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srussell0018
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Either way works.


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OrangestO
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quote:
Originally posted by srussell0018
Either way works.


No, it doesn't.

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srussell0018
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Yes it does.


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Intellekshual
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Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by srussell0018
First sentence should have read "With a few exceptions, (I'm looking at you, Craig), yes.

Thanks.


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srussell0018
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Your command of the English language despite it not being your first, (I'm guessing third), is quite impressive to say the least.


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Halcyon+On+On
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Location: midcoast
Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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(I'm looking at you, Craig)


Both him and pkc are extremely bright guys who definitely know better, but can't be arsed to format things in the least. It's fine, as they're so very far from illegible, but every time I read something by Paul, I want to tell him how many commas he missed. Though I don't want him to PM me any more pictures of his penis, so I try to keep the peace.


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OrangestO
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Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by srussell0018
First sentence should have read "With a few exceptions, (I'm looking at you, Craig), yes.


With a few exceptions (I'm looking at you, Craig), yes.

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Intellekshual
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Location: Oubliette
Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

quote:
Originally posted by srussell0018
Your command of the English language despite it not being your first, (I'm guessing third), is quite impressive to say the least.

Thank you kindly.
It is my third language.

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Both him and pkc are extremely bright guys who definitely know better, but can't be arsed to format things in the least. It's fine, as they're so very far from illegible, but every time I read something by Paul, I want to tell him how many commas he missed. Though I don't want him to PM me any more pictures of his penis, so I try to keep the peace.


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Acton
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Location: Leeds

I had to complete two verbal reasoning tests and write an essay during the interview process for my current job. My other tests were numerical, psychometric, a presentation and case studies...... as well as 2 competency based interviews.

Anyway, if I had to guess how much of my 'score' was attributed to the English aspect, I would probably say about 20-30%.

So yeah, quite important..... as expected. Although, I don't believe it should be the deciding factor. Unless you're applying to be a journalist or something.


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Lira
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Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz
Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by Intellekshual
There is really no excuse for poor grammar and spelling.

Actually, there is

  • English spelling is disastrous: It's full of silent letters that never existed in the language (such as the "s" in "island"), archaic spellings (why is there still an "h" in archaic anyway?!), and the long vowels are all messed up due to the Great Vowel Shift (I know why "food", "good", and "blood" don't rhyme, and I can trace back the steps in order to memorise the spellings, but there's no reason a non-linguist shouldn't get away with "fude", "good", and "blud").

    An error of design (albeit with no one designer) shouldn't have to be paid by the users. That is, writers shouldn't have to be punished for the lousy work of previous grammarians, scribes, etymologists, wankers of all calibres, and educators.

  • There's no single "grammar": Do you lot speak the same way? Please have a think before you answer.

    Well, no, you don't. And claiming "some people don't know grammar" is about as ignorant as saying people don't know how to eat (they may not have the table manners you cherish, but if they didn't know how to eat, they'd have starved themselves to death before their first birthday). Some of the "rules" are just clueless, such as "two negatives make a positive". Oh, really!? If someone truly thinks "I didn't do nothing" means "I did do something", then they're either retarded or grammarians. Possibly both, because this happens in countless other languages (including my mother tongue) and this interpretation is, more often than not, just plain absurd.

    There are different dialects, some more prestigious than others, and unless you can't understand your interlocutor and communication is truly impaired (i.e. you can't make head or tails of what is being said/written), there's no reason you should have them speak the variety you like the most.

  • Linguistic pettiness: Sometimes no matter how good the content is, some people seem to cling to minor "mistakes" in order to depreciate the speaker and/or what's being said. Irregardless is, from a lofty viewpoint, just as redundant as "I'm going to go" or "I will want". There is something called semantic bleaching, and I'm willing to bet that the people who value good grammar the most, are usually the ones who know languages the least.
In short, don't blame the player, blame the game.


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Joss Weatherby
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Yea but you can still come across as a total toolbag...

From a ban thread in a gaming community I am involved with:

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i wood like to no why i have been ban i play on your server for so long then when i talk during berfing one time i get banned i said sry and i told them it would happen again ts3 name =4id=2lt.corbin.c


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Halcyon+On+On
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: midcoast
Re: Re: Re: should your ability to write well be the deciding factor in getting a job?

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Originally posted by Lira
In short, don't blame the player, blame the game.


The game is to blame the player. You can blame the game all that you like, but you still have to play.


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