i was 1st down in spelling bees. that gave me time to read whatever book i was into while the other kids competed. when i came to writing, i was always at the top of the class....except for being marked down for spelling... :-\
i don't know why you don't like run-on sentences because sometimes we have a lot to say and we don't want to break up the flow and so we keep writing even though we know we should make sentences but it's easier to keep writing and finish the thought or we'd lose it!
Oh, come on, a run on sentence to a writer is like a lesser included offenses to a criminal where you can get rape reduced to following to close.
What really needs work around here is the misuse of same sounding words.
There. Their. They're
Our. Or. Are. Hour
I know there are others, just can't think of them now.
To, too, and two. I guess we could include Jim Tew in there as well. :roll:
Where, wear, and I've even seen were...and that doesn't even sound the same, or at least in my local dialect.
What's wrong with this sentence? "I two have too remember two wear to shoes."
By Golly, that's a lot of Tews.
And then there's weather, whether, and wether. But the only one that can be fixed is the wether.
Where, wear, and .....The lost word is ware as in silverware. As in; Wherever silverware is over used it will soon wear out.
A lot of people can't remember which to,too,two, to use where. I like Jim Tews has too remember that he must wear twos shoes.
I remember it is the way my grandmother taught me; To be or not to0 be when Two is also a number. Or, in otherwords, One O but two O's means also.
I doesn't rilly care how anybudy spels their mesages as long as most of it is rite. I figgered I'd point sum stuff out sinse this is an thred on grammer. It is a bit agrivating wen their is a conserted lak of efort to git sum of the werds right or to even giv halve an efort to spel things rite.
It don't look right but it reads right and it sounds right, so I say, as long as what you write reads write, why worry. But truefully, I don't begrudge minor errors, I make them and often forget to spell check function, but personal pride should motivate a person to attempt to write closer to correct English. I mean, a well thought out dangling participle is a work of art.