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I Value Correct Spelling And Grammar

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    "I" Before "E" - Okay, so, as I've previously stated I value correct spelling but am it's biggest adversary. If not for spell check ... well, quite frankly I don't know what I...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    It Is A Turn On. - And a turn off to have poor grammar/spelling. The English language is very sacred to me as it is my native tongue. I do forgive those who speak it as a second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    No-one's Perfect, But A Little Effort Is Appreciated :-) - My spelling is usually spot on (Aussie spelling, that is. I'm aware of how the Yanks spell some things, but I still tend...
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    I sometimes cannot believe how people write on EP and Facebook. They don't use capitalization, punctuation, or even full words. Now, I understand occasional typographical...
    Longrun Longrun 46-50, M 9 Responses Mar 13

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    I think grammar is a great, although often arbitrary, system of sifting out the intelligent and hardworkers from the lazy and incapable. Even when the same meaning can be conveyed...
    rougheredges rougheredges 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I Don't Get It - I am not a snob when it comes to language, and I don't expect everyone to have a flawless grasp of grammar and punctuation, etc. But I have seen many written...
    waynerman waynerman 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    Spelling & Grammar - I'm one of those people who can spell and use grammar correctly. Whilst speaking or texting me, do not use slang or abbreviations as that really does...
    emmalouisex emmalouisex 13-15, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Experiences/Groups Failed! - I really appreciate good grammar because I love English language, although I am honest enough to say that I, myself cannot even speak or write fluently...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Ugh - Eye love to right stories hear but won thing that gets too me is when their are so mini misused words within won story.  For sum reason my mind just naturally cannot compute...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 57 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    I Absolutely Do - Unless we jus messin an stuff....
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Seriously what's up with everyone writing"ur" is it that difficult to write your? I notice that even people older than me do it.
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Whiteboard Messages - I joined an EP group called I value proper grammar and spelling.I received a whiteboard message that made me laugh and shake my head (thinking).Below is a...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    I Just Noticed A Grammatical Error Built Right Into EP. - At the top of every message page, it says "Between [whomever] and I." It should be 'me,' not 'I.' It's an object, not a...
    walt1981 walt1981 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Tv To The Brain - I've always heard that one's writing is like the TV to they way the brain works. If the writing is incomplete, unorganized, sloppy, or just plain BAD, it...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    I Wish That More Teachers Use This - I'm always looking at what prominent people have written and I usually shake my head at the errors I see. Recently, the Ministry of Education...
    Alustrial Alustrial 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    I am the worst speller ever. I am really good at other things and I can speak well but when it comes to spelling and reading I'm just not there. I'm writing to say sorry to all you...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    To Too Two Tutu Why is it so hard for people to differentiate among these? Perhaps we should all just embrace the dumbing down and start using the texty '2' ...
    MissAnthony MissAnthony 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Illiterate America - I am in awe, as a college educated woman, how people write, spell, and speak. How do these people manage to live life? Do they really believe that being...
    PatheticGirl433 PatheticGirl433 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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    I before E, except after C. So what is the exception for protEin?
    nephthalim nephthalim 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    A Rant. - Seriously. Just how hard is it to write "you" instead of "u"??.. When you do that I feel like I'm talking to a 10 year old. I enjoy reading sentences that look like they...
    evesss evesss 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Another Spell Binding Day In The Hallowed Halls Of E.p. - Following is an exchange I shared with another member over a question she asked here: Zombie Acopolypse! First thing you...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Top Ten Spelling Peeves... -
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    So Much - Everyone makes typos and grammatical errors. That's ok. It's human. But what I can't fathom is why someone would deliberately type like they are in pre-school??? 
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    God I really despise it when some guy texts me like " u wnt to talk 2 me? Ya u do." I seriously hate it so ******* much...it's like they are to lazy to press a few extra keys on...
    Antivenomgirl Antivenomgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Because I'm A Spelling And Grammar Nerd... -
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    There is a sign posted on the doors of the break room at work this week that reads: Dress Code for all associates will be enforced beginning January 1, 2014. All associates...
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Editing - I'm a writer and as such, when I read I can't help but notice things like grammar, punctuation and spelling. I personally don't like to post anything unless I've read it...
    Raeyna Raeyna 41-45, F Mar 30, 2013

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    Does anyone else get kind of a thrill at finding a typo in a published book? It feels like I've found an Easter egg or something. I want to shout, "They totally misspelled this...
    michellekay michellekay 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Value Not Expect - I value it because it makes everything easier to understand. I don't pressure people to use it. I also don't judge bad grammar. I just value it.
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    I Try To Be Diplomatic, But......... - I notice spelling errors ALL THE TIME, and I cannot stop myself from pointing them out to the writer of the offense, if I can find him/her. I...
    sassyspy sassyspy 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    Arghh! - I think I miss the classroom already... I've spent hours correcting the grammar on posts on this site. Some, I've actually commented on; most, I've tried to keep to...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    I can be rather obstinate at times. I love grammar. I find the different levels that grammar holds to be fascinating. It's so much more than correct punctuation and correct word...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F Mar 22

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    I Admit I'm A Snob! - Poor grammar and improper punctuation drive me crazy. Especially the misuse of apostrophes (notice I did not say "aprostrophe's").When I see a post on EP...
    VogonPoetry VogonPoetry 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    It's not that hard to have sentences that make sense and are spelled correctly. Come on, guys!
    hannahrh1 hannahrh1 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I'm Somewhat Extreme - I'm not that bad when it comes to Facebook or texting, which means I won't get mad at others for mistakes in these instances. And I understand that some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    I Think It's Important... - that people who enjoy talking about ************ learn how to spell it correctly. M-A-S-T-U-R-B-A-T-I-O-N, please. not ************. you may be the...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 25 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    I Hate Bad Spellers - That includes texting or messages on Facebook. Didn't they teach you the difference between "there," "their," and "they're" in second grade? "Your" and "you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2012

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    Is It Practise Or Practice? - Disclaimer: While I do value both correct spelling and correct grammar, I can't spell my way out of a paper bag to save my life and if saving the...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I can't stand it when people can't use the correct spelling or correct grammar. It drives me insane!
    bluebird96 bluebird96 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    People who cannot fully type a question with a '?' or an exclamation with a '!' or use them incorrectly irritate me. Please learn how to use correct grammar and spelling.
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I think or I know grammar Nazi are cruel judgemental peopel. They always assume people like me with sever learning dissabiltys are stupid and lazy. I have lost many friends because...
    bendabuilder bendabuilder 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have no talent for grammar and spelling. My greatest obstacle in writing is avoiding the run-on sentence. If it wasn't for the semicolon, nothing I write would ever make sense...
    kingshel kingshel 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This may be a pet peeve of mine, but folks - grammar and spelling still count! How can people be taken serious when they make up words like "sumone" - what the heck is that...
    darksyd darksyd 46-50, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    If you're going to message me, please use correct grammar. It is such a huge turn off to read messages with terrible grammar, and when I do receive said messages, I don't even...
    markwallace markwallace 31-35, M Mar 25

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    I don't claim to have perfect grammar, but it makes me angry to read posts on this experience with obvious grammatical errors. You should at least try. An ellipsis does not belong...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    It's not a masochistic thing. It's kind of the opposite. My identity is not rooted in me being the best version of myself (perfect, correct, or justified). In fact, quite the...
    rougheredges rougheredges 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I could never bring myself to have bad grammar...I am just a grammar nazi at heart.
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    People who generally have good grammar are, in my eyes, more attractive than the ones who don't know the difference between "your" and "you're" or "there" and "their". But de ppl...
    JoL24 JoL24 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I hate bad grammar but I just posted a long entry with so many errors. My thoughts are usually so organized and they always transfer from my brain to the screen perfectly...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My grammar in Spanish is almost perfect, i even won a price when i was in school haha, in english not so much...
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you're use bad grammar your an dirty fagit
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago