Grammar

Easily-Amused

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#1
In school, most people hate grammar lessons. Its just an annoying thing to check on another essay, one more thing for which a teacher can grade you down... but in real life, how important is grammar?

I love words, and I love playing with language to see how I can make what I say sound pretty. To me, grammar is very important so that I can be sure that I am communicating my point clearly.
However, most people think I am just being picky when I take the extra step to ensure that I don't end in a preposition. For example, "what are you talking about?" should actually be "about what are you speaking?"
I don't actually say that in real life, though. I actually say "what are you talking about?" but I cringe while doing so.

The basic question: when and where do you think proper grammar is appropriate/ necessary? do you take the extra step to ensure that you are using proper grammar? am i just being anal-retentive? [[ does that have a hyphen? ]]
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
#2
Well, I haven't had a real grammar lesson since the 9th grade, and I haven't been taught anything new since the 8th grade. I learned a lot of grammar through foreign language, which I don't take anymore...:(

I think it's necessary on places like forums, where you are communicating with people who aren't used to your writing style. Obviously letters to adults need proper grammar, but I think it's only needed to make sense, not to be technically correct all the time.

EA, at least you aren't a grammar Nazi (right?). I hate it when people correct grammar, especially in a matter-of-fact way. There are tons of common idioms out there and saying everything correctly would just be very awkward.
 

Easily-Amused

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#3
I don't correct grammar, but i do get INSANELY annoyed when people mix up there-they're-their, your-you're, and to-too-two. i dont correct people, i just cringe.
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
#4
Yeah, the basic ones like it's and its can make things hard to understand, but if some don't affect the meaning of the sentence, then I don't think it matters. I'm sure there's always an error in a seemingly flawless post.
 

Boredie

In need of Entertainment
#5
I have trouble using grammer properly and only because I learned two language simultainiously as a child, so I always mix both the languages' grammers in my sentences and I'm never certain if I'm thinking in Hebrew and talking/typing in English or vis versa.
 

Iris

rainbow 11!
#6
I try to use correct grammar as much as possible. Their are days when I have trouble with some things but mostly it's pretty simple.

You could say I'm a grammar nazi, two. But only on one little thing... You've done well, not good. Well, damn it.
 

Cookies

Registered Member
#7
I try to use proper grammar as much as possible. I find it to be very annoying to read something constantly that has many mistakes and spelling errors.

Do joo liek nachoz? = :(

Do you like nachos? = :D
 
#8
when and where do you think proper grammar is appropriate/ necessary? do you take the extra step to ensure that you are using proper grammar? am i just being anal-retentive? [[ does that have a hyphen? ]]

I dont think its ever necessary becuse if I ever end up saying to someone "About what are you speaking", it would be an epic fail in the being myself department. I just dont do it...I guess my view would be that language is for communication and as long as people dont struggle to understand you, its fine.
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You could say I'm a grammar nazi, two. But only on one little thing... You've done well, not good. Well, damn it.
Grammar Nazi=Best user name ever?
 
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Babe_Ruth

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#9
French grammar is way more complicated then english grammer thats for sure. You guys have it easy compared to french people when it comes to grammar.

When I speak I try to use proper grammar, as you probably notice though by my posting is that I'm not the best at it. I try to improve everyday and posting on forums as helped a lot.

I hate it when people correct my grammar, in my opinion it's a slap in the face.
 

CBNJ

Registered Member
#10
French grammar is way more complicated then english grammer thats for sure. You guys have it easy compared to french people when it comes to grammar.

When I speak I try to use proper grammar, as you probably notice though by my posting is that I'm not the best at it. I try to improve everyday and posting on forums as helped a lot.

I hate it when people correct my grammar, in my opinion it's a slap in the face.
Yeah, on this old forum I used to go on, if you forgot a comma or an apostrophe they would correct it.