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Old 09-29-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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It also shows a real lack of concern over how you are perceived and wanting to put your most professional foot forward, which is also problematic.
To me, what is most problematic is that they aren't even aware that they are making any mistakes. People who know that they have trouble spelling tend to spell check their writing. People who consistently use incorrect subject-verb agreement (or no verb at all) don't always seem aware that they have a problem.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Truth is, writing correctly (let alone well) is a vanishing art. Blame the "Reading class is pointless" crowd and their cousins, the "What're you gonna do with an English degree" contingent. It used to annoy me, then I realized that with skill with words comes scarcity-generated job security. I don't mind people who are bad with words...more jobs for me.



ummm....hmmmm....
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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Truth is, writing correctly (let alone well) is a vanishing art. Blame the "Reading class is pointless" crowd and their cousins, the "What're you gonna do with an English degree" contingent. It used to annoy me, then I realized that with skill with words comes scarcity-generated job security. I don't mind people who are bad with words...more jobs for me.

THE HIGHLITED SENTENCE HAS AN ERROR CALLED A COMMA SPLICE
(Use a comma alone between two independent clauses).

It used to be a capital sin in our composition class...


Now tell me more about your skills with words....


...Did I tell English is not my native language?
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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THE HIGHLITED SENTENCE HAS AN ERROR CALLED A COMMA SPLICE
error called misspelling

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...Did I tell English is not my native language?
I don't know.... did you tell English?? Why don't you ask English? No need to tell us, it is very obvious.

([SIZE=3]Iím embarrassed I stooped so low. But itís ridiculous people jump on errors on a CD board, it is hardly the same. )[/SIZE]
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:58 PM
 
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I’m embarrassed I stooped so low. But it’s ridiculous people jump on errors on a CD board, it is hardly the same. )
Yes, you should be.
It is pretty low and pointless.

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Old 09-30-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Yes, you should be.
It is pretty low and pointless.
Anyone else see the irony here?
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Anyone else see the irony here?
Now, if you claim you are a balerina, you are supposed to be able to dance.

I am not expecting you to understand it, just for the record.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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Now, if you claim you are a balerina, you are supposed to be able to dance.

I am not expecting you to understand it, just for the record.
...do I dare correct this.... no, let me just ignore it
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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...do I dare correct this.... no, let me just ignore it
Have you ever tried to ignore something without pointing that out?

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Old 09-30-2011, 11:06 PM
 
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how pathetic. you cannot even ignore something without pointing that out.
Is this a five minute argument or the full half hour

Alternatively, why not take it offline?
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