Do you mind grammar mistakes on myLot?

China
August 10, 2008 8:46pm CST
MyLot is a big world that is built by people from different places even different countries.However, English is not the first language of everyone.As an English-speaker,do you mind someone has grammar mistakes here?
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8 responses
@ilovemit (279)
• China
11 Aug 08
I don't mind the grammar mistakes on myLot.Everybody makes mistakes sometimes.As long as we can understand the meaning it will be ok.But I do hope there will be fewer mistakes so that we can understand each other better.
• China
11 Aug 08
Good hope~haha~ but I think it do needs some time.
• United States
11 Aug 08
If English is someone's second language, then no, I do not mind grammar and spelling errors. The only way a person is going to learn is through practice and usage. Eventually, they will get better. Now, if you are born and raised in an English speaking country, then you have little reason to type/write decently. Many take the cell phone texting shortcuts and use them online in message boards and chat rooms and that is wrong. People should take pride in their native language (and all languages) as our complex languages are one of the keys that makes humans unique. But that is a dissertation for another time *grins*.
• China
11 Aug 08
I m just wondering~~. It is not a topic about the unique language you have.English is not my first language and I am reaaly pround of my Chinese. If not for work or communicate,maybe I will never learn the second language.But when I try to know a new language,I found the unique culture and history which come from its language attracted me a lot. That is the why I am here. On myLot I really enjoy "talking in English"~haha By the way 3Q for your response.~
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
11 Aug 08
The only time grammer mistakes bother me are when they are by a user who most definitely was born and raised in an English speaking country along with several previous generations of family members. Especially Americans should not be complaining about others learning "our language if they want to live here when so many of "our own" do not even have a reasonable grasp of the language. It can sometimes be hard to understand, but I do have patience for those who have learned English as a second language. I do not care for texting type words at all though.
• China
11 Aug 08
For your second part,you are so kind~o(n_n)o...
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
no not really, but I think they would have a problem getting responses...like sometimes, I can't understand the discussion...so even if I want to reply, I can't because I can't understand the discussion. But..mylot is definitely a good place to practice ones english...so yeah...mylot is a good help in a lot of different ways
• China
11 Aug 08
maybe we need one to help the people who cannot really express himself~~Actually I did,sometimes I cannot express what I want to say exactly…
• China
11 Aug 08
Not at all,If English language not sb.'s mother language who will have a mistake .and i think there is no grammatical rule which do not have exception,Maybe some one are great deal of importance on correct .i think a lot of misstake is allowed for different countries.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
I don't mind because in the long run, they will surely learn from their mistakes in grammar. They will learn the right one since they will encounter many sentences here.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Aug 08
It does not bother me at all. And to be honest there are probably just as many people who speak English as a first language on myLot that have bad grammar and spelling too.
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
11 Aug 08
not really. as long as i can understand what their say or trying to get accross. personaly this isnt grammar school so why do u have to be perfict about grammar.