- Pity the apostrophe.
OK, with “your” and “you’re”, if you got rid of the apostrophe then you either have the new word “youre” or the word “your” now has two meanings and usages. You’ve introduced unnecessary complexity and confusion.
Something is written once but read many times so if you introduce uncertainty or doubt via bad writing then for the ease of one you’ve created extra work for many.
It’s akin to asking a question on here in text speak and then moaning that no-one is answering.
Maybe George Orwell was right about Newspeak 🙄Posted 6 months agoDracSubscriber
But people aren’t writing “you are” they are writing “your” so you haven’t solved anything. And we haven’t even got to the possessive apostrophe!
It makes it far clearer so people are less likely to make that mistake, as now it doesn’t sound the same. That’s why I occasionally do it part of my dyslexia is that I use words that sound the same. If they don’t sound the same I’m unlikely to make a mistake.Posted 6 months agoFeeFooMember
Generally speaking, making communication as simple as possible means it becomes more inclusive.
In other words, if the language is simplified more people can communicate effectively.
Whislt I’m not suggesting there are no examples of sentences where correct grammar and punctuation are essential, I generally see examples where poor grammar is picked up for no other reason than to point out errors.
Comprehension in these cases is usually very easy.Posted 6 months ago
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