I Value Proper Grammar

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    I value proper grammar

    and give am respect for those who chose to do it consistently. I admit that I am quite the slacker sometimes. Sometimes, I do not care what my grammar comes across looking like.
    Jennerrous Jennerrous
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    There Is An Old Adage, 'say What You Mean And Mean What You Say'.

    I believe that good and proper grammar allows people to say what they mean. I have heard bad grammar, and it is this listeners opinion that bad grammar doesn't allow people to express themselves as they wish to. A person goes from saying what they mean, to conforming to what they...
    RaulDerst RaulDerst
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    Grammar Shlammer

    Language is the construct by which you attain consciousness. You think therefore you are. Grammar is the set of rules that govern your language. The rules by which your letters become your words and your words become your sentences. Ergo, your grammar shapes your thoughts. You...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2012

    What? I'm An English Major...

    In all honesty, I've been known to fall in love simply because of the way they write and speak. Speaking is not as much of an issue in my book. One should be able to speak freely and easily. Most people do not put too much thought into what they are about to say. However...
    amsthegreat amsthegreat
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Apr 22, 2010

    Wait? Were doing away with the double spaces

    after a period?http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141013131941-4524580-what-does-your-resume-say-about-your-age?trk=mta-lnk
    Jennerrous Jennerrous
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    Chew With Your Mouth Closed And Other Simple Things

    If you can't string together a few words to make a coherent sentence, then please don't bother me.I paid attention in school.  I learned the rules necessary to communicate in my native language.It is sad when people who were not born here, come and master another language and...
    ladygodiva110 ladygodiva110
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2011
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Whiteboard Messages

    I recently joined the EP group "I Value Proper Grammar." I received a whiteboard message that made me laugh and shake my head (thinking). Below is a copy of the dialog. To save this poor soul's face, I have changed his name to XYZ. Posted by XYZ on June 8th, 2011 at 12:01PM to...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2011

    I'm Not Perfect

    But the difference is, at least I'm trying. I have seen some atrocities on this site, that's for sure!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 14, 2010

    Please

    How hard is it to use a period? Or at least a comma to separate you long a** story. It makes people want to continue to read because it's easier to read. I hate reading a long story when it's just one long thought. Bad spelling I can deal with, but I don't want to have to pick...
    missindependent12 missindependent12
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 29, 2013

    People people people.

    .. Prolly is not a word ... OK?!?!?!?!? It's probably... I can't stress this enough...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

    I can't help from correcting people's bad

    grammar in my mind as I read their stories.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    Yesses And Nos

    Yes I am something of a grammar Nazi.  I'm very observant and believe that the little details (like grammar and spelling) matter a lot.Yes I do flinch when I see misused punctuation.No, I do not shove my perfectionism down anyone's throat.No, I do not (usually) join groups with...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2011

    English

    English Class was always my favourite class throughout my school years. I remember my Grammar lessons in middle school. I remember doing extra homework diagramming sentences. When I homeschooled my children, I designed a Grammar curriculum that I used when I taught in a...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2009

    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    People Who Don't Use Possessive Pronouns When Referring To Their Family Members

    This is just a pet peeve of mine. This girl in one of my high school classes always used to tell me about her life. I hardly knew her or the people she would talk about, yet she always referred to them as "Aunt Jackie" or "mom" or "Uncle Mark." Sweetie, we are not related. These...
    addalee addalee
    22-25
    May 8, 2012

    I get upset when and irritated

    when I see supervisors misspell words. They should know and proofread what they write first. They told me they don't care as long people get the message.
    planter715 planter715
    51-55, M
    Feb 27, 2015

    It's The Way I Was Raised

    Having been brought up in a family where my mother was an English teacher for many years, proper grammar was always instilled in both my sister and I. I am not perfect at it, and do often make mistakes, especially as a habbitt, after so many years of listening to some of my...
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Oct 28, 2009
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