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It's great you know a lot about grammar, but there is no real reason to harrass people about it on the internet. As long as the person's message is conveyed properly, there really is no problem. Grammar only really matters in professional writing so you seem smart. It's fine to not use proper grammar, but don't type like an idiot either, amirite?

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(I'm an asshole.)

@ctiscooler harass not to http://ctrlv.in/97216 (I'm an asshole.)

Oops XD
I have failed as an English Major.
On another note, I never learned that you had to put it as "not to" rather than "to not." What rule would that be?

@ctiscooler harass not to http://ctrlv.in/97216 (I'm an asshole.)

Saying "to not" is called a split infinitive. It's always supposed to be "not to", I think.

@ctiscooler harass not to http://ctrlv.in/97216 (I'm an asshole.)

Ah, I see. Thanks!
In the school district I grew up in, we never had a proper grammar lesson. I never learned any of these rules until I had to take a grammar course in college. Even then, the college professors tell me all the time that many of the grammar rules are a load of bullshit XD

Your/you're used to bug me endlessly, but as long as you can communicate efficiently it really doesn't matter.

Wunderscores avatar Wunderscore Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Wunderscore Your/you're used to bug me endlessly, but as long as you can communicate efficiently it really doesn't matter.

I think it bothers a lot of people because we're taught it when we're very young. It's like "How do you forget that?"

Don't get me wrong. People make mistakes. Hell, I know I've done it by accident before.

Also, I just took a class for teaching where I was basically taught that traditional grammar is a load of shit because it's based off of Latin, and that we shouldn't freak out if a student, say, splits an infinitive.

I think when you do it so much online though it effects your skills in general. I used to be amazing at spelling but now I'm just okay and I blame it on relying on spell check so much

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English can be border line illiterate and we can still understand it well enough to know what someone is saying. Also there's that trick where as long as the first and last letter are in the right place, you can jumble up the middle and still read the words fine.

ScottyDs avatar ScottyD Yeah You Are 0Reply
@ScottyD English can be border line illiterate and we can still understand it well enough to know what someone is saying...

Yah, but it's just another example of us not needing to correct other peoples grammar when it doesn't matter since we know we can read it.

ScottyDs avatar ScottyD Yeah You Are +1Reply

No!!! Grammar is the difference between helping your uncle Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

I agree that we shouldn't make fun of people for spelling wrong or having bad grammar, but grammar isn't just for looking smart. I think it is kind of important for life in general.

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