How important is grammar in text messages for you?
Do you allow yourself only an emoticon once in a while or are you strict in everything? Are you going insane on inappropriate misspellings that pass-through spell-checks like "There" -> "Their" - > "They're"? How important is grammar for you?
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Grammar during texting is not important to me at all. Because the one receiving the text I'm sure isn't looking for proper grammar at all. It's just a form of leisurely contact.
I really don't mind - so long as the shortcuts the sender uses in the texts he sends me can be deciphered or understood.
Clarity of expression is always important to me, as it reflects clarity of thought. Abbreviations in a text message are okay as long as neither are sacrificed.
Grammer is important. Texting is just like talking. You cannot cut words in half or turn them into three letters while talking. Then the English language would be a disaster!
It is important to me, although I make my share of mistakes. I think we have become a world of shortcuts and there are an abundance of people who do not know proper grammar and don't care--texting, writing or speaking. Glaring grammar mistakes are like having a tattoo on your forehead that reads, "uneducated boob."
I always use the correct spelling and punctuation, but I'm a bit more relaxed when it comes to capitalizing. It bothers me when people shorten words like "you" and "see" or use "2" instead of "too." It just seems so middle school.
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