grammar mistakes in discussions and comments...

India
August 14, 2008 10:21am CST
hey guys do you give attention to your or anybody else grammar mistakes??? what if the mistake is by you? how do you react? i just think about it for a sec and then let it go since nothing can be done about it... do you judge people on the grammar mistakes he or she creates?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Aug 08
Hi there fleur_petal Sometimes my errors are made by the slip of my finger but don't see it until after I have hit the post button and like you say there is nothing you can do about it. I admire a lot of people on here because isn't their first language yet they are still giving it a go and getting their point across. I get annoyed with myself sometimes because I have seen one of my posts and anyone reading it would never believe that English was my first language!
• India
14 Aug 08
it truly is nice to see people attempting to write in English even when English isn't their first language...
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@sunshinecup (7881)
14 Aug 08
I don't really judge others for their mistakes, it happens. I do however HATE when after I make a post, I see one of my own. I do proof read them before submitting, but some how every darn time, one will get past me. Of course I hate it but I don't dwell on it long. Just makes me wish we could edit our posts after we post them, you know?
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• India
14 Aug 08
even i wish there can be a chance of removing grammatical errors after the comment has been posted.
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@CrazCo (409)
• Canada
14 Aug 08
Lol, when I respond to discussions I type as fast as I can and usually I am thinking faster than I type so I miss a few words in some sentences. I make a lot of mistakes and I don't really react at all. All I do is hope the asker can understand what I was trying to say through all of my incessant grammar errors. If I see someone else make a grammar mistake then if I can understand what they meant I simply ignore it, but if I have no idea what they said they I ask them.
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
14 Aug 08
No, I don't judge people based on their grammar and don't really give much thought to it here because many of our members do not speak English as their primary language. As long as I can understand what someone is trying to say, I'm satisfied.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
14 Aug 08
It bothers me most when I see typos and mistakes in my own posts! I pride myself on my language skills. Sometimes I just type too fast and don't notice my mistakes until it's too late! But we don't all have the same skills, so it doesn't really bother me when other posters make mistakes. As long as we are communicating, that is what is important! And I give a lot of credt to people who use English as a second language, because I was never any good at foreign languages. At least they're trying, and that's how they will improve.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
14 Aug 08
*credit! See what I mean!
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• India
14 Aug 08
hehehe... thanks
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@a3sachin (531)
• India
14 Aug 08
One`s grammar does not reflect one`s personality. Ive come across many people including here on MyLot who make a lot of spelling and grammatical errors. But these people have a lot in them. Never undermine them. They post interesting stuff that impresses me sometimes. Never judge a person that way. Maybe he/she is relatively new to English. What ultimately matters is the quality of the matter. Also, dont point it out if you spot a `boo boo` unless it makes understanding the post difficult. If we are talking about spellings then its a different story. I'm bad at spellings too! Thanks to spell check, I can confidently type matter online :) HAPPY MYLOTING!
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• India
14 Aug 08
yes even i guess what really matters in the end is the content, the quality of the article.
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@currykai (427)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 08
I think during work like browsing through reports, proposal and maybe resume. It is very very crucial to have good grammar and no or minimal spelling mistakes. However, forum, discussions or even normal chats with friends, we could make some errors here and there as long as our message is understood. If the mistake is make by my own self is really terrible, I will try to resend as recalling the message and rewriting a correct one. However, I find that as long as the messages to be conveyed is clear it should not be such importance. They are times people try to impress by putting jargon, superb vocabulary and long-winded sentences and ended up nobody could understand what the heck was that. Hehe.
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@Kanutchie (343)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I dont pay much attention to the grammar and spelling , because everybody can commit mistake and Not everyone is english speaking there is also non english speaking.
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
15 Aug 08
I don't say much about it to anyone. I am quite guilty of it myself. I'm far from pefect in my grammar and spelling. I guess I get my point across though. I realize it is important because this is an international forum and when someone learns english, they learn the proper grammer and such. So, gramatical mistakes and spelling errors can be quite confusing to some one learning english.
@wallie (405)
• Sweden
15 Aug 08
I really don't care about the mistakes others make or if I made one myself if the discussion or response still can be understood that's the only thing that matters.
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I just don't mind those grammatical errors, coz I do commit some when I make my posts.lol. What matters to me is the person's opinion. I don't judge people just because they made such errors. Anywayz, I think spending a lot of time reading and posting here in mylot is somehow beneficial since one can also get to improve his/her english.
@bbjwlsn (263)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I do have a tendency to notice all the mistakes, whether it be grammatical or spelling or word usage, etc. The reason for this is because I was a professional word processor for 25 years, and, thus, was trained to spot mistakes at a glance. It does not bother me, but I do notice them. It does bother me when I accidentally post something then notice a mistake. I try to make sure and preview everything before I do the posting. I tend to be slightly anal retentive in this area. But, as long as I can understand what the person is trying to say, I'm okay with it.