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#1 2011-08-19 13:37:07

Cartmic
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Not beginning sentences with capital letters

Something that's really been narcing me off recently, and especially on this Forum is people starting sentences and thread titles without capital letters, now I know for a few people here English is not their first language, but you'd think you'd pick up a basic grammatical thing like that?

Perhaps I'm being ignorant and misinformed, but I just think it looks sloppy and a whole lot like spam.

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#2 2011-08-19 17:07:48

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

Personally I don’t mind that as much as people (cough, Mateo, cough) who don’t end sentences with a period. Actually, this was really problematic right after the server move, because some posts were cut off at the end, and when there was no period at the end I couldn’t be sure if the post was intact or not.

Cartmic wrote:

Perhaps I'm being ignorant and misinformed, but I just think it looks sloppy and a whole lot like spam.

I can agree that it looks sloppy, but I wouldn’t call capitalization that important a factor; there are properly capitalized posts out there that are completely incomprehensible. But it helps.

Yes, folks, if you want questions answered, please make your question as understandable as possible, especially if you’re not a native English speaker. Capitalization and punctuation help.

#3 2011-08-19 19:06:51

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

My apologies for ending sentences without periods. As an English major, I aught to be ashamed of myself. My thing is I just get into a hurry (or careless when I'm on my phone and posting) and do things like that. I'll try to do my part to improve readability of my own posts, and help set a better example.

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#4 2011-08-19 20:03:23

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

I completely agree, Cartmic.
I always feel like badly written posts (and this is said by someone who isn't a native-speaking english, but understands the importance of being as much understansable as possible) don't deserve to be read and receive an answer. Put some effort in your posts, people!

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#5 2011-08-19 21:37:44

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

Well, not all people are super smart at English already at the age of 13,14 or 15.
See, probably all four of you are over 18, already grown up and so, you been learning English a lot faster than the rest of us here.

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#6 2011-08-19 21:53:05

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

I'm 12 and english is my first language but I sometimes forget to put Capital letters and stuff.


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#7 2011-08-20 07:17:58

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

kkj1116 wrote:

I am not trying to be patronizing here, but it has nothing to do with how smart you are. It's more about how much effort you put in your sentence (for others to understand what you want to say).
Actually, I'm not over 18 - I'm actually 16, and I have to say that I could write decently at the age of 12. On top of that, I'm not a native speaker, I'm a foreigner.
Spelling should be understandable if you are young or if you are not a native speaker, but simple capitalization shouldn't come after 18. At least I don't think.
And, English is considered an easy language compared to many others..

Edit: The especially good thing about this forum is that you can edit and delete your posts with no time limit. ;-)

I agree with you kkj1116.
Yes I'm fairly certain by at least age 5; which would have been my second year in School, we were learning this stuff.

@Cheestendo I think if you don't know basic punctuation by 15 you need to be slightly worried and get yourself on down to extra English Language(we do two separate  classes of English in the UK, Literature and Language) classes when you leave School at 16.

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#8 2011-08-20 07:39:17

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

I'm not so bothered with it being spam, but because of my traits of autism when I read a sentence without punctuation, it gets all in a muddle in my mind and I can't actually understand it. I have to reread it atleast 3 times before I get it. :P

I prefer german over english even if I'm not a native german speaker. They capitolise pretty much all nouns.

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#9 2011-08-20 09:01:54

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

I am fully understanding in english but when you're tired you might just put a few wrong letters.


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#10 2011-08-22 21:04:31

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

Heh, sorry man! I just sometimes just post very quickly.

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#11 2011-08-23 07:47:32

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

Cartmic wrote:
kkj1116 wrote:

I am not trying to be patronizing here, but it has nothing to do with how smart you are. It's more about how much effort you put in your sentence (for others to understand what you want to say).
Actually, I'm not over 18 - I'm actually 16, and I have to say that I could write decently at the age of 12. On top of that, I'm not a native speaker, I'm a foreigner.
Spelling should be understandable if you are young or if you are not a native speaker, but simple capitalization shouldn't come after 18. At least I don't think.
And, English is considered an easy language compared to many others..

Edit: The especially good thing about this forum is that you can edit and delete your posts with no time limit. ;-)

I agree with you kkj1116.
Yes I'm fairly certain by at least age 5; which would have been my second year in School, we were learning this stuff.

@Cheestendo I think if you don't know basic punctuation by 15 you need to be slightly worried and get yourself on down to extra English Language(we do two separate  classes of English in the UK, Literature and Language) classes when you leave School at 16.

      First of all i'm still 14 , i'm not talking about myself in that post , as you can see i'm not bad at English, and i don't think anything about English will change when i leave primary school.
And kkj1116 same here i could write decently at age of 12 either, and i don't live in the UK , America or any other country with English as their main language.

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#12 2011-08-23 08:21:01

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Re: Not beginning sentences with capital letters

I am not implying that I'm not very good at english, if you don't think that then read some of my other posts' punctuation.


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