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12-01-2007, 08:32 PM

people are actually taking this seriously? O_O
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12-01-2007, 08:33 PM

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You can start with one, but it's highly frowned upon..
lol, it's only frowned upon in primary school (junior school). If you read books, newspapers, grammar books, they always use it... The so-called "rule" is ignored these days....
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12-01-2007, 09:31 PM

English is my first language so i dont know, but is it hard to learn?
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12-01-2007, 09:35 PM

lmao I put my sister to shame oh well.


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12-02-2007, 06:49 AM

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lol, i don't know why YOU always mistype them lol
I don't mistype them! My spelling is impeccable

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lol... I seriously didn't catch that.... lol..
It seriously wasn't meant to be mean, it was sort of a paradox. She claimed to have the highest grade in English, yet her writing wasn't exactly showing it
Hahahaha it's cool. In fact I can't cope with people who, even though they know how to spell correctly, use as many abreviations as possible to... type faster? Only because it is a forum and you're not being examinated it doesn't mean you can ignore the spelling rules.

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English is my first language so i dont know, but is it hard to learn?
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No, it's not.


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12-02-2007, 03:09 PM

"Were" is *mistyped* a lot because it's easy to miss the 'h' when you're typing fast and not realize it in time to fix it. Then of course some people are lazy so if they mistype it, even though they know it's wrong, they don't bother to fix it 'cause it will probably still get the point across.

I, personally, am usually not lazy about typing, but if I'm typing one-handed 'cause I'm eating or talking on the phone I *do* tend to use some short cuts. In these cases I'm already typing twice as slow, so I want to get the message out at least a little closer to my usual typing speed.
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12-15-2007, 03:23 PM

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but to native ~ this would be reguarded as common stuff, day to day stuff.. it's just that we are not used to it..
You say that, but there's loads of people here who don't speak English properly.
Things like saying "am" instead of "is".
No one speaks it perfectly



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12-16-2007, 04:10 AM

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No one speaks it perfectly
I beg to differ.
I think using proper grammar is important... being ignorant to the rules of the language to me shows stupidity.
I can't say I'm perfect, but I try my hardest and generally am good at it. I even pick up mistakes in the newspaper, journalists are supposed to be outstanding at English, too...


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12-16-2007, 09:00 PM

Sorry, I think saying "no-one" wasn't right then. Lots of people who speak English don't get everything right. As you said, people in newspapers get it wrong sometimes.



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12-21-2007, 10:20 AM

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You say that, but there's loads of people here who don't speak English properly.
Things like saying "am" instead of "is".
No one speaks it perfectly
Or using "There's" with a plural subject like "loads." It's "there're." >_< As a native, this bugs the hell out of me when people say it and even more when people write it. I usually bite my tongue to avoid becoming a nuisance, but, meh, it was on topic ^_^ .
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