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Grammar! 
2nd-Dec-2010 12:12 pm
Team Jim
Poll #1652214 Grammar!

How often do you correct the grammar/spelling/punctuation/et cetera of others?

Always. There's no excuse for not knowing how to use proper grammar.
2(3.3%)
Only if it's mind-numbingly bad, regardless of whether or not I know the person.
21(35.0%)
Only if it's a friend or person I can otherwise trust not to flip out.
28(46.7%)
I just can't be bothered.
9(15.0%)
I'm usually the person getting corrected.
0(0.0%)
Comments 
(Deleted comment)
2nd-Dec-2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
I always do that too. But generally I only tell people if I'm certain they want to know or if they ask "is that right?".
(Deleted comment)
2nd-Dec-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Once in a while I will say something, like to my mother if she's written a public LJ entry, because she would want to know. But generally, I overlook mistakes. I know I make them, too.
2nd-Dec-2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Only when it comes to formal writing or LJ roleplay, etc., AND if it's a consistent grammar or spelling error. If it's a one-off or a typo, I just let it go. After all, no one's perfect (least of all me, especially when I'm on my mobile phone, like right now). XD But in general, when it comes to other people, I'm pretty chill about it and will only (and tactfully) correct someone if I see them making the same error consistently.

Edited at 2010-12-02 08:22 pm (UTC)
2nd-Dec-2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I don't really do it in real life since I don't want to get punched, but I do it on the internet all the time.
3rd-Dec-2010 01:48 am (UTC)
I wish I could "like" this comment :)
(Deleted comment)
2nd-Dec-2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, this.
2nd-Dec-2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
The only people I honestly do this to that often are my dad and my sister. They hate me for it, but I'm only trying to help! :P
2nd-Dec-2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
I will correct ANYONE. There is absolutely no excuse.

<--- daughter of an English teacher
2nd-Dec-2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
I just let it go. I know I'm not perfect so I try not to expect perfection in others.

To many times I sea people get upset, and why? (Okay, I admit I did that to drive the spelling and grammar nazis crazy.)

Edited at 2010-12-02 11:30 pm (UTC)
(Deleted comment)
3rd-Dec-2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Only if it is truly bad, and even then not in every case.
3rd-Dec-2010 07:12 am (UTC)
With a red pen, at my work. I'm an ESL teacher for junior secondary schoolers (14-16 years old).

With people I know, very rarely. Unless they're my family or group members of an assignment/presentation we're working on.
3rd-Dec-2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
I rarely bother with prescriptive grammar rules unless I've been asked to edit someone's work. A notable exception is "supposably"; it's a pet peeve of mine.
6th-Dec-2010 07:34 am (UTC)
My pet peeve is 'should of' .
4th-Dec-2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I'm honestly more inclined to complain about the mistakes of a stranger than of someone I know personally...
6th-Dec-2010 07:33 am (UTC)
I mostly correct written grammar only though apart from my partner but I only correct his grammar when he is speaking German as it is his second language. He in turn corrects me on my English(his first language and my second).
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