Do you check your grammar and spelling before posting in myLot? :)

Philippines
December 7, 2011 11:34pm CST
Hi guys. Been busy for awhile but took a few minutes I have to update my myLot. Well, here it goes. :) I've read a few discussions I've started and "geez" I did have a few grammatical errors and words misspelled. Good thing when I check the keyboard it was just beside the letter it should be. hihi. But for those grammatical errors. Well, it's my fault for not taking time to read it again. But we should right? Do you? I know not everybody is fluent in English but hey we should be conscious with what we write and try to better all the time. I know there are a few apps where it helps you write a well versed sentence and does inform you whenever you have misspelled words or grammatical errors. English should be fun and understandable. It is the only language accepted here in myLot. Enjoy reading and always aim to be better my friends. wink* :)
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
You're not alone girl I have a lot of misspelled words and wrong grammars too. That's because I don't re-read what I type. I usually re-read it once I hit the 'post response' button.. and sometimes I still didn't see that there were errors. When I check back if I receive a reply on other discussions, that's only the time I see my errors It's a good thing people here won't laugh at you, because mylot wouldn't allow them to However, I still think that we really need to focus on posting every words correctly for it to be more understandable.
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@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
8 Dec 11
well i think it is always better to go in for grammar check when you read post and reply thereon one should be careful and do this regularly. I dont see the key board when i type and usually its fine with me.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I don't look at the kb too, but sometimes when I type so fast and carried away with my emotions my typing what I have in mind, some words are usually missing while some are placed before a word when I actually intend to put it after a particular word.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
okay so now I see my error... carried away with my emotions my typing what I have in mind supposed to be got carried away with my emotions BY typing what I have in mind
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
8 Dec 11
hi, for spellings yes and for grammar, sometimes I only make sure my message is clear to understand. So I might end up with some grammatical errors but for spelling i always need to be careful as you know at times it will give some other meaning which we did not wanted... LOL. If our write ups are with good grammar and spellings, that would give us a satisfactory feel as we did our best. Of course, here I find very interesting topics to read and respond as well, so why worry about our small errors/ issues. Take care..
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Right. Learning how to communicate well and express once feelings will help us get better responses and good views. That is really how myLot wants it to be. We may have wrong grammars or misspelled words, as long as it's understandable then it will come a long way. :)
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• Ireland
8 Dec 11
Whenever I am texting to friends I always shorten everything to the extreme like 'hav u sen d new movi called immortals' but when i am on forums I would never because of trolls trying to bring people down for little mistakes.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
9 Dec 11
Hi reken.. that's it and when others can understand and the subject is interesting then mistakes are not noticed always. That's fine Damster2K. The text/ SMS lingo is very different when we put them on paper or forum for others to read. I used to take notes in English shorthand at work from my seniors but once my profile is upgraded now and I just forgot about the actual short hand strokes. But sometimes when at meeting etc, I do jot down the minutes in Text lingo only and others can also read my notes. While posting for forums and sites, we should take care not to make mistakes. Welcome to my lot and happy lotting!
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I check my spelling and grammar,but sometimes I forgot to do it when I am in a hurry or wants to have my response posted as soon as possible. It feels so bad whenever I spot errors in my grammar and spelling in my posts. I know I cannot do anything about them once I have posted my response already because mylot does not allow editting of posts so I just try to be careful about my words.:)
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I know how you feel. I feel ashamed whenever I see it but just laugh it off after. Being able to see our mistakes is actually good to so we can correct it next time. :)
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I also feel ashamed whenever I commit errors.Sometimes I just laugh on them,but sometimes I even comment on my posts if the error is really obvious.:)
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@haopee (494)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I often do. However, there are instances that I neglect rereading my posts, especially when they're long ones. It's pretty embarrassing to get the spelling wrong because we already have the spell check. As for grammar, that would be another story.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Same here. It's hard to check when it's very long. Only shows we all do have the same mistakes. :)
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8 Dec 11
This is interesting fo ri often think faster than i can type and it is easy to make errors. so i thought I would type my posts in Word first so i could correct grammar and spelling and then paste it into here. However I was surprised when I got a pop-up that said I could not paste for I did not have a score of 500 or more. ??huh? Guess we just have to do the best we can writing on the fly. For those of you who are working on your English the spell and grammar check in word would be helpful. Also you can search the internet for translation programs to assist you with translation from your language to English. I have used these to assist me in responding to E-mails to other countries at work from English to Spanish, Portuguese etc. Here is one but there are many others. www.freetranslation.com
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
i don't bother sometimes,mostly because i'm lazy. only then when will i notice my error after i post them. it's so silly. no problem if the errors are minor and the whole message is understandable. for huge mistakes, i would add a follow up post to correct them.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Nice! :) I don't have a problem with that too. As long as we are understandable then it's okay. We can always improve next time. Have a great day! wink*
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@shibham (17025)
• India
8 Dec 11
Hi raken... I have spelling and grammatical errors on my writings here quiet often. What ever you are reading here, it was more poorer before than joining mylot. Here, i try to follow others and have improved my English a lot. Regarding grammatical error, it may be now but spelling errors occur very less as my window make them correct automatically. Have a nice time.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
That's great to know that you have been improving Shibham. :) I see how great myLot has helped a lot of people. The more you read other people's discussion, the more you learn. Cause learning is very dynamic in itself. Strive hard to be better always. wink*
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 11
I usually read through once again, but mostly let the spelling checker do it's work when come to spell check. I do agree that nowadays, with the convenience of spell checking there is a lot of wrong grammar still as people tend to depends on the spell check which sometimes wont' give the correct ones..
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Some people just want the easy way. And I'm partly guilty of that too. LOL But I do think those apps are made to help us. As long as we don't depend on it too much of course. And as long as we remember and use it properly. Have a great day! :)
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• India
8 Dec 11
I do take time to go through my posts before posting them, but still I have noticed two spelling mistakes in my previous posts until now. I don't know how I missed those words. I know I cannot edit my posts once they are posted, so now I try to be more careful especially with the spellings. As far as grammar is concerned I don't have an excellent command of the language, so I am bound to make mistakes. Hope a day will come when i'll be able to express my views and thoughts without any grammatical mistake.
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Yes, that day will come my friend. I do see that your already doing good with your English. Always think positive and everything will follow. Have a great day! :)
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@fantabulus (4005)
• India
8 Dec 11
Hahha...this is very hard question for fanta because fanta's English is weak and if check the own spelling and grammar no know what is wrong. But always try to read the discussion twice before posting. Not responses but before posting discussion at least read it. Nice discussion thanks for sharing it.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Oh, fanta is so cute. :) I'm glad you like my discussion. It's actually a great way for us to acknowledge our mistakes and strive to be better next time. I know we will all learn here in myLot. I do believe on that. Strive hard, Fanta! wink* :)
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@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
8 Dec 11
I honestly do not check my spelling and I realize that this is a mistake. Yet because English is not my mother, and will benefit me. I give it a try to see what happens. whether or not imma errors. idn is a way to improve our spelling and no errors. Thanks for this discussion. nice day!
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I actually started pretty bad too. :) But because I was surrounded with people who talk really good English, I then strive hard to be better just like them. I also helped me since people understand me better and talked to me more. So take it as a challenge my friend. I know you can do it to! :) Have a great day!
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I usually re-read after writing my responses or my questions here. Sometimes, when I have time, I do check my grammars. But most of the time, I just do a quick review. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Good for you. I'm sure your doing well on your discussions. Keep it up my friend!
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@allknowing (66556)
• India
8 Dec 11
Although myLot does not mind we should at all times do our best here and avoid grammar and spelling mistakes. Anything that is perfectly written is like music that has no false notes! I have noticed that even those whose first language is English are careless just because myLot does not mind.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
I did notice that too. :) Well, myLot is really doing a good job of keeping the site as friendly as possible. I just don't like reading my posts with misspelled words or grammatical errors. I'm just meticulous with it. And it actually helps attract myLotters to comment more on your post. :)
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@davaome (1828)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Yes i do check grammar and spelling, but i'm not perfect that's why i still do commit mistakes once in a while. It's actually good to practice it here because you have alot of conversations with people and it's good training. have a nice day
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• Philippines
8 Dec 11
Right, nobody is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes. At least we have myLot to pratice and be better. Enjoy your day!
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@Missy333 (57)
• Philippines
8 Dec 11
me, i always check what i write before posting it. kkk :) i do the same in Facebook. I have to make sure that my English is right before i post it, because as we know, this is the only language acceptable here. The readers must understand clearly what am i saying, so i check my grammar and spelling first. hihihih :)
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@Arieles (2474)
• United States
8 Dec 11
Yes, I check my spelling and grammar each time I post something. As for grammar, we all disagree and dispute the use of "I" and "me", so I post what I think sounds the best, even if others think it's incorrect. I see a lot of broken English posted on mylot, but I won't make a big deal out of it, because those posting know more than what I do, afterall they are posting in a language foreign to them. Hey, I only know one language and they are working on two or more.
• Indonesia
9 Dec 11
I hate to say that I am not smart but I tried to write as good as possible and check the grammar after I have written them as well. I knew that I have used a lot of grammar error issues on my writing, so I hope that my writing reader could check my writing for the better of my English competency. We would find the error soon we wrote the sentences or words here on myLot.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 12
yes, same like you, my english is so poor.. but i want to learn and learn..i do hope mylot member here can understand if my english is not perfect..
@bolive (73)
19 Jan 12
Actually, I don't. hahaha. I also commit some grammatical errors that I want to delete or edit my post. Unfortunately, I find it time consuming to read again. I just trust myself and whatever it is that's it. Maybe, they can understand me despite my grammatical errors.
• Indonesia
7 Jan 12
I do! But sure I am still have a bad English, because English is my third language, and I am using phone, so no auto correct words apps or something... :(
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
7 Jan 12
of course i always check it but iam not perfect too like you.. so sometimes there are grammatical error..
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
I also had grammar and spelling error. Goodthing, I knew it was. bad thing, it was already posted *sigh! Like you and maybe mostly, do type fast and oversee the misspelled and wrong grammar we got in. Yeah, rest assured, we're after to be better and better and better *LOL. Happy Friday dear!