About your Grammar?

United States
April 6, 2007 11:20pm CST
I am pretty sure that everyone enjoys posting discussions and responses here in myLot, but before you post any of your discussions and responses, do you check your grammar first? or do you even care if their are some mistakes and have a little of your time to do some corrections? How important for you to have a good grammar?
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19 responses
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
7 Apr 07
Having a good grammar is very important for me. However sometimes it happens that some grammar mistakes slip away, given that I am not a native speaker. But at least I try to make as few as possible. :)
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• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeah that's right, but in my case, i review it and change whatever mistake i have. There is no perfect person in this world so every body makes a mistake, so i am also trying to minimize my mistakes as possible.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
I try to make it a habit to check most of my posts, but there are times that we cannot always see our mistakes. Grammar, as I have also started this post long before, is not that important. As long as the wmeaning is conveyed, then I think most people can understand it. It's a trial and error, but the important thing is we try to learn on our mistakes from the past. Mylot is a good community to learn and be proficient in english language, just continue on doing the best to express what's on our mind.
• United States
7 Apr 07
People always have different opinions and thoughts, but for me it's still important, i am doing it for my self.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I always try to proof read my posts before I hit submit. I will admit to making mistakes with spelling or with typos. I'm human and it happens. I will miss them but I do try to double check to make sure that it is understandable, that I didn't use any text messaging short cuts, and that I didn't use all capitals for example. I make sure on the basics although now and then I do screw up totally with one.
• United States
7 Apr 07
That's good to hear, every body is making a mistake, all you need to do is learn from it=)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
-lol- as english is not my native language, it's just natural for me to be conscious of my grammar. but with mylot, i've learned that grammar is just secondary to the content. so i'm more conscious of what the content and meaning of what i've written rather than check the accuracy of my grammar and even the spelling and punctuations. i haven't encountered a mylot user who has been consistently providing impeccable and perfect english. :) and i found that mylot users are quite kind enough for not pointing out wrong spellings or grammar use in the responses they receive. :) good grammar is important, but only secondary to the quality of content. at least for me, that's the way i do it and that's the way i look at it. i go for relevance and usefulness, coz that's how i define a quality post. :)
• United States
7 Apr 07
That is very true, a lot of myLoters just care a bit for their grammar and put a lot of effort about their posts. But I am different, we are in the same heritage, but English is my second language and so are you right, i consider this as a part of self learning. So every time i keep an eye for it and whatever mistakes i have, i am giving some of my time to correct it, learning from mistakes is the most effective way to learn and it's free so i don't have anything to loose, you are going to gain. Good grammar and brilliant mind are always be best buddies=)
@marci3 (245)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
Sometimes I don't bother to check what I've typed but most of the time I try to give an eye on what I post. It is important to have correct grammar because people might misinterpret what you say when you don't check on your posts.
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• United States
7 Apr 07
I agree, but it's better to check your grammar every time, it's a way of learning too. To enhance your writing skills by learning from your mistakes.
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@happybabe (206)
• China
8 Apr 07
Yeah,I will check my grammer before I post some discussions.I will try my best to use the right grammer.I believe using the right grammer is a important thing not only for myself and those who are learning English.Do you think so ?
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Absolutely. If you want to learn, review your mistakes. That the simplest way it goes=)
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@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
8 Apr 07
Yes, I check! Sometimes I miss stuff I'm sure, or I think i'm spelling things right and i'm not, but generally speaking I try to make my postings look good, so they are easy for everyone else to read!
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Yeah, you've got a good point and i certainly agree with that=)
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@Nottie (53)
• Finland
7 Apr 07
I try to check my grammar. I don't mind that other people sometimes write something a bit wrong, but I don't like to see myself making mistakes. I know my English grammar is far from perfect, but I still try to do the best I can of it.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Yeah, that's the spirit. Anyways, every people makes a mistake, no body is perfect, just learn from that mistake and you will gain the knowledge=)
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
I do try my best to correct all my mistakes in my posts. However, I see some of my mistakes late - after the entire response had already been posted.. If you would look on one of the discussions that Ive started, [title: Correct English] you would see that a lot of mylotters wouldn't mind much about the correctness of one's grammar. For most of them, getting the message across is most important... Hope you could post your opinion there too...
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• United States
7 Apr 07
Yes, that happens to me too sometimes, i just knew my mistakes late, but i know i have, and next time i know what i have to do. And yes again, i noticed that too. As long as it is understandable, but in the real world we need a good grammar. So myLot is a good way to practice good grammar and correct English, while having fun and whatever reason you might have, you are learning at the same time. Anyways, i will try to go to your thread. Thanks for the share=)
• Hong Kong
7 Apr 07
It is very important to me because I did English in college and I try hard not to make any mistakes. Of course, since English is not my native language, sometimes I make a mistakes with the tenses without evening knowing it. After I type in the response, I usually take a little time to go through it again to see if there is any mistakes which I know of, if so I will correct it. I guess I just don't want my English to deteriorate in any sense.
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeah, same here. I just knew that i had a mistake when the message is sent already, but i am aware of that. It's good that you go over the message that you are typing, in that way, you are making yourself learning, and improve your English writing. That's the good thing=)
@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 07
I do but frankly not all the time. But I feel this as very much necessary that it must be taken care of. Well, if somebody don't do this, there is nothing wrong but it leaves a good impression if we do even some spell mistake too. By the way, do you think that if we don't do that, would it effect the rating or earning?
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• United States
7 Apr 07
I agree, and about the rating or earning thing, not at all. They just look about the content of your discussion, grammar has nothing to do with it and could not affect your rating and earning. But still, it's a good thing to have a good grammar though.
@marcelinx (115)
• Brazil
7 Apr 07
Since I'm brazilian, there are always some grammar erros on my responses, but I try to make as few as possible.
• United States
7 Apr 07
Yeah, you cannot prevent that, but still you are aware of it and that's the good thing=)
@FOUZAN_1 (331)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 07
hi there.. well i always check my grammar while texting into any of the Discussions. I hope i am right about those corrections.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
At least we tried right? Just ignore about the discussion thing, that it's not a big deal in posting on discussions. Instead do it for your self=)
@rizalcb (33)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
I have a problem about grammar on my English. I'm still learn to improve my English. So for now I'm not really care about grammar because if I care to much my I will not post my answer.
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• United States
8 Apr 07
Learning is not a immediate thing, it takes time. So just be patient and you'll never notice that you are already improving=)
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
8 Apr 07
i check mine, although on one question i posted it slipped by me, i was going to fast and didn't read it for mistakes. i have to have good grammar...when i am typing anywhere even in like a chat room. i play on pogo alot and others i know just type and hit enter and half of what they say is all jumbled up. i can't do that...if i make a mistake i have to fix it before i hit enter.
• United States
8 Apr 07
That's good though, they say the more mistake you've done, the more reason you have to learn=)
@japboy (572)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
sometime i'll check my grammar before i post a respond or start a new discussion but sometime i don't check it because i don't have time to recheck it again. I'll write or respond it as long as they understand what i'm writing about. Sometime i saw a discussion and i don't get it what are that person wrote about. i'm actually not good in grammar but still i'm trying to write in English. Well, that's how we can improve our grammar.
• United States
8 Apr 07
Certainly, that's the thing about it. Because if some people thinks that grammar is not important in making posts here on myLot or other related sites, it's up to the person though, if they actually thinks about positive things or not, for sure you'll be get paid at the end, in improve your writing skills as well as speaking.
@AmbiePam (46240)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I check every single time. I know how hard it is to decipher some posts, so I really don't want to give other people a hard time looking at my own. On occasion, I will miss a mistake. Like instead of typing 'then', I'll end up with 'thn' without putting the 'e' in. I try to always catch it, but sometimes don't. One of the biggest mistakes I see here, with native English speakers, is saying 'your' instead of 'you are.' Or 'there' instead of 'they are.' I'm sure people just get in a mode of typing and forget.
• United States
8 Apr 07
Yes, i have also seen some. As long as they are not aware of it, there is no chance of learning. So it's better to always keep an eye on it and review them so that you can catch whatever that is wrong, if you don't catch it for the late reason, at least you know that you've made a mistake, that you are aware of it and ending up with learning=)
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@jencai (3416)
• Philippines
7 Apr 07
Grammar? Ok, I admit it, I am not that good in terms of correct usage of word or words in a sentence. But whenever I post discussion or respond to other's discussions, I try to read them one more time if there are some words missing in it. Anyway, mistakes are just around the corner and we learned from them too.
• United States
7 Apr 07
Absolutely=)
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
8 Apr 07
The definition of grammer: The science or art of treating the classes of words, their inflections, syntax etc. Manner of speaking or writing in reference to conformith to grammatical rules. This is according to Webster's dictonary. That said. I am a writer. I have the ability to write and 95% of people who read what I write, read it for the enjoyment they get out of reading what I write and do not worry about "grammer" as long as the understand it. I have taken writing classes and the one thing in high school, college, "The Institute of children's Literature", a friend and author of at least ten books who was also an English teacher, Mr. Robert Franklin Leslie. All said that I have a unique and refreshing style of writing. They also all agreed that if I have a problem of writing grammatically correct. There is where the problem lies. If I change how I write to conform to the norm of the rules. Then I am no longer writing in my style, how I am, the way I think, the way I speak and therefore no longer unique or refreshing. Conforming to someone's else's rules is not my style. It is not me, It is not who I am. It would not be my work or my style. 95% of people who read my writings do not care. When I read something as long as it makes sense. I don't care about grammer either. It is rules and it is not necessarily rules that everyone understands or conforms to. It is not a law. It is a rule. It is general. As to speaking we speak many dialects an phrases. The English language has changed all through American history and continue's to do so. As to being published we live in a new world of techonology. I can compile my writings togather and publish my own books and I am 100% sure once I do I can sell it with no problem. The average American citizen and I suspect the same can be said for most any nation is most people today like to read how they think and talk. Not necessarily one what society consider's grammatically correct. I write for the every day average person not the people who MUST be grammatically correct. The other problem I have is punctuation and that I am understanding more and am trying to improve on. But I have never understood in any sense when taking classes in English for writing compositions, stories or the like, What the big deal is about grammer. It makes no sense to me. I just don't get it. So take me as I am or don't read what I write. It is that simple. I understand the basics, verbs and nouns and adverbs and adjective's etc. But dangling participles or participles or whatever and mixing it all up and trying to keep it straight I just get lost. If want to say ain't and I do say ain't frequently. Then that is what I am going to do and your not going to change me. If you don't understand what ain't is then it ain't my problem, It is your's because I do know what ain't is and isn't. If you don't like what some term as run on sentences then too bad. It is how I talk and think. I run on. So as to grammer, I do the best I understand but I am not going to strain my brain and waste my time sweating it either. Okay well I think you all get the picture. And this is already too long. But you did ask and that is what my personal view is on the subject.
• United States
8 Apr 07
Woooh! that's a long one. Alright i think i got your point there. Thanks for the share=)