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Hello. could you please help me out with this question ? if there was a party yesterday and my friends attended it but i didn't , and the next day when i meet them they tell me all about how fun it was and i say: HOW COULD I MISS IT or HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED IT which one is correct and why? much obliged
Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Aug-2015 at 07:41. Reason: Removed inexplicable empty boxes
I am a teacher and I agree.
I'd put a question mark at the end.
andi harper, please note that a better title would have been How could I miss it? (Caps Lock off)
Extract from the Posting Guidelines:
'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
Andi, don't forget to capitalize the first letter of every sentence, and always capitalize the pronoun 'I'.
'All caps is considered shouting on the internet. Shouting is not polite.'── quoted from http://netiquette.wikia.com/wiki/Rul...t_use_all_caps
That's one reason, Matthew.
Additionally, we want to know whether or not posters can use capital letters correctly in all the right places.
There are two, or more, reasons why Rover_KE probably wrote "(Caps Lock off)":
The first is probably because, a sentence full of capital letters can be used to hide the fact that you don't know how to punctuate a sentence.
The second is because it represents shouting, as you mentioned.
In BrE I would never use the abbreviation "caps", unless I was referring to the key on a mobile phone or computer keyboard. This is how Rover_KE has used it. To me "caps" sounds, and reads, like "text speak".
Last edited by Eckaslike; 09-Jul-2015 at 09:32.
(BrE first language speaker.)
'All caps' is extremely common in AmE, since the key is called the caps lock. Other variants such as 'in caps' are also used.