For those of you who post to correct grammar...

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kalvano
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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:35 am

Mr. Matlock wrote:
kalvano wrote:Also, and this is more stylistic than grammatical, I really think it should be "post in order to correct grammar."

In that case, should there be a comma after the word "post"? Just curious.



No.

Edit - Thanks, Pearalegal!




And OP - you're going in to a profession that depends in large part of the clarity and preciseness of the written word. What do you think will happen on a forum full of [strike]overachievers[/strike] people dedicated to said profession?

Also, a mistake here and there is one thing, but when you post without punctuation, capitalization, or regards to flow and communication at all, you look like a damned idiot. How hard is it, really? Browsers have built-in spell checkers these days.
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Zapatero
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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby Zapatero » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:38 am

superdingle2000 wrote:Honestly, as annoying as it is at times, the grammar-police on this site sure make it a great place for learning to write properly; not a bad thing, I suppose.


That semicolon is used improperly.

hth

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby pinkerfloyd » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:33 am

Heeigh,

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Iph hso, goh heer:

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and provhide meeh wit yer youbiquitous nolidge of ahl thyngs Law Skhool.

If not, please continue.

thx u

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby ArmyVet07 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:28 am

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby lawschoollll » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:29 am

phoenix323 wrote:When I read posts that are filled with endless spelling and grammar errors, I tend to take their arguments far less seriously. This also extends to real life situations. If one is unable to articulate [strike]their[/strike]one's ideas and opinions in a grammatically correct manner, either verbally or in writing, [strike]they are[/strike] one is at an extreme disadvantage.

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:33 am

lawschoollll wrote:
phoenix323 wrote:When I read posts that are filled with endless spelling and grammar errors, I tend to take their arguments far less seriously. This also extends to real life situations. If one is unable to articulate [strike]their[/strike]one's ideas and opinions in a grammatically correct manner, either verbally or in writing, [strike]they are[/strike] one is at an extreme disadvantage.

loll

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby SoCalStudent » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:14 am

BruceBarr wrote:Go fuck yourself.

Under "What are my chances" because I'm not sure what the chances of you ever getting laid is. Or layed. No... lade.


It depends on what your defintion of "is" is?

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby revolution724 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:31 am

I heard that law school requires writing skills. Confirm/deny.

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby SlipperyPete » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:41 am

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby umichgrad » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:51 pm

As future holders of advanced degrees, there is really no excuse for terrible spelling and grammar. Most people correct grammar on this site for the good of the writer, in order to help him/her improve his/her writing.

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:40 pm

I wouldn't want a lawyer who doesn't even have a basic grasp on grammar working for me.

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Re: For those of you who post to correct grammar...

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:09 pm

Funniest. Thread. Ever.




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