Quote:
And for everything else, there's Mastercard


This guy is the winner of the thread.


Artoxis Lugh
Posted - 2009.06.12 12:54:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Le Cardinal
Quote:
And for everything else, there's Mastercard


This guy is the winner of the thread.




Of course, the ultimate irony would have been if I failed to use an apostrophe when contracting "there is" to "there's".

Cyprus Black
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2009.06.13 03:52:00 - [33]
 

Spelling counts when trying to make or defend a point or issue. Bad grammar and spelling are strong indications of the posters intelligence and comprehension.

Some misspellings are forgivable, but usually it's much more than one or two simple typos.

Preda Ellalle
Posted - 2009.06.13 07:18:00 - [34]
 

Dear OP,

Because it's fun.

(also trolls have a daily requirement for grief intake. They Must Feed.)

Kthxluvubuhbye.

Sincerely,

Preda Ellalle


F'nog
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2009.06.13 07:44:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: Jaroslav Hasek
Originally by: BlackDragonShadow
If English isn't your first language then it's acceptable and reasonable that your writing skills aren't up to par as someone who's grown up around English all their life.


To be honest in my experience people who don't have English as their first language are often better at it than many native speakers (in written form anyway). The reason for this IMO is that in Britain we aren't taught grammar properly at school, well I wasn't anyway, and I think it shows. From what I've been told from Europeans I knew at University they were taught English properly from a young age and generally have a better grasp of fundamentals like sentence structure.


This is true for the US as well, and probably most of the Commonwealth and your former possessions.

Also it may be due to my background, but I generally tell when someone doesn't have a good grasp of English (because it's not their native language) or they're dyslexic. So I won't say anything to them unless I can't tell what they're trying to explain.

But if it's obvious that they know English and are just being lazy, I don't have any problem pointing out their mistakes.

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.06.13 07:51:00 - [36]
 

Edited by: Xen Gin on 13/06/2009 07:51:52
Originally by: Jaroslav Hasek
Originally by: BlackDragonShadow
If English isn't your first language then it's acceptable and reasonable that your writing skills aren't up to par as someone who's grown up around English all their life.


To be honest in my experience people who don't have English as their first language are often better at it than many native speakers (in written form anyway). The reason for this IMO is that in Britain we aren't taught grammar properly at school, well I wasn't anyway, and I think it shows. From what I've been told from Europeans I knew at University they were taught English properly from a young age and generally have a better grasp of fundamentals like sentence structure.


Maybe in your school, but alas, not mine. Though I have forgotten about sentence structures, I am still able to get by with writing academic papers and articles. I think the reason second or third language speakers/writers are more aware of sentence structures, is because it differs from their own.
I was acutely aware that the were big sentence structure differences when I was learning both English and Welsh.

dr doooo
Posted - 2009.06.13 11:53:00 - [37]
 



A lot of the spelling/grammar ****s ITT seem to be confusing education with intelligence (let alone different types of intelligence), which makes me wonder if they are a bit lacking in the latter.



ceaon
Posted - 2009.06.13 12:04:00 - [38]
 

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