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Is anyone else turned off completely by bad grammar?


I remember reading a really great story on here a while ago, and I found that I just couldn't finish it because half the words were misspelled and the grammar was terrible. Is grammar as important as content? (I believe so, but what do you think?)

 

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Best Answer Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    nmdonders 5 years ago

    I agree and think that it really takes away from credibility when there are a lot of errors present. I get that we all make mistakes. I'm very critical of myself and still mess up, but I do my best to ensure that what I put out there isn't sloppy.

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    Sarah C Nason (Sarah Christina) 5 years ago

    Yes, it's true that many great writers have broken the grammar rules. As one of my college professors once said, "First you learn the rules, and then you break them." That's the distinction--if it's not on purpose then the bad grammar has no purpose.

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    Tarantula B 5 years ago

    ...but seriously, blatant errors just shout out at me. "The writer's who randomly use apostrophes' ", "Generically modified food sold here".... Such things distract you from even the best pieces of writing.

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