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Does Being Raised on a Computer make you Spell Bad?

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The school system needs to do something to counter the internet's effect on spelling and grammar.

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The school system needs to do something to counter the internet's effect on spelling and grammar.

 

It's not like we don't already teach spelling and grammar. :wink:

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The school system needs to do something to counter the internet's effect on spelling and grammar.

 

It's not like we don't already teach spelling and grammar. :wink:

 

I agree, I'm not making a criticism of the school system.

 

It comes down to unfortunate historical accidents like the "Great Vowel Shift" that English spelling is difficult and needs to be taught.

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I've been raised on a computer and my spelling is great. The key is to not fall into the common ways of spelling thing on IM, forums, etc.

Another reason for my good spelling may be that I read ALOT. Anyways, I think computers have corrupted a lot of young minds into spelling bad, but not all.

 

Interesting... "a lot" is two words.

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I've been raised on a computer and my spelling is great. The key is to not fall into the common ways of spelling thing on IM, forums, etc.

Another reason for my good spelling may be that I read ALOT. Anyways, I think computers have corrupted a lot of young minds into spelling bad, but not all.

 

Interesting... "a lot" is two words.

F***K OFF!

Haha just playing. It's a mistake we all make sometimes when typing. At least we know that I know better.

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Modern day education at its best...

No. Microsoft spell check at it's best.

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I don't think that is the cause to the bad spelling. In factm, it helps, because you should learn from the mistakes. When I used Micrsoft word grammar check, I learned a lot of grammar thingys,

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i can talk and rit proper

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Well, I can be sure of one thing. It does make your grammar poor. Just look at the title!

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Well... How would you say it?

Here is how it should be:

Does being raised on a computer make your spelling bad?

or

Does being raised on a computer make you spell poorly?

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Well... How would you say it?

Here is how it should be:

Does being raised on a computer make your spelling bad?

or

Does being raised on a computer make you spell poorly?

 

So, Cfsporn, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that adjectives are used to modify nouns and adverbs are used to modify verbs? That's the same way they do it in English!

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Well... How would you say it?

Here is how it should be:

Does being raised on a computer make your spelling bad?

or

Does being raised on a computer make you spell poorly?

 

So, Cfsporn, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that adjectives are used to modify nouns and adverbs are used to modify verbs? That's the same way they do it in English!

Exactly! If somebody posts about poor spelling then they should at least make sure that they have good grammer!

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Well... How would you say it?

Here is how it should be:

Does being raised on a computer make your spelling bad?

or

Does being raised on a computer make you spell poorly?

 

So, Cfsporn, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that adjectives are used to modify nouns and adverbs are used to modify verbs? That's the same way they do it in English!

Exactly! If somebody posts about poor spelling then they should at least make sure that they have good grammer!

I think he was making fun of you...

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Well... How would you say it?

Here is how it should be:

Does being raised on a computer make your spelling bad?

or

Does being raised on a computer make you spell poorly?

 

So, Cfsporn, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that adjectives are used to modify nouns and adverbs are used to modify verbs? That's the same way they do it in English!

Exactly! If somebody posts about poor spelling then they should at least make sure that they have good grammer!

I think he was making fun of you...

I think I know that...

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Exactly! If somebody posts about poor spelling then they should at least make sure that they have good grammer!

 

And should they also spell grammar correctly?

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Exactly! If somebody posts about poor spelling then they should at least make sure that they have good grammer!

 

And should they also spell grammar correctly?

That was an um... joke! Okay, the truth is my spelling is crap.

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I think he was making fun of you...

 

Well, making a joke certainly. Intended as good humor though. Ribbing, you know?

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I think he was making fun of you...

 

Well, making a joke certainly. Intended as good humor though. Ribbing, you know?

No I do not know what you mean by ribbing.

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rib·bing (r?b'?ng)

 

Informal. The act or an instance of joking or teasing

 

:)

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Anyway I don't think bad spelling is due to comptuers at all if anything they help dramatically. The problem is schooling, they pay too little attention to drilling spelling into students just assuming that if they make them write enough they'll learn the spelling. Which is just ridlcious, it's like giving a guy a driving license and assuming he'll learn to drive on his own as long as he has a car.

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So I'm commiting a major sin and not reading 'everyones' responses, so if I am covering what someone else has already said. . . they'll have a second person who agree's with them.

 

When the first 'home use' computers came out I was around 12, so I grew up with them after that. I believe though, through my experiences, that computers can help people learn how to spell. If the person using the computer applies what the computer is telling them.

 

Take my three scenarios:

 

I know many people that cannot spell, well worse than me. They repeat the the errors in spelling over and over again because they simply don't know it's the wrong spelling. This is where spell checkers sometimes don't help as they cannot tell you that you should use "hear' instead of "here".

 

Then there are those who will simply not care how they spell because the computer will fix it for them. I believe without spell checkers they would still not care, or not know (see above).

 

However there are those who will see their mistakes when the spell checker points them out and make an effort to learn the correct spelling so they don't make the same mistake again.

 

I could go on and on (where the "you talk to much without making much sense checker?), but to make my view clear. I think they can be more help than harm.

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I think it's more mobile phones have led to the deterioration in spelling. On computers for essays and letters you still need to be able to spell well enough so that the spellchecker understands what you're saying.

 

In mobiles, loads of people text "C U L8R I AM GOING 4 LUNCH"

 

I remember reading an article about teachers noticing that spelling was worsening. I think someone actually handed in an essay in text speak once. This is in the Uk though

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