By pissed_off_girl - 01/04/2013 02:59 - United States - Falls Church
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The English language is so difficult and confusing as it is. I'm in college and I could go to the tutoring lab many times, have several different people look over my paper, and I would still get a low grade. How do I know? Because it has happened before. I hate English class. Math and science is where it's at.
dashizam, "Too" means "additionally" or "as well." Try using either of those every time you want to use one of those two words. For example: "I'd like to go too." = "I'd like to go as well." Both work, so "too" is correct. "I'm going as well the store" sounds really strange and is clearly wrong. In that sentence, "to" is correct.
It's especially annoying when they ask you to be brutally honest...then get pissy when you edit/correct their work anyway. I used to write and edit people's resumés during university to earn a bit of extra money, and people would get SO MAD when I'd tell them their resumé needed more information or that it needed a complete overhaul. Sometimes I felt like yelling, "DON'T GET PISSY AT ME! WHY DID YOU PAY ME TO EDIT IT IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS PERFECT TO BEGIN WITH!!" I was only trying to be helpful. :( It's like people think their work is perfect, that when they say, "be brutally honest," they really mean, "be brutally honest to everyone but me."
I recently received a press release written by a senior member of our staff. My mentor explained that I have to be "sensitive" when editing it. When I read it, I couldn't believe my eyes - it was so poorly punctuated and randomly capitalized that one could barely get through it! I did my best, but my mentor rewrote it anyway...
"Professional" only means that it's my profession; I get paid to produce and edit writing. Doesn't mean I'm so far up the food chain, that I don't have anything else to learn, or anywhere else to climb. Also, you meant "contradiction," not "oxymoron." It's good that you are watching out, and trying to call people on their BS though, keep it up :)
"I took all of the stupid out of it! " Too bad you can't do that with people. Sorry, OP, FYL!
He's just pissed off that you could improve on his work that he thought was perfect.