Lôn
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Lôn asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 week ago

Why do so many people on here add an apostrophe to every word ending in an 's' ? Orange's, phone's, leg's, name's. Is it lack of education?

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They can't even distinguish between simple words in their own language. Words like your/you're, to/too, there/their/they're, loose/lose, dose/does.

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  • 1 week ago
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    In my experience the majority of people making all these very common mistakes are not speakers of other languages - they tend to have excellent English grammar - but native speakers who either paid no attention at school, or are indifferent to those mistakes.

    I'm certain that if you offered $50 to any of these people to write a para using their/they're/there correctly, you'd be bankrupt. They DO know the difference; they just can't be bothered.

    Please don't give me Autocorrect as an excuse. Autocorrect may indeed make hay of your text, but it's the writer's responsibility to READ THROUGH before posting.

  • 1 week ago

    Two reasons:  1. they paid no attention in English class; 2. they were allowed to get away with it.  

    They've apparently stopped teaching English in English classes.  I know that because I have to teach *university students*  English grammar in my foreign language classes 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Some of "foreigners" sometimes do it because without the apostrophe we want to pronounce it differently:

    Anglos(s), Latinos(s), CEOs(s)

    Loser looks like it's pronounced "low-sir"

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      1 week agoReport

      Yes..English people seem to be worse at their own language than people like us who have learned their language as a second language.

  • Dimple
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Phone typos

    15 characters

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      1 week agoReport

      Don't they read their posts before pressing 'submit'?

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  • 1 week ago

    I don't know, but it really annoy's me.

  • 1 week ago

    People from certain countrie's do that 

  • K8
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Some don't know, some know and make a typo, and for some  the auto correction is changing things.

  • 1 week ago

    Yes, but they get more of a pass because of autocorrection, and not proofreading if that’s how they’re communicating

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    There are a lot of liberals on this site posting hateful messages.  Most liberals are uneducated and semi-literate.  

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    Because Autocorrect

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      1 week agoReport

      @Anon, they should still read through their auto-corrected posts before hitting 'Submit'.

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