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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    That is a good idea. But in the case of the OP, I was even not sure whether she's a native speaker of English. If she's not, correcting her would be like a wild goose chase.
    I disagree. It doesn't matter whether she's a native English speaker or not. It's simply good practice for you. It's not as if you're going to send a message to the offending tweeter, pointing out their mistakes!

    The use of "wild goose chase" isn't really natural there, by the way. Have a look at the definition again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    People who write whole sentences in capital letters on social media are often not very good at punctuation.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I strongly agree with GoodTaste. Really advanced learners should be able to understand a wide range of registers of English.
    I do, too. But GoodTaste, are you a really advanced learner? You needed help untangling that tweet.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: promising the black voters results

    I do too, but that means taking some native speakers with a pinch of salt, especially on social media.

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