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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 7 2012, 05:44 PM
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I have a 20 something daughter in college, and one of her biggest pet peeves with her classes is the lack of correct spelling or grammar. I have another child in another school who truly doesn't care what or how people spell or use grammar as long as they get their point across. Both are cell phone text junkies, the one spells every thing out, the other uses ebphonics (sp) every chance she gets... Do you truly have a clue how difficult it is to read "had to go to the store" as "had 2g2 store"? ? That is our new generation. Short cut central. As humans we hate change, however, we tend to adapt rather quickly when not given a choice.

So as much as I perfectly agree with full sentences, correct grammar, verb usage, and spelling; it just is not going to be the case as time passes.. Word meanings change, sentence structure changes, like everything else English Grammar is changing... We can fight it all we wish, we ARE the minority. Be grateful we are at least still using english.
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