Do not put statements in the negative form.<br />
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.<br />
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a<br />
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.<br />
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.<br />
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.<br />
De-accession euphemisms.<br />
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.<br />
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.<br />
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.<br />
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"
And this is something up with which I will not put.
Know its doent
YES. It irritates the ******* hell out of me.
If it comes from someone who is supposed to be at least semi-educated, yes. If it's just evidence of a dialect, or slang, or English as someone's second language, then not much.
It does when i get the perception that the person doing it is only doing it thinking that they are being cool by doing it.
No. Irresponsible teachers do!
I always notice but since I am an incredibly lazy spell-checker, I don't feel that I have the right to correct anyone else's grammar.
If u can'r beat 'em join 'em
DK whts IRL nvr *** xoss that b4
Now if I only knew what I had said in that reply
No, it does not. I am not good at understanding text icons at times. I hate myself for that. I am not hip I guess.
First world problems....