@ALouie (118)
United States
December 28, 2007 5:35am CST
Does spelling really matter?
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4 responses
@oxio10 (135)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Correct spelling matters a lot to me. Either informal or formal writings you should learn how to write your words correctly. It is more enjoyable to read something that is well-written, correct spelling and correct grammar. :)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
Hi there oxio10, me too i love to read if their writings is well-written, but sad to say i am not so good in grammar but let us see as times goes by i could be one of them. Cheers!
@munhozmib (3850)
• 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.
• Philippines
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.
@Sillychick (3279)
• 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.