Author Topic: Why There Are Rules for Writing  (Read 7585 times)

GondorianPrincess

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2009, 04:16:48 PM »
Actually, it isn't. English is probably one of the easiest languages to learn as a second language - which would (probably, again) explain why it's so hard for most English speakers to learn a second language.

Maybe its easier for some people. Maybe your brain has to be wired a certain way to get it! *lol*
I still don't get it and I live it. totally sucks sometimes when someone tells me that I got it wrong but then I come to a place like this and I had it right the ENTIRE time.  :o

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2009, 06:17:13 PM »
Interesting...

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GondorianPrincess

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2009, 06:19:41 PM »
Mum said that I got the whole question mark thing wrong. We had this big row. I was sure I was using it right even if I mut the dialog tags of "he asked" and all that rot.

I come here, and I had it right the entire time.

*sigh*

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2009, 08:13:10 PM »
Without rules we simply could not communicate and then where would we be??  ???

GondorianPrincess

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2009, 08:26:03 PM »
totally.

Offline thatollie

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2009, 09:30:21 PM »
Why are there rules?

I'll tell you if you can tell me why the Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world.
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2009, 10:26:39 PM »
Just thought I'd say I agree with you, Patti.  It's like the rules of the road.  Without rules people couldn't put the letters in the right order or the words in the right order either.  The syntactical integrity of sentences would be rubbish.  People would write gibberish.  Of course, some people do anyway.  And some people drive on the wrong side of the road.  Until they kill someone.

Oh, sure, the character of your story is important.  But you'll never get anywhere without a rudimentary understanding of the language.  If you rely on the computer to spell check and grammar check for you, you'll end up sounding like the computer ... or worse.  It's like letting the car drive for you ... that only works to an extent.  Try it on a busy city street.

Just a few thoughts for whatever they're worth.

Oh yes, and grammar can be fun.  As long as you don't get into an argument over it ... heh ...  Nothing personal about grammatical rules.

Finally, Ollie, the answer to your question is "good public relations."

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2009, 10:44:17 PM »
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Finally, Ollie, the answer to your question is "good public relations."
Have you ever met the Mona Lisa?

I have, her public appearances are awful.

This is the experience.

You're stuck in a crowd with sweaty Japanese people, stood at least 10 feet away, she's stuck behind several inches of bullet proof glass, you can't see anything.

Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2009, 11:11:09 PM »
Woof, Ollie.   :D  Of course, the old crow already has it made now.  Doesn't have to rely on personal appearances, her rep is already solid.

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009, 11:19:18 PM »
And in the same room there's a saucy Rembrandt no one was flirting with, twas a travesty.
I rectified the situation.
Never make a decision standing up.

GondorianPrincess

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2009, 11:21:54 PM »
I always thought she'd be prettier if she smiled. *lol*

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2009, 11:27:32 PM »
I always thought she'd be prettier if she smiled. *lol*
Nah. she's got a big nose.
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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2009, 11:29:58 PM »
Heh heh Ollie.  Where did you see Lady Lisa?
« Last Edit: February 04, 2009, 11:31:36 PM by eric »

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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2009, 11:35:45 PM »
In her Parisian flat, where else?
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Re: Why There Are Rules for Writing
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2009, 11:47:57 PM »
Call the morgue, you're killing me.   :D