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Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
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I know I'm not the best speller in the world, but I usually use correct English grammar and try to use proper punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.  For some reason, these skills seem to be lost on this forum.  I'm not talking about people for whom English is not their primary language.  Either our education system is failing badly, or something else is going on, but I cannot believe how many people can hardly write a coherent sentence.

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Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
Torgo
Novice

Agreed.  But I hate to point out that you omitted the question mark from the subject line of your post!

Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
Torgo
Novice

So you can't use question marks in a title?  The title to a post seems the same as the headline for a newspaper article, where a question mark is reasonable to print.

Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
bulldog69
Novice

I think it is taught but when people use phones it's much easier to leave out  and skip some things to speed up the process of posting and on to the next chore of the day. Just a guess

Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
commonsense101
Sr. Member

u must be knew here, wlcm 2 teh internetz.

Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
SallyC
Sr. Member

Oh man, I feel this one! 

Sometimes it makes it really difficult to figure out what a person is asking or saying.  Sentences run on, have no punctuation and words are spelled phonetically just to be cool (I guess).  I find it can be fatiguing to sort through and try and mentally translate into the noun-verb language I understand.  I realize that sometimes it's difficult to input all the commas and such on a mobile device,but although keyboards and input methods have really improved,  it seems like output looks the same. 

I don't want to be the English Grammar Nazi about it but it would be greatly appreciated if people would at least try. 

Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
Cody21
Sr. Member

lol ... and then there's SWYPE ... don't get me started on issues using THAT !!

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B33
Sr. Leader

Well Noted an Agreed an if think i'm a little off on my Words i put the Droids to Work! i say the Word it shows me the Correct Spelling. An if it is still off i will Correct it till it's Right.. B33

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B33
Sr. Leader

Cody did you get your Maxx figured out you having with it..

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Re: Are Spelling, Punctuation, Capitalization, and Grammar No Longer Taught in School
Cody21
Sr. Member

@B33 - yes, I have it figured out after going to the Verizon store and seeing how the 1 they had there performed next to mine ...  I guess we'll just call this "weirdness of glowing" a feature.  I'm mushing through some other stuff ... I'm having separation anxiety from my trusty DX though .