[Guide] How to write proper English on forums

Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by Selbi, Jun 28, 2011.

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    For me honestly, there are going to be those type of people who would use proper grammar and there are going to be others that can straight careless about how they write. I mean there are even times where I may mess up in how I write but I would still manage to improve it and make it more proper. but yeah I do however agree with Selbi that there is a difference from having speech issues to being just plain lazy. I mean I even have to improve on mine a bit and that's not being lazy at all. now if you where still in the process of learning how to speak in English then I can understand.
     
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    Dark Lips Well-Known Member Member

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    I mean as in sometimes as a child I had learning difficulties that have left me with sub-par grammer skills as an adult.
     
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    For some reason this sounds more like ADHD.
     
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    well ADHD is closely linked to the Autisic spectrum my brother has both.
     
  6. OrdosAlpha

    OrdosAlpha RIGHT! Naebody move! Administrator

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    Hey, Selbi, I noticed you didn't do a rule on "their, there and they're".
     
  7. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    Since I also did "you're" and "your", sure, why not add it as well.


    EDIT: Done.
     
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  9. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    Now that's what I call a rebel!
     
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    nineko I am the Holy Cat Member

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    Can I suggest a new rule?


    Do NOT write everything in CAPITAL LETTERS. Of course there are some legitimate uses for them, such as acronyms and codenames (where appropriate), but you shouldn't abuse them. There are other ways to put stress on a word. For example:


    - Do you REALLY think you're right?


    - Do you really think you're right?


    - Do you *really* think you're right?
     
  11. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    While I do agree, this is more of a behavior thing, rather than a "How to write proper English" sort of thing. Yes, it can be annoying (or better yet, is), but doesn't qualify as something to write in a guide like this one.


    Out of curiosity, since this request pretty much came out of nowhere, what made you ask for this?
     
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    nineko I am the Holy Cat Member

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    Oh, no particular reason, actually. See, I haven't been visiting this forum for a long while, and I didn't see this thread until yesterday. So I checked all the rules trying to find something missing, and I came up with this. But no, it's not related to any existing post in particular, really :D
     
  13. Guest

    All on vote that Selbi should be a writing teacher! =P


    on topic now, I seem to have noticed that this thread is starting to catch a lot more members into looking at this for once. hopefully others would start to utilize this thread as I to need to tune up on my grammar and spelling myself. but all in all this sounds just like something my teachers would tell me. also i have a suggestion as well, though this my sound crazy but it's true and i have literally seen people put these in sentences the wrong way but you should add a rule how to use "to" and "too" (just a suggestion from me).
     
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    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    That actually sounds like a good idea. I will think about it.


    As for your English, there's really only one complaint I have, which is that you aren't writing capitalized after the end of a sentence (refer to Rule #2). Apart from that, it looks fine. :D
     
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    Don't you capitalise words in a title?
     
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    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    That's more of a "nice to have"-thing, rather than an actual rule.
     
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