Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Gr8

  1. #1
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    41,618
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Gr8

    The use of abbreviations and forms used in emails and text messages is often criticised as something that students should not be encouraged to use, or even be recognised as admissible language use. There was an extreme example in the...

    Read more...

    Source: English (ESL) Weblog
    Online newsletter weblog containing ideas, thoughts and musings about the English language and its use, and is aimed at ESL learners and teachers alike.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,814
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Tdol,

    My school teacher said that when we write a composition, we can't use contractions.

    I've always persuded my childhood hobbies of reading and singing. :(

    I'm going to interview some people. :(


    Is that so?!

  3. #3
    Susie Smith Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Tdol,

    My school teacher said that when we write a composition, we can't use contractions.

    I've always persuded my childhood hobbies of reading and singing. :(

    I'm going to interview some people. :(


    Is that so?!
    I agree that you should not use contractions in formal writing. It's okay, though, if your text is informal.

    :wink:

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,814
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I see your point. :D

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk