Hi, everyone! Let me introduce myself first so you'd have a short backgrounder... I excelled in practically all my English classes from elementary to college, and even in grad school, but I can't help but notice that I do have some grammar lapses in some of my posts in other forums. I have not graduated from exclusive schools nor from the top tier universities in Manila so that explains my not-so-good proficiency in English despite my excellent performances in my English classes.
But my true-blue perfectionist self makes me want to refine the way I write, the way I speak. I could do that through available tutorials in the net or through some books. Yet I just want to try a little experiment, just to further improve my writing skill, and that is through this medium...
In this thread, I am asking all Grammar Nazis to do your thing: correct my statements! But I think everyone needs to know how this will work first so here's the drill:
1. I will post messages.
2. You will correct my statements.
3. If you could suggest a more appropriate term, then YOU MUST. If you could suggest a more concise manner of writing the same statement, then YOU MUST.
4. Sarcasm is invited, just to have more fun . I'm willing to get a little embarrassed, a little intimidated, so it'll be harder to forget the lesson.
I figured that the best way to learn a skill is through application. This medium is a definite answer to that need. Besides, I think I just need some minor refinements in the way I write. I know there are existing grammar threads here in pex but they are somehow boring and ineffective (at least as to me) so I am trying this little experiment.
And so, I am inviting all grammar nazis to correct me. Let's start with this very post!