A lot of the people on here can't make a sentence sound half decent. Most phones even recommend the next word for you to type and fix the spelling. I know a Vietnamese guy who has only been here for 3 years that knows better English than a lot of the people in my school and on this website. Get it together people and learn your own language please.
Wow, there were a lot more comments and opinions than I expected.
The usual excuse is that it's not worth bothering with decent spelling, grammar or punctuation because: "it's just the internet." When you say that it's hard to taek sum 1 srsly who rites lik dis then they just tell you, "omfg dont be so judgmental geez"
(bear in mind there are quite a few non-native speakers of English on here too, and also that your point is valid for the entire internet)
maybe not everyone feels the need to type out perfect English on a social site.
lol i remember this trolling girl, she was hilarious. she asked a serious question and i gave her a serious answer, but here i dont use apostrophes or spell each word perfectly. so anyway, she completely ignored my answer and started ranting about my grammar, saying i couldn't speak English and that [mind u I'm doing an English major] lol.
my point is, i understand that some grammar here can get annoying. like i CANNOT STAND your/you're he's/his woman/women they're/their/there... u know all that, but in general, i think y'all gotta cut people some slack :P
"I know a Vietnamese guy who has only been here for 3 years..."
Is "... who has only been here for 3 years" an appositive? If so, does that have to be offset by commas or is that a style choice?
Not criticizing here, just curious. English grammar classes were a long time ago and I'm not a journalist.
I hear what you're saying though, I don't ask for perfection but many questions are illegible. It would be nice for some to at least add periods at the end their sentences. Lol. It's pure torture to have to figure out where one sentence ends and the next begins.
Having English as second language isn't really an excuse if you're above upper-intermediate. I learned this language by simply writing and writing and reading on the internet while looking up some words and making mistakes (Turns out ''heroine'' isn't an alternative spelling for heroin.). I know nothing about grammar which is why I can't teach English to those who ask me to.
Sometimes native speakers drive me crazy with their mistakes. Really, it's the language they learned as a baby. They never put their mind to it and force me to explain the difference between their/there/they're.
Because last time I checked, this wasn't 3rd grade grammar. We simply don't care. Most of us type too fast.