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How important is grammar in text messages for you?

  1. m0rd0r profile image71
    m0rd0rposted 5 years ago

    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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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. thesingernurse profile image82
    thesingernurseposted 5 years ago

    I really don't mind - so long as the shortcuts the sender uses in the texts he sends me can be deciphered or understood.

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    Chasukposted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. lburmaster profile image85
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    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!

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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."

  7. Jenna Kunc profile image60
    Jenna Kuncposted 5 years ago

    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.