Is anyone else distracted by a hub that has decent content but several spelling errors or grammatical errors?
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Ain't that the truth!
That's how all people should think.
I see your point and agree that the content is import and more educational however, in my mind I might question the accuracy of the information if the mistakes keep jumping out at me.
Thanks for your comment cre8ivOne. While content is important criteria for rating a hub I do not, in any way, insinuate that grammatical errors are acceptable.
Ha ha, it's dismaying to know that people who themselves don't know English are allowed to grade others on their English usage.
Yes! I think I just realized that not everyone who signs up for Hub pages necessarily has the knack for it. If someone is a poor speller they need to know to use a spell check program. Simple :)
It is the simple words that cause the most problems, to and too, night and knight, contractions and splitting infinitives--and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Hubs are not rated on spelling and grammar alone. I think, most of non native English speakers like me rate it for its unique content and usefulness. In my eyes, an informative and useful hub even with minor spelling mistakes is more valuable than gr
I agree structure and content are just as important as the spelling and grammar in a hub. We are all here to communicate some type of message and we should all be equipped to do so when we are here!
Thank you Jim. I don't profess to be an expert on any level, but a few different hubs lately had me confused as to how they were even published and it got me thinking how others felt about this.
Thanks much sleepylog
It is a great idea for people who aren't the best at spelling and grammar to seek out help before publishing. :)
I disagree with non-English speakers being the worst. What I find truly appalling: When someone is clearly a native speaker and intelligent, and can't write an intelligent sentence to save their life.
I can't agree more.
I think that sounds like a very reasonable approach! Thanks!
Yes, I definitely agree. I am glad several people are giving me their thoughts on this as it has been bothering me.
Thanks Lil Ms KnowItAll, It is very distracting anywhere your eye catches the typos or grammatical errors. Sometimes when I am reading our local newspaper I wonder, did anyone edit this?
Hey, Lil Ms KnowitAll, you need to correct the major typo on your profile (after you click the '+ more' on your Bio), when you misspelled the word 'experiences'... No offense, just trying to help, since ya mentioned it; ha!
Understanding is always in order and with understanding leads to forgiveness for unintended mistakes.
I would never have guessed that you aren't a native English speaker. Well done! I give a lot of grace to people writing in a 2nd or 3rd language. I just feel that native English speakers should know better.
Thank you for that compliment. I've been learning English since I was 10 years old. I've spend a lot of time on the internet, where English is the main language.
I'm glad to hear that my English writing isn't too bad.
Thanks for your response and your insight. I can see your point and maybe it will help me to be more patient when reading hubs.
It is quite natural to make spell and grammar mistake in HP writing by natives other than English speaking. And people who are not much technical knowledge, also do mistake. It is better to encourage them.
Reading your answer, I would group you with the non-native speakers who do better than many native speakers. Thank you for putting forth a great effort.
Thank you, It feels very good when people give compliments like that.
Thanks for your comment, I appreciate your honesty!
heehee thank you but (as a hypocrite) bad spelling does irritate me quite badly lol so yeah.
It is important to know where one stands. :)
I think grammar and spelling are two different things, I'm no sure but bear with me for a moment.
Spelling, the way of writing words.
Grammar, the way words are used in a sentence. (I think capitalisation of words and the use of comma's etc.. also)
I am finding it difficult to get past simple mistakes, for example: not knowing which their, there, they're to use or to and too. Sigh.
Well, lets just say if I acted as an editor on this site, I'd have an ongoing headache that morphine couldn't fix. However, I TRY to look at the content first while seeking the actual message - in a caveman-like fashion.
Thanks duffsmom, I agree that my biggest issue is the simple word forms that , if you are going to be a writer out in public, should be able to know the difference in spellings and meanings of some words such as to/too/two and they're/there/their.
Thanks much for your thoughts. Interesting on the spell checker, I have had decent luck with those programs but when all else fails, the good ol' dictionary works great.
I can see you work extra hard to catch mistakes and no one is perfect, even the best speller and English major make mistakes. To me, the most irritating mistakes are the simple words as I have stated in other comments. Thanks!
Thanks for the great response, I could not agree more! I wonder so many things but especially how a person cannot at least do a proofread or spell check before posting.