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    promising the black voters results

    What promising the black voters results? The monopolization of the three companies are promising (making certain) the destiny of the block voters?

    Is the speaker a native English speaker? I have no clue what "TIME TO STOP ORDERING AMAZON GET OFF GOOGLE AND FAKEBOOK" means.

    DaisyMae, Bag of FlourRainbow tweeted:

    With Amazon Google and Facebook trying to monopolize our country promising the black voters results. I only see rich people who own these companies becoming richer and keeping the black voters where they already are. TIME TO STOP ORDERING AMAZON GET OFF GOOGLE AND FAKEBOOK

    Source: Twitter: https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1357311532070223873

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Some native speakers don't know how to write a proper sentence. Your Tweeter is one of them.

    If you insert "and" before the bold passage and add a little punctuation, you should be able to make sense of it.

    The upper-case passage means "Stop ordering from Amazon! Don't use Google or Facebook!"

    Generally speaking, when you see a passage in all caps, you can stop reading anything from that writer.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    GoodTaste, please stop posting quotes from social media unless you are attempting to correct them as a language exercise—in which case post them here in General Language Discussions.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    What does "promising the black voters results" mean? Does it mean that the monopolization of by the three companies are is promising (making certain) affecting the destiny of the black voters?

    Is the speaker writer a native English speaker? I have no clue what "TIME TO STOP ORDERING AMAZON GET OFF GOOGLE AND FAKEBOOK" means.

    DaisyMae, Bag of FlourRainbow tweeted:

    With Amazon, Google and Facebook are trying to monopolize our country, promising the black voters results. I only see only the rich people who own these companies becoming richer and keeping the black voters where they already are. TIME TO STOP ORDERING FROM AMAZON. GET OFF GOOGLE AND FAKEBOOK!
    See above.

    I wouldn't use any tweets to try and learn English.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Feb-2021 at 17:23. Reason: Added correction
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.

    I wouldn't use any tweets to try and learn English.
    Yes. Tweets are not for learning English, but they offer clues to understand the writers. Here's a case of how to correctly understand bad English. Too many people in the world are poorly educated yet now and then you have to understand them.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Yes. Tweets are not for learning English, but they offer clues to understand the writers. Here's a case of how to correctly understand bad English. Too many people in the world are poorly educated yet now and then you have to understand them.
    I don't think it's important to understand DaisyMae. I agree with Ems and Goes. Tweets will just mislead you by teaching you bad English. That won't help you learn to communicate. DaisyMae is a bad communicator.
    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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    Re: promising the black voters results

    I strongly agree with GoodTaste. Really advanced learners should be able to understand a wide range of registers of English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    If you are going to keep reading social media posts in an attempt simply to understand them, why don't you post them with your understanding and suggest how you would correct them?
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I don't think it's important to understand DaisyMae. I agree with Ems and Goes. Tweets will just mislead you by teaching you bad English. That won't help you learn to communicate. DaisyMae is a bad communicator.
    Yes, I agree that this DM is a bad communicator.
    Presently I follow Joe Biden, Richard Horton (editor in chief of the Lancet), Scientific American... all of them tweet good English. This DM's comment was following Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's tweet (whose English is not bad), that is why I needed to get her.

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    Re: promising the black voters results

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you are going to keep reading social media posts in an attempt simply to understand them, why don't you post them with your understanding and suggest how you would correct them?
    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.

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