Do you judge people when they use poor grammar?

@sharie16 (2213)
Philippines
September 4, 2008 6:17am CST
For me, no..since we use different languages...I just try to understand what they mean...I know they are trying there best to express what they wanna tell... So how bout you, do you judge them by their poor grammar?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Sep 08
i try not to judge people at all about anything. people are just people & alot of them haven't had the opportunities we have had.
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@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
exactly... thanks for the post my friend!
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
4 Sep 08
Yes you are right, we should not judge or correct people for grammar or spelling, we all make mistakes and different countries are different in both areas so we should do as you do just try to understand...
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
yes, and even those who are fluent sometimes made mistakes, we are not perfect...thanks for the post! Have a nice day!
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 08
Nope..since English is not their native language. Many are here to learn, make friends and exchange information about themselves, their countries and cultures - so why should anyone insult or laugh at others for trying to explain or express themselves in a foreign language? I had come across a discussion some months back, blasting about poor spelling and bad grammar. I had to respond - at least some of the 'poor spellers' could spell and come up with English words - I wonder if she who started the discussion, could even come up one word in others' native language!
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
very well said dear...we should not insult or laugh at others for expressing themselves in a foreign language...in case we can help but not to totally insult them... thanks for the post! and for sharing some of your experience! hope that person already realized her mistake... Have a nice day!
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
5 Sep 08
Hi, thanks for the BR. It was a very pleasant surprise! Have a good day and happy myLotting!
• Indonesia
4 Sep 08
me? of course not. there are many users here speaking english as their second language. even mylot realized it and mentioned in their guidelines that we are not to Post discussions, responses or comments criticizing members for bad/broken English or bad spelling. Everyone is welcome at myLot, we have users from all around the world and they are welcome regardless of their proficiency with the English Language. above all, i am one of the users with poor grammar why must i judge people who like me
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
You're very much right sutan. We are all welcome here in mylot. Continue posting even with the wrong grammar. You can learn here.
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@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
right sutan...practise makes perfect..and i know we could always learn proper grammar! keep posting! Have a nice day! God bless!
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
You are absolutely right sharie. We can still comprehend even with grammatical errors. I, too, am not that very good in grammar and English. It's good that there's mylot so that I could practice more. Good day!
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@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
exactly dear..we feel the same...mylot is a good learning center... thanks for the post! Have a nice day, my friend!
@lak2jai (807)
• India
4 Sep 08
No v cannot judge a person with the poor grammer. Many people are not good in grammer, but good otherwise.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
yes many are not good in grammar..we might as well just help without offending them rather than judge them... thanks for the post! have a nice day!
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I wouldn't say that i judge people on poor grammar. However I have to be honest here and say that it bothers me sometimes. I think it can be seen as a show of more respect to the English language when somebody knows the right words to use but doesn't use them. I try to omit the word aint in my vocabulary and I think I try to be a good role model to my son by using proper grammar.
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@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
maybe for some that who knows English and that was their language..for other countries i know we have different languages and English is just a secondary language..so they were not as fluent as others..so we should understand them..but for us that we know English, we should keep practising it...and your right, be a good model and teach the right and best way of using proper grammar... thanks for the post! have a nice day! God bless!
• India
4 Sep 08
hiiii.....i never judge people based on their poor vocabulary or grammar....every person tends to make mistakes in life....nobody is perfect in everything all have some weaknesses......we must understand it and not have it as a reason for avoiding people.....moreover every country has its own language....so some may find it difficult to learn english......
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
indeed...some are still learning English and it is sometimes difficult for them, so we just have to help them, in a way we can! thanks for the post! have a nice day!
• Singapore
5 Sep 08
Yea, no one is infallible.
@maximax8 (30126)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 08
I respect people from different countries that learn English. However they do with their grammar I appreciate their efforts. As time moves on it makes me happy to see they have improved. My mother tongue is English and I learned French for five years. I am currently learning Spanish so I hope that native Spanish people will see that I am trying with their language. Funnily enough I have met Dutch people with excellent knowledge of English, better than some English people that I know. When I was at university I knew a girl that got the wrong grammar most of the time yet she got a 1st class B Ed degree.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
thanks for sharing my friend...yes their are some English people that are also poor in grammar and their are some races which are more fluent to English...so we should always appreciate their efforts that they want to learn and improve their skills in grammar... thanks for the post! Have a nice day! God bless!
@dokaor (307)
• Thailand
4 Sep 08
Hi ....in my point of view you absolutely correct say nobody perfect even those in native language if they in a hurry or careless they could be incorrect in grammar too,so don't worry i think as long as we can communicate and understand each other is the key point of it ,I use to take English course in UAS and most of my teacher stict to them some time in school ,but they did tell me that the most important thing was what we could communicate and understand even a boby language ,so as an Englisg as a secound language people i think all of us did the great job for english so help each other to learn and correct it the best. thanks for your post so that we can communicate and express our ideas best of luck and have a wonderful time dokaor
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
exactly my friend...we should help each other to learn... thanks for the post! God bless!
4 Sep 08
I have to admit. I do judge people a little for their grammar. But I try to be polite to them.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
should be dear..or else you might offend them! thanks for the post! Have a nice day!
• United States
4 Sep 08
I don't judge them because of their language. I want to correct them, sometimes, but knowing that they do not speak my language as their own, and translations sometimes get a little wonky, I definitely don't judge them on their grammar.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
nice to hear that my friend...well at least your trying to help them... thanks for sharing some thoughts! Have a nice day! God bless!
@mageshis (183)
• India
12 Sep 08
I do and my friend commented on it earlier.Most people I know don't, but it feels natural to use spelling, punctuation and grammar correctly.
@IsisGreen (554)
10 Sep 08
It all depends on where and when. Spelling and grammar mistakes in formal documents are poor and rarely acceptable. It shows a lack of care and diligence, and ultimately, of respect for the recipient. On internet forums (should this be fora?) I'm much more forgiving. However writing 'your' when you mean 'you're' and related laziness infuriates me in all situations. Txt spk in all situations other than actual mobile phone messages is also pointless and needlessly confusing or hard to read/decipher. You have a keyboard at your disposal. Please use it! Other people have made the point about people who speak English as a second language. Broken or imprecise English as a result of this I have no problem with; it is rarely of the type I've described above.
@rainmark (4302)
6 Sep 08
I don't ever judge people based on thier grammar coz we came from different countries and we different languages.Grammar never says about the kind of person we are. I do judge people based on thier attitude and words they use.cheers!
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
I think it's normal for people to do mistake. There are so many languages in this world. So if someone use poor grammar that doesn't mean that person don't good in languages. They maybe are good in other languages.
• Singapore
5 Sep 08
Hi Sharie, I try not to judge anyway but I can't help having opinions. If someone's posting shows poor grammar, I will just guess English may not be that person's native language. No biggie really. I will just work around it and try to understand anyway. Cheers!
@rosedust82 (2070)
• Philippines
5 Sep 08
Of course not. That would be a very bad thing to do. I actually admire people who try to use English even if they're not really used to it. It just shows how determined they are to learn. I actually encourage my students to always speak and write in English since this is the universal language that most people speak and understand.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
5 Sep 08
no i think its not the way to judge any person as i have seen many people whose language is very fluent and they really speak well but i find that their education is limited and they into some quite good fields. and i have seen some people who has a bit poor language skill and they can manage with the language and i find them highly educated and working as highly professional. so may be some person really cope up with the language and hardly get educated and some hardly get to learn language and are real good educated. and some are good in both as well as the language and also their education. hence i feel its not a good method to judge a person only from their language skills.