• Sao Paulo, Brazil
29 Dec 07
Hello. Actually, depends on how many mistakes you make. As long as others can read your text, I don't think spelling does really matter at all. We are in a Community that attracts people from all over the World. Many here have English as their native language, but there are even more that doesn't. So, I try to learn a good spelling from others and try to write correctly, but it doesn't matter. After all, I think the objective of the writting is to pass your information. As long as you can do that, it's just fine. Respectfully.
29 Dec 07
Well we should know how to correctly spell words but sometimes we can't help committing typographical errors. When I write on paper, I try my best too see that I have not committed any errors. When I go online, I use Mozilla Firefox, because it has spelling correction functions. Like now, If i misspell something, it will be underlined with a red mark.
• United States
28 Dec 07
To me, it does. I don't care if a person makes a couple of typos, and in a forum like this that is not formal, it's not as big a deal. What bothers me is that people have no concept of the rules of grammar and punctuation. They repeatedly use words like 'there' and their' incorrectly. So it's not a matter of a minor typo or oversight, it is that they don't know the difference. People should take the time to learn, and schools should make it a priority to teach it, rather than letting students rely on spelling and grammar check. People who are learning English as a second language I can allow more leeway. The mistakes I speak of are often people who have spoken the language all their lives.