Do people want their grammar errors pointed out? IF so, what method would you use?
I have been reading hubs all day and the number of simple grammar errors is mind boggling. My grammar is not the best, but I learn a great deal with people point out errors to me. Would better grammar help people's hubs have better scores? Or even better search engine results?
Better grammar would definitely help hub scores and search engine ranks! However, you don't want criticism all over your hub. I would recommend leaving a positive comment as normal and then send them a separate comment to highlight grammar errors, telling them that they can just 'deny' and delete the comment after ... that way, they will find the errors and make changes, but don't have 'negative' comments on their hubs.
If I correct writing I do it privately via email. I know there are people who have specifically stated that they want corrections as it is their job to catch mistakes. However, for people who haven't stated this preference, I will let them know mistakes via email.
Yep! Grammar errors need to be pointed out, but only major ones should be of concern. Forgetting a comma here or there is no travesty. Neither are incomplete sentences (although I personally hate them!)! Other hubbers need to keep voice in mind when reading, and occasionally, sentence structure and grammar are the first to go. Major grammar errors, however, need to be pointed out. If I misspelled the same word repeatedly or inserted way to many commas or used a colon improperly, I would want to know. Constructive criticism is important. It is a wonderful way to improve the writer's skills, the hubscore, and the hub's effectiveness.
I know I would. Corrections should be private, though, as FloraBreenRobinson said. Pointing out grammar errors in the comments would seem kind of snobby. I feel that anyone would want to know if their hub had any major errors in it.
by harmony155 7 years ago
Do you think it's polite to point out to a fellow hubber that they have misspelled a word or name?
by Catherine Giordano 4 years ago
I always appreciate it when someone lets me know about a typo or an error of fact in my hubs. I have also given a heads-up to others and they have been appreciative. When I tell someone about an error, I send them a private email. What is the proper thing to do? Ignore what looks like an...
by austere125rivers 3 months ago
Whit kind'a graemmer eerrors are ya' talking about?
by nikmaya62 8 years ago
I am an Indonesian, but I will work hard to write more hubs and avoid the errors grammar in my hubs. If still any errors grammar, please suggest me.
by RocketCityWriter 21 months ago
Is it rude to point out grammar/spelling mistakes on hubs via comments?I've come across numerous hubs that have grammar and spelling errors, some minor and some littered with mistakes. Otherwise, these hubs would be interesting and will written in my opinion. Is it rude to point out these mistakes...
by Virginia Kearney 3 years ago
I just emailed a comment to HubPages staff but thought I'd also ask the forum group. I have a lot of errors in the comments posted on my Hubs because I write Hubs read by students and by people who are not native English speakers. It never occurred to me that these grammar and spelling...
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