I Hate Bad Grammar

There? Their? They're? - get it right, dammit! 14,784 People

    So many people here have bad grammar

    that I'm scared that if I stay too long it'll rub off on me as well :/ People please, "advice" is uncountable, so you say "a piece of advice", not "an advice", and a singular noun follows "every", so you can't say "every people" unless you're referring to different groups/types...
    Letmebee Letmebee
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    I judge people on their grammar.

    I know it's bad, but I just can't help myself. If I get a message without punctuation or decent spelling I refuse to answer it, I mean, how are you supposed to hold a conversation with that person? I don't like to think of myself as a grammar nazi, I'm more of a grammar snob.
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    Loved reading this article.

    It says people that criticize and corrects grammar are not snobs but jerks. Scientific proof . Lol. I could not agree more . It is not that stories people post on here are going to be published. Give us a break ! http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/science-you-re-not-a...
    Mystiquelady Mystiquelady
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 4, 2016

    so I went too this collage in newyork ,

    and i took this english class they had their because u know, its part of the prerecs or what ever but like, I knew alot of people there who was just really mean about it when I saw students make mistakes in english and I don't like it either but like I think we should be at least...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    I need to work on my English,

    because I still make a lot of mistakes. I don't want to use the fact that this is the 3rd language I'm learning as an excuse. I want to write and speak it perfectly. So, if you see any mistake on my sentences, don't hesitate and correct me. I'll appreciate it, because you will...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I was an English Major.

    Bad grammar is like raking one's nails down a chalkboard.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    Poor Title

    Should this group be titled "I Hate Poor Grammar"? lol
    deleted deleted
    17 Responses Jun 26, 2012

    I'm sorry but if you are over the age of 18

    and you type like a 6 year old please do me a favor and don't message me. I really am a nice person and I love talking and meeting new people but I am tired of struggling to understand people.
    MoostacheKitteh MoostacheKitteh
    26-30, F
    26 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    I do love to suck on a sexy young lady's toes

    and all but I two like to be forced by a man that ant worry about what if you tell some body I dream of being out of gas and having to walk in my short dress ànd kick *** heels hair in pig tails and no body was telling then a older man stop asking if I needed a ride yes I got...
    sweetpinkrick sweetpinkrick
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    I don't hate the average missed period

    or little things like that but I do hate this... Lol ftw ttyl omg ilu lawl..... It's a little bit annoying to me, but not really.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    I will engage. I will talk about many things.

    I will even tittilate. But please please please be literate.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    "Your" Dog got away. "You're" Upset.

    I saw it over "There". Over at "Their" House. Not that hard honestly.
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 10, 2014

    Okay, if someone were using an old cell phone

    that only had a number pad then I would understand messages like "how r u" However, when someone is using a computer or smartphone, as I assume nearly everyone posting on this site is, then I cannot understand why some people don't actually spell out words and use punctuation...
    CarmenBear CarmenBear
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2014
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 1, 2016

    There. Their. They're.

    Do you know the difference?
    deleted deleted
    25 Responses May 7, 2015

    "Let me just acknowledge

    that the function of grammar is to make language as efficient and clear and transparent as possible. But if we’re all constantly correcting each other’s grammar and being really snotty about it, then people stop talking because they start to be petrified that they’re going...
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    Come on, it's really not

    that hard to correctly type out a sentence... Especially with technology now a days.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop
    22-25, M
    22 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    I'm not what you'd call a grammar natzi

    but grammar is important. Heck, I have enough trouble reading properly formed sentences, let alone what I have dubbed non-sence-ences. (Gotta love my skill at naming (not.))
    randomboy42 randomboy42
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    Call me a grammar Nazi

    but it is one of my pet peeves. I mean, grammar is essential throughout our entire lives and you can't take the time to figure the difference between their and there? Come on, now...
    Dezaria Dezaria
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2015
    luvme23 luvme23
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    Shared # 223 An Open Letter (copied From Pinterest.com)

    Dear People of the World I don't mean to sound slutty, but, please use me whenever you want. Sincerely, Grammar.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    12 Responses Oct 10, 2011

    "Never make fun of someone

    who speaks broken English. It means they know another language." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I have pretty decent grammar.

    :) It's the spelling that gets me though . Auto correct sucks , really , so I just spell the word the way it sounds ...
    kittenmajor kittenmajor
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    People who write your instead of you're.

    The ones who write to instead of too or two. When they write there instead of their or they're. Ugh I'm sorry if you're one of them but it just really bothers me. Sorry
    VasquezM VasquezM
    18-21, F
    21 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    Why do people have to point out my spelling

    mistakes ? Do the same people remind those in wheelchairs they can just use their legs. Sorry I have Dysgraphia and my mind doesn't work like yours. Sorry if me misspelling a word hurts you so much. It doesn't mean I'm lazy or dumb it just means you're an *******. You need to...
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    I'm sorry, I just can't stand it.

    I understand we all make mistakes but question marks and commas are a must for me.
    brisadeverano brisadeverano
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I learned English from scratch

    after moving to the US (Taking UK English in pre-elementary prep school doesn't mean much in a country that calls football soccer). And boy, did the native-born American kids give me crap for it, until I was better than them. That is partially why, unless English is not a...
    littleredtoy littleredtoy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    Half of the people that talk to me get ignored

    because of their atrocious grammar...If you're typing in ENGLISH, and I STILL can't understand what you're typing, I'm ignoring you. Sorry, not sorry.
    Nixismachina Nixismachina
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    There is just NO excuse

    for this when auto correct and spell check exists. The whole your vs you're, they're vs their vs there, and where vs wear vs we're are my biggest pet peeves!
    Smoray100 Smoray100
    26-30, F
    20 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    I hate to sound pretentious,

    but the amount of illiteracy on EP makes me want to throw up a little.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    I can't stand it when people say,

    "John and I..." in every instance. Ex. 1 - John and I fell into a ditch. Ex. 2 - That's what happened to John and I. WRONG. One ought to say, "That's what happened to John and me." There is a time to say, "... and I," and there is a time to say, "... and me." People are in...
    flavorshot flavorshot
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2013
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    I feel like I'm home with this group!

    Lol. My personal peeves: "I seen you" and "Did you sleep (or eat) good?" Omg every time I hear those...
    Merrmaid Merrmaid
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    If you have terrible grammar,

    I will more than likely not respond. This includes strangers on the internet, friends, and family. You have all been through elementary school. You should know how to write by now. I will not respond to complete nonsense.
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    If I hear one more person say "bae"

    or "or nah" I will lose it.
    deleted deleted
    27 Responses May 9, 2015

    I do... I try to be tolerant,

    and I mostly am... I understand that English is not the first language of everyone here... But the intentional use of repeated vowels in words (i.e. Hiiiiiii) in an attempt to be cute is incredibly annoying to me...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Worksite robinhttp://www.

    Sunnymornings Sunnymornings
    61-65, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    Grammar: the difference between knowing your

    sh** and knowing you're sh**.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    Whenever I get messages on here

    that say, "hey how r u" or something similar, I have to ignore them. It can't be that hard to type, "Hey, how are you?" Spelling things out can really make all the difference!
    mandamooki mandamooki
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2014
    abbeyfraker abbeyfraker
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    Nit Picking Nonsense

    Ever since I joined this site this is one element that I detested,all of those so superior individuals whom criticize others over their spelling mistakes.For goodness sakes grow up will you,not everyone may be as well educated as yourselves however they ARE your equals whether or...
    garvan garvan
    51-55, M
    37 Responses May 18, 2012

    I am feeling particularly annoyed by the bad

    grammar in posts and messages here. We all went to school. If you didn't master the rules back then, I am sure there must be an online tutorial to assist you. Learn the difference between there, their and they're, between too and to, dispense with "would of" and "should of...
    Sunnymornings Sunnymornings
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    I will not join EP groups

    that aren't spelled correctly/are grammatically incorrect. I will not repost on FB for the same sins. My FB reposts are mostly videos of cute cats and dogs :)
    CharryICT CharryICT
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    I don't judge people based on race,

    creed, gender, or sexual orientation. I judge people based on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I found a phone and plugged it in

    and charged it up to see what they had for a life... turns out the girl was an escort! this was her WORKIN phone! lol I really feel bad for the guys that all texted her. many with pictures too... so sad... and a bit amusing too. mostly sad tho
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    Grammar, Spelling, And Punctuation Are Important To Me!

    I am nice to pretty much everyone on here, okay? I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky girl. I will talk to you about anything as long as you are polite and know how to speak/type correctly. Here are some examples of badly written sentences that I do not reply to: *** sorry didnt know im...
    MissMotie MissMotie
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Sep 28, 2013

    I cannot stand bad grammar!

    If you write like an idiot, I will block you.
    QueenBee479 QueenBee479
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    A Simple Grammar Lesson: Your dinner versus

    You're dinner. One leaves you nourished, the other leaves you dead. Correct grammar, it saves lives.
    BlackWidowBaby BlackWidowBaby
    41-45, F
    19 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    it really drives me crazy

    when people don't use punctuation or even capitalize the right words I can't handle too much of it and I refuse to save words without apostrophes to my dictionary on my phone so I will leave that good grammar there even though I'm showing an example of bad grammar it really...
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 17, 2015

    What truly annoys me is

    when people say, "conversating" instead of "conversing."
    peepmoo peepmoo
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    11 years or more of education

    and you can't at least get your grammar right? :-o
    Venosha Venosha
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Jun 16, 2015
    wildbeauty26 wildbeauty26
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    Why is it so difficult to find people

    who can type and speak properly? How hard is it to add a comma where it is needed, capitalize the first letter in a sentence, or add the appropriate punctuation mark? Goodness. Edit: Some of you have expressed the opinion that "It's only EP." I would like to clarify that...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl
    18-21, F
    25 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    I Think The Grammar Police Must Stop Behaving Rudely!!! Posting A's on my comments just proves my point.

    I think your site sucks.  I don't believe that correcting  another's grammar is a good way to, "Make Friends and Influence People."   In fact, it's considerably apathetic and cruel.  What makes  grammar fanatics think it's perfectly fine to do?  Who do you think you are...
    Helper96 Helper96
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Mar 12, 2012

    While my grammar has its flaws,

    I can not stand when peeple put, absolutelley no effirt , into, keepin there're w0rds and senteNces in order. I don't expect everyone to understand every detail about grammar(because I sure don't), but it would be nice if we could drop the slang, and avoid shortening words, into...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    Note: this started as a response to somebody

    else's rant. When I'm off the phone and on the computer, I'll attribute it properly and add a link. I write and edit for a living. You would think I - of all people - would be constantly ranting on this topic. No. I know I'd be preaching to the converted (maybe 10% of the...
    SmartKat SmartKat
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    I hate people who complain about bad grammar

    ONLINE. The place where I don't want to be using my time to make my grammar perfect.
    BeCautious1 BeCautious1
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Oct 7, 2015
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