56
By Anonymous / Monday 31 March 2014 11:49 / Netherlands
Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments

With all the technology available today, this just shouldn't happen anymore. Call, text, or email, but who the heck leaves notes?

Comments

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

How is it that I see this error everywhere on the net, and always by native speakers? Even I know the correct grammar, and English is not my mother language. Now you can bury me with this user who pointed at the mistake, but it's a true fact anyway. Now for OP, I feel you, long journeys turning out to be a waste of time seem to be happening a lot when you're a college student. Got that experience myself. FYL

Reply

I actually noticed that those who's second language is English usually have a better grasp of grammar than native speakers

Reply

It's because when speaking "should have" is shortened to"should've", so it comes out like, "should of." If you say it aloud, you'll hear it.

Reply

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

I think it's because native speakers learn to speak the language before they learn to write it. The mistake wasn't noticed and corrected until the writing skills were fully developed.

Reply

Recall taking a second language in school, and you probably wrote very formally and properly in that class. An assignment would be to write a sentence like, "I have a door. The door is red." vs. someone more familiar with the language would use short cuts/a different vernacular, like "My door's red.", you know? You learn rules when learning a secondary language, you learn patterns when you're growing up into the language. Some don't translate from speech to written language a

Reply

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

With all the technology available today, this just shouldn't happen anymore. Call, text, or email, but who the heck leaves notes?

Reply

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

No. It's so everyone can post "selfies" at all times of day and hashtag the hell out of them. C'mon now!

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

Reply

Yeah, this is definitely on OP. The idiot should have been making sure the person they were meeting was in good health. It was totally unprofessional of OP to assume that the other person was feeling well, and was actually going to show up. Kids these days.

I wish they would send emails out or call you instead of leaving notes. I hope it was nice weather and you had a nice view, though.

Loading data…