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post Oct 3 2012, 07:10 PM
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I am fairly certain that those who post on the forum also post to the campground review pages.

I was just reading some campground reviews and noticed a difference in writing techniques. Most forum posts appear to be well written, grammatically correct, easily understood, and convey information quite effectively. But many campground reviews are not even close to what I read here on the forum. When one reads the review comments they sound choppy and abbreviated. It's like the writer thinks that there isn't enough space to make a complete sentence in the review so they throw out any noun/verb combinations. The lack of web space cannot be true, because I have also read some very nicely written reviews that comply with basic English 101 techniques.

Assuming that an individual makes posts in both places, it's like a Jekyll and Hyde situation. Why does a person communicate well on the forum and then use grammar and sentence structure that would be graded an F by any self-respecting 5th grade English teacher?

I'm not an English teacher nor am not trying to offend anyone or change the 'system.' I am most likely an offender myself. It was just an observation and I was wondering why the difference.
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post Oct 3 2012, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE(RLM @ Oct 3 2012, 07:10 PM) *

"I'm not an English teacher nor am not trying to offend anyone"

I had to read that line a couple times. biggrin.gif

Like you, I've noticed the 'relaxed' grammar and sentence structure in reviews, but it doesn't bother me. Really, I'm just grateful that people take the time and make the effort to write reviews.


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