Are you conscious about your grammar in responding and creating discussions?

Philippines
May 28, 2009 10:08pm CST
Hi there mylotters :) Surely mylot had given us the means to increase our typing skills and our English proficiency, since we are not allowed here to talk in other languages. I just want to ask, how many of you are grammar-conscious in creating and responding to discussions? Me personally I'm not really cautious about my grammar as long as it's understandable i'll immediately click enter. :) how about you?
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• United States
29 May 09
I certainly try to check my grammar most often than not. I think with good grammar your response is most likely to get a "best response." I guess the reason I am constantly checking my grammar is because my major is Journalism and, since I am trying to hone my writing skills grammar is a must in my major. So eventually I will live of writing I must make it a habit to write the best I can. But there is always a time where I am typing so fast that I forgot to put a word or two in. But all in all I do check my grammar.
• Philippines
29 May 09
Wow I love Journalism class :) thanks for the response and take care
• United States
29 May 09
Thank you for responding. Are you also a Journalism major? What school do you attend?
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
29 May 09
That was great! you have a habit of checking your grammar before posting. well, choosing the best response does not always depend on the grammar, sometimes, it's on the thought that makes sense to the response.
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@Beertjie (977)
• South Africa
29 May 09
I usualy try my best to ase correct grammar and spelling, trying to avoid spelling mistakes. If you have a look at the English language, you would find differnse in some spelling of the words and differense in grammer when you move betwen countrieseg. America differs from England. As for spelling, i try my best but at times like now it is dificult. I am on dialysis and my eyes does not want to stay open and i cannot concentrate. I have to sit here for four hours and I want to use the time a productive as possible on mylot. I can only work for so long before I have to shut down, then I sleep for a while until the treatment is finish. This respond would normaly not take more than two minutes at the most to type, I type slow. While on dialysis it takes about fivr minutes, and then there are some spelling mistakes as well. Good topic, thanks. I tried very hard to do this one right, how did I do?
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Sorry to hear that. But thanks for responding to my discussion. You take care and get well soon :)
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
29 May 09
I am really good about the grammar, I get annoying to everybody else because I get on their case about proper spelling and punctuation almost constantly.
• Philippines
29 May 09
Hi there thanks for the response ;)
@cannibal (650)
• India
29 May 09
Hiya Well, to be honest, I'm overly meticulous about my grammar. Thing is, grammar has been my lil' forte since my earliest days. I've always done quite well in that area; in fact we had an English-2 Subject which was entirely dedicated to grammar. I'm proud to claim that I've absolutely dominated that one. I ain't boasting, but the fact says it that no one else was ever even close to my score! I might have corrected my grammar teachers' follies hundreds of times, leaving them embarrased. (I now realize it was absolutely wrong to do that) Also, many times students used to throng in queues to get it learnt from me. 8-) Enough of my self-gasconading, isn't it? lol So you see, it's kinda emotional stuff for me. So I do make it a point to at least sometimes check if I've erred in grammar. And thankfully, I haven't done any knowingly. Typo-errors are inevitable, but grammatical aren't, for me!
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Well as long as it's understood maybe that would be okay ;) Personally I'm not really good into editing, I would often ask others to edit my own work haha.. but I know I should learn for myself but here in mylot I'm lazy to correct my grammar :) Thanks for the response and take care :)
@cannibal (650)
• India
29 May 09
You're right! If it's possible to get the underlying meaning correctly, perfect grammar ain't a necessity. I know I'm over-considerate about it; and I also know it ain't that important these days. Honestly, it's nice if you want to learn the editing yourself, but it's not really a mandatory requirement. So it's perfectly alright for you, Lazybones lol!
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@amylan (188)
• France
29 May 09
Buddy, sorry to say but you've still got grammatical errors here.
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• United States
29 May 09
I don't ever read over my responses before I post them, hence the few errors I show, but it also shows, I'm human..oops, oh well, move on, and try again! I do tend to use appropriate punctuation more so than a lot of other people, but that's just out of habit, I do a lot of writing for my work as it is, so it's really only habitual, not conscious.
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
29 May 09
I check my post sometimes. When I found some errors, I edit it first before posting. But if I am sure on my response, I just post it immediately.
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• United States
29 May 09
I've never started any posts on my own, prefer just responding. Do you earn more for starting your own discussions? Just a question.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
I think you earn more in starting discussion since I'm more of a discussion starter than responder. I sometimes respond to topics I'm really interested in and since I'm a very inquisitive person I naturally prefer starting discussions and I've noticed that I earn a reasonable amount from starting but just make sure you'll make a great discussion and it must be under a certain interest so there's a high chance of many mylotters responding to it.
@nzalheart (2339)
• India
29 May 09
Well like you I am also not very conscious in thinking about by grammar while responding or creating discussions. I focus on the language that is understood by all rather than focusing on Grammar. I don't think it is very necessary that we focus on grammar here. Yeah...Mylot has greatly contributed towards my typing skill as well as my English proficiency. But proficiency in writing only, I can't speak as proficiently as I write... Happy mylotting...
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Well personally I think I'm also better in writing English than in speaking. I guess that's something to improve on. Thanks for the response and take care :)
@nzalheart (2339)
• India
30 May 09
Yes that is the thing to be improved on. Ever since I have started being active in mylot, when my mind talks to myself, I do it in English naturally lol...
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@xWendyx (31)
• China
29 May 09
I'd like to communicate with English speakers very much,but I ofter make mistakes in grammar.It's really a big problem for me.So I'm nervous about it very much.Anyway,I think the point is to make myself clear.I'm not sure whether foreigners can understand me and whether they mind it.^^
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
29 May 09
It seems as if you are doing well so far! I must admit, sometimes it is absolutely obnoxious to read something a person who does not speak English as a first language writes, because they tend to place words in the wrong spots, spell things incorrectly, and sometimes use the wrong words. But it looks like you are pretty good at English, so you shouldn't worry. I understood you completely! If you are worried about your spelling and punctuation, you should use firefox as your internet browser. If you spell something wrong, it will underline it in red, which makes it a lot easier to understand your spelling mistakes. You should also read a lot of English literature, or start writing a lot in English. That will help you understand the English language much better.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Thanks :) I read a lot and often watch American tv shows as well so that I can learn from it ;)
• Philippines
30 May 09
As much i can make it right, the grammar, i do it. But sometimes you really dont know if it is the correct grammar. Sometimes i asked someone to read my topics and so they do some corrections. Im not perfect but i think i doing fine with it. I think what is important is the topic, how descriptive you are and people understand it, then its all set.
• Philippines
30 May 09
That's true :) thanks for the response and take care :)
@technoobs (406)
• Philippines
30 May 09
I do have to type them all before editing them to be read much better before posting it into discussions. Its does not matter how long it is but if it has given enough information about what I have to talk about with the discussion, that would do. I mostly do it like an interview with me face to face with that person having to be writing for responses out there. I seldom rely on something but has to be unique and true to the best of my knowledge.
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• Philippines
30 May 09
Another tip is to say your posts out loud and if there's something that sounds wrong, then probably there's also something wrong in your grammar. Thanks for the response and take care ;)
• Pitcairn
30 May 09
your post will is easily understood by other readers if you made it with consideration of grammar and spelling. i am not that good in english, coz im not an englishman in the first place, so i really am conscious with my grammar everytime i post or comment to anything else, especially if it is for the public. i am even hard up in posting coz i still have to decide on which appropriate terms to use, so creating a post is really time consuming for me. lol! i hope i could be a grammar expert.
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• Philippines
30 May 09
but i think your grammar's just fine :) but anyway keep practicing for the best :) thanks for the response take care ;)
@djvirus (40)
• India
29 May 09
5 years back it was sms lingo for me. but today, im quiet cautios about it because i kinda feel it represents a person in you talking to another person.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
true! :) thanks for the response and take care
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
29 May 09
I try to make good clear sentences but i do tend to make a few typing errors.Sometimes I just send the response across without editing it[I happen to overlook it when I am in a hurry or if the browser is troubling me].But they would be typos and not grammatical mistakes. e.g.thta for that , si for is etc..,
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• Philippines
29 May 09
First off, I love your avatar :) I really love flowers :) I usually do the same to but I try to be as grammatically correct as possible
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
29 May 09
I am. I'm too OC with this. I was trained to always make sure I speak and/or write with correct grammar. I prefer it this way too. It's difficult if I get used to something wrong, it becomes a habit.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
That's true :) thanks :) i'll remember what you said
• Netherlands
29 May 09
I usually do a quick check for big typos, but I don't really check my post, since I think it's punctually is readable and my grammar is ok.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
And I bet people won't mind for small typos as long as it's understandable :)
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
29 May 09
I always try to write the grammar right and make it fluent since English is not my first language so I might have some hard time writing it sometimes.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
at least you could practice here :) i'm sure people here would not mind about it and would understand it ;)
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
29 May 09
I watch as I type. If I spell something incorrectly, the computer will underline it in red. I have always been great at spelling and grammar, so it isn't too hard for me to skim over what I have written to make sure it's okay. I think that the better spelling and grammar we have, the better our points get across to one another. When someone can't spell anything, and uses "u" instead of "you" I tend to not take them seriously at all. Half the time I wont even read what they say. I have been blogging for years, so I have always thought that it was important to be clear, precise and correct while writing, or else you can't get your ideas across without misunderstanding.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Hey thank you :) I'll be keeping up with your advices :)
• India
29 May 09
Yes i'm really conscious of grammar when i post in Mylot bcoz a lot of people will be reading wat i post. Thank God there is Spell Check while posting discussions so that i can correct myself before posting it for the whole world to see
• Philippines
29 May 09
You use firefox don't you? thanks for the response and take care ;)
29 May 09
I think that because a lot of people are doing so well with their grammar it puts pressure on people to be up to scratch with theirs because if not they'll stand out and not look professional, although i don't think it actually matters if you're grammatically correct, as long as you get your point across then who cares? not everybody's perfect and this isn't an English lesson.. but i do have a auto spell checker that corrects any spelling mistakes i do, unfortunately it doesn't correct grammar and that's where i suck so :( bad luck for me, hehe
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• Philippines
29 May 09
Well I think it's not yet too late to improve your English here. By getting used to it I think eventually you'll learn more about the language soon :) take care
@aikhong (661)
• Malaysia
29 May 09
Hihi, ya i do agree with you that myLot has really helped me with my typing as well as my English proficiency. While i'm responding to discussions or posting a comment, i'll try my best to keep my English grammar in an understandable level and also try not to have grammar or typing mistakes in my comment. Since we're not allowed to use other language here, and the quality of the comments are important for better earning, i'll always keep in mind that i should use proper grammar and vocabularies in my responses.
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• Philippines
29 May 09
great :) it's great that you're not just using mylot to improve your typing skills but your English as well. :) thanks for the response and take care :)
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
29 May 09
mylot made it clear to give a little allowance to other mylotters since not everyone has english as their primary language like me. however, you cannot blame the native speakers of english if they get impatient and uniterested with discussions they can't understand. personally, also, if i noticed i made a grammatical error in my posts i seldom get responses. but it's okay .
• Philippines
29 May 09
yeah although not necessarily important, still good grammar is one of the factors that makes a best response ;) take care :)