ANSWERS: 29
  • I always try to learn from my mistakes.
  • I don't if their insults are accurate. I like to be grammatically correct.
  • I don't usually give people that benefit but if I were that ignorant...well...who knows?
  • That just depends!! Are they saying ha ha your grammar sucks or politely telling you how to fix it!!
  • nope, on my own opinion having someone to correct you doesnt mean they were insulting you at all, just stand with this words: -correction is needed not insulted-
  • Naaaaaa. I expect it... Im a grammar, typing and spelling train wreck. But you know what? I can quote, off the top of my head, most of the best Classic literature ever written... and interpret it too. Most grammar natzis can't. And even if they know some, they'll never do it as well as I can. So I just let them roll off... No big deal because where one lacks, another supersedes.
  • No, screw em
  • I don't but I can see how some would especially if it is done in public.
  • No. Why? Because those who do that usually don't have flawless grammatical skills as well ;)
  • I do not take it personally at all... do you?
  • No, because what that usually means is that they have worse grammatical skills than I do. : )
  • No. I don't take it personally. (Notice the adverb!) I try to listen and understand. I strive to improve my skills if the person has a legitimate point.
  • The only time I remember anything like that happening was when an AB user who disagreed with something I had said told me I couldn't spell - he was American and he said the word colour doesn't exist. Yes, I did take it as a personal attack.
  • No. But I do make an earnest effort to make them understand that I am very poor at grammar and I always request them to forgive me for my shortcoming while trying to understand what message I am trying to convey regardless the grammatical errors that are bound to be there in any statement or comment that I make.
  • I'm somewhat of a grammar stickler, to put it lightly, but I've learned to keep it to myself because of the way it makes people feel when someone corrects them. Also, unless you're delivering a dissertation, or sending a final draft to a publisher, as long as you can get your point across without confusing your target audience it hardly matters. Now when someone tries to insult my grammar skills, especially in official communications or publications, my left eyebrow instinctively raises and I'm generally quick to end the conversation and exit the premises before DEA agents storm their office.
  • Take it with a grain of salt - people love to prove they are superior and that is one way they try to show it. We've all made mistakes and it's part of life. Don't take it personally.
  • Kind of. I type a little fast (that's kind of like not slow/not fast; more like half fast) and I don't usually go back over it so a lot of times there will be typos or sometimes the wrong word (their/they're; your/you're.) I do get annoyed when someone consistently uses terrible grammar and you know that they speak english as their first (usually their only) language. It just upsets me that our education system is so poor that no one ever force them to do better. If you can graduate without working the tendency (in my opinion) will be to not work.
  • When I was little - maybe! but now I take it as constructive critism
  • No. This is primarily due to the fact that I generally do not slaughter the Queen's English -- except on rare occasions. You, on the other hand, might take it PERSONALLY. ;-)
  • Actually, I do. That's one area that's off limits, lol.
  • it don't matter too me. If they aint got nothin better to do than insult other folks, they isn't the kind of person i would pay attention to.
  • Oh yes I do.
  • I think you'll find it should be "Do you take it personally..." ;-)
  • Not at all. If I make a mistake I would rather be corrected than make the same mistake again.
  • No, because you know what i mean, dont you?
  • I try not to make mistakes with my grammar and if I do I am happy if someone picks up on it. I'd usually only mention grammatical mistakes or spelling mistakes if I could make a pun (no matter how bad) out of it
  • What me grammitcals skills? Me fail englsih why thats umpossible.....LOL no I never take it personally chances are I was too tired or busy to proofread my own answers..and I don't never take no offense to peoples who writes better than me. ( cringe that was horrible!)
  • Not at all. I figure if they are doing that, they are not someone I want to pay attention to anyway. As for ME insulting someone else's grammar, I do that only when they are attacking another about THEIR grammar skills. And I have Arisztid in my corner. He is GOOD at catching their screw-ups.
  • (Insults or brings to my attention?) I often make typos (I go back and forth and add letters or remove letters that change the word), or am tired so the words don't come out as I intended(jumbled or run on sentences). I also have trouble with "all intents and purposes." I always write "all intensive purposes," although I catch it most of the time. (Old habit!) I speak well. I don't really care if someone wants to point out an error. What I can't stand is someone who is obnoxious about it. (Hi Zack.) :)

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