(Closed) Why can't people end sentences properly?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You mean every sentence, or are people using two periods as an ellipsis? 

Post # 4
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

Well, for one, this is a forum. A lot of people type in message forums like they would speak in a conversation. I tend to use “…” (sometimes more “…..” sometimes less like what offended you “..”) because the tone of my post is conversational. If I was writing an email at work, I would certainly be more formal and careful of what I write.


Post # 5
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@BridieBea:  Sometimes my Ipad adds an extra period. This is especially a problem when I have edited the word for a spelling error. Other times the third period doesn’t register on my phone or Ipad.

“Are you aware that that is not proper punctuation and of you’re old enough to get married you should know that?”

Some people would say that incorrect word usage would drive them bananas as well but why be bothered with the little things? I honestly think it isn’t a big deal given the craziness of technology these days.


Post # 6
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Not to nitpick, but I find it funny that you failed to capitalize the first word of your second sentence and you wrote “of” instead of “if”. I think it just goes to show that often people just type without paying close attention.

Post # 7
8394 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s an internet forum, not an english class.

Post # 8
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Treejewel19:  +1 

OP, It’s kind of like how you used ‘that that’ in a sentence, we all know what you mean but it does inspire one of these Undecided.

Just have fun with it!

Post # 9
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Somethings I do this “..” to imply a sort of lingering pause.  But seriously, are you going to start an “emotional” post about something like that?  It’s like adding two exclamation points or question marks.  It’s grammatically incorrect, but it sort of has become a way of talking online and implying more excitement or confusion, for example.  At least it’s not like someone who is writing “alot” instead of “a lot” or confusing there/their/they’re or, you know.. saying “of” instead of “if.”  🙂

Post # 10
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

eh. this is what I say…

“I are engineer. I type the way I speak.”

But in all seriousness. We’re responding on a forum. In a casual manner. If I’m typing up a report or the results of an environmental impact study… I’m going to use proper english and I’m not going to be using “..”, “…” or “……”

Post # 11
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Little grammar/punctuation things make me twinge, sure. Like the other day somebody typed “For all intensive purposes” when it is actually “For all intents and purposes”. But I don’t usually say anything because 1) typos from autocorrect/phones/ipads are common and 2)….it’s the internet, not a formal business letter or company memo.

Just relax 🙂

Post # 12
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love that this is posted under “Emotional”. I can’t help but picturing you crying out your whole post Tongue Out

ETA: I see that you’re new and I assume you meant to post elsewhere. I’ll flag to have it moved.

Post # 13
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Welcome to the internet..

Post # 14
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I don’t see a problem with how people are posting in a forum.  Who cares if they didn’t complete or added extra periods to the ellipsis?  We all know what the person meant.  The only time I have a problem is when I can’t even understand what the person is trying to convey.

Post # 15
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@pharmy:  Ah!  I saw that too!  Drove me nuts!  :-p

Post # 16
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. Is it really driving you that crazy?

Like PP, this is an online discussion board/forum. I also type on here and add those “…” as if I were to speak in a conversation.

And “you’re old enough to get married you should know that?” Seriously? 

@Treejewel19:  +1.

@NovaGrey:  +1

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