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Canonised

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Just wondering whether is it nice to correct another person's English here .... i don't mean those long sentences or difficult words but very simple basic words, etc... For examples ......>>> "Solded" and the most common "Did you went,,"..... my 2 cents worth...
 

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Canonised said:
Just wondering whether is it nice to correct another person's English here .... i don't mean those long sentences or difficult words but very simple basic words, etc... For examples ......>>> "Solded" and the most common "Did you went,,"..... my 2 cents worth...
guess if phrased properly, it will sound fine? but then it all depends on how the person take the correction
 

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I think if it's done with a constructive gesture, it should be fine... but of course if I know that guy personally, he'll sure kena :flame:
 

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the fact that you wonder if it is nice....think you already know at the back of your mind that it is not nice? :bsmilie:

despite that, i can appreciate where you're coming from lah. duno if it is just me....but i have the tendency to ignore grammatical rules when i'm writing too (at times)...perhaps it's because i focus more on getting the message across lor... :sweat:

having said that...to correct ppl's english takes tact hor...so correction via pm is a good way to do so... :angel:
 

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Adam Goi said:
Hi.

I think the issue here is whether it is necessary to correct one's English rather than whether it is 'nice' another person's English ...
I agree with your train of thought, but still i won't do it. not on CS in an open forum to pple i don't or hardly know.

in person to friends, yes i would do it, SOMETIMES, but not often also.
 

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