Of course 2 and 4 are prepositions, and u is a pronoun. It’s the teacher who needs to be educated.
If you call me b4 noon you can be guaranteed I won’t answer.
I am a great post positionist myself!
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If I were the teacher I’d have maybe not knocked off ten points, but say, five. I find it the height of discourtesy in this age of “texting” (I don’t even have a cell phone) people doing frankly stupid abbreviations saving the sender no time yet take the READER (you know, the one you are addressing) an age to understand what the hell you are talking about.
Having said that, yesterday I slipped someone a good old fashioned note saying ” I O U” (I owe you). Brought back many a memory of petty cash tins.
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When texting it is easier to use some abbreviations, and I use them when I’m texting from my flip top cell phone to Andy. So I have some sympathy with the younger generation.
I’m too old for this, seriously.
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It’s hard to believe you are older than Andy and I, but I suppose it is possible. I’m guessing it’s more that you have no need for texting? It was a whole new world for us, and worth learning to do simple texting so I can contact him when he’s up on the land. He mostly can’t reach me, and using voice communication is out of the question. So I text him once a day to test the system, and I tell him to look at his email if there is something I think he needs to know. If the Garmin keeps working we will use that for communication and drop his cell phone.
There’s a whole new language out there that adults will never understand IMHO (in my humble opinion). And we’re going to lose this battle!
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I don’t think it’s kids vs adults, it’s more texting on a device vs talking or writing emails on a computer with a keyboard. The thing I like about the Garmin is I can text him using my computer keyboard if I choose.
I find I can hardly complain since like ee cummings … I do not like capital letters or punctuation much. I know it. I just don’t like it.
maybe that’s how the kids feel.
actually I understand that using periods at the end of a sentence in their texts is actually bad manners! WHO KNEW?
now if they just had what we call regular manners to begin with…
uh oh. see that word I ended the last sentence with? I just can’t stop! help!
in which I ended that last sentence. whew. there. I feel better. 😀
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Should be “with which”. 🙂
I didn’t realize putting periods in is considered bad manners. But I sometimes leave them out because on my fliptop it’s a nuisance to include them.
About ending sentences with a preposition — I agree with Winston Churchill, “This is the sort of errant pedantry up with which I will not put.”
No errant pedantry here. 😀
About using periods making some people think you are a jerk, or at least insincere: https://www.engadget.com/2015/12/08/ending-texts-with-periods-is-for-jerks/ Too funny!
I would guess like most people I could always have a good review in most subject.
I have a number of relatives (younger than me) who can’t spell for toffees…one gets a word, which will sound the same, but it’s not right “great” and she uses “grate” – when I commented that it’s easier to read out loud rather than “see” – she thought I meant “see – in we must catch up soon…” not “see – as in look at your sentence…”
so it’s not just spelling but oddball meaning
when I first got a cellphone a friend suggested I text each week to get used to machinery. I had often used shorthand words in regular writing so I set forth “very pleased with my self” – but suddenly that wasn’t right – as he had to “read out loud” to understand and he was at work (where he couldn’t do that…)
so I went back to proper words and with advent of my new phone suggesting words along the top of the keyboard – very handy indeed…
but my typing on f/book has got very bad – my grammar, err what grammar word, has a habit of disappearing. Plus I think my keyboard is moving the keys about – I get some interesting words from time to time, which I don’t catch until I’ve hit “post/send”
My fingers used to automatically hit the right keys when I was typing. Nowadays they sometimes produce gobbledygook until I correct them. Who knows why….
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