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    Question If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Hello everyone.

    I asked a number of questions regarding a television show in a forum, and after a number of members have answered my questions, I found out that I have made a number of spelling mistakes.

    Should I dismiss the answers that I got ?

    Please note that the reason I asked the questions that I asked in that forum were non-academic, as they were for entertainment purposes only.
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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    We cannot tell without reading the questions and answers.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Why would you dismiss the answers you got? Were the spelling mistakes so grave that you think they completely changed the meaning of the question and therefore people weren't answering the question you wanted them to?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why would you dismiss the answers you got? Were the spelling mistakes so grave that you think they completely changed the meaning of the question and therefore people weren't answering the question you wanted them to?
    Well, the mistake I made was that I wrote "clams" instead of "claims" three, four, or maybe five times but I think the rest of

    the question is fine.

    In this situation, do I have to dismiss all the answers that I got ?

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    In that case, you might have got misleading answers. However, as Rover said, we can't say for certain without seeing the question and the answers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In that case, you might have got misleading answers. However, as Rover said, we can't say for certain without seeing the question and the answers.
    OK, this is the question that I asked, my question was about an anime TV series, not a normal TV show.

    I apologise for my mistake.

    My question was about an arc called "Skypies" in an anime show called "One Piece", this is my question :

    In this arc Enel clams to be "god", but does he clam to be A god or THE God ?

    And is he what he clams to be ?

    Please note that "this arc" refers to the Skypiea arc.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    People reading that would surely have realised that you meant to type 'claim' and 'claims'.

    Is there anything in their answers that leads you to believe they thought you were referring to shellfish?

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    People reading that would surely have realised that you meant to type 'claim' and 'claims'.

    Is there anything in their answers that leads you to believe they thought you were referring to shellfish?
    On the contrary, all of the answers that I got answer the question perfectly and I didn't notice anything that shows that they

    might have misunderstood the question.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Xtreme View Post
    Should I dismiss the answers that I got?
    Not necessarily- typos are common on the internet, and autocorrect features can replace words, so spelling mistakes are not a completely scientific measure of the worth of an answer.

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    Re: If I made a misspelling in this situation.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Xtreme View Post
    On the contrary, all of the answers that I got answer the question perfectly and I didn't notice anything that shows that they

    might have misunderstood the question.
    Then why would you want to dismiss them? Clearly your spelling mistake did not matter at all.

    I would post a reply thanking them for their answers, and perhaps you could make a little joke about "despite my clam/claim mix-up."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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